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About M_Sinclair

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  1. Y'know I think they actually made it so Luke is in fact shorter! He looks almost the same height as Han here but Han is in a partial crouch. I should've done a comparison before giving them away. I have no idea if its correct but I love that Vader towers over everyone. -matt
  2. Absolutely magnificent little tank! -matt
  3. I got married this year and I wanted to make something as a gift for each of my groomsmen. Thankfully I remembered they all like Star Wars. So after a trip to Winnipeg's newest hobby shop Hobby Sense I was ready to go. 20190622-MJS_4300 by _m_sinclair, on Flickr 20190622-MJS_4257 by _m_sinclair, on Flickr 20190622-MJS_4250 by _m_sinclair, on Flickr 20190622-MJS_4248 by _m_sinclair, on Flickr 20190622-MJS_4313 by _m_sinclair, on Flickr Thanks for looking -matt
  4. I may have to try that glaze technique on a 1/144 C-47 I'm about to start. Such a cool looking little tenk! -matt
  5. Oh! Ha! I just assumed these glasses were for scale. I didn't realize they are also for seeing things up close! This kit is amazing! -matt
  6. Another hum dinger of a build Andy! Looks ready for action! -matt
  7. As always, it's a real treat to watch you work Andy. The chipping on the wood in particular is just lovely. -matt
  8. Very cool Andy. Just read your review on TMN of the Yanmar tractor. I've never been so in love in with a tractor! She's gorgeous! Your control of the mud splatter is incredible. Really amazing job. The Rolls is looking lovely. Stowage bins came out great. Looking at the tires. Any plans to possibly add some ballast to the model to help the pneumatic tires sit down a little flatter? -matt
  9. Super cool build Andy. It's so odd seeing what look like modern wide tires on a vehicle that typically has such hilariously thin tires. The wood grain came out wonderful. A lovely touch (along with the exhaust pipe). Man, those decals look like they would could fairly easily be turned into custom vinyl masks The steam punk/Mad Max version sounds like too much fun to pass up! I'm more than happy to encourage this! -matt
  10. Thanks! I used Mig pigments thinned with some tap water. I sprayed on a scrap model first to see when the consistency seemed about right. Clean up was a breeze! Nice thing is is that if you screw up you can simply wipe it off and try again. Which I did a couple times. When I was satisfied I sprayed several light coats of Migs pigment fixer to hold it in place. -matt
  11. Thanks a bunch everyone! I am extremely chuffed with how well the vinyl masks came out! While it certainly took more time compared to decals, the masks were really satisfying. Plus I could weather them much more easily. I don't have the AM P-51A just yet but I do want to build one in the future. Oh! I re-uploaded the Mustang photos! After having a second look once I put them online they looked a touch dark and yellow. So hopefully they are a little better now. Someday I will calibrate my monitor to make this aspect of modelling easier. -matt
  12. She looks great! I'm surprised you are able to sweep the wings and not damage the paint. -matt
  13. First model completed for 2019! And unlike my last model, I didn't drop this one putting it into the display case. Rest in peace Fokker E.V. This is ICM's adequate P-51A. There is flash. Soft detail. Almost a complete lack of alignment pins for parts. The canopy is by far the worst component. There is no option for an open canopy. Though the cockpit is sparse so not a big deal. But holy hell the canopy is thick. Weirdly, it does come with flattened main tires which is nice. I would hope the Accurate Miniatures P-51A is overall nicer. Anyhoo I didn't make a ton of modifications to this one. I did reposition the tail wheel. Replaced the gun barrels with some brass tube I had lying around. The kit did not include a DF antenna for some reason so that was scratchbuilt. By far the most important aspect of this model for me was the painting. A while ago I purchased a Silhouette Portrait 2 vinyl cutter. All the markings you see on the Mustang are painted on. Either masked with tape or using custom vinyl masks designed by me and cut on my new toy. I had intended to use the kit decals for the stencils on the props as that's too fine for my machine to cut. But I managed to wreck one during application so that put an end to that lol. Now with that out of the way, here's some photos. Please ignore the garbage job I did installing the canopy. Aaaand the fact the OD should be faded more. And the one fingerprint. Just... just go with it. 20190224-MJS_3604 by _m_sinclair, on Flickr 20190224-MJS_3612 by _m_sinclair, on Flickr 20190224-MJS_3617 by _m_sinclair, on Flickr 20190224-MJS_3628 by _m_sinclair, on Flickr The distinctive exhaust stains seen on CBI Mustangs took quite a few tries to get right. In the end I airbushed on some Tamiya brown. But most of the staining was achieved by airbrushing on Mig pigments, then streaking them with a damp brush. 20190224-MJS_3629 by _m_sinclair, on Flickr 20190224-MJS_3633 by _m_sinclair, on Flickr The name on the nose took quite a few tries to get the Silhouette Portrait to cut it just right. The mask was very small and intricate. The trickiest mask I've had it cut to date. And I needed two as there is a red layer followed by white. The original aircraft didn't have noseart but thought it would be a nice touch and a good experiment 20190224-MJS_3638 by _m_sinclair, on Flickr 20190224-MJS_3665 by _m_sinclair, on Flickr I'm no expert on Mustangs. So I hope that filling in most of the panel lines on the wings upper surface is accurate. And if it isn't. Too late now! 20190224-MJS_3667 by _m_sinclair, on Flickr 20190224-MJS_3671 by _m_sinclair, on Flickr 20190224-MJS_3690 by _m_sinclair, on Flickr 20190224-MJS_3695 by _m_sinclair, on Flickr The propeller was quite thick so I spent some time sanding it thinner. 20190224-MJS_3719 by _m_sinclair, on Flickr 20190224-MJS_3720 by _m_sinclair, on Flickr Thanks for looking! -matt
  14. Very impressive Andy. Figure in particular came out quite nice and the painting guides are very much appreciated. You really find ways to bring these bland grey parts to life! -matt
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