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Hi All, This is my completed Academy 1/72 Super Etendard. I hope you all take the time to watch the reveal video as well as the timelapse build video. The timelapse video took me some time to complete but I really think it is very enjoyable. Build Summary This kits original molds are quite old - if my information is correct - it dates back to 1983. It is based on a kit from a company Sunny-Tri. For its age I must admit the detail is very good. Although this kit is almost complete at the time I am writing this, the goal was to complete the kit OOB with spare seat belts PE. I have nearly done this. I did scratch build the detail in the front wheel well, as there was none there and a seam I could not remove, so I covered it in detailing. The kit has no cockpit detail, and I did not add any either, it does have a HUD display. The kit was painted with Humbrol enamels. I did preshade with Tamiya Enamel XF-1. And some post shading was done as well by just lightening one of the dark colours with thinner. Panel lines were done using a Copic Multiliner Pen with a 0.05mm tip in Sepia Colour - I wanted to keep the panel lines a bit lighter. Rivets were given a wash with Tamiya Panel Line Accent. Wheel wells were washed with Vallejo Weathering wash brown. Finally it was matte coated and the canopy was applied. There was a gap between the canopy and fuselage which was filled with Vallejo putty and brush painted over. Final Reveal Video Timelapse Build Video Build Slideshow Video FInal Photos I hope you all liked the post. As always, all comments welcome.
Thanks for all the comments I've put the airframe aside for a moment so I can work on the cockpit. I am using the White Ensign etched set, along with a couple of resin ejector seats from PJ Productions. The White Ensign set has clear acetate instrument dials which are inserted behind the etched panels. This is what I have done so far: (I forgot just how small 72nd scale is!) Thanks for looking Angelo
amblypygid replied to The Spadgent's topic in Work in Progress - AircraftDamn, that's good pricing, Keith. May I ask from where you source that, as I've been looking at picking up one of the 2-in-1 Ultras? (Or, and this seems more likely, are you saying £20 more than the replacement Iwata nozzle?)
Thanks, Beard. Unless I'm missing it, though, that looks like the blanked-off nose seen (I believe) in many OTU airframes. I can't find a photo online to illustrate, but the 192 references show that the gap at the rear of the front turret (where it curves inwards before it meets the fuselage structure) was smoothed off. I'm guessing that it was a canvas screen of some sort, though the clearest photo in Confounding the Reich (pg 103 in my copy) appears to show some chipping where it joins the turret; whether that's on the turret frame or indicative that these screens were at least part metal, I don't know. My initial plan is to use putty to fill the gaps, but I'll need to check what will be visible through the turret and the local glazing. Or invest in some black Milliput.
PC, all you need is some cheesy helmet with that mask and you could have your own Sci-Fi Channel (or whatever it's called now) show. Your stash is absolutely insane marvellous! You do realise that at some point your children are going to want to make a fort out of 'Daddy's toys'. Regards, Jason
The great photo Troy posted above has provided me with a perfect subject for my future build of the Airfix Mk. I, and one of my modeling friends has recently acquired a plotter/cutter, so I'm going to try my hand at making custom masks for the codes. Are there other photos of 249 Sqn. planes that show what style of fin flash they wore?
Can I mention “Most Haunted” here, shortly to air again on the Really channel? https://www.higgypop.com/news/most-haunted-returns-for-2018/ Thery once did a programme from Mary Kings Close in Edinburgh, which by the way is well worth visiting https://www.realmarykingsclose.com/ They did a segment about a ghost of a little girl ‘discovered’ by a paranormal psychic who was so upset that she rushed out, bought a doll and went back in to the room where this presence had been detected. The programme went to the room (which was low and vaulted) where there was a small doll in the corner. I think Derek Akorah felt a presence. Knowing about this I was looking forward to seeing if our tour included the room. It did. Sort of. It was a completely different room, mich smaller and the whole of one wall was stuffed with dolls and other ephemera. Derek was later caught out cheating and I got the impression that the whole sequence was a set up. Still, fake or not the programme is entertaining. Trevor
lesthegringo replied to Mark_1984's topic in Help & SupportGuys, I have my Jasmine F6F thread that I looked at again when someone asked me about it, but of course I couldn't get the pictures to work. I want to put the photos on a decent and more ethical site, then edit the thread to reinstate them. The 64 thousand dollar question is of course where to upload the pics instead of PB. Not being tech savvy, I'm not as up to speed as I should be so would welcome the latest picture host suggestions Cheers Les
Mr B replied to piotr dmitruk's topic in Ready for Inspection - Aircraftlovely nice touches all around rgds
Thanks Pete, I guess Scandinavian armor is not the topic that receives the most attention but there's a few nice models ... I've also built the lighter CV90-40b (see photo below, WIP here ... http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235016056-cv90-40b-ifv/&page=2) and have some other swedish projects (Strv 103, the turretless tank and Strv 122, swedish version of the Leopard 2) Cheers, E
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