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About planehazza

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  1. Thanks. It didn't start as a WIP. I got to the point where I had applied the base colours and wasn't sure what the best method to pursue was. Once I got going again I decided I might as well do the odd update. I've slowed down again, because the whole room is a mess so I I've lost the motivation to get going again. Also, the two bobs CATM-120C decals are laborious at best; there are something like 24 to apply per missile and, even in 1/48, they're tiny.
  2. The metal door in your first photo is the JFS (jet fuel starter) exhaust, so if you have the urge to do weathering on an otherwise squeaky clean show jet, this is a place you can satisfy those urges I feel like my inner voice telling me not to weather has grown an outer voice Back to seriousness, that is looking very nicely done. Looking forward to seeing the finished result.
  3. Some updates. Things are progressing nicely! I hope to be finished within the next couple of weeks (oil takes time to dry!). So far it is just the upper half that has been weathered; notice the stark difference between the blacks on the top and bottom And the flash on this photo exaggerates the effects a lot, but there's the AN/ALQ 188 pod. Also, I thought I could get away with starting to weather the pod without first sealing the decals with a gloss coat. Apparently, I can't. Not to worry, I'll gloss the whole thing again, and touch up around the decals before a final flat coat.
  4. Thanks I hope so. Tamiya C/N. I had decided that a GE powered blk30 was a must this time around, and when I googled the serial of the chosen airframe I spotted the new splinter scheme and I couldn't resist the challenge. This project consists of: - Aires cockpit - Eduard radar - Eduard speed brakes - Two Bobs splinter aggressor decals - Two bobs CATM/ACMI pod decals The scheme was a tough one to mask and took a lot of time but it paid off
  5. Hi mate, not meaning to derail your thread, but thought you might like to see a WIP sneak peak
  6. If you decide to leave them in the stash I'll happily take the 1/48 CJ off your hands
  7. Yup that's me. I've just sat and glossed a few things, and whilst there's probably more I could have done before doing it, it is a relief to get that layer down. Tommorow, I can start the fun parts; streaks and other weathering :)It also now means that I can decal the stores and get those completed.
  8. Will do, I hope to have it done this month. I've hit a slow bit where it's a multitude of little bits all needing glossing, or painting, or this or that. I need to just step back, reorganise and make a plan otherwise I'll never get it done...
  9. Oh wow, that is one nice Aggressor collection. I hope to have my USAF Arctic Splinter completed this month...
  10. Yes you're right there, they're terrible for it, especially in LG bays and doors etc. Even wheels and missile have them
  11. Be interested to see how they compare. The two Tamiya Vipers I've built this year (one finished, second almost...) are they only Tamiya kits I've ever built and they've turned me into a snob. They're so reliable that I end up dismissing other great kits because I know I'm safe with Tamiya.
  12. yeah that's what was 'odd' about the kit, I couldn't place it until you mentioned it. Some of the panel lines look different too, but don't take this as a criticism of your work or model, Avgas. It looks fantastic so well done!
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    Academy A-10 1:72 and little fun

    Almost. I think it's the newest INTIRN system
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    Thanks, I was more thinking along the lines of the raised detail apparently being considerably over modelled, or not very well defined etc. The old material couldn't be painted, but some new tech or design has allowed them to manufacture them cheaper and with the ability to be painted. Don't quote me on that, I might be wrong.
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    Looking really good! I really want to give an F-35 kit a go, but I'm spoiled by Tamiya reliability. What is the best F-35 kit? All the reviews I've read suggest none yet have managed to get the stealth panel line covering right.