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JFVicente

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  1. hi again, Pierre! You are correct about those air scoops. They must be omitted too. And about the colours, I suppose you mean the colours for the three tone scheme for the spanish birds. If so, and if I am correct, the Esci intructions were very accurate, so I will go with following combination: FS33531 for the sand, FS30219 for the brown and FS34079 for green, with FS36622 for the underside grey. Or, according to the instructions on Series Españolas decals, you could go with FS20400 for sand, FS30140 for brown, FS34079 for green, with FS36622 for the grey. HTH. Juan
  2. Hi pbaudru! nice kit you have here! Just a quick observation. If you are building a spanish SF-5 you must omit the arresting hook that is not present on them. Wait to see it painted, keep that good work. Cheers from Spain. Juan
  3. Hi again! And many thanks Marcus and roadrunner for your comments. I ´m back with a little new update. So here is the comouflage finished with the help of the masks provided in the Begemot Decals set: As can be seen the kit is gloss coated yet... I also painted the metalic areas and they were slightly treated with some Tamiya clear blue and orange. I will apply a further treatment to this area with Tamiya weathering pastels... And the decals were applied, together with a miriad of stencils: Ordenance and pilons were also painted and decaled: And that´s all for now. As always, comments and suggestions are welcome. Juan
  4. Hi again! Next step was to apply the gray tone in the same manner: And then the dark blue: and here we have the camo done: The I satrted painting the special livery for this particular arircraft: That all for now. I will try to update the post in the following days As always suggestions and criticism are welcome. Juan
  5. So, hi again! Al this done, I was finally able to give the first coat of primer: And then I could start with the the painting procces. I applied a very thin coat of my own mix to produce the light blue: And the, using a slightly darker shade of that blue I preshaded the panel lines: Then, I applied a slightly lighter tone of the blue on the centre of the panels: Followed by few layers of the original blue until it was unified enought: The effect that I achieved with this is very subtle at this moment but at a latter stage when I give a wash to the entire airframe it will be enhanced. More to follow on few moments again...
  6. Errr... Good evening again. First of all, I must say that I am really sorry for having left this build neglected for so long. So I will try to reverse the situation now. With the fuselage closed and all the major asembly done I added some minor details, like this little surface on the rear of the wing roots: And reformed that bullet shaped antenna on the left tail fin: More to follow in a few moments...
  7. Hi there! I have the same kit and also the Flightpath set, so I will be looking too... Waiting anxiously for your first update. Juan
  8. Hi again! I,m here with a new update. With the most part of the work on the fuselage done, I started with the painting of the cockpit. Here is the result: And here with the side consoles: And with the instrument panel instaled: And this is the IP cover painted: On the next two pics you can see the cokpit installed on place. I found that, with the cockpit installed and with the IP on what seems (to me) its natural place, the IP cover is slighlty short and doesn,t reach to sit over the front panel, leaving a gap of about 1-1,5 mm. Perhaps Gregax could confirm this... So I enlarged the IP cover by adding some plasctic strips by the front part wich where recountored to match the frame of the part. maybe the pic could be more explanatory than my poor english... Also, I found that the Academy windscreen is sligtly small, both in high and in length. It,s totally impossible to install the HUD from the Aires set over the IP cover as it collides with the clear part... A friend of ARC forums kindly provided a new vacuformed one to correct this. Here you can see what he provided to me: The white placard just under the vac canopy is intented to represent the lower canopy frame, so the portion inside the clear one must be removed and thinned to shape, as shown on the next picture: As you can guess by this picture I managed to close the fuselage and install the nose cone... And that,s all by now. As always, comments and suggestions are welcome. Rgds Juan
  9. Hi Gregax! Nice to see that you are working again on that Flaker. Your landing legs look nice. Rgds Juan
  10. And another one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-TESTORS-571-NORTHROP-B-2-STEALTH-BOMBER-AIRPLANE-MODEL-1-72-UNBUILT-/311528656298? Rgds Juan
  11. Here is another one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/B-2-Stealth-Advanced-Technology-Bomber-F-117A-Fighter-1-72-Testors-1991-/301848278099?ul_ref=http%3A%2F%2Frover.ebay.com%2Frover%2F0%2Fe11021.m43.l3160%2F7%3Feuid%3D6aa14810e5bf431db297c9c0608f0d9d%26loc%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fcgi.ebay.com%252Fws%252FeBayISAPI.dll%253FViewItem%2526item%253D301848278099%26srcrot%3De11021.m43.l3160%26rvr_id%3D0 Cheers.
  12. Hi friends, many thanks for your interest. exdraken, I can,t deny that I am a slow builder, as I really am, but I am even more lazy with this updates that with my building. In fact I have strated with the decaling step this weekend, so the building is far more advanced that is the post. Sorry. I will update it to its current update as soon as I found the time... gregax, I am not sure if I understand what you mean, with "paint the axleof the wheels". That subasembly is currently airbrushed and I only need to paint the details by brush. It could seem a bit scary, but I have done it previously on my 1/72 Su-33: You can see the almost finished WIP of this kit here: http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=267989&st=0 Best regards, Juan
  13. Good morning and happy new year everybody. Many thanks Romain and Breaker for your interest: After all this time I am here with anew update. This Academy kit lacks many details in some areas, especially in the area around the engines, so some of them were added from scratch: As you can see in the following picture, the photoetched parts from AMUR correct the dimensions and shapes of the air intake grilles. Also noticeable in the pic is the need of filling the gap between the fuselage and the intake. Pharhaps some better adjustements by my side could have prevented this... In the following photo you can see how academy depicts the area behind the front gear bay, where the retracting strut sits when closed, flush with the rest of the airframe. Here must be a little hollow to harbor the said leg, so it was carved and some detail added Back to the engines area, this time by the lower face, some panels where filled and re-engarved with a slightly different shape and also some drain pipes were added, here is the right engine. And here the left engine, where I rebuilt the APU exhast vent: As I am planing to depict the horizontal tail surfaces dropped backwards, as is their natural position when on the ground I enlarged the structured that penetrates into the lower of the tailfins and engarved some details: Also added some plastic card on the pivoting area: And that,s all for now. Stay tunned for more progress the next week. As always, comments and suggestions are welcome. Regards. Juan
  14. Hi again! It has been a long time since the my last update, summer, job and that kind of things... But I have been able to move forward with the project, so here you have a little progress: Painted the main wheel wells. Here the right one: And the left: Also painted the out side of the air intakes, as these are part of the wheel bays: I also painted the inner parts of this trunks. If you remember they were built from scratch: And they were fitted into place: A further addition to the to the aftermarked goodies that I am using on this kit arrived by mail on this beautiful old fashion envelope: Coming within a sheet of PE details from AMUR Reaver: Those part are very thin and flexible. They correct and enhance some surface details on this kit, such the grilles on the intakes: And the area behind the gun nozzle and other little details: After I was able to install the intakes: That,s all for now. I will be posting more progress on the next days. As always coments and opinions are very welcome. Rgds. Juan
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