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Wolfhound32

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  1. My compliments for this beautiful build ! Very impressive in this scale
  2. After some busy weeks I finally found time for some 'Mriya-modeling'. Today was a hot day outside; 31'C. It was even hotter in my hobby room, an almost unbearable 33' C : It was a nice temperature for helicopter model building. the rotor blades would immediately hang in the correct position.. Anyway, still busy with the An-225 engine project. First I sprayed part of the intake halves dark grey: The engine intake keeps giving me a headache. How do I ever fill and sand the seem of the 2 intake halves after glueing the parts together with the fan blades ring in position? The fan blade ring is very fragile after I glued 16 fan blades to it. If one blade will break during sanding, it's almost impossible to fix it again. Option 1: I thought of masking the fan blades carefully with Tamiya tape, but too risky, a fan blade will come of for sure during removal of the tape. Thereby, Tamiya tape on bended fan blades will not provide a neat masking-line in the intake for spraying. Option 2: A hard intake-cover. Scratchbuild a kind of plastic intake cover. A good protection of the fragile fan blades, and no 'wobbly' masking line for spraying. So I made 6 circles of thin plastic from Evergreen Plasticard: I drew 6 circles of the same diameter as the fan blades ring: Then I used my RC Lexan-cutting scissors for cutting the circles out of the sheet: After that I sanded the circles smooth. Then I divided the cirkels in 8 parts... ...and carefully incised the lines with my hobby knife. 1 Of the 8 lines was cut through: Ok, I will explain. A normal thin plastic circle placed for the fan blades ring is nice for protection, but I will NEVER get the circle out of the intake again after I glued the intake halves together. So the circle has to be like an 'aperture'; adjustable in diameter, so after sanding and filling and spraying I can take it out of the intake again. This way I have a bendable, slight cone-shaped adjustable plastic circle which protect the fragile fan blades: The picture shows a slight gap between the intake and the circle; this is easily to adjust by pressing lightly on the outward bending cone. So... I can only hope this experiment succeeds, otherwise I have a new intake-project ahead..
  3. That weathering.. it’s perfect. Amazing model, a worthy tribute to the Cat!
  4. Sad loss of a beautiful fighter, but a stunning and unique diorama! Well done sir!
  5. Now that’s a neatly built model! My compliments Thomas !
  6. !! This Connie is going to be a beautiful Queen again
  7. Thank you for the compliments Tiger331 ! This was my biggest project until now, with a lot of challenges. And I still have his ‘little brother’, a 1:72 Anigrand Lockheed C-141B Starlifter to build...
  8. Thank you opus999 ! I once preferred the high viz Grey-white Galaxy, even bought the decals for that version but I’m glad I finally decided to choose the camouflage version.. It looks much more impressive I think.
  9. Hi Toby! Correct, I just received a message from the big H.. it was on my wishlist, so they sent me an e-mail. Thank you :) !
  10. Thank you Marcus ! Yes, Amodel kits.. I have the Hughes H4 Spruce Goose. That will be a challenge! Building the Galaxy in so short time was necessary for the contest; if I had a choice I would have taken more time for it..
  11. Thank you Marcus ! Yes, Amodel kits.. I have the Hughes H4 Spruce Goose. That will be a challenge! Building the Galaxy in so short time was necessary for the contest; if I had a choice I would have taken more time for it..
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