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Harvs73

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  1. Almost there with really only the prop to go. I would normally add the antenna cables but the antenna posts on the kit are to fragile, especially the tail post, and won't handle the line between them.
  2. Another small update, the stencils are on and once again remind me that I hate doing them - especially small black stencils on a dark blue background so you can't see them
  3. I am not really different form you, I take months to complete a simple model these days due to work but this one is actually an easy build due to good engineering of the kit. I am also living in Hobart so we are both in the forgotten part of Australia.
  4. The main markings are now done with the stencils still to go on the next sitting.
  5. Graeme, I used Model Master Dark Sea Blue and then put a coat of sealer over the top which gives it a little more gloss in preparation for decaling.
  6. I have started a 1/48 Eduard Hellcat Mk II for a Speed build on a Facebook group and am using the Eduard Dual Combo Hellcat Mk I and Mk II kit. It all went together so far very quickly as I have not spent huge amounts of time detailing and weathering the interior as very little can be seen once it is closed up. The Combo set provides PE for the cockpit and a few other areas and even there I have not used it all as I can barely see the handles etc, never mind glue them on.
  7. It is getting closer to being finished (finally), just the final weathering and adding of small bits eg wheels and exhausts.
  8. The main markings are now on the 1/48 Special Hobby Spitfire Mk Vc but I am unsure if any of the stencil markings should be put on as well. Did the Vc that were repainted in Australia have the stencil markings put back on again?
  9. I started this kit earlier this year and have finally managed to get some paint on plastic. I have used Pollyscale RAAF Sky Blue for the undersides, Aeromaster RAAF Red Brown and Humbrol Hu149 for the foliage green. I need to touch up the undersides where the tape pulled a little of the blue off as well as paint the white tail and wing leading edges.
  10. The Betty is finally finished, now I just have to work out a photo booth to take decent images of it.
  11. Red Roo decals are now on with the kit stencil markings to get done in the next day or so.
  12. I am not too happy with the paint consistency but it just takes a bit more work to get the effect I want. My theory is the green paint was on first then they painted the red/brown over the top so I have replicated this. The red/brown being over the top of the green means that it would not weather to the same extent as the green ie not as much through to the silver at this stage. I have not replicated the paint pealing off as I had originally wanted but to me it looks ok for a well worn aircraft that has managed to survive the Australian and US aircraft in the New Guinea / Rabaul area. I realise that the ailerons are actually fabric but I will hopeful work out what to do with those in the near future. Too much or not enough? Your thoughts?
  13. The sticky tape didn't work out how I was wanting it to go but I changed tactics and used my scalpel blade, wet and dry and a little bit of silver paint to get the effect in the photos. I totally messed up the other cowl so it gets redone tomorrow. I think I failed the sticky tape way as I ended up using Enamel paint and I think I put it on a touch too thick.
  14. I found this half finished kit the other day while looking for some kits to do in the DK Decals set for Spitfires in Australia I recently reviewed on AMI. It is going to be a Spitfire Mk XVIe of 451 SQN RAAF using the Red Roo Decals 'Away Team Pt 3' set representing Spitfire Mk XVIe, NI*V, Matlaske, UK, March 1945. Scheme - Conventional Day Fighter. It's the Hasegawa kit with a Loon Conversions fuselage. The Loon fuselage is not the greatest in that the panel lines are a bit dodgy but it looks good enough for the job. It is the right length and has the right details in the right spot so it works for me as it fixes the Hawegawa 'short fuselage' problem. http://www.aussiemodeller.com.au/pages/ ... amPt3.html All the little gaps filled and undercoat of Mr Surfacer 1500 on. I used Humbrol and Pollyscale paints for the upper and lower colours. with Hu90 for the 'Sky' band and spinner. It is about cured now so it will receive a coat of varnish then decalling begins.
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