Author Topic: Zenrat's Flying Circus  (Read 281112 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline zenrat

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 19923
  • Currently on double secret probation.
Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3615 on: November 19, 2020, 03:08:15 am »
Breguet is nearly there.  I pulled a Smer (ex Heller) example out of the French section of the stash for a quick comparison.  It has no interior, much fewer parts and the engine cowlings are a very different shape to the Azur ones.  Prime for whiffing then...

More paint issues though this morning.  I primed the petrol tank of the Kawasaki using my usual primer and the plastic appears to have crazed.  Not good for something that is the focus of the bike and needs to be smooth and shiny.  I use this primer on everything and it has never had this issue before - I thought it was safe.  I can only assume it is Hasegawa's plastic.  Oddly I have used the same primer on the frame and engine parts without any problems  (although the rattle can is nearing empty - is it possible the solvent to paint ratio is higher now?).  But the tank is white plastic whereas the other parts were black and grey.  I'll sand it back and try again with a different primer.
« Last Edit: November 19, 2020, 03:10:08 am by zenrat »
Fred

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

zenrat industries:  We're everywhere for your convenience..

Offline NARSES2

  • Nick was always on his mind - just ask the Pet Shop Boys
  • Global Moderator
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 43467
Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3616 on: November 19, 2020, 05:53:23 am »
  I pulled a Smer (ex Heller) example out of the French section of the stash for a quick comparison.

So is your stash "filed" by nationality of the subject then ? Mine is by manufacturer and then nationality within that, or at least I try to.
Decals my @r$e!

Offline zenrat

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 19923
  • Currently on double secret probation.
Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3617 on: November 20, 2020, 02:15:25 am »
  I pulled a Smer (ex Heller) example out of the French section of the stash for a quick comparison.

So is your stash "filed" by nationality of the subject then ? Mine is by manufacturer and then nationality within that, or at least I try to.

I practise distributed stash storage as it reduces the possibility of accidental spousal realisation of just how large it is.
Sorted is too strong a word but there are rough groupings according to subjects.  As far as Aircraft go I have all the big models together in one place along with the French planes.  This is solely because there was space for them there.  Helicopters and 1/48 armour are together for the same reason.  WW2 aircraft have their own place which is next to "other military aircraft".  And the small WW1 stash shares space with the civil kits.
Oh, and all the Hasegawa "box art & font" kits are together on the shelves above my bench.
Car kits used to be sorted properly but I have so many of them that they are now stuffed anywhere they will fit.  I really need to either speed up my car building or sell a load off.

I sanded back and re primed the Kawasaki tank today.  I used the same primer but from a new can (shaken for at least 30 seconds after the ball rattled as per instructions).  It was better but there is still some slight crazing which makes me think it is a combination of both having used an almost empty can and the plastic being sensitive to the solvent.
A light sand should get it smooth and I will then try Tamiya FSP.  But that means a trip to the LHS which in turn means temptation and the likelihood of yet another stash addition.

Breguet should be finished either tomorrow or Sunday.


Fred

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

zenrat industries:  We're everywhere for your convenience..

Offline NARSES2

  • Nick was always on his mind - just ask the Pet Shop Boys
  • Global Moderator
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 43467
Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3618 on: November 20, 2020, 06:15:41 am »

I practise distributed stash storage as it reduces the possibility of accidental spousal realisation of just how large it is.


Ah, totally understandable  :angel:

Your Breguet has got me looking at the Azure part of the stash, it's amazing how far they've come from their early kits to latest, and also reading my few references on WWII French aviation. The New Year build list is growing  :thumbsup:
Decals my @r$e!

Offline zenrat

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 19923
  • Currently on double secret probation.
Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3619 on: November 21, 2020, 01:13:24 am »
Breguet is completed and has it's own thread here.

I sanded back and repainted the Kawasaki petrol tank with what little Tamiya light grey FSP I had.  No crazing.
So I went to the LHS to get more pale grey and some white only to find that there appears to be a nationwide shortage of the stuff.  The bloke in the shop blamed it on the fact that the Australian distributor is in South Australia and they are in lockdown.
I may have to put this to one side for a while.



Fred

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

zenrat industries:  We're everywhere for your convenience..

