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TacFireGuru
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Posted: Friday, October 19, 2018 - 05:42 AM UTC
Dark Green on. Some small touch ups to do.



Mike
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Posted: Sunday, October 07, 2018 - 10:43 AM UTC
Round two of Ocean Gray.



Mike
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Posted: Saturday, October 06, 2018 - 01:08 PM UTC
Underside Medium Sea Gray painted. Tomorrow the top's Ocean Gray. Couple days later the Dark Green camouflage. Then detail painting (again) and finally assembly.

Torsten, I have Future, but wanted to try the Mig stuff. Never again.....



Mike
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Posted: Thursday, October 04, 2018 - 06:07 AM UTC
Holy sh...t, Mike! That's the model builder's nightmare! Never experienced something like that. Only with Revell Matt Varnish but not this heavy. I went against it with some Gloss Varnish and could save the model.

But if you want some glossy surface for the decals why don't you use Future? I use "Bodenglänzer", which is the german equivalent to Future or the british Klear. Never had bad results with it. It's a lot cheaper than that overpriced MIG stuff. And there's a lot more in the bottle, enough for the entire modellers life ....

Good luck with your rescue operations!
Torsten

PS, I'll probably start with my campaign's build (the Night Defiant from Airfix) in November. Building some armor right now ....
TacFireGuru
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Posted: Thursday, October 04, 2018 - 05:51 AM UTC
Stripped. Couple coats of Fume-Free Oven Cleaner. Needs a light sanding in some spots, a good wipe down, and primer.



Mike
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Posted: Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 09:35 AM UTC
I've never had a catastrophic paint session before, but this "Gloss Varnish" did me in. Almost binned the kit.

But, I'm not through yet!



What the happened? Went on looking like milk and dried like this - washed out the camo. I shook the container good, real good. Just glad I didn't shoot the second model awaiting the gloss coat.

Not pleased. I've used plenty of Mig before...

Mike
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Posted: Monday, September 24, 2018 - 12:13 PM UTC
I am usually an armour and ship guy but I picked this up at a show for a steal so this is as good a time as any to build it. I will be doing the Eduard Spitfire Mk22/24 Limited edition kit. I will be doing it almost 100% OOB since it comes with resin/PE etc. They only aftermarket I have bought is a Squadron canopy since every review I have read says the kit canopy doesn't fit properly in the open position.

PasiAhopelto
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Posted: Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 01:03 AM UTC
Decals on:



Light weathering next...
TimReynaga
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Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 04:48 PM UTC

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...not that impressed with the paint, it pulled up in spots when i removed the masks which resulted in a lot of touchup... joe



Joe, I know what you mean! Been trying to make the switch to acrylics, but I've had the same experience with lifting... Still, they are so much easier than those toxic, smelly enamels I just can't seem to stop using.



You are certainly making them work on that Hurricane, though!
bomber14
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Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 04:06 PM UTC
nice work tim. hopefully i will be joining you soon. the hurricane is painted with vallejo air battle of brittian set using pre cut vinyl masks. not that impressed with the paint, it pulled up in spots when i removed the masks which resulted in a lot of touchup. i went light on the weathering and chipping since i figure these craft were fairly new being so early in the war.
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it is now gloss coated and ready for decals. more photos soon-

joe
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Posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 01:20 AM UTC

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It is indeed a very nice Spit, Tim. And a perfect first finished entry in the campaign.

I just test posted a photo to the gallery and it worked fine. Are you logged into the gallery when you try? Are your photos too big?

Michael



Thanks, Michael. I tried it again with reduced-sized pictures, and you were right - the pics were just too big!







Guess I'm an early finisher, but I'll still be following the rest of the RAF builds with interest. Thanks for this great campaign!

MichaelSatin
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Posted: Monday, August 27, 2018 - 12:41 AM UTC

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By the way, I haven't been able to post pics of the finished model in the campaign gallery - is all well?




It is indeed a very nice Spit, Tim. And a perfect first finished entry in the campaign.

I just test posted a photo to the gallery and it worked fine. Are you logged into the gallery when you try? Are your photos too big?

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 03:53 PM UTC
Thanks Joe and Pasi. The Spit is indeed pretty clean, even though it probably should have some weathering - but I figure those panel lines on the new Airfix kits are heavy enough as they are!



By the way, I haven't been able to post pics of the finished model in the campaign gallery - is all well?

PasiAhopelto
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Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 04:16 AM UTC
Nice clean Spitfire, Tim. I like it.

