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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project
« Reply #30 on: October 02, 2016, 04:33:31 pm »
Alrighty... I didn't do any progress pics since the last but I did finish this up on Sept. 30. 

As I've mentioned, I wanted to hurry up and put this out before the OKGB started and wanted to do it primarily for practice and to try some things. In that vein, it was a smashing success and I can say with certainty that my filling work has improved by a noticeable margin. Good deal...  I also learned and re-learned some stuff as far as painting is concerned so that's good, too. Having said all this, once I did my learning, I pretty much left things as is. In other words, I didn't try to fix that many mistakes if doing so wouldn't help me learn anything.

I absolutely butchered the canopy... fogging or whatever... once I got the fit acceptible I just slapped it on there. I was pretty sure it would look like crap and it did, and worse. No worries, I know how to avoid it..

The paint finish is also pretty lousy but I learned how to make my paint sit flatter and smoother by the end of it (brushing).

I actually used the decals that came with the kit to see what would happen. Not bad, really. The "20" numbers have a noticeable edge but the stars went on like paint and aside from uneven lines and general innacuracy look quite alright and went on easy enough.  Score? 

I put the other Yak 9 from same mfr next to it four "wing man" photos as a comparison. This white one was only my second build since 1996 so it turned out pretty decent, considering, and I like it more than this camo one.  LOL  :o ;D  After all, it's a whif and I DID try to fix mistakes and refine it. 



I'm working on getting some more transfer decals and wen I do I think I'll add a couple to it.. this thing looks pretty plain the supplied decals. I'd like to add one of them wreath looking thingies and perhaps some kill marks... or something...



This version had fixed gear.  I scratch built the gear, lousily, out of sprue. I didn't really do anything at all other than sand the ends to appropriate angle to attach to the wings correctly. I don't even think I painted 'em and didn't sand them to round to get rid of the ridges. I thought I remembered matching them up with the one strut I was left with on the sprues but this angle makes them look a bit too long but who cares.






And therrrrrrre ya have it.  I know it ain't much but it served a purpose and looks pretty good on the shelf, esp. next to his cousin.   :lol:
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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project
« Reply #31 on: October 03, 2016, 10:45:48 am »
Looks good to me. :thumbsup:
Thanks!   One of these days I'll pry the canopy off and clean it up. That's the only thing I really don't like.. despite the other flaws I'm really quite happy with the little model.   :lol:
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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project
« Reply #32 on: October 05, 2016, 02:31:41 pm »
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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project
« Reply #33 on: October 05, 2016, 11:27:09 pm »
That's a ship chat-up line ;D.

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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project
« Reply #34 on: October 06, 2016, 01:45:18 am »
That's a ship chat-up line ;D.

 :rolleyes:

Judging by some of the looks I get when I tell people i'm going to a model show at the weekend i'm sure more than a few think along the same lines as the cartoon.  Must be my stunning good looks and sylph like figure...
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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project
« Reply #35 on: October 06, 2016, 05:56:32 am »


Judging by some of the looks I get when I tell people i'm going to a model show at the weekend i'm sure more than a few think along the same lines as the cartoon.  Must be my stunning good looks and sylph like figure...

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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project
« Reply #36 on: October 06, 2016, 07:29:05 am »
Aaaaaa.. hahahhaha! 
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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project
« Reply #37 on: October 08, 2016, 02:04:27 pm »
 ;)

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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project
« Reply #38 on: October 08, 2016, 03:53:00 pm »
Great minds think alike but....Happy 50th anniversary Trekkies :thumbsup:

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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project
« Reply #39 on: October 08, 2016, 04:56:26 pm »
Great minds think alike but....Happy 50th anniversary Trekkies :thumbsup:

Tooooo funny, bro! It's hilarious, cute, and true all at once. 


LL&P!  I've been a huge Trekker for years.
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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project
« Reply #40 on: October 08, 2016, 07:00:23 pm »
As it's the Abrams-prise, I don't blame them one bit...  ;D

Nice find!

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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project
« Reply #41 on: October 08, 2016, 07:31:40 pm »
As it's the Abrams-prise, I don't blame them one bit...  ;D

Nice find!

LOL


A buddy of mine calls it the "Squiderprise."  He's also not a fan of that particular ship and/or the whole Abramsverse (though he really likes Beyond, which I've yet to see, myself).  LOL     Thanks, Rick.... I saw it and got a good chuckle and HAD to share.  :lol:
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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project
« Reply #42 on: October 13, 2016, 10:10:35 am »
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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project
« Reply #43 on: October 13, 2016, 08:51:42 pm »
This thing has me conjuring all kinds of ideas.



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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project
« Reply #44 on: October 14, 2016, 12:34:28 am »
Good isn't it.  I particularly like the set back cockpit.
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