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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Excellent work. Beautiful paint job.
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    Builder's 2017 Builds - Yearbook

    Thanks gazza. Appreciate the comments.
  5. 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.
  6. Excellent execution. Never seen a split paint / camo job before, must say its very impressive.
  7. 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).
  11. 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.
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    Italeri 1/35 Landrover 109

    Thanks Threadbear mate.
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    Tamiya 1/72 F-4 G Phantom II

    Thanks, pics have been updated from photobucket to flickr.
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    Tamiya 1/72 Bf 109 E-3

    Thanks all, I have uploaded photos again from flickr.