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  1. Hello, This is my completed 1/48 Hasegawa A6M5b Zero Type 52. The kit was built OOB with the exception of PE seat belts. I lost the small little pieces on the wings (don't know what there called) so I had to scratch build those using Tamiya epoxy putty. I also made the two wing lights using PVA glue as the kits lights protruded out too much and didn't fit properly. It was painted with Humbrol enamels and Tamiya enamels. Weathering was used to highlight details and give an overall clean aircraft look. Panels lines were highlighter using Tamiyas panel line Accent washes being Black and Dark brown and also by using a copic Multiliner Pen 0.02 Black and Grey. Other washes used include Vallejos Desert Dust on the cowling, landing bays, underside of the flaps and the wheels and also Vallejos dark grey and black on the inside of the cockpit. Presading was done with Tamiya XF-1 and post shading on both top and bottom by just adding some white to the original colour. Also finally I used Tamiya weathering master to create some dust effects overall on the aircraft. As always I am not interested in historical accuracy but the build and finish, so with that in mind am happy with the end result. I hope you all enjoy the photos and the video (which takes quite some time to do up) Photos
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    Tamiya 1/48 Spitfire Mk V b

    Thanks. Appreciate the comments.
  3. Hello All, This is my first scale model in over a year now. This is also my first Aircraft in 1/48 scale. I have always built aircraft in 1/72 before this. I made a few mistakes with this one, but I think by now I understand that this is part of modelling. Also I was never really concerned with historical accuracy. I am concerned with the build and the finish. I tried some preshading and post shading on this one. It is hard to tell in the photos, however you can clearly see it in the video. Here it is my completed Tamiya 1/48 Spitfire Mk V (b). This is the old tool. I have gone for a well maintained aircraft with some stains on it and some faded paint. So something not too dirty but stained if that makes sense. My camera has been damaged and so the photos do not do it justice. The video however does do it justice. I hope you all enjoy the video. (the music signifies a comeback!) Here are some photos. As always all comments welcome.
  4. Hi All, This is my completed Academy 1/72 Super Etendard. I hope you all take the time to watch the reveal video as well as the timelapse build video. The timelapse video took me some time to complete but I really think it is very enjoyable. Build Summary This kits original molds are quite old - if my information is correct - it dates back to 1983. It is based on a kit from a company Sunny-Tri. For its age I must admit the detail is very good. Although this kit is almost complete at the time I am writing this, the goal was to complete the kit OOB with spare seat belts PE. I have nearly done this. I did scratch build the detail in the front wheel well, as there was none there and a seam I could not remove, so I covered it in detailing. The kit has no cockpit detail, and I did not add any either, it does have a HUD display. The kit was painted with Humbrol enamels. I did preshade with Tamiya Enamel XF-1. And some post shading was done as well by just lightening one of the dark colours with thinner. Panel lines were done using a Copic Multiliner Pen with a 0.05mm tip in Sepia Colour - I wanted to keep the panel lines a bit lighter. Rivets were given a wash with Tamiya Panel Line Accent. Wheel wells were washed with Vallejo Weathering wash brown. Finally it was matte coated and the canopy was applied. There was a gap between the canopy and fuselage which was filled with Vallejo putty and brush painted over. Final Reveal Video Timelapse Build Video Build Slideshow Video FInal Photos I hope you all liked the post. As always, all comments welcome.
  5. Wow. A kit from the old world! You have done a great job on it, and I am amazed by the level of detail on this near 50/60 year old kit. I really liked the video as well, thanks for sharing.
  6. Excellent work. Beautiful paint job.
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    Builder's 2017 Builds - Yearbook

    Thanks gazza. Appreciate the comments.
  8. Hi All, I completed this kit at the end of last, year. I got this kit for $3 (Australian). I haven't taken many photos of it, as I think personally it was just a real poor effort on my part with this kit. I rushed it, and made a few mistakes in doing so. In any case here it is Build Summary I built it OOB with no extras. Painting was done with Humbrol enamels, I was not very happy with the paint job camo pattern, but I didnt fix it. No preshading or post shading of any kind done. The bottom of the plane was not really highlighted much, but it was stained a bit. The panel lines were highlighted with copic multiliner pens with a 0.02mm tip. Final Reveal Video Final Photos I hope you liked the post. As always all comments welcome.
  9. Excellent execution. Never seen a split paint / camo job before, must say its very impressive.
  10. Wow. Very impressive work.
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    Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1A Corsair

    Superb finish.
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    Tamiya 1/48 Beaufighter Mk X

    Excellent work. Love the mustache.
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    Tamiya 1/35 M792 Gama Goat

    Thanks all. @steve_farrier, yes this is a Vietnam era vehicle (ambhibious) that was used somewhere up until the 80's. It came in this Merdec Camo scheme I painted and also in Olive drab. There is another version of this vehicle called the M561 Gama Goat (Tamiya also do a kit of that one too).
  14. Hi All, These are all my completed models for 2017. They are in chronological order. Each kit has a video followed by 2 photos (except for one).This was my third year in scale modelling and I think I have done well. I also learned how to airbrush a bit better with time. If you guys like the videos then please have a look at my youtube channel for more upcoming videos https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwjbSKxaGyWtRpJsq5x7UMg/featured Here we go.. 1. Airfix 1/72 P-51D Mustang 2. Tamiya 1/72 P-51D Mustang This kit was broken just a few days after it was built and so no video was made. 3. Italeri 1/72 Wessex HAS UH-5 4. Tamiya 1/35 Type 10 Tank with Mine Roller 5. Tamiya 1/72 Bf-109 E3 A quick build to get the mojo back. 6. Tamiya 1/72 F-4G Phantom Learned to work with raised panel lines. 7. Italeri 1/35 Landrover 109 8. Airfix 1/72 Supermarine Spitfire PR XIX 9. Tamiya 1/72 Mosquito Mk4 10. Airfix 1/72 Supermarine Spitfire Mk 22 11. Italeri 1/72 Jaguar GR1 12. Italeri 1/72 F-15 E 13. Academy 1/72 P-40 B Tomahawk My worst effort of the year, rushed this kit. 14. Tamiya 1/35 M792 Gama Goat Last kit of the year. Really took my time on this one. Driving away as if to say Goodbye! I hope you all enjoyed the post as much as I enjoyed the year.