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Platz 1/72 Predator UAV
Oregon, United States
Joined: March 09, 2017
KitMaker: 525 posts
AeroScale: 52 posts
Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 10:47 PM UTC
Hi all,

Finished my 1/72 Platz Predator MQ-1B. Painted with some old Floquil Warbirds US Light Grey, washed with a dark grey liner, and then post-shaded with a mix of the light grey and white. I sealed the paint with Future, and applied decals, then coated it with a Vallejo satin varnish.The base is a bunch of pieces of styrene and Woodland Scenics turf. I snapped off the pitot tube on the nose about a dozen times, and replaced it with a piece of steel rod. The sign decal came with the kit, and I made the sign itself out of the same styrene sheet and a piece of balsa spar for the post and painted it panzer grey. I added a bunch of AFV weathering effects to the concrete, including pastel chalks, pigments, spilled fuel, oil, engine grime, rust, and puddled rainwater. Overall time on this project was about 15 hours, the majority of it spent making the base and painting the details on the UAV.

WIP showing scale
Alberta, Canada
Joined: March 13, 2007
KitMaker: 43 posts
AeroScale: 38 posts
Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 12:43 PM UTC
I like that, Christian, it looks very sharp. What's the wingspan of that in 1/72?