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Jasonb13

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  1. Thanks for the kind words everyone, I appreciate it...
  2. Hi all, Just finished this last night. I spent far too long on it, nearly four months, but that's probably more to do with not enough time at the bench then actual effort put into it. It represents one of the 4 Chinook Gunships that flew in Vietnam - 'Co$t of Living'. Unfortunately while on a mission the mounting pins on one of the 20mm Cannon came loose and caused it to fire into its own rotors and the aircraft was lost with all of its crew. I went all out on this, I got the Eduard PE set, most of which is inside the cabin and can now only be seen with a torch! I also got some Zotz decals and I have to say experience of them was poor, I was cursed with silvering! In fact, that's my biggest gripe with this build. I tried some black basing but ended up being a little too subtle with it. Used Mr. Paint for the main colour (a paint I'm falling in love with) and also used Uschi Rigging for the first time for the aerial and found it excellent! Anyhow, here are some pics (it's a difficult bugger to photograph!). Any advice/comments welcome, I'm here to learn. Thanks... Kit: Italeri ACH-47A Chinook Gunship Scale: 1:72 Paint & Weathering: Airbrushed with Mr. Paint and Tamiya Paints, weathered with Oils and Pastels Extras: Eduard PE Set and Zotz Decals Build Thread: Here
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    Vietnam Chinook Rotor colour

    Excellent, thanks for your reply, that's good enough for me!
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    Vietnam Chinook Rotor colour

    Hi there, I’m trying to find out what colour the rotors were on the US Chinooks in Vietnam. Ideally rotors on any of the four Chinook Gunships. Pictures seem to suggest Black or Olive Drab, but a lot of the pics are black and white so it’s hard to tell. I have instructions for two Chinook Gunship kits (1:48 and 1:72 Italeri) and one says Gunship Grey and the other says Black. Any ideas what I should be going for? Thanks...
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    Flanker STGB chat

    Yep, thanks to DaveJL for hosting this GB, you can't beat a GB to give you the push to start, and finish, a build! Happy New Year everyone!
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    Italeri 1:72 ACH-47 Chinook Gunship Instructions

    That's very helpful, thanks a lot for that!
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    Italeri 1:72 Su-34 Fullback +++FINISHED+++

    Thanks for your kind words lads. I had hoped it would turn out better, sharper or something like that, but I'm glad it's done and it's just a cool looking aircraft!
  8. Hi everyone... Just wondering if anyone has the Instructions for this kit, and could scan/photograph them for me? It's kit No. 057. I bought the kit second hand and there were no instructions with it. Thanks...
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    Flanker gallery

    Kit: Italeri Su-34 Fullback Scale: 1:72 Paint & Weathering: Airbrushed with Mr. Paint & Akan Paints, AK True Metal and Weathered with Oils Extras: Built out of the box, with Decals from ModelMaker Build Thread: Here
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    Italeri 1:72 Su-34 Fullback +++FINISHED+++

    I continued with this, and the advantage of having all the little bits (undercarriage, ordinance etc.) done from the start made itself clear, as it basically just turned into a couple of 'gluing bits on' sessions. Here it is with all the pylons and undercarriage on: I kept on going, gluing bits on and doing little touch-ups here and there, and I'm now calling this finished! Because I made a mess of the upper airframe wash I'm not that happy with it, but at least it's done and off my desk. I did like how the metallic engine nacelles worked out, and I also like doing the fiddly bits at the start of the build. And I also discovered the gem that is Mr. Paint paints, so all in all it wasn't a waste of a build! Thanks for all your help, encouragement and kind comments, and thanks for running the GB! Below are the finished shots, I'll put some of them in the Gallery too.
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    Italeri 1:72 Su-34 Fullback +++FINISHED+++

    Thanks lads, it looks ok from a distance! 1:48 will be huge! The paint I used for the underside is Akan 73144 Light Blue, from their Russian Deck Aviation set, 47302. I used the set for a three blue camo Su-25 UTG Frogfoot I recently. To be honest, I think the blue is a little too light, I think it needs to be a little bit darker/more vibrant, looking at the Su-34 pics online, but it'll do for me. Mr. Paint, who I got the excellent 'Eggplant' Dark Grey from, also have lots of other Russian aircraft colours. Thanks...
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    Italeri 1:72 Su-34 Fullback +++FINISHED+++

    Thanks Dave... More progress made. I got the second gloss coat done, and then the panel wash, using oils. The underside one went ok, but the upper side one didn't. I think it was a mix of having a wash that's too light, so it's too stark against the dark grey, the model still not being glossy enough (so excess couldn't be cleaned easily) and me just losing mojo, so in the end it's far messier than I'd hoped, but at this stage I'm in no mood to try to improve it, I just want it done and off my desk. So I did the matt coat, glued on the exhausts and took the tape off the canopy. Here's how it looks now: Really not too happy with that, I had high hopes, but it is what it is, I'll chalk it up to experience. Next steps are gluing all the bits on, including the pylons, ordinance, undercarriage, undercarriage doors etc.
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    Italeri 1:72 Su-34 Fullback +++FINISHED+++

    Thanks Valkyrie, it's getting there! Got the decals done. They weren't great, quite a bit of silvering, though to be fair I think I may still be too stingy when airbrushing Klear compared to brush painting it, and maybe I didn't have enough of a gloss coat on it. Anyhow, they're all done, and a second gloss coat is next (hopefully this weekend) and then a oil panel wash (hopefully early next week). Anyone able to spot the deliberate mistake with the decals?
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    Italeri 1:72 Su-34 Fullback +++FINISHED+++

    Got the gloss coat done today, and realised before I did it that I could now attach the horizontal stabilisers and the canards. So here it is, before the gloss coat, looking a lot more like a Fullback!
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    Italeri 1:72 Su-34 Fullback +++FINISHED+++

    Thanks 128fiddler, though now I'm curious as to what you'd said originally! Anyhow, I got some touch-ups done, and apart from the metallic 'disc' behind the canopy (which, for some unknown reason, I keep struggling with, and keep getting an uneven finish on!) it's all ready for the gloss coat, hopefully tomorrow if things go well. Here's how it looks with all the tape off:
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