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Re: Area 88 1/72 - F-8E Crusader (CRASH)
« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2019, 09:08:21 am »
Very, very good! :thumbsup:
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Re: Area 88 1/72 - F-8E Crusader (CRASH)
« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2019, 03:30:38 pm »
Getting down to brass tacks now...

The sand was a bigger challenge than I thought. The "Angel Clay" I've used before seems to have run dry on the "cookie dough" colour so I was forced to go with "Candy Clay" - supposedly the same basic paper fibre clay technology, but I found it a little less forgiving. I did my best to remove the obvious finger prints and handprints that occurred during the application, but I really had to move quickly. I used a bit of clear plastic with a "water texture" to push the clay down into sand ridges, but it was only partially successful. In some of the tight spots it started cracking, so I needed to lay off a bit.

I know there will be some shrinkage while it dries, but I tried to over emphasize the edges around the buried parts so that it doesn't just leave a bunch of craters. Luckily, I think I can squeeze a bit of extra into any cracks and gaps later and fill them - that's my working theory, so we'll see what reality has to say about that.






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Re: Area 88 1/72 - F-8E Crusader (CRASH)
« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2019, 02:49:15 am »
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Re: Area 88 1/72 - F-8E Crusader (CRASH)
« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2019, 05:59:38 am »
VERY clever Greg.  :thumbsup:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Area 88 1/72 - F-8E Crusader (CRASH)
« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2019, 05:26:12 pm »
Oh great job on this one ! Such a neat build. What's the other girl in the background doing ? Love the crusader.

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Re: Area 88 1/72 - F-8E Crusader (CRASH)
« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2019, 08:16:35 pm »
What's the other girl in the background doing ?

I'm not quite sure what you're referring to, but I do have a new F-5A/F-5E tandem build starting that I haven't shared here yet.  Are you interested to see? :)

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Re: Area 88 1/72 - F-8E Crusader (CRASH)
« Reply #22 on: Yesterday at 07:12:20 am »
Ok... so... I'm just going to leave these here.  I ended up having to re-do the sand because of the cracking, which meant I had to reposition the three main sections.  The tail and the wings now look better I think, but I couldn't quite match the angle of the nose that I had before.  With the clay drying quickly, I had limited time to fool around with it, unless I wanted huge cracks to take shape.

For a kit I was just going to toss in the bin... I'll take it!~



















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Re: Area 88 1/72 - F-8E Crusader (CRASH)
« Reply #23 on: Yesterday at 09:05:07 am »
Great little dio! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Area 88 1/72 - F-8E Crusader (CRASH)
« Reply #24 on: Today at 02:57:39 am »
Brilliant.  I note you had to go out and buy a normal sized pot of paint to pose with it...
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Re: Area 88 1/72 - F-8E Crusader (CRASH)
« Reply #25 on: Today at 03:06:56 am »

Brilliant.  I note you had to go out and buy a normal sized pot of paint to pose with it...
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Are we sure though? Maybe the model and the paint pot are both 1/500 scale?  :o
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Re: Area 88 1/72 - F-8E Crusader (CRASH)
« Reply #26 on: Today at 05:56:11 am »
Ooh! A 1/500 scale model of a 1/72 scale model with a 1/500 scale paint pot! :o

He could do it, too! ;D :thumbsup:
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Re: Area 88 1/72 - F-8E Crusader (CRASH)
« Reply #27 on: Today at 06:12:21 am »
This discussion is only making me want to tackle the 1/700 scale "Desert Aircraft Carrier all-out attack" scene... I just need to figure out how to get some A-4s and some Kfirs in that scale...  The paint pot should be no problem. :)
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Re: Area 88 1/72 - F-8E Crusader (CRASH)
« Reply #28 on: Today at 06:25:08 am »
That's a difficult scene to portray and you have done it very, very well sir  :thumbsup:
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