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Posted: Thursday, January 04, 2007 - 04:25 AM UTC
just had a bit of a play about with my new toy, and heres my ju-88 i built for the bombs away campaign. its the airfix kit in 1/72,built oob except for the addition of foil seatbelts and a tail swastica from the spares box. by plan was to get this built early on and quickly in the campaign, then build something more ambitious (i have a gotha G.va in my stash) however this kit suffered from flash and needed such a lot of clean-up i picked at it for the duration of the campaign (a whole year)
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Posted: Friday, January 05, 2007 - 01:18 AM UTC
heres some more views-

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Posted: Friday, January 05, 2007 - 04:07 AM UTC
its a canon powershot A 420, with optical zoom and macro function, plus a "super macro" as well. just the thing for taking pics of p/e 1/72 cockpits!
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Posted: Saturday, January 06, 2007 - 12:24 AM UTC
Nice Phil, but I see that you haven't drilled out the gun barrels Seeing this takes me back a bit, I built this about 40 years ago. I remember it being in, what I now know to be, a "mirror wave" scheme. Then I was pronouncing "Y"unkers as "J"unkers I've been looking at my Revell A-4 as I have a mind to convert it into an A-1 Battle of Britain type
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Posted: Saturday, January 06, 2007 - 02:18 AM UTC

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Very nice Phil, it certainly takes good shots. The super macro feature is great for model photos; I just wish my new camera had it. The old one had it but I upgraded to a true SLR with interchangeable lenses, so now I have to save up for a macro lens instead.

Derek you dont necessarily have to save up for a macro lens. I have the Canon EOS 300D and wanted one they cost a fortune, but whilst browsing eBay for bits for my camera i found and purchased a brand new set of macro lens adapter kit it comes with 4 different "lens" (x1, x2, x4 and x10) that just screw on the end of you standard lens (a bit like the filters would) and they only cost 18 inc postage.

This is a pic of my 1/144 Revell Chinook using the x10 macro lens (it shows even the tinyest specs of dust )


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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2007 - 04:21 AM UTC

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Nice Phil, but I see that you haven't drilled out the gun barrels
Mal


don't think it had'nt crossed my mind this was finished in a little bit of a hurry, and i snapped the nose m/g in half, and the others seemed a touch too delicate to drill, so i left them alone, because no ones likely to notice...............
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Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2007 - 12:04 AM UTC

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so i left them alone, because no ones likely to notice...............



:-) Well I wouldn't consider that to be a very good excuse For barrels that seem too small to drill out (none actually are ) simply add matt black paint to the end of the barrel. If you are really good you can leave a ring of the barrel colour, which will make the barrel looked drilled out. Use a pin to apply the paint. Now you have no excuses
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Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2007 - 04:20 AM UTC

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so i left them alone, because no ones likely to notice...............



:-) Well I wouldn't consider that to be a very good excuse For barrels that seem too small to drill out (none actually are ) simply add matt black paint to the end of the barrel. If you are really good you can leave a ring of the barrel colour, which will make the barrel looked drilled out. Use a pin to apply the paint. Now you have no excuses
Mal


no excuses? my missus says i'm full of them! :-)
seriously though, that sounds like a handy tip, and if i can paint those canopies freehand a little bit of trompe-l'oeil seems do-able.
and before anybody asks-
Trompe-l'il is an art technique involving extremely realistic imagery in order to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects really exist, instead of being just two-dimensional paintings. The name is derived from (French for "trick the eye", from tromper - to deceive and l'il - the eye;
its something us modellers know all about!
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Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2007 - 02:33 AM UTC

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trompe-l'oeil


Get you what's with all this frog speak
Yes it does work quite well, especially on 1/72 guns. I will soon, hopefully, be aquiring some more 0.2mm drills and, for the first time a couple of 0.15mm drills. These 0.15 drills should (maybe) be able to drill out those 1/72 barrels
Forgot to ask, what colour have you used for the 88's gear legs Phil? It looks a bit grey, as they would have been painted RLM02, with the wheels gloss black
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Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2007 - 03:57 AM UTC
i used humbrol 27 for the legs, cockpit and wheelbays, there was very little in the way of paint call outs in the instructions so i just decided to wing it!
i actually have an unopened tin of xtracolour RLM02 though, so maybe this model can have a bit of "snagging" work done.