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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3390 on: August 07, 2020, 03:29:04 am »
Glad you like it Chris.  My thinking here is summer camo is the brown shades (or chocolate and caramel for Brad C) and then come autumn when the landscape greens up some green is slapped on by the ground crews.
This Lavochkin is the Zvezda kit.  Cheap and simple with raised detail.
I also have an earlier example of the La-5 by Clear Prop which is much more detailed with lashings of PE.
These got the final coats of camo colour today plus a coat of white on the tails.

Here's a couple of phots of progress on the delovely Hobby Boss Mi Mi-4.
Mi-4 WIP 07-08-2020 01 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

John and Amanda at the controls.
Mi-4 WIP 07-08-2020 02 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3391 on: August 07, 2020, 06:24:53 am »
I was only out for lunch with Amanda the other day as well (seriously). ;D

I was looking at the Clear Prop one. I thought Arma Hobby did one, but it's a Yak 1
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3392 on: August 07, 2020, 07:43:24 am »
Noice workin's there, Fred! :thumbsup:
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3393 on: August 12, 2020, 02:29:04 am »
Transfers on the Lavochkin and the MiG today.

La-5 & MiG-3 WIP 12-08-2020 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3394 on: August 12, 2020, 02:31:49 am »
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3395 on: August 12, 2020, 05:48:32 am »
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3396 on: August 12, 2020, 06:14:53 am »
Looking good, particularly the Lavochkin  :thumbsup:
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3397 on: August 13, 2020, 05:59:05 am »
Thanks guys.

I keep looking at the MiG and thinking how one would look in Italian paint.


With the purchase of a Trumpeter MiG-31 I am getting close to my goal of having at least one example of every MiG fighter in 1/72.  I just need a 1, a 9 and a 35.
And then to build them of course.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3398 on: August 13, 2020, 06:07:50 am »

I keep looking at the MiG and thinking how one would look in Italian paint.

Sand and spinach ? or the late war 3 colour splinter ?
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3399 on: August 15, 2020, 07:51:02 am »

I keep looking at the MiG and thinking how one would look in Italian paint.

Sand and spinach ? or the late war 3 colour splinter ?

One of the complicated squiggly ones.

I don't know if I have mentioned this before but some people from here have been leaving comments on my pics in my flickr account.
Nothing wrong with that, feel free, but it's just that I never see them because I have ad blockers operating and they also block any comments (does the same in you tube - a vast improvement there if you ask me).  So i'm not ignoring you, i'm ignoring everyone...
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Started scratchbuilding a chassis today to hold a 1/35 V12 tank engine scaloramaed into a 1/25 hot rod.

Also did this.  It's a Hasegawa kit which has very shallow undetailed exhausts.  They were basically just flat plates inside the nozzles flush with the back - no detail at all except on the sides.  So a bit of rummaging  in my "could be usefull plastic bits and pieces" box came up with two texter lids (slightly chewed - I have a habit of holding pen lids in my mouth).
Much better.  The chewed section will be hidden inside the fuselage anyway.




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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3400 on: August 15, 2020, 08:11:16 am »

I keep looking at the MiG and thinking how one would look in Italian paint.

Sand and spinach ? or the late war 3 colour splinter ?

One of the complicated squiggly ones.


I know I've said this before, but Mike Grant Decals do some fantastic "green squiggles" for the sand and spinach ones. I've used them on a couple of projects  :thumbsup:
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3401 on: August 15, 2020, 05:12:40 pm »
Thanks Chris.  I have some Italian squiggle transfers as well as some similar Japanese ones.
I also have home printed smoke rings.
What I don't have is time or another MiG 3 kit...
...yet.

Actually, it is about time we got a decent MiG 1 or 3.  I am ever hopeful that someone like Clear Prop, who already produce a modern standard injection Lavochkin La 5, or Arma, who do a Yak 1, will bring out a MiG for me us.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3402 on: August 16, 2020, 09:20:53 pm »
Hell yeah.... love them teeth. I've contemplated doing my own like that a time or two so I'm going to take notes here...

So, the technique I have developed is as follows.
Prime model and paint the nose with flat white or white undercoat.
With a soft pencil draw on your shark mouth.
With a thin paint brush paint the outline of the mouth and the teeth with black paint.  Try to get it right but don't panic if you go a bit off line or your lines are too wide as you can tidy it up later with the fill in colours.
Fill in the mouth with your chosen colour - I used red but purple could look good.
If needed touch up/fill in the teeth with white.
Most importantly, choose the right time to do it.  I need to be in the right frame of mind.  If I try to do detail work like this when i'm not feeling it then it always goes wrong and I make a mess.
And don't rush it.




Gotcha!! Thanks.....    I swear... I could dang near put a shark mouth on every build I make. It comes up .... "Huh... this would look cool with one...."  then its off to the transfers stash. I'm looking forward to giving it a shot.   :mellow:
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3403 on: August 17, 2020, 04:26:13 am »
Hot rod chassis is nearing completion of first stage.
Stage two will be to drill a shedload of lightening holes in it (without wrecking it).

Fiddley bit completion of the La-5 progresses.  I have repaired the glue smear I got on the side while fitting the gunsight and have attached the canopy.  Other parts have been painted.ruck 

A 1/48 Gaz AA truck is complete and I am building figures to sit in the back.

Having taken delivery of some Mr Liquid Mask (required because I appear to have lost a whole bottle of the Pink Humbrol version) I can slop some over the windows of the Mi-4 and progress with painting it.

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3404 on: August 18, 2020, 03:53:19 am »
Fred

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

My name is Commander William Riker.  Take me to your women.