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#1 mikeew

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 05:33 PM

I have now finished this beauty of a kit, and present the 1/48 AZ Model McDonnel F3H-2N Demon (ex-Grand Phoenix moulding) with all the resin and etch you need to make a cracker of a model.
You can see my in progress work on this one here: http://www.britmodel...showtopic=11721
Tamiya XF-2 Flat White and Gunze H315 Gull Grey were the two main colours I used. Promodellers Dark Grey wash for panel line enhancement and then further weathering was added with Tamiya X-19 Smoke, XF-19 Sky Grey and pastels. Alclad Aluminum shaded with Jet Exhaust was used for the burner and burnere plate and undersurafces of the tailplanes. Overall a sometimes challenging but ultimately pleasing model to build. Its totally OOB with the exception of a metal scratchbuilt pitot probe on the starboard wing as the kit part was tooo thick. Cockpit and seat, wheels and wheel bays,undercarriage, airbrakes and jet pipe are all resin parts . Etched parts are supplied for wing fences and upper wing speed brakes as well as cockpit components including instrument panel and seatstraps.
Markings are for Bu.No.137072 of VF-24 "Corsairs" whilst aboard USS Lexington in 1958.
All comments and/or criticisms welcomed as per usual

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#2 Gary West

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 05:35 PM

Gorgeous finish Mike - excellent weathering and your photography is spot on :thumbsup:

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 05:37 PM

Stonking, just sheer bloomin' stonking. Fantastic work

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 05:39 PM

PUKKA!

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 05:40 PM

Excellent work, particularly like the "weathered" effect! MODeller

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 06:26 PM

Thats just pants! :fraidnot:










:lol: not really. I honestly think you've excelled yourself on this one. The weathering is the best you've managed yet, well nice. I have only one, teeny, niggle. Where's the exhaust gas been going? I'd pop a bit of staining across the metal and onto that perfectly clean white tail :winkgrin:

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 06:29 PM

Smart build Mike. Nice one!

#8 Phil @ Flory Models

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 07:20 PM

Oh now I like that!

Great weathering too. Good job Mike :speak_cool:

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 07:23 PM

Very odd looking aircraft, but a lovely build! I like it Mike, the weathering is nicely done and it looks the part.

Very nice :goodjob:

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 07:28 PM

Just noticed, it hasn't got any nav light?

Not picking, just spotted it :hypnotised:

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 07:40 PM

Many thanks for all the replies people, it really means a lot.

Phil, good spot with the navlights :blush: , luckily its an easy fix :thumbsup2:

Jen, another good point, I'll remedy the exhausts stain with immediate effect!

#12 J35 Draken

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 08:00 PM

That's superb Mike!

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 08:05 PM

Very, very nice.
I'm diggin' the subtle, restrained weathering. B)

Yep, nothin' else for it, gonna have to go with a :worthy: .

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 10:43 PM

Lovely job Mike. Looks very tasty :clap2:

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 12:01 AM

Not one of my fave aircraft, BUT bloody nice job mate...lovely weathering on that one. Excellent job doing the model. Prize worthy.

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 04:50 AM

Looks great Mike! :goodjob: Contrary to Clif, it is one of my favourite aircraft!!

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 06:04 AM

nice clean work there mate!!!

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 07:05 AM

Beautiful job Mike! :speak_cool:

Your lovely pictures and in-progress pictures actually made me search for a review and later order a kit myself. :hypnotised:

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 09:49 AM

I reeeeeally like this one Mike.

Great result, a lesson in USN grey/white finishes! :clap2:

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 03:18 PM

Seen one of these in Pensacola... Yours looks like the one there! :clap2:

Edited by InFlames, 31 March 2008 - 03:19 PM.