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Bengalensis

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  1. Lovely! Always nice to see a kit from this series built, and well built too.
  2. Eye balls glued in place and finished off with decals from the Zotz sheets I bought some years ago. He just looked almost too crazy when I had to stare him in the eyes to line them up. Oh well, I guess I got what I asked for... "Hey, so where's my hat then? I'm waiting!" OK, here it comes. I tried a slightly different mix of varnish on the band to make it stand out just slightly. It doesn't look much on the photo, but the difference is there. The bottle was problem. It didn't come out as transparent from the 3D-printer as I hoped, which we could see earlier, and it didn't get better over the years, rather more the opposite, it was even more milkish white now. There is a better transparent print technique available nowadays, so I might try that, but for now I want to get this to the display cabinet for the time being. I just mixed up some orange-brownish clear paint and gave it a few coats. Then I printed the label on white decal film and applied. Of course this has given me a full bottle that I really didn't want, but the half full project will be for the new print. It's only glued very lightly at this point to enable it to be changed later on. So now he finally stands tall and proud on the display base, and the RFI-section will be next. At last. "So what took you so long?"
  3. So, 4,5 years he's been standing there in the WIP-cabinet, just as in the last post above, waiting for some attention, that hasn't happened. Not that it's that much time for a guy in his state perhaps... I think I got bored on that bottle, I'm not sure. I've seen him waiting there more or less every day since then, but for some reason I don't know, when I saw him a few days ago, I just pulled him out and started to prepare some paint. So, as if nothing happened in the meantime I continue the work. I mixed up some beige-yellow colour that looked ok and gave him a good coat all over. Then I added some more white to the mix and sprayed him again but only from top angles to add a bit of highlighting. A bit brighter drybrushing on the tooth rows. The top hat, eye balls and the fag was quickly painted as well. The hat will receive some varnish with different shine later. After a thin coat of gloss clear sprayed all over I added some darker washing and then drybrushed brighter highlights. This was followed by a coat of flat varnish all over. This finish will do for me. Next will be the eyes and the bottle. Time to wrap this one up after all this time.
  4. Lovely work and nice attention to details. Very good use of that basic kit.
  5. Thanks for the attention guys. I´m still very happy each time I see the model in the cabinet, still very satisfied with it. I too hope that Heller will follow through with their versions sooner before later... I'm just putting the finishing touches to my build of Airtrax 1/24 Renault Fuego, which had been stalled for a while. It's one of Airtrax more recent resin kits and I'm happy to say it's been a pretty joyful experience all the way.
  6. Many thanks for another month of interesting happenings, I'm impressed.
  7. Many thanks for the month of January! I've had many good moments and thoughts reading the happenings of each date. I very much appreciate all the work you are putting into this thread.
  8. That would be good. The paint code for the Renault yellow used by Renault Sport in that era is "308".
  9. I have one of the somewhat legendary Alps printers that I use for my decals, they print white (also silver and gold foil for example). Not sure if there are any other options to print white today, but I haven't followed development of home printed decals lately, so I may have missed something.
  10. Thanks a lot, I'm glad you can find this thread of good use. I still have very fond memories of this build, one of the most rewarding I have done to date. I made all the artwork for pretty much all decals on this build and printed them myself using an Alps printer, and that decal was just one of them all. After my build was finished I gave all spare decals to a guy in UK, so sadly I don't have a spare anymore. I could possibly include that small one when I eventually print something else for myself, if I can only remember, but I'm afraid it will be a while before I start up that printer the next time.
  11. I will check your WIP for sure. Making the fairings as thin sheets and wrapping them round might be an idea. I will probably not make much progress until winter is upon us once again over here, but then I will have to find a solution. And then there are more similar problems higher up...
  12. I have exactly the same problems with the resin for the stage I thrust section, and also they are very warped. My plan has been to create new fairings in 3D CAD and print four of them, and scratch the the main section. These issues has given a good hit to my work inspiration...
  13. ...and sadly several of the resin parts aren't very helpful either... That's one part of the reason the project is resting at the moment; I will have to scratch build some of the sections...
  14. What a fantastic project! Awesome work! Thanks for sharing this.
  15. I think the lower floor section worked as it came out from the shortening cuts, I can't remember anything problematic there. If my memory is correct it was only on the upper floor the cut outs had to be adjusted.
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