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BoiseBlade
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Posted: Monday, January 25, 2016 - 07:23 AM UTC
Well, December and January so Far have been one of those Months.......
You ever notice how work is inconvenient to modeling?
The traveling and such.....Boy what do they want from us?

I am back and I was able to get back to this past weekend.
I know, bout time one more week....To try and finish.

I Put the rest of the outside together, masked it and primed it the add some preshading and then applied top and bottom colors.





Cbacon84
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Posted: Monday, January 25, 2016 - 07:32 AM UTC
@Chris thanks for the ideas . might have to dig around and see what I got. Might see if I can make something to make it look like an field repair
c4willy
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Posted: Monday, January 25, 2016 - 02:30 PM UTC
Here are some pics of the finished article on a neutral background.







GazzaS
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Posted: Monday, January 25, 2016 - 02:35 PM UTC
Hey Jeff, tha's starting to come along nicely!

Chris, against e black background, your Pipisteello really looks great! Well done!
BoiseBlade
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Posted: Monday, January 25, 2016 - 10:01 PM UTC
Chris,

Gary is right, that really looks nice against a black background.

Note to self, get black backing for photos!
dcandal
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Posted: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 03:08 AM UTC
Excelent work Chris!!!
dcandal
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Posted: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 03:09 AM UTC
Continuing with the Storch, here Im begening with the wing,









c4willy
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Posted: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 03:22 PM UTC
@Jeff: The boards are Elmer's tri-fold display boards. Which I got a while back from our local stationary warehouse to use as a background for taking pics of my models (can't take credit for it really as the idea was my wife's). But the results are usually pretty good. And thanks for the compliment regarding my build it is appreciated.

@Gary: Thanks buddy I appreciate the compliment and might I say that your works of late have been outstanding!

@Daniel: Thank you kind sir your compliments are gratefully received. The level of detail in the Tamiya Storch is just amazing I've recently built the 1/32 scale offering from Hasegawa and it doesn't have that level of detail!








dcandal
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Posted: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 01:27 AM UTC
Thanks Chris and very nice you Storch
dcandal
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Posted: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 01:29 AM UTC
Now Im going to prepare the fuselage,







c4willy
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Posted: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 01:43 PM UTC
Mighty fine work there Daniel! Look forward to seeing what you do next.
BoiseBlade
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Posted: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 10:19 PM UTC
Daniel,

That is a good looking Storch so far.
I agree, I like the detail in that Tamiya kit.
Might just have to get me one of those.
dcandal
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Posted: Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 12:12 AM UTC
Thanks Chris!!
dcandal
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Posted: Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 12:14 AM UTC
Hi Jeff,

Yes, its a very nice kit with lots of details.
And the new of having the glass of the cokpit just assembly to de fuselaje,

dcandal
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Posted: Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 12:16 AM UTC
We have a little days to finished this campaign so running with the kit.

This morning I gave the prime,





dcandal
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Posted: Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 01:56 AM UTC
After Id given the primer I painted the panels to give the shade effects,





goodn8
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Posted: Friday, January 29, 2016 - 12:49 PM UTC
Wow, STUKA-Alarm and very nice progress and work guys!
Daniel:very quick and fine build on your Storch!
Chris: Congrats for finishing this beautiful Pipistrello. Great paint and build as well!
Jeff: Very well done paint job, hope to see the bird finished!

I managed to get this f*** top wing on those -struts.
To fix and level it was a really mess! Several times the one or the other strut came off and all fell together. And the more I glued the more it melts the styrene and the glue points . Respect to all of you who build Bi-Planes!!
Started also with the rigging (first ever try) which gave me the next fuss.
Hope I can bring it all together in the next 2 days...





Thomas
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Posted: Friday, January 29, 2016 - 02:01 PM UTC
Looks good, Thomas despite your troubles. I'm a bit concerned as I have enlisted in the Canvas Falcons II campaign.

Gary
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Posted: Friday, January 29, 2016 - 02:25 PM UTC
Thanks Gary!
Expect trials and errors when you go for a Stringbag but don't loose patience and a steady hand
Looking at your builds, I'm sure you will succeed!
This Bristol is more a kind of practising build on new techniques, i.e. masking&painting, self made decals, rigging with different materials etc.

Thomas
GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, January 29, 2016 - 02:33 PM UTC
Thomas,
I bought some EZline a month ago and find that it is great for simple aerials. It's quite stretchy and forgiving if you bump it. I plan to use it for rigging.

My first biplane will be the Roland CII Walfisch. If I ruin it, I have an Albatross D.V in reserve.


Gary
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Posted: Friday, January 29, 2016 - 03:32 PM UTC
I used EZ-Line for the interstrut wiring of the wings and gear struts (see photo) and will use it again for the thinner interplane struts and aerial. When it fixes at the first try, it's great - but two or three times with CA will give some trouble. But it's far better then monofilament line, which I used for the center section struts.

Roland /Albatros are very nice choices.
Thomas

BTW to give a bit more scale, I used Acupuncture needles for the doubled and stronger wire of the interplane struts...
dcandal
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Posted: Friday, January 29, 2016 - 06:21 PM UTC
Lets run

After painting the panels with black to get the pre,shade effects, I paintes all the plane with RLM 76 and then on the upper side the RLM 79 dots,





MichaelSatin
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Posted: Friday, January 29, 2016 - 08:29 PM UTC
Looks like some great stuff going on here but remember, only a couple of days left!

Michael
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Posted: Friday, January 29, 2016 - 09:39 PM UTC
My Hawker Fury is at 95%. No problem. Pics to come tomorrow. I need to do more weathering.

BTW - love the Bulldog.

A fine collection of tough old birds in this GB.
dcandal
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Posted: Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 05:58 AM UTC
More advances, near to finish it,