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giemme

The Macchi's! "Folgore" and "Veltro" in 1/48, Hasegawa plastic

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Very nice Giemme.

The perils of builds, what do you leave off until the end?

All looking extremely good mate.

 

Simon.

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59 minutes ago, keefr22 said:

Another great update Giorgio, really looking the part now! Strangely enough I've managed to break off a nav light on a 1/48 P-47 I've been working on for a while (a long while...!!), but in my case it's the green one - and it's been off more than once!

Thank K! :thumbsup:  Sorry to hear about your nav light, it is rather annoying when it happens, ain't it? :chair: 

 

1 hour ago, keefr22 said:

I really like the metal effect you've got on the prop blades & spinner. I've meant to ask before when you've mentioned the brush technique with metalizer - is this when you shake the bottle well & then dip the brush in the paint that's left in the lid of the bottle, & then almost dry brush it on? Or do you have a different method? I've a fair few old bottles of the stuff in stock & would like to see if I could get a finish somewhere close to yours!

That's exactly the method I've used. Works a threat, and I wish to thank once more @Cookenbacher for pointing it out. 

I'm running out of stock with mines and can't find them anymore in Italy  - and they don't dispatch from UK because potentially hazardous blah blah. :badmood: So I'm using them very sparingly.

 

1 hour ago, keefr22 said:

PS just been talking to my 2 year old grand-daughter on the phone, & now whenever we say 'bye bye' to her, the reply is 'Ciao Ciao'...!! :D L

:D:D:D Cute girl! You should teach her Italian :winkgrin: 

 

Very nice Giemme.

The perils of builds, what do you leave off until the end?

All looking extremely good mate.

 

Simon.

Thanks Simon :thumbsup: Yes, always a matter of trying to leave off as much as possible to avoid clumsiness side effects ... :banghead: 

 

Ciao

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23 minutes ago, giemme said:

You should teach her Italian :winkgrin: 

 

I can barely speak English! I have no idea where she picked it up from, must be nursery school!

 

Thanks for the info on the Metalizer, must give it a go ! (that's if the bottles I have haven't gone solid, I haven't actually looked at them for years...!)

 

K

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Nice update. I wondered how you'd tackle masking that lovely plumbing in the wheel wells....

 

Leon

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45 minutes ago, keefr22 said:

(that's if the bottles I have haven't gone solid, I haven't actually looked at them for years...!)

That seems the kind of stuff that would last forever, if the cap is properly fastened ...

 

20 minutes ago, Leonl said:

Nice update. I wondered how you'd tackle masking that lovely plumbing in the wheel wells....

 

Leon

Cheers Leon, thank you :thumbsup:  That soft spongy stuff is very useful for the task, I often use it for masking :winkgrin: 

 

Ciao

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1 hour ago, giemme said:

 ... trying to leave off as much as possible to avoid clumsiness side effects ... :banghead: 

 

"Clumsiness"? You could be a jeweler.

 

Gene K

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5 minutes ago, Gene K said:

"Clumsiness"? You could be a jeweler.

Then my carpet monster would be very wealthy ... :D :D :D 

 

Thanks Gene

 

Ciao

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Yet another impressive update! I do like the metal effect on the prop blades and spinner. Lovely job! :thumbsup::thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix

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Wonderful work once again G.

that spinner looks amazing. Metaliser you say.:hmmm: I shall look out for some of that.

 

Johnny

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14 hours ago, Cookenbacher said:

Amazing detail as always Giorgio, and I can't wait to see the 'egg' camouflage. I didn't know IPA was OK for Lifecolor.

 

If you're running out of MM metalizer, it seems that Mr. Metal Color acts in a similar way.

Thanks Cookie! :thumbsup:  I found out about IPA and Lifecolor in this very thread, because @davmarx mentioned it :thumbsup2:  Please note it's not pure IPA, though: it's a commercial product made with water and roughly 15% IP in it.

Thanks also for the heads up on metallic pains, but I'm afraid if you read all along that thread, these are not a real alternative. On page 2 there's a shot of that thunderbolt after a few years, and the BMF finish went completely bonkers :frantic: 

 

12 hours ago, PlaStix said:

Yet another impressive update! I do like the metal effect on the prop blades and spinner. Lovely job! :thumbsup::thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix

Cheers Stix, thank you. :thumbsup:  I'm pretty happy with the metal effect too, even if very little will be seen - only some very light chipping (I promise, Gene :D )

 

11 hours ago, The Spadgent said:

Wonderful work once again G.

that spinner looks amazing. Metaliser you say.:hmmm: I shall look out for some of that.

 

Johnny

Thanks Johnny :thumbsup: - Model Master or Testor (same stuff) Metallizer is what you want to find, the "buff" version 

 

Ciao

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Primer is on, everybody! :yahoo: 

 

OK, let's go through things in the correct order. windshield masking completed, using some blue tack blobs (apologies, some of the pictures were taken in a hurry, so are quite blurry)

dav

 

I then airbrushed Tamiya Flat Black for the internal framing color

dav

 

masked off the wingtip lights

dav

 

dav

 

And there she goes, primed by airbrush with the usual mix of Vallejo Grey Primer and Future

dav

 

As I expected, the primer coat showed some touch ups to do; port wing leading edge

dav

 

Bottom fuselage to wings joint

dav

 

port wing root trailing edge

dav

 

The elevators, however, came out pretty good:

dav

 

dav

 

So after the remedial works, I'll have to airbrush another light primer coat, then I should be ready for painting

 

Comments welcome, as ever

 

Ciao

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7 hours ago, matteo44 said:

Good giemme! :clap:

 

For your ability, these little problems are nothing... 

Thanks Matteo :thumbsup: Little problems, still annoying :banghead:

 

Ciao

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