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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #195 on: October 26, 2016, 04:30:47 am »
Like Staind's song says, "It's been a while"... :rolleyes: I'm now enjoying the rest of my 2015's vacation days, still have to schedule 2016's 22... :mellow:
Well, during this while, i've started and finished my entry for the old kit GB, and now after a few days on the bench, the F-16 pair is almost done, today i plan to get the remaining painting to be done and put on a gloss coat and decals on the ordnance.



After all the decals were done and gloss coated, gave both of them a wash with AK's panel liner and then started assembly of the landing gears.



I'm really pleased with how these two are turning out, can't wait to get them finished. :wub:
I think i'm holding back on buying kits for a while, i'm really running short of storage space for the stash so that means i have to build more.
Probably the best thing to do right now, i've already got most of my holy grail kits, only the Aoshima 1/48 Blue Thunder and a 1/32 Tamiya F-16 left to buy... :wub:
With last month's additions, i'm officially over the 100 kits mark, 104 to be precise...  :o Never thought i'd buy so many...  :rolleyes:
And after 20 days in the Portuguese Customs warehouse  in Lisbon, i'm still waiting for the package of the Lonestar F-16DSI intakes to be released, even after sending them all the documents of the transaction... And they'll probably charge me for the import because the order's total was 45, 4 more than the 41 limit for tax-free imports... :banghead:
I've been thinking of buying a very useful tool for modelling, the Oyumaru molding plastic. I'd already bought Magic Sculp two-part epoxy sometime ago, so it's time to start using it. There's a lot of stuff i'd like to try molding with this, from what i've seen on videos, it should be perfect to make a lot of small parts i want to duplicate. I'll report back with results as soon as i get some.

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #196 on: October 27, 2016, 06:09:08 am »
They are looking good
Decals my @r$e!

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #197 on: October 27, 2016, 06:22:39 pm »
They are looking good

Thank you, sir!  :cheers:
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #198 on: November 09, 2016, 05:56:30 pm »
And they're finished! :party:






Tomorrow i'll open a new topic in the current/finished section with more pics of each model and the backstory.

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #199 on: November 10, 2016, 12:40:13 am »
Like the load out
Decals my @r$e!

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #200 on: November 10, 2016, 06:43:30 pm »
Like the load out

Thanks, Chris! :thumbsup: Today i was just too tired to translate the text and put up a thread. I'll probably do it during the weekend. I also wanted to see if i can get some outdoor pics of them.

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #201 on: November 10, 2016, 07:26:21 pm »
Daaaaang!! Smooth, dude. I like them very much. I love F 16s..  I want more pics!!!!
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #202 on: November 11, 2016, 03:10:01 pm »
Daaaaang!! Smooth, dude. I like them very much. I love F 16s..  I want more pics!!!!

Thanks, bro! :thumbsup:
Here you go! http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,43007.0.html

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #203 on: November 12, 2016, 09:44:22 am »
Ok, here's what's next... :wub:



Still have to give it some thought, what countries, schemes, markings, etc., but there's no turning back now!

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #204 on: November 12, 2016, 10:02:30 am »
Fascinating!!  :o :lol: :thumbsup:
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #205 on: November 21, 2016, 12:47:16 pm »
So, no modelling done during the past week, i've lost a bit of mojo because my compressor is almost unusable... i knew this compressor would't last long with the use it was getting... the engine itself is leaking air so it's constantly running and i have to turn it off whenever i have to do something else besides spraying during the painting sessions.
Anyway, if all goes according to my plans, i'm going to get a good compressor, probably a Werther Sil-Air 15D. I think it will suit my needs for a long time, but it is expensive, somewhere around 400... :o I've spent 150 on the compressor i have now, and it lasted just over a year, so now, i refuse to spend the same amount only to spend more money next year, so i'm going to buy something good.
To me, it's worth the price, runs as silent as a fridge, which will allow me to listen to music without headphones while painting,a 4L tank for quite a bit of spraying time without the engine running, which is no problem cause you can barely hear it and it has more pressure than i will ever need. :thumbsup:
I think it'll be worth it cause i've become very fond of painting with the airbrush, so i wanna have good tools to work with, it will get used a lot for sure! :thumbsup:
I'm also still trying to decide what to do with the YF-23 and the F-16I... For the F-16, there are a lot of ideas, it's a matter of choosing one, but for the YF-23, i'm a bit lost... Guess i should just finish the Airfix Harrier and maybe by then i'll have an idea of what to do.

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #206 on: November 21, 2016, 12:52:13 pm »
Sounds like a worthy investment. You're going to feel all luxurious and opulent. :D :D :D
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #207 on: November 21, 2016, 01:38:02 pm »
Sounds like a worthy investment. You're going to feel all luxurious and opulent. :D :D :D

I probably will... :wacko: Now it's becoming something i want really bad, there's stuff to paint and i'm starting to feel like a kid waiting for xmas presents... :rolleyes: But i do have to wait for the end of the month so, just a couple of weeks to go. :thumbsup:
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #208 on: November 29, 2016, 02:53:20 pm »
Well, big change of plans re the compressor purchase, my car needs some attention so i don't have to spend twice as much in 6 months, so the modelling budget was cut short for the festive season... :rolleyes: I will buy the Sil-air but i'll have to wait a couple of months as there are other priorities to look after.
In the meantime, i've ordered one that will be kept as a backup when i get the Sil-air, today i spoke to the owner of my LHS and ordered the AS-189 compressor with a 3L tank which is much better than the one i have now.
I'll make a start on the F-16 and YF-23's interiors with the hairy stick and they should be ready for primer by the time the new compressor is here.
The work i've been doing lately is fun but can get a bit dangerous... :mellow:

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I'm also changing image hosting site, for some stupid reason i can't upload pics on my Photobucket... :banghead:
Obviously, i still have to learn how to post the images here... :rolleyes:

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #209 on: November 29, 2016, 04:27:59 pm »
Better you than me! Get me on anything above a step ladder and I lose it. Severe fear of heights.  Also, some of the nuttiest people I've ever seen were tree trimmers. LOL 

I think there's a a pattern in some of the more involved trades I've been involved with; being floor covering and mowing the grass... it's hard to get much closer to the ground than that.   ;D ;D
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