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Everything posted by Sarcococca

  1. Greetings to all forum members. Today it was a sunny day on my balcony, so I was able to do some photos. Unfortunately, it has appeared the colour red under sunny conditions changes to orange. All the same, I hope the photos of the model are okay for you. You find a WIP here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235010360-follant-gnat-t1-airfix-148-britains-old-school/#comment-2509923
  2. Since my very first modelling expieriences as I was a young boy, the Airfix Gnat kit will be the first of that brand after many many years. After opening the box I was absolutely impressed, don`t know what I`ve expected. It seems Airfix has meanwhile reached the rank of well known asian brands. Nevertheless the cockpit is well detailed I couldn`t resist to add some minor improvements. I`ve started with some knobs and lever out of Evergreen and Plastruct plastic and drilled out the instrument bezels. About the Instruments I`ll explain later more. The ejection seat are nice moulded with a lot of parts.I`ve tried to sculpting the cussions out of Green Stuff, and replicated the belts with thin tinfoile. The strabs are photoetched parts from Reheat. Here we can see both seats try fitted into the cockpit.
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    Folland Gnat T.1, Airfix 1/48

    Many thanks to all for the comments. I wish you all a nice and chilling rest of that weekend. Dirk
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    Folland Gnat T.1, Airfix 1/48

    Sry, no there isn`t any built thread for that..
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    Folland Gnat T.1, Airfix 1/48

    Many thx for your comment. I`ve used a small amount of grey pigments simply irregular applied with a fine brush. Works well on matt and dark surfaces.
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    Tiger Moth G-ACDC

    Hi Will, your Moth is simply perfect. Perfect in built and painting this lil`gem. The paintsheme is very attractive and let the small model looks like nobly. The arrangement of the the scenery is wonderful and the outdoor pictures are very atmospheric. Great job and absolutely motivating Dirk
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    X-15 1/48

    Great to see such a nice built X-15 in scale 48. Have this kit in my stash and it`s, nevertheless it is a short run, one of my topics. Thx for sharing Dirk
  8. Hi Russ, the paintsheme is really nice and attractive! Very clean built and perfect weathering. I like it a lot. The revetment section behind your model reminds me to a product of Marc Toillie in France. I`ve used these products made out of ceramics with my Cessna O-19 Birddog in scale 48. ( he produced also the typical US steel plankings for the floor) Unfortunately, these products are not available any more. What brand did you used? It is very nice to see finished models of the Viet-conflict. Makes me a lil bit sentimental, above all one considers that Verlinden has closed the doors forever. And therefore also many useful Vietnam Dio accessories are not available any more. And as a last question, what kits do you recommend in scale 48 to built an AD-4W? What can you say about the old Esci kit? Many thx in advance and thx for sharing Dirk
  9. Martin, that is unbelieveable, will say breathtaking. Paint brushed?? Chapeau, that`s truly a superb job. Think it needs a lot of patience for all those multible layers of colour. Thx for sharing Dirk
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    Airfix Beaufighter TF.10 45 Sqn

    Never seen before this very attractive paintsheme on Beau models! Really an unusual painting! An amazing clean built and perfect finish. Dirk
  11. Simply incredibly what you have done with that oldy! Very impressive work! Dirk
  12. Over and over again breathtaking, how perfect and meticulously you built these "difficult" models. Your small precious 72 scale gems are very inspiring always and motivate me over and over again. Thx for sharing this high art of skill. Dirk
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    1/72 F-14D VF-2 Bounty Hunter

    A cat with an appearance full of character! Very nice clean built, an amazing paintfinish and a persuasive weathering! Great job and a wonderful motivation. Thx for sharing so many pictures! It was a pleasure for me! Dirk
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    MiG-27D Trumpeter 1/48

    Really, the pictures of your models are always very inspiring for me! One gets every time big desire for modelling a kit! Round about a pleasure and always a look worth! Thx for sharing. Dirk
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    P2V-7 Neptune

    It is not so easy to paint this sort of paint sheme. Above all in combination with white colour. You have achieved a wonderful appearnce. I like it a lot. Dirk
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    Vampire T.55 ; 1/72nd Airfix

    I can support only the previously comments, an attractive model of an unambiguously and unique aircraft. Well done! Dirk
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    1/48 Hasegawa CF-18A

    Like your Intruder, an amazing model and a pleasure to marvel at! Dirk
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    1/48 Hobbyboss A-E Tram Intruder

    An attractive weathering job, subtle colourshades, a clean built ( have a look to those clean canopy parts, extremely shiny), a lot of depth for exsample looking on the seats..... all in all an absolutely perfect model! Thx for sharing Dirk
  19. Absolutely nice and perfect painting of details and the pinwash shading accents all the details extremely well! The different metal colours spends a lot of life to your model! Nice! Dirk
  20. Very nicely, the figures are perfectly matt varnished, sadly not often seen. Dirk
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    HobbyBoss 1/72 Seahawk Mk.100/101

    Nice lil`gem. I like the subtle weathering you`ve done! Must be a very small model?!
  22. Nice and clean built, above all if one considers that`s a kitbash. Congrats! wbr Dirk
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    Henschel Hs 129B-2

    Salut Anis, very nice colour finish and weathering. Only one picture of this nice built model? Best regards Dirk
  24. With the pictures from today, I want to finish this thread. Here a few pictures with details I have added to improve the Airfix model. Instead of the Decals I`ve used Evergreen plastic for two black strips and the oval hatch. At the right underside of the fuselage are several drain pipes made out of brass tubes. On the right and left side of the upper fuselage are two small air vents On the left side of the fuselage I`ve added two small instruments. The left and right bulge on top of the wing root are too prominent. I`ve sanded down both as seen on original aircraft pictures. On the parachute box at the rear we will find a thin rubber sealing and an oblong plate made out of Evergreen plastic and stretched sprue. Next pictures shows some surface details achieved with scribing tools as described before. The pitot tube from Master is a real improvement and every cent worth. And last but not least some pics of the finished model "on the box". I hope the weather conditions will be better next weeks, so I`ll try to shoot some exposures of my model in front of the hangar on a sunny day.
  25. Meanwhile are the Decals on the model. As I have described already before, the Decals own a matt carrier film. However, they are printed for it very thinly. Before the Application of the Decals I have polished the layer with the brilliant varnish with Micromesh 12000 grit. One can recognise by the large Decals "XP&500" it has no Silvering effect, provided the varnish surface is clean and smooth Finally the Decals were protected once again with a brilliant varnish. After approx. 12 hours I have begun with the wash of panellines. For the white spraying I`ve used Ammo MIG Panel Line Wash Medium Gray. The rivets were engraved with the Rosie the riveter tool and the screws with the Rivet Master. I found the additional rivets and screws give a little bit more deep ones to the model. Screws and Panellines were painted on the black surface with Ammo MIG Panel Line Wash Light grey.