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Supermarine Attacker in 1/48 scale
DougCohen
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Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 06:24 PM UTC
I am using Tamiya paint and the top color is XF-18 Medium blue and the bottom color is XF-23 light blue the interior green brown color is a mix of yellow and brown and tan.
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Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 07:08 PM UTC
Doug,

Thanks for the feedback - appreciate it.

Keep up the excellent work. Looking forward to the next installment.

Regards,
Kobus
DougCohen
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Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 08:15 PM UTC
started the weathering


DougCohen
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Posted: Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 05:13 AM UTC
landing gear installed




DougCohen
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Posted: Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 05:14 AM UTC
hangar deck
DougCohen
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Posted: Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 01:55 AM UTC
test fitting in the hangar deck
DougCohen
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Posted: Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 01:56 AM UTC
over head crane started
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Posted: Monday, March 21, 2016 - 04:12 AM UTC
Hi Doug

Brilliant stuff! I don't know how it's crept under my radar 'till now.

I'm really looking forward to seeing how the hangar deck works out - that's way more ambitious than anything I've ever tackled.

All I'd say on the Attacker itself is that the finish is maybe looking a bit too matte at the moment, compared with your earlier shots - you want to aim for an "in scale" full gloss for a 1950s RN paint-job.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 03:41 AM UTC
a little more on the hangar deck
DougCohen
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Posted: Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 01:59 AM UTC
jacks for the plane so the gear can be tested as it goes thru its phase check

DougCohen
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Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 05:22 AM UTC
progress on the hangar and jacks,and the crane



DougCohen
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Posted: Friday, April 01, 2016 - 05:12 AM UTC
the winch for the crane



i am building the other stuff that will be around the plane for the maint check being done.
DougCohen
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Posted: Thursday, April 07, 2016 - 08:34 AM UTC
starting on the mechanics working on the plane, here is the composition so far.


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Posted: Thursday, April 07, 2016 - 10:05 AM UTC
Hi Doug

Awesome dio - love the hangar and the crane!

Regards,
Kobus
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Posted: Friday, April 08, 2016 - 06:19 PM UTC
Doug,
Your paint scheme, decaling, and simple yet most effective weathering is just perfect. But that hanger deck, it's amazing. The added detail and it's paint/weathering rivals anything I've seen to date from any resource.

As usual, following one of your builds is a most enjoyable Aeroscale adventure for me.

Joel
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Posted: Saturday, April 09, 2016 - 06:34 AM UTC
Thanks all, here is a little more on this one.



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Posted: Saturday, April 09, 2016 - 09:42 AM UTC
You might want to revist your sailors' uniforms. The RN in the 1950s rarely wore green. They're more likely to look like this
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Posted: Saturday, April 09, 2016 - 11:31 AM UTC
Hi Doug

Lovely work. This is going to be a stunning diorama!

I agree with Jessie on the uniforms (that forage cap looks a bit un-Navy too) - and I still would try to gloss-coat the Attacker if that's still feasible.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Saturday, April 09, 2016 - 08:55 PM UTC
very very nice work. I love it.
DougCohen
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Posted: Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 09:16 AM UTC

Quoted Text

You might want to revist your sailors' uniforms. The RN in the 1950s rarely wore green. They're more likely to look like this



Jess and Rowan, I am basing my colors on mechanics working on the planes and they did indeed wear grey green work clothes to do this kind of dirty work.



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Posted: Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 12:11 PM UTC
Hi Doug

Looking at colour films from the period, pretty much all the overalls look blue-grey. There's the occasion glimpse of olive green (white too), but most of the guys appear to have been wearing blue denim boiler suits, with quite a noticeable range of shades from repeated washing. I didn't spot any forage caps.

The bulky suit the chap's wearing in your first reference shot looks slightly shiny - so maybe it was treated somehow (rubberised?) as protection from the fuel he's pumping in?

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 06:45 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Hi Doug

Looking at colour films from the period, pretty much all the overalls look blue-grey. There's the occasion glimpse of olive green (white too), but most of the guys appear to have been wearing blue denim boiler suits, with quite a noticeable range of shades from repeated washing. I didn't spot any forage caps.

The bulky suit the chap's wearing in your first reference






shot looks slightly shiny - so maybe it was treated somehow



(rubberised?) as protection from the fuel he's pumping in?

All the best

Rowan



thanks Rowan
I have a few more figures to put into the scene so I will do some other colors on them like in the photos so it will look more the part, as far as the hat is concerned it will just have to be what it is cause they are glued down and too hard to remove at this point, and who knows if one guy did not have one at one point, from a previous assignment in the infantry right?
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Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 09:03 PM UTC
A self-respecting pongo wouldn't allow himself to be caught dead in one of Her Majesty's boats.

Punch out a suitable disc of plastic and wrap a bit of epoxy putty around his head to create a proper white top cap.
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Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 09:30 PM UTC
Heh, Is there a term for uniform sticklers? Stitch counters maybe???
Anyway, I think your diorama so far is excellent. The hangar is fantastic and beautifully done. I do tend to agree that the mechanics don't necessarily say Royal Navy to me but they are secondary to the aircraft which is obviously RN.
DougCohen
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Posted: Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 04:08 AM UTC
few more figures in the scene