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#1 cjhm

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 09:30 PM

I'm in with this one please

Will be out of the box apart from decals as the kit ones were never in the box and could get no reply from Pocketbond. Paul J came to the rescue with a set from a Hasegawa kit plus stars from a Revell sheet

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#2 Max Headroom

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 09:39 PM

Looking forward to this build.

Just one thing though, if you look at the box art it suggests that there are seven exhausts on each side!

How many HP was that Pony toting?

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 09:55 PM

Looking forward to this build.

Just one thing though, if you look at the box art it suggests that there are seven exhausts on each side!

How many HP was that Pony toting?

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Well spotted, sorry to report the kit only has 6 each side ....

#4 Wez

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 10:06 PM

Well spotted, sorry to report the kit only has 6 each side ....

The original Academy kit DID have 7 exhausts, they re-tooled it to the current version - something to check before you buy 2nd hand!

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#5 Paul J

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 08:25 AM

Thats right. I recall my first Academy kit was this kit with the 7 stubs. Quite amused by this.

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 06:22 PM

A great little kit, hope to following your build, mine has stalled at completing the cockpit.

#7 cjhm

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 03:39 PM

OK, started sticking some bits together for the cockpit, good detail compared to last 1/72 Mustang I did (Matchbox circa 1985 ...)

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 03:42 PM

Looking good. I have one of these in the stash but will not be using the decals so if you get stuck you can have them.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 04:30 PM

OK, started sticking some bits together for the cockpit, good detail compared to last 1/72 Mustang I did (Matchbox circa 1985 ...)

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Looks good Bud she should build up well.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 08:26 PM

Nice start

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 05:42 PM

Cockpit painted, couple of coats of Lifecolor interior green followed by detail painting, bit of drybrushing on instrument panel then some Games Workshop\Citadel Gryphonia Sepia wash. Dots of Krystal Klear on instrument faces finished it off

Flash makes it appear very stark, colours are a lot warmer and subtler in the flesh

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 05:52 PM

Nice work, you may I want to paint the fuel tank behind the pilots seat matt black rather than interior green. It would make you cockpit area more accurate.

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 07:16 PM

That's really good for a 72 scale kit, loads of detail. You are making a good job of it too, I reckon.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 10:57 PM

Another one off to a great start.

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 02:55 PM

Main assembly going well, wing to fuselage joint on port wing and underneath the wing where the intake joins need a bit of filler though

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 07:21 PM

Looking good

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 08:29 PM

Got behind on this one but managed to do some stuff today

Primer of Lifecolor Interior Green has been brushed on to highlight any flaws in cleanup, lip of underside intake is main area needing further cleanup

Started to prep some other bits ready for paint, tyres and UC doors have prominent ejector pin holes so these have been filled with Mr White Putty. I have left doors as 1 piece until cleanup complete then I will seperate them

Decided on markings, will be Boomerang Jnr of 434th Fighter Squadron using the Hasegawa decals, plane is natural metal overall with OD anti glare panel and a red rudder

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 08:11 PM

Started brush painting Citadel Mithril Silver, aided by some Windsor and Newton flow improver

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 08:29 PM

Very nice work :thumbsup2:

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 04:25 PM

very nice work!!!!!!
excellent start