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Tony Oliver

1/48 Eduard Bell X-1 Mach Buster

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Another one from the Christmas WIP over the festive season...

 

Nice simple kit that needs alot of nose weight. Alot. 

 

Hataka 'international orange' from the early USN set. Played around mixing some white in to fade the top, along with the final varnish sheens. Desert sun faded Matt ontop going to satin lowers. 

Mr color 351 zinc chromate for the interiors, touched up and chipped with the mig colours. 

Super metals - probes in chrome and hubs in super fine silver.

More Details in the WIP here - 

 

 

 

Anyway here it is - 

 

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Thanks for looking

 

Tony O
 

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Nice job - it seems to be quite a popular kit overall, and the modern touches Eduard have added really lift it up :)

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Thanks Mike :) 

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Superb build and finish Tony,a very nice finish on the orange and the subtle wear and tear.

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Very nicely done. I need to learn to build at the speed you do :)

 

Do you know what the story is with the name only being partly white outlined? I know at one point it was all white outlined, and appeared to by grey (or silver) at some point as well, but I guess they changed it to black for some reason?

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9 minutes ago, Tbolt said:

Very nicely done. I need to learn to build at the speed you do :)

 

Do you know what the story is with the name only being partly white outlined? I know at one point it was all white outlined, and appeared to by grey (or silver) at some point as well, but I guess they changed it to black for some reason?

 

No, not sure mate. No mention of reasons on instructions if I remember correctly. On the decal sheet there is the full outlined version though, which goes with the scheme that doesn't have the red bits in the stars and bars. 

 

Guess wiki is our friend in this instance?

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Superb !!!

Great model.

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Very nice Tony! Love the exhaust, that bit really works.

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Nice model there!

 

How did you like the kit, especcially engineerig & fit wise?

 

Ive managed to spoil the 1/72 Tamiya kit TWICE. I know, I should probably look for other hobbies....

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32 minutes ago, Kasparov said:

Nice model there!

 

How did you like the kit, especcially engineerig & fit wise?

 

Ive managed to spoil the 1/72 Tamiya kit TWICE. I know, I should probably look for other hobbies....

 

 

Its a fine older kit, not as 'precise' as some of their recent releases, but with a little tlc... 

 

Had worse fit problems with newer stuff from different manufacturers. 

 

All in its nice, esp with the resin and etch. Treat yourself to one :) 

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Wow!! :worthy::worthy: Beautiful job! 'Nuff said!!

Kind regards,

Stix

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8 hours ago, Tony Oliver said:

Treat yourself to one :) 

 

Well I just might kind sir

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What a fantastic finish ! you've done a great job on it you have a great talent :goodjob:

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Sublime work Mr Oliver! Really super photographs too, really shows off all your fine work.

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Absolutely beautiful Tony, lovely detail touches all round.

 

Eng

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Beautiful work Tony!

 

I built one these a couple of years ago and found out that this kit can be tricky.

 

Best Regards,

Antti

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10 hours ago, Parabat said:

Sublime work Mr Oliver! Really super photographs too, really shows off all your fine work.

 

Not been called 'Mr Oliver' for a long time..... :D

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Superb ! makes me want to watch `The Right Stuff` again

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