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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #75 on: November 23, 2015, 05:29:25 am »
Looks good.
Is this the Hasegawa Me ?

Thanks! :thumbsup: It's the Revell 1/72 Me-262 A-1, the one with the awful fitting canopy, this one has been re-built, it's being finished to go back to it's owner, who couldn't finish it.

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #76 on: December 26, 2015, 09:30:22 am »
Hi guys, long time no post... I've been lost in the real world...  ;D
The 2 Portuguese F-16s are almost finished, just waiting for a matte varnish coat, which is supposed to be applied tomorrow. This is how they look at the moment, i'll leave the link here to the finished builds when there are more and better pics.

I don't think i'll build another RW model in some time, not really my interest so after these are finished, i'm going back to my first whif and the rest of the SBP, including the next of my alternative history's builds, the Portuguese P-47D in WWII, after D-Day. :wacko:

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #77 on: December 29, 2015, 01:26:32 pm »
Ok, i'm done, no more real world for me! :wacko:

Not that it's really worth it but, if anyone wants to have a closer look, here's the link to the build thread with more pics: http://forum.modelismo-na.net/viewtopic.php?f=233&t=25405&start=60

So, that said, what am i doing next? Guess what, another F-16!!! :wacko: :wub: Besides finishing the rest of my SBP, i'm starting a Kinetic 1/72 F-16D Block52+ just cause i want a twin seat Viper! This will be Whif, probably one of the Peace Atlantis III F-16s that the PoAF gets from the renovation of the Lajes air base deal... :wacko:
TBH, i suspect that as long as i keep on modeling, there will always be an F-16 in progress on my bench, that's why i call my condition Acute Falconnitis... :wacko: ;D

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #78 on: January 05, 2016, 04:00:31 pm »
Well, after the RW builds, the F-16W has been progressing everyday. Today i've finished painting the nozzle and gave it a good coat of gloss varnish, so now it's time to choose markings for it... I've also been thinking about the backstory which can help to make the decision.  
And as i'm almost finishing one, i'm starting another kit... In my recently completed 2 years of modeling, i've built 3 F-16s and i'm finishing the 4th, none of them have the CFTs, so it's time to finally use one of the 2 sets of Freightdog resin CFTs and one of the 4 Revell F-16s left  in my stash.
Will be a Whiff, this time just a simple markings and scheme but work has begun...

As can be seen, Spiderman likes it!!  ;D
He doesn't know much about aircraft as he's more into webs and stuff, but he firmly states that the only spider that could inflict more damage than the F-16 is the Black Widow species...  ;D

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EDIT: Not that it matters very much but, in the previous post i said i was starting a twin-seat viper but the Kinetic kit i was supposed to use has been bought with other plans in mind and i was almost forgetting that. As most of my F-16 stash is single-seat, it won't change my plans, just hops over a few other planned builds. ;D
« Last Edit: January 06, 2016, 12:02:22 am by DogfighterZen »
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #79 on: January 28, 2016, 08:02:52 pm »
Well, after my real world F-16 Saga, i thought i'd put those types of builds aside for some time, but somehow i was convinced by some members of the Portuguese modeling forum where i post, to be the moderator for a GB of Shark mouth decorated aircraft.  :blink:
I guess it's nothing bad as everyone was receptive to the idea of opening the rules to any kind of transport or vehicles that sports a shark's mouth when completed, be it real world or what if. :thumbsup:
So, in order to join in the GB, first i'm building my first 1/48 model, a Monogram P-40B Tigershark which will be RW, but i'm still choosing a whiff to participate in that too... :wacko:
So i can say that i haven't been able to hold off new builds before i finished all my stalled builds as i planned, but no problem, i've been steadily increasing my production rate so i'm not scared, only 8 on the go at the mo... ;D

The delayed bunch - all waiting for final masking and colors...


The new-comers on the bench...


Meanwhile the P-40 had a bit more work done on it...


And i also dragged out the Hobbyboss F-18D to fit the crew, WSO is particularly psyched about it... ;D


So that's it at the moment, with an Airfix Harrier Gr.9, that's the 8 models i'm treating as a priority at the moment, i can say i've got my hands full! :thumbsup:

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #80 on: February 02, 2016, 03:10:59 pm »
Work's been hard in the last couple of days but today i managed to get some modeling done. Cut 15 1.5mmx1.8cm Evergreen strips and glued them inside the nozzle to give it a bit of detail, followed by masking, which was also done to the intake. XF-2 for the inside and XF-66 was just for the intake's lip although i ended up spraying the whole thing... :wacko:  
For the nozzle it was XF-10 for the petals and the XF-2 on the inside. Now, both will be gloss-coated and masked again for assembly and final colors on the fuselage.



