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DJJunis

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  1. Thank you so much. The canopies and the turret were masked with a very thin .7MM Tamiya -like tape around the frame and use a single edge razor blade to trim. It's much sharper than a regular #11. Once that is done I use a liquid mask to fill in the middle. I spray the interior color, then the exterior and finally the matt coat. I wait a day until it is thoroughly dry then I carefully pull the tape off to avoid paint pulling off. I have been using Tamia acrylic as a primer, usually the actual primer color, in this case my mix of Interior Green. Once the mask is off any clean-up is done with a sharpened toothpick and any restoration is done with a very fine brush. I then polish each clear portion with a cotton cloth to get it to really shine. It is patience and time consuming..but worth it in my opinion...even for this "old girl". Hope this helps and thank you again.
  2. Hello All, Attached are some pictures of a nostalgia build I completed recently. It s vintage Monogram Avenger. I trimmed off all the working feature bumps and bits , split the bomb bay doors, drilled-out the exhaust, trimmed t, refined the pilots machine gun area, removed the turret gunner from the sat (one figure was enough to paint lol), reworked the torpedo a bit, replaced the kit wheels and tires with spare ones from a Accurate Miniatures Avenger and replaced as many rivets as I lost during sanding. Paint is Vallejo over a primer of Tamiya acrylic. Final matt is Vallejo. Markings depict a surviving Avenger to get back to Midway during the battle...the turret gunner was killed. They were scavenged from the TBD kit and my stash. I accomplished a couple of things with this build. Finally got an early Avenger in my collection, have a model with the wings folded and got this kit done as it has haunted me since the early 60's of the early efforts trying to get all the working features to work properly. Proving once again with age comes knowledge...the wings are permanently folded. LOL! Hope you enjoy the pictures. All the Best! Don
  3. Truly an epic build. Well done. All the Best! Don
  4. Wow this is really excellent! Thanks for sharing. All the Best! Don
  5. Very nice indeed! All the Best! Don
  6. This is absolutely stunning..very well done! All the Best! Don
  7. Very nice display..well done! All the best! Don
  8. Very nice indeed...Well done! All the Best! Don
  9. Really excellent modelling! Thank you for sharing! All the Best! Don
  10. That is very nice! Well done! All the Best! Don
  11. This is really excellent Brad...you are really doing the subject justice ...looking great! All the Best! Don
  12. Tom, Simply excellent...love the plastic card details...really super. Thanks for sharing the progress. Did you make a template or jig for the ribs too cut them all the same and space them properly? They look great! All the Best! Don
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