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viperchief

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  1. 1/48 HobbyBoss MiG-31B/BM Foxhound

    Thank you for the information Ian. Your application technique sounds just like how I apply MRP paint (my current favorite). I have the orange line and the Hataka thinners so I will give them a try! Thanks again! Rich
  2. 1/48 HobbyBoss MiG-31B/BM Foxhound

    Looks great! How did the Hataka paints behave? What airbrush, pressure, thinner/paint ratio did you use? I have an RAF set that I plan on using so any info would be helpful! Thanks! Rich
  3. A-16C Attack Viper

    Thank you Neal! Here is the link to my WIP: I didn't cover how I made the plug in my WIP so I'll add it here. I used the PE plug from the Eduard detail set and covered it with masking tape to give it a texture similar to the vinyl of the real thing. Next I added an aircraft forms pouch also made of masking tape. Then, I added the PE handles from the Eduard set. Finally, I painted it black then red. Let me know if you have any other questions! Rich
  4. A-16C Attack Viper

    Appreciate the comment! Thanks for making such great decals!
  5. A-16C Attack Viper

    Thanks for following along! It was a fun build! Modern Hobbies produces a bunch of really nice 1/72 stuff. Check them out if you haven't already! Cheers!
  6. A-16C Attack Viper

    Thank you very much! On the 1:1, the red paint highlights an engraved warning that, if memory serves, says something like "Deflate tire before separating wheel". This is what I tried to show. The actual creep mark is a very small red dot next to the tire inflation valve, both of which are too small in this scale for me to accurately replicate.
  7. I'd like to present my "what-if" build of an A-16C. Back in the '80s, the USAF experimented with replacing the A-10 with a 30mm gun pod-carrying Viper. The program failed, but what if it didn't? This is the Tamiya Block 50 Viper and what a kit! Loved building it. Added the following goodies: - Eduard seat, cockpit PE, exhaust, and wheels - Caracal decals - Modern Hobbies AGM-65s and ALE-50 - Hasegawa Weapons set #3 provided the centerline GPU-5 gun pod - Master Model pitot and AOA probes - Painted with MRP The intake seams should have been worked more and the canopy needs tinting...things to remember next build! I thought about adding static dischargers for about .3 seconds but decided I didn't want to be committed to an asylum just yet! LOL Thanks for looking!
  8. CAS Viper PROGRESS PIX!

    Things are moving right along!
  9. CAS Viper PROGRESS PIX!

    Thank you! I absolutely love the MRP (and oddly enough, the smell!). I do use a mask and spray booth to preserve the innards. The stuff really made modeling exciting again as I am able to do stuff like 1/72 Luftwaffe mottling rather easily.
  10. CAS Viper PROGRESS PIX!

    Used Alclad Klear Kote for the first time and I am not sure I like it...dries slowly and seems to have messed with my colors a bit. We'll see how it looks tomorrow. Also primed the wing tanks and AME. Ready for paint!
  11. CAS Viper PROGRESS PIX!

    Made some progress tonight. Masked and painted the gear wells and doors and started on the exhaust. The combination of Tamiya kit, Eduard bits and MRP paint make modeling a blast!
  12. CAS Viper PROGRESS PIX!

    Paint going on using MRP and my Sotar 20/20.
  13. CAS Viper PROGRESS PIX!

    Good info! Thanks for the correction!
  14. CAS Viper PROGRESS PIX!

    Now that the holidays are done and my hangover is just about gone, time for some modeling! I left the intake assembly free so I can better paint the wrap around camo. The fit of this Tamiya kit is amazing! I did add some "Liquid Gravity " to the radome to keep her on her three feet.
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