Offline zenrat

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 19923
  • Currently on double secret probation.
Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3620 on: November 22, 2020, 01:43:21 am »
Bits and pieces today.
Painting Sd.Kfz 251 wheels for the Captured GB took up a lot of time.
I continued scratching up the interior of the Tank Engined Hot Rod by creating pedals and seatbelts.
I continued painting a Mitsubishi T2 I started a while back.  The paintjpb is something different (definitely NOT greys) but i'd sort of lost interest in it.  Picking it up and starting again reignited my enthusiasm and the pattern is now fully laid out and I can add more colour.
I fiddled around with a few cars i've started but mainly started putting the transfers onto an AMT Chuck Miller's Fire Truck.
Fire Truck WIP 22-11-2020 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
Each part of the pinstriping is a separate piece but they are tough and thin and went on very easilly.  I did one side and then flooded it with Microsol so it all confirms and have then left it to dry before I tackle the next section.
« Last Edit: November 22, 2020, 01:47:12 am by zenrat »
Fred

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

zenrat industries:  We're everywhere for your convenience..

Offline Old Wombat

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 9387
  • Armour: The Gods of War love it!
Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3621 on: November 23, 2020, 12:14:02 am »
The Chuck Miller looks very good, Fred. Colour is brilliant (figuratively & literally)! :thumbsup:
Has a life outside of What-If & wishes it would stop interfering!

"The purpose of all War is Peace" - St. Augustine

veritas ad mortus veritas est

Offline zenrat

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 19923
  • Currently on double secret probation.
Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3622 on: November 23, 2020, 01:17:52 am »
Thanks Womby.
Thats Candy Apple Red - Clear Red over Gold.  Second attempt after I screwed up the clear the first time.



Fred

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

zenrat industries:  We're everywhere for your convenience..

Offline TheChronicOne

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 9496
  • -Sprues McDuck-
Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3623 on: November 29, 2020, 01:35:12 pm »
Candy apple paint looks really nice and rivals "tricycle" for favorite red paint.  :mellow:  Great job. I wonder if I could find clear colored paint in rattle can............  I may have missed it but what are you using?
-Sprues McDuck-

Offline Rheged

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 5359
  • Growing older is inevitable, growing up isn't!
Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3624 on: November 29, 2020, 01:44:05 pm »
That is a lovely shade of red.  Crack on with it please; I really want to see the finished article!
"If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you....."
It  means that you read  the instruction sheet

Offline zenrat

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 19923
  • Currently on double secret probation.
Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3625 on: November 30, 2020, 03:19:08 am »
Testors used to do enamel candies in rattle cans.  You might be able to find some of them.
However, Tamiya do some clear colours in their Ts spray paint range.  Don't try and mix them with enamels though.  In fact, from experience, Tamiya spray paint doesn't like to play well with others generally. 

I need to finish the transfers on this.  However, xmas working hours have started so i've got less bench time until next year.
Fred

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

zenrat industries:  We're everywhere for your convenience..

Offline TheChronicOne

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 9496
  • -Sprues McDuck-
Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3626 on: November 30, 2020, 11:44:28 am »
Cheers.   Knowing myself as well as I do I'll have forgotten all about this by time I get around to using it. Off in the distant future I want to build some autos but good Lord that's partly wishful thinking. I have a bit of a back log of AIRCRAFT I'm trying to convince myself to finish but the difficulty level be kicking me arse. lol 
-Sprues McDuck-

Offline zenrat

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 19923
  • Currently on double secret probation.
Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3627 on: December 01, 2020, 01:41:02 am »
When you get to building cars, just ask.

Speaking of which, today I put on the pinstripes on the other side of the Fire Truck and also transfers on the Mitsubishi T2 i've been building,
Fred

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

zenrat industries:  We're everywhere for your convenience..

Offline zenrat

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 19923
  • Currently on double secret probation.
Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3628 on: December 02, 2020, 02:44:16 am »
Pinstripe transfers on the Fire Truck are completed.  Thanks for the nudge guys.
 :thumbsup:
Fred

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

zenrat industries:  We're everywhere for your convenience..

Offline TheChronicOne

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 9496
  • -Sprues McDuck-
Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3629 on: December 02, 2020, 03:02:46 pm »
Ahhh!!     Nice...      And I just noticed the light on the intake.  ;D

Also. Inspiration has struck. A fire fighting tanker plane painted up in traditional style fire engine paint job.   :wacko:
-Sprues McDuck-