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PrickleHead
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Monday, September 15, 2014 - 08:13 PM UTC
Hi all am in with Tamiya's 1/48 Lanc:



ljames0874
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Monday, September 15, 2014 - 08:55 PM UTC
Following on from the Vulcan, I'm in with another all British Cold War classic:



Cheers Everyone!
BoiseBlade
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Idaho, United States
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Posted: Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 03:29 PM UTC
I just finished the Italian Camo scheme on the BR.20M.
The Italian Sand Brown base on top is a bit darker than I expected and seemed to dry about 4 shades lighter than it looked. Maybe it was the primer gray I used but that sure looked light to me. All in all I am fine with this, especially since this was my first attempt at a Camo scheme like this with my new airbrush.
PrickleHead
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Posted: Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 04:47 PM UTC

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All in all I am fine with this, especially since this was my first attempt at a Camo scheme like this with my new airbrush.



Wow nice work. Ill have to keep practising to be able to get to that fine work.
PeeJay74
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 10:16 PM UTC
That is an outstanding camouflage job. Did you use a mask/template, or did you freehand all of that? It had to take some serious effort.
ltb073
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New York, United States
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Posted: Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 11:10 PM UTC

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That is an outstanding camouflage job. Did you use a mask/template, or did you freehand all of that? It had to take some serious effort.


I have to agree with the other guys outstanding camo job
BoiseBlade
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Idaho, United States
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Posted: Friday, September 19, 2014 - 02:14 AM UTC
Thank you, This is free handed with my Badger Sotar 20/20.
I picked up this airbrush last year when they had a deal on Amazon just to try and do things like this, and it has not disappointed me.
I used to use mostly masks or poster tack when I wanted a softer edge but want more freedom. I will next do smoke rings for the Overshadowed Fighters campaign.
It was kind of time consuming, about 1-1.5 hr per color.
But I like the outcome.
Now time to gloss coat and decal!
Berwickboy
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England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
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Posted: Friday, September 19, 2014 - 08:54 AM UTC
I have nearly completed the Vulcan and are now making the aircraft on a base. My intention was to show it on a 'bombing' mission having just launched a Blue Steel at night. As you can see the mount has been made, it is a black foam plastic pizza dish cut and mounted on a balsa wood base. The Vulcan is held up by 2x4mm knitting needles which fit snugly into the exhausts.



The base will be completed with the addition of clouds, cotton wool and tumble drier fluff being experimented with.

I have had one embarrassing incident, the Blue Steel I had assembled, painted and decalled has gone walkies so, luckily I had a spare kit in the stash which has donated the spare missile to this good cause. Progress is relentless(ish)
RedwingNev
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England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
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Posted: Friday, September 19, 2014 - 08:47 PM UTC
Outstanding airbrush work Jeff, I couldn't even begin to spray freehand like that!
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Friday, September 26, 2014 - 02:07 AM UTC
Jeff-D

Job well done on the camo, maybe an article later on for those of us (ME) who could use additional instruction.


Bob
BoiseBlade
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Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 - 04:45 PM UTC
Thanks all for the comments
Here is the latest getting close now......
Hatches, details and weathering left.......
Sluff
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Oulu, Finland
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Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 - 09:16 PM UTC
Wow! That looks great Jeff.
md72
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Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 - 10:42 PM UTC
Impressive. But I think it's going to be a long time before I try a scheme like that.
ljames0874
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Thursday, October 02, 2014 - 05:31 AM UTC
Amazing airbrushing there Jeff, and freehand as well!

Right! Some progress on the Canberra. This kit is a Revell rebox of the old Matchbox mouldings, and as such, I could very easily go completely OTT correcting everything that is wrong with it. As there isn't time for all that, I will confine myself to getting the overall shape accurate.


As you can see on the decal placing diagram underneath, there is a fairly prominent fairing missing from the leading edge of the tail. A quick dip into the bits box yielded some suitable parts (from a 1000lb bomb), and liberal applications of filler will sort that out.

Cheers Everyone!
ltb073
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Posted: Thursday, October 02, 2014 - 09:08 AM UTC
Again im working left handed here can anyone advise what color the inside of a German bomber would be

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shorty53
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, October 05, 2014 - 10:50 PM UTC
I hate masking canopies!!!
The JU-88 is getting close to paint.



Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Sunday, October 05, 2014 - 11:49 PM UTC
Sal, try this link.

http://www.ipmsstockholm.org/colorcharts/stuff_eng_colorcharts_germany.htm

Look under 1935-1945, RLM Standard at RLM 02 Grau. Hope this helps.

Bob
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Uusimaa, Finland
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Posted: Monday, October 06, 2014 - 03:16 AM UTC
The interior color of German aircraft depends on the time period. Either RLM 02 or RLM 66.
Here's one article on the subject: http://www.swannysmodels.com/Painting.html
Mcleod
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Alberta, Canada
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Posted: Monday, October 06, 2014 - 03:51 AM UTC

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I hate masking canopies!!!


You certainly don't stand alone there, John. Sadly, no great hobby is ever all fun. Your doing a wonderful job, though, suffering through the pain of masking your JU-88 canopy.
ltb073
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Posted: Monday, October 06, 2014 - 04:15 AM UTC
Hey guys thanks for the links I kind of figured it would be like a gray green
But I made some progress and she is starting to look like a big bad bomber
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The piece that sit behind the cockpit is missing so I scratched 1 from plastic card
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by the way John great job on that masking looking forward to seeing that painted
BoiseBlade
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Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2014 - 05:20 AM UTC
John,

I hear ya!
But that said, your masking looks great to me.....
Mine is usually a few hundred more pieces of tape than that!
Berwickboy
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England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2014 - 11:02 AM UTC
I have a few more enhancements to make so here are a couple of 'before' photos to show progress


ljames0874
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Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2014 - 05:45 PM UTC
That's looking very dramatic Mike - what a great display idea!
BoiseBlade
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Posted: Thursday, October 09, 2014 - 10:20 AM UTC
Mike,

I really like the display presentation!
Did you airbrush the cotton to get the look you wanted?
That looks like it would be a great idea for a Vietnam Sandy with Napalm. Just add some red and orange into it as well.
Might be an effect I may need to plagiarize from you
BoiseBlade
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Posted: Friday, October 10, 2014 - 02:39 AM UTC
I was told Plagiarize is the wrong word....
I would never take someone's idea and pass it off as my own... I just meant to say I may COPY the idea....
Sorry, this old timer is NOT an English major