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#181 daz greenwood

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 02:01 PM

I like the figure!

Be nice stood next to a VF-111 F-4 or.............................F-14 :D

#182 bexwh773

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 02:23 PM

Gregg,

That figure is rather smart :worthy:

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#183 silverkite211

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 03:01 PM

Here's what the patch is painted on.

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I think that I did a better job on the patch on his shoulder than I did the one that I painted on the base.

I used to collect flight gear, I've had more than one person tell me that they think that figure looks just like me, when I was all kitted up. Although I also did one of these figures for a friend who flew Phantoms with VF-92, with the helmet painted appropriately, and he said that it looked just like him, that he stood just like that when he was all geared up, ready to go fly. *shrug*

But, that's enough diverting away from your F-4 and the great job you've done overcoming the problems that you've encountered, bexwh773. Now back to our regularly scheduled programming. ;)

#184 bexwh773

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Posted 21 May 2010 - 09:54 PM

Thanks for the kind comments, dont worry about the diversion Gregg, that normally happens with my build threads :rofl:

The nightmares continue, firstly from the first two photos we have a liberal dose of Promodeller Dark Wash, over the top of FIVE coats of varnish.............

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So I removed it after a few days and what happens to the decals under FIVE did I say FIVE coats of varnish? Look at the photos :suicide:

So far so good :yahoo:
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Still happy :yahoo:
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Now Toys, Pram, Out of Throwing..... BUGGER :doh: :suicide: :banghead:
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All in all Im getting close to a serious sense of humour failure with this one, but Ive got the rocket pods done & 2 Mikes resin wheels painted, and nearly finished the cockpit.

Thanks for looking and any comments, good, bad, plain sarcastic or you just fancy a good laugh at my expense (yes Im serious it will make me laugh) always welcome :yahoo:

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#185 silverkite211

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Posted 21 May 2010 - 11:46 PM

over the top of FIVE coats of varnish.............



Well, at least it's waterproof. ;)


I've never seen decals do what those have done. Heck, even the almost completely unco-operative markings that I forced to work on my Classic Airframes Wyvern held up better. :shrug:

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 06:03 AM

Bleeding heck sis, this ones fighting you till the end. Stick with it

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 08:08 AM

nearly there Bex, can't believe that the decals did that after all that varnish

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 11:07 PM

THanks for the comments Gang, as normal youve been keeping me from launching this into a wall or changing my nickname from Queen of the Naughty Corner to The Hammer Queen :yikes:

Right then, Martin Bakers Rapid Departure Devices now finished and installed, canopy on and locked down, needing just a smidge more paint, rocket pods and wheels on.

Anyways, heres a few pics for your persuals :thumbsup2:

Thanks for looking :yahoo:

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The not quite authentic Carrier Deck (but its all ive got)
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#189 kspriss

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 11:37 PM

Phine looking phantom there Bex...especially after all the problems you have had with her, its lucky she hasnt hit a wall yet.

underside nice and dirty too...nice!!

home stretch now :)

steve

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#190 bexwh773

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 11:43 PM

Thanks Steve, she has been a right Royal Pain in the bottom, and not long now, tomorrow will see her glued to the base once Ive painted the canopy :lol:

Bexy

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 12:55 AM

May I compliment you on your choice of weaponry your FG.1 is armed with? Now, where have I seen a FG.1 armed like that? Oh, I know!

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#192 kstater94

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 02:07 AM

Nice looking FG.1 Bex

Just as you and Gregg have done, I too have an FG.1 that (once decaled) will carry rocket pods

Cheers

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 06:07 AM

Nice one Bexy, nearly done

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 07:05 AM

Looking good Bex.

Phantoms always throw up a surprise or two before they finally play ball :speak_cool:

Edited by Martin Garrett, 01 June 2010 - 01:36 PM.