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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #81 on: February 16, 2016, 06:19:48 pm »
Well, i haven't had much time for modeling lately but i just couldn't resist... The Kinetic Sufa will become the F-16CP's brother, the F-16IP... ;D

And on the old Monogram 1/48 P-40B, i've been trying hard not to sand off all those beautiful rivets...

The gun cowlings will give me extra PSR... :banghead:

Hasta la pasta, brodas! :thumbsup:
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #82 on: February 17, 2016, 05:56:32 am »
When i opened the Kinetic Sufa's plastic bags, one of the intake position lights was missing from the sprue. It was not inside the plastic bag or the box, so i sent an email to Kinetic's services, but as their site seems so abandoned, i thought i'd never get a response, but surprise, surprise!!
Woke up today with an email from Elsie at Kinetic asking for my address to send me the whole A sprue which includes most of the Sufa specific bits!! Guess i'll have some goodies for the CP too! :thumbsup:

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #83 on: February 19, 2016, 02:33:14 pm »
Oh yeah, got the confirmation from Elsie that the sprue was posted today so i expect to have it here in a couple of weeks.
To celebrate, did a bit more on the F-16IP...
Im starting to get used to this procedure, 15 0,25mm thick Evergreen strips, 1,5mm width by 2cm lenght, and, IMHO, the result looks much better than the bare nozzle... Spidey likes it too! ;D


Glued a few more bits with Spidey's approval...


I'm enjoying this build, another pair of Vipers in a short time period... just how i like it! ;D
The Kinetic kit has been good so far, fit of the CFTs was very good, just some pressure during a few seconds and the Tamiya extra thin glue did the job perfectly. Same goes for the avionics spine and fin.

Let's see if this couple doesn't get in the way of the Tunnan... :rolleyes:

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #84 on: February 20, 2016, 09:37:34 pm »
Well, i just can't resist the Vipers...  :rolleyes:
Dabbed some paint on the CP's cockpit and the IP's tub.


The Kinetic tub has an edge on the inside supposed to hold the seat at the 30 angle but the seats are a millimeter too narrow and won't sit on that edge, resting on the floor of the tub. I'll try to fix this using styrene strips glued to the bottom of the seats for it to sit properly.
Also ended up doing a bit of sanding and painting on the Hobbyboss F-18D, the same XF-69 Nato black was applied to the top cockpit area.

This was built around 2 years ago and before i knew about the use of putty in modeling, so a few gaps and steps were left on a few seams. I've filled those for a final PSR session before primer and colors.

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #85 on: February 24, 2016, 04:44:27 am »
Great work  :thumbsup:

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #86 on: February 24, 2016, 06:02:06 am »
Great work  :thumbsup:

Thank you!  :thumbsup:

Haven't done much in the last couple of days but last night i got the Cold War GB's Tunnan's canopy masked, so tonight i should be able to glue the pylons and give it some paint.

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #87 on: February 27, 2016, 09:44:03 am »
Ok, so the F-16IP had it's cockpit painted, not my best effort in detail painting and photography but for what it's worth... :rolleyes:


Painted the top of the cockpit with XF-69 and inside walls with the 66, then put the tub inside the top fuselage to glue it to the bottom half.
This is how both Vipers stand while Spidey chills... ;D


Well, my initial plans for the weekend of driving up to the PoAF's Beja BA11 airbase for some plane spotting, were blown by the bad weather and other affairs as always... :banghead:
I've also been concentrating on the Tunnan for the Cold War GB. Still to decide what colors to use but the scheme itself is chosen... maybe tomorrow will end up being the relaxing day i'm hoping to have to get some more modeling done... :rolleyes:

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #88 on: March 13, 2016, 05:22:33 pm »
After finishing the Saab Tunnan, it's time to continue work on the rest of the SBP, so today i spent the afternoon watching airplane documentaries and masking stuff... :thumbsup:



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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #89 on: March 15, 2016, 03:38:19 pm »
Primed the P-40 today with the XF-12, although not a primer paint, i found it holds on very well...



And as reward for being such a good guinea-pig for my first airbrush tests, the Typhoon is back on the bench, had some X-11 sprayed on and after i took the pic, gave it a good coat of gloss varnish and it's now ready for decals...  :thumbsup:



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