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CzarPeppers

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  1. CzarPeppers

    Mig-3 Late, Trumpeter, 1/48

    Well it is finally almost time to prime.
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    Mig-3 Late, Trumpeter, 1/48

    After being fixed, thankfully it was just Vallejo which is easy to get off, although I had put a Alclad flat clear under it as sort of a primer that I was worried about. It came off with a swab damp with Mr Color Thinner which thankfully did fog up the clear plastic or anything. Crisis averted. And the rest of it after using filler on some areas, mostly just Tamiya surface primer to get in small gaps that didn't look right with the excess being wiped away with some Mr Color Thinner. I had to use a bit of putty around the air intake though, the gap wasn't too bad though it was only an issue in a few areas. I was expecting it to be more fussy of a fit. Overall the fit wasn't amazing, but it wasn't terrible either. This is still probably the best Mig-3 kit out there that I'm aware of, at least in 1/48, I think ICM makes one in 1/32 that might be better. All I have now are those intakes(?) on the sides of the nose then it is time to prime black. I was thinking about making those exhaust pipe shrouds more accurate, but to be honest I have spent so much time on this kit that I can live with how they are. I just rounded the front sides of them a bit. I've been working on this kit for 4 or 5 months (mainly because I've been stalled by needing to order some things from China that would take 3-4 weeks to arrive) and I would like to get it done.
  3. CzarPeppers

    Mig-3 Late, Trumpeter, 1/48

    Yep! Just the one that one part thankfully, must have been distracted by something before I did the last one and didn't realize because of the outer masking. Silly me.
  4. CzarPeppers

    Mig-3 Late, Trumpeter, 1/48

    Anyone want to guess what my "OH #@$@#$" moment was?
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    Mig-3 Late, Trumpeter, 1/48

    This thing is proving to be a little bit of a putty monster, not too bad though. Although you don't see it much in these pictures, I've done more since taking them. The tape is just there to protect the photoetch stuff while I deal with the seams and prep for primer. I'm a bit unhappy with the fit of the landing flap sections, bad gaps in some area and others where it is the break is hardly noticeable. I made sure to book mark your build log fubar, I'm going to have to decide what to do about the area around the exhaust. I do have some photoetch stuff for it and resin exhaust pipes.
  6. CzarPeppers

    Mig-3 Late, Trumpeter, 1/48

    I ended up putting them on before gluing the fuselage to the wings, everything seemed to turn out alright. I did get some annoying gaps towards the rear where the wings meet the fuselage among other things.
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    Mig-3 Late, Trumpeter, 1/48

    Hey, since you have done this kit I wanted to get your opinion on something I've been wondering about. I wish I had photos but my phone is dead right now, but if you remember the two small parts that that go between the wing section and fuselage towards the front of the plane (they look like small intakes of some sort) I was wondering whether you glued those in place before or after you attached the fuselage section to the wings. I've been debating whether I should put them on now or wait until I've got the fuselage on. Because they seem to have a bit of a finicky fit.
  8. CzarPeppers

    Mig-3 Late, Trumpeter, 1/48

    Oh boy, I haven't even started the air intake yet. There's some pretty complex photoetch stuff so I guess I've been avoiding it, won't be able to for much longer. I'll definitely take note of the attachment tip though.
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    Mig-3 Late, Trumpeter, 1/48

    And the project continues on. This was a pretty stressful moment putting the fuselage together, I'm a little worried about how the orientation of the cockpit turned out but hopefully once it gets some more structural support on the front it'll even out. Now for the gear bays, I really liked the photoetch that I got for it but I still wanted to add a little more to it because I have some great reference photos. I feel like I've been working on this project for years, granted I've been doing some other kits during this build.
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    Mig-3 Late, Trumpeter, 1/48

    Just a little update, I've been stalled a bit on this one again waiting for some things that I need in the mail. But I'm starting to finally put the cockpit together and I'm very happy with the results, although I'm going to have to reinforce the floor because I snapped a few bits when try to get it in because its a very tight fit. I wasn't very happy with myself for that, but its nothing that compromises how it looks thankfully. Well, much. I'm still annoyed with it. Now I'm just hoping I'll be able to do the exterior justice.
  11. CzarPeppers

    BF 109 - Airfix 1:72

    Hm, that's odd. I've not had any problems with lacquers clears and acrylics, it has actually become my preferred method recently. My problem with mainly with enamels, or at least the one I was using that didn't seem to dry properly even after 4 days.
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    Mig-3 Late, Trumpeter, 1/48

    Just a few photos since I gave everything their flat clears. I find the flat coat always seems like the moment when all the paint work comes together. Sadly with how the flash was on this one you can't see the Kristal Klear I used to make the gauges pop.
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    BF 109 - Airfix 1:72

    Yeah its really when you get in close that you notice anything. I was still messing around with what sort of clear coats work best for me at this point and switching from brush painting to airbrushing, and the problem seemed to result from the brushed gloss enamel clear (plus that coat getting really screwed up with the oil paint wash) and then the final airbrushed flat acrylic. I was still a bit of a newb. These days I basically use all acrylics until the weathering/filters/washes stage at which point I switch to oils or enamel, seems to be how most people do it these days. Well, I've recently started using lacquer clear coats that I've been extremely happy with. The Alclad ones specifically.
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    BF 109 - Airfix 1:72

    Very nice, I did this one quite awhile ago but I really screwed it up in the finals stages. I mean, its alright but the clear coats are kind of screwed up. I really want to do it again but with the Eduard 1/48 one. I really like the Franz von Werra paint scheme.
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    Mig-3 Late, Trumpeter, 1/48

    Little update on progress. I had not quite finished blending the wash when I took these.
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