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burncpt

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  1. Nice unusual clean look! As an aside, try saying "Captain Colin Kelly" a few times quickly after some holiday beverages...
  2. Hi all, Actually built this around May in lockdown but never got around to putting it up as it's not much of a looker (first one after 6 years clean of sniffing poly cement). Thought as it's an old and kinda crappy kit I would smash through it without a care but of course got suckered into trying to do panel lines and reshaping the horrible up-turned nose they gave it. Colours are way off but altogether not unhappy with the camo pattern. Decals were horrible, and unfortunately in spite of some lead in the nose she plants that butt hard on the tarmac Go easy on her
  3. Hi all, Actually built this around May in lockdown but never got around to putting it up as it's not much of a looker (first one after 6 years clean of sniffing poly cement). Thought as it's an old and kinda crappy kit I would smash through it without a care but of course got suckered into trying to do panel lines and reshaping the horrible up-turned nose they gave it, as well as ages separating, thinning and opening up the cowl flaps which always adds some punch to a radial craft I think. Colours are way off but altogether not unhappy with the camo pattern. Decals were horrible, and unfortunately in spite of some lead in the nose she plants that butt hard on the tarmac Go easy on her
  4. Thanks Steve, comments much appreciated. I never checked in on the armour pages until now but it seems there are many more 'looks' modellers can go for with the same subject than with aircraft. I still prefer things with props but the creativity in vehicles is crazy! As a side question: on the model, it's easy to accidentally swipe the headlights off turning the gun barrel when it's depressed. Did the real vehicle have some kind of mechanism to prevent this? Seems like they could have just stuck them on the front plate instead
  5. I wonder if the decal glue is the suspect. But I have a feeling it's Humbrol's water-based Clear somehow, or maybe my lack of patience to let it cure. I haven't tried the Gunze ones but Solvaset is my favourite modelling product of all time.
  6. Done! Reuploaded from Imgur. Hopefully will be better/show up more of the shortcomings of my modelling skill!
  7. Oh that's really really good. I love the scuffed and stained side plates and the rusting spare tracks. Something to aspire to!
  8. Tried from OneDrive but it doesn't really work unfortunately. Hey ho!
  9. Do I? Doesn't show on my screen... I guess that's how they trick you. It's been a while since I posted, is there a way to avoid the watermarks?
  10. Hi all, I'm only subjecting you to this because it's my first ever attempt at something which keeps its wheels on the ground, and a bit of an experiment in the kind of weathering you folk are so good at. It's the Tamiya kit, gifted to me years ago by an extremely talented modeller who thought I should have a crack at armour. Covid-19 was what got the motivation up enough! After Halfords primer, it's almost all Humbrol enamels through a cheap art-shop airbrush or my Hansa 381 for the camo pattern. Pinwashed with oil; tried a dot-wash with mixed results; more success with sponge-applied rust and paint wear using a red shade and a dark purple-grey, and enamel rust-stains. I tried not to go overboard as I had a feeling most Tigers didn't last long in the field before breaking down, getting stuck or getting blown up... Mud was artists' gel mixed with pigments and actual mud, and liberal amounts of pigments to 'dust' the lower parts of the hull. Decals were a b@*#%*d and a coat of Humbrol Clear reacted with water or the Solvaset to make white stains everywhere, which I have now incorporated as pants weathering effects Luckily the large numbers were the least affected but still haven't come out perfect even after 6-7 applications of Solvaset. My top moment was sweating over how the hell to paint the centres of so many wheels accurately, as they would look terrible with even the slightest smudge over the rubber tyres. In the end, attaching them to a cordless drill via a sanded pointy bit of sprue and holding a brush up to the spinning wheel produced perfect circles every time with no masking! Win! How do others achieve this? Hope the whole lot is acceptable anyway, it's been 6 years away from modelling, but it's just like riding a bike, no? Chris (Sorry for all the white-balance issues, I found it really hard to get the dunkelgelb a consistent shade through all the pictures so to get as close as possible I had to adjust it afterwards which made the background go crazy colours)!
  11. Look forward to seeing this in person when we're out of tier 4... 5 or 6, whatever it is now!
  12. Just started the Italeri kit, so this page was really interesting. The main thing I saw is just how shiny the black paint is that they used!
  13. I just spotted this thread as I'm starting on this kit after a break of about six years from modelling (amazing how persuasive being stuck at home can be). Probably not the easiest one to tackle but I figured if I screw up I won't be disappointed. I'm actually surprised how well the fuselage halves went together with all that gubbins inside!
  14. That is niiiiiice. I am normally bored by spitfires (in model form at least) but this really makes me want to go and buy one (in 1/32 of course...)
  15. Nice gannet! How does this kit compare to the Trumpeter one? I have that and I think I'll give it a go after seeing this!
  16. I feel your pain Filler, I've been having the same problem preshading with Humbrol matt black. The paint comes out spattery and it's almost impossible to get a thin line. I have tried thinning the paint to almost pure Humbrol thinners but I have an additional problem in that the brush WILL NOT respond consistently to the trigger position. It will mostly spray fine for about 2 secs then the paint flow will cut out. If I pull the trigger further I will get a huge spurt of paint and then a consistently large volume of paint. Thereafter it will be impossible to get a fine line, just bucket loads of paint (mostly thinners) comes out. This after repeatedly cleaning the brush. Is there a problem with spraying matt black? It's a Hansa 381 double action brush.
  17. It's just the icing on the cake that the models turned out so well!. It's been said twenty times on here already but the difference between patience, perseverance and attachment to a creative pursuit, as opposed to the transitory gratification of computer games seems to me to be a salutory lesson in childhood development and therefore society as a whole. You evidently brung her up well sir, she'll go far no doubt!
  18. If it's any consolation, the cockpit on the Raiden is tremendously visible - it was on the 1/48 one I recently finished, thanks to a wide opening and large glasshouse. So in 1/32 the detail you are striving for will be well worth the effort!
  19. Nice, the DH. 2 is lovely especially! I haven't used EZ line before but it certainly looks the part.
  20. Let the attrition begin... only moved the damn thing 10 feet and already lost the aerial mast and broken an undercarriage leg! Glad I got the photos in early. Still that's modelling I guess, if you're like me you've broken most of the small parts at least once before you've even finished it and then it's downhill from there...
  21. Thanks Tbolt, that would be a real bonus! Shall I PM you with some details? I'm guessing the 'buffalo' was added later, Superscale must have ballsed up as their drawings had the invasion stripes and the reference photos I used were later that year, August. To be honest, I found the accuracy generally poor, the 'no step' flap panels were the wrong shape, the data was in an Arial kind of font instead of stencilled and mostly too big to fit on the access hatch whose contents it was describing! Thanks all for such kind words, it's really amazing to get positive comments from modellers who seem to turn out models of consistently higher standard than this! [bow, scrape]
  22. So you noticed then I may get another set of decals and strip the noseart off with masking tape (hell, the fuselage bars came off easily enough) and replace them the right way round! Initially I did it on purpose as the decals had the word 'buffalo' prominently on the port side where it's clearly not in photos of the real plane. Didn't check whether they were 'handed' though and just assumed they'd view the same on either side!
  23. I guess I was swayed by the fact that every photo I could find of existing aircraft has silver oleo legs too. Do you know if they were finished in OD from the factory or left bare metal?
  24. I hope someone else does soon just to put me out of the misery of suspense! Also from pictures, the gear legs should maybe have been olive not silver but I must confess I went with what some other modellers had done...
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