Meanwhile, started to paint Lightning:



I'm quite impressed by Vallejo's Metal Color paints. They are officially for airbushes, but work fine unthinned with brush.
bomber14
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Posted: Friday, August 24, 2018 - 07:27 AM UTC
nice job tim. looks fresh out of the factory,no dirt in the panel lines. i'm going for a more weathered look so i pre shaded the panel lines and a variation of joel willstein's technique. got the dark earth and green done. just need to touch up a few spots where the masks pulled up the brown and i will post some pix.

joe
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Posted: Friday, August 24, 2018 - 12:17 AM UTC

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Hi,

Tim Reynaga: wowww, what a good paint job ! Great job !



Thanks Nicolas! Here are some additional pics of the finished model:







nico37
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Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 06:19 PM UTC
Hi,

Tim Reynaga: wowww, what a good paint job ! Great job !
TimReynaga
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Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 12:48 PM UTC
Thanks Joe - I'm curious to see how things go with the Vallejo colors on your Hurricane.

On my own little Spitfire, after decaling I shot the parts with a “flat Future” overcoat – a 3:1 mix of Future acrylic and Tamiya Flat Base – to give the aircraft a matte but not quite dead-flat finish. I then attached the mast, propeller, exhausts, pitot, and undercarriage.


The only additional details were the IFF wires between the stabilizers and fuselage sides.

Also, I chose not to use the clear ventral signaling lamp part provided in the kit. Rather, I filled the recess with Glue ‘n’ Glaze, a sort of clear PVA glue for model windows, which I tinted with Tamiya Clear Orange (X-26).

bomber14
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Posted: Monday, August 20, 2018 - 12:53 AM UTC

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The wing decals went on without any problems, but the fuselage markings presented more of a challenge with the roundels and codes being a single decal with a large clear section connecting them.





I applied the alternate markings in the kit on a test hulk, and as I had feared, the clear areas remained visible even after careful application of decal setting solution. They might still have worked fine under a final clear coat, but just to be safe I cut out the roundels and codes and applied them individually.





The smaller separate markings not only eliminated potential silvering, but they also made it easier to thoroughly soak the decals with setting solution and get them to conform to the rather deep panel lines on the model.





In the end, the kit decals performed beautifully!



really nice work tim. so we both have the same shade of sky underneath, let's see if i can do as good a job on the top side of my hurricane. i'm using the vallejo BOB paint kit and for the first time pre cut camo masks by alm.i sprayed the dark earth and already i made a mistake, i forgot to completely mask off the underside of the cowl.

joe
nico37
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Posted: Monday, August 20, 2018 - 12:42 AM UTC

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Wow! That is SOME rigging.
Looking forward to the results.



Thanks a lot Wiggus, i'll do my best but it may be a bit long as i'll glue the 28 wires 2 at a time and then waiting untill there are dry, drawn tight them them and then move for the 2 others, i hope that'll be done in less than 2 weeks ....

cheers
nico
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Posted: Monday, August 20, 2018 - 12:03 AM UTC
Wow! That is SOME rigging.
Looking forward to the results.
nico37
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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 10:47 PM UTC
Hi all,

really nice kits here, RAF used and uses so many pretty planes !!!

here is my progress on the Gladiator, riggings begining (thanks Airfix for the detailled plan !), engine and alu painting tries (I'm going to use the shinny "Mr Metal Color" alumine for the metalic parts and the umbrol 56 mat alumine for the canvas ones.

For the riggings i used thicker fishing wire than usual because the Gladiator's are thick and because .... i see them a lot more !!!!







Cheers
nico
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Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 11:29 AM UTC
The wing decals went on without any problems, but the fuselage markings presented more of a challenge with the roundels and codes being a single decal with a large clear section connecting them.





I applied the alternate markings in the kit on a test hulk, and as I had feared, the clear areas remained visible even after careful application of decal setting solution. They might still have worked fine under a final clear coat, but just to be safe I cut out the roundels and codes and applied them individually.





The smaller separate markings not only eliminated potential silvering, but they also made it easier to thoroughly soak the decals with setting solution and get them to conform to the rather deep panel lines on the model.





In the end, the kit decals performed beautifully!
WIggus
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Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 12:23 AM UTC
Ooooooohhh, Lysander!
I'm watching this one.

I finally got some flat coat to finish my Eduard Spitfire.
And in subsequent handling I broke the rudder right off.
I'll have to drill it out for some new pins. Grrrrrrrr.....
WombatWal
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Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 03:56 PM UTC
Something a bit lower and slower, from me, than most of the other marvellous aircraft being built. That Heyford is a wonderful looking aircraft and those Matchbox colours are a horror.

Kit Eduard Lysander Mk. III
Start Date 16 August