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Marklo

So I started a .... 1/72 stash clearance Typhoon done P51 next

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Re purposing this thread to be a general farewell to 1/72 thread. Not that I won’t build some models in that scale but 1/48 is now my default.

 

the list

 

Airfix 

Typhoon

P51D

FW190

Swordfish

Gnat

 

Revell

Ta 154

Me 109G

 

Heller

Me109K

 

First up the TYPHOON

 Found this when going through my stash for bits for my current wip (guns, engines etc) I also happen to be reading this and have a new airbrush and compressor (my first this time around) sitting in a cupboard. So I decided to start the typhoon, that it will be largely if not completely oob and also that ...... it will be my first (attempted)  airbrushed build. So off we go.

 

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The obligatory sprue shot

 

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Zipping it up, my new berna clamps are extremely useful here.

 

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Wings on.

 

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A little filler at the wing roots and seams (liquid green stuff btw)  and it's ready for some airbrush action........ Now I've ordered some ultimate primer so I need to decide if I wait for that or bale in with the Tamiya light sea grey as an undercoat.

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Just arrived in the post no excuses........

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...and their was me thinking that you scratch built every thing. :wink: OOB or otherwise a very Tiffie looking Tiffie. :yes:

 

Stuart

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Thank you. It’s a lovely little kit. My stash of kits is growing (possibly out of hand) and I do enjoy a mojo restoring oob  every once in a while, it’s a bit like getting a takeaway for dinner :) 

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A fair comment. I have a mind to do a 1/72 clear out as soon as my wip goes down a bit. I have a P51, two 109s, a swordfish, a gnat, an fw190, a ta154(not a typo) a H.P. 0/400, a zeppelin stakken( it’s huge) and a few bits of armour, may attack them in the new year :) all will be oob but maybe with alt colour schemes especially the German ones as the family isn’t too keen on Luftwaffe (ahem) tail markings 

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7 minutes ago, Courageous said:

Sorry but I don't call a dozen kits a stash.

Indeed. A dozen kits is a workbench. 🤔

 

Cheers,

 

Andre

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Ah but that’s only my 1/72 kits I have about 60 kits in total ( a modest stash) but do bear in mind I’m only back in the hobby a few years. 

 

I am with you on the workbench, let’s see, my wip, pup rebuild, bulldog rigging, DH4a, Bristol racer, Stuka, snark, typhoon, JI oh and the Pfalz, so only 9 in progress.

 

And of course my original  stash may still be in my dads. keep meaning to go retrieve that. Mostly 1/72 affair but aside from a rail gun and a 1/48 skyraider I can’t remember what’s in it.
 

My grand plan is to have a true stash by retirement , a few years yet. I also have a drawer full of plastic card and about a dozen sets of plans counted so as a mixed kit/scratchbuilder this too technically contributes to the overall numbers :)

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Wonder of wonders, my cheapo ebay airbrush and compressor worked a charm  (less than €50 so I wasn't expecting much, but it's great) , so I managed to do some work on the Typhoon. Primer first.

 

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First attempts at preshading, I used dark sea grey rather than black, not as much contrast as I'd have liked, but the undersides will be light grey so it should still work.

 

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Tamiya Light sea grey, not sure the preshading is showing through, but pleased with the finish overall,  still a bit dark so I think I'll give it a coat of something lighter. Will try to show a bit of modulation.

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Humbrol 166  much closer to the shade I was looking for. The gear doors are the inflight ones bluetacked in place to act as a mask ()thank you Airfix)

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48930938868_82427f9704_z.jpgBasecoat on upper surfaces, Tamiya neutral grey. Dark green next. Pretty pleased with my first few forays into airbrushing. Finish is definitely head and shoulders above brush painting, but more prep needed.

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Build looks really good so far. I am planning on doing this kit at some point, I'll have the gun bays open and probably an aftermarket resin and etch engine. Maybe even photoetch cockpit detailing if that's a thing that exists for that kit...

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Masked blue tack and maskol green on, Tamiya nato green. Pretty pleased with the result. Just needed a little brush retouching. Yellow next then decals.

starting to love my airbrush :)

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2 hours ago, Marklo said:

https://www.flickr.com/gp/152784191@N02/0F1992

https://www.flickr.com/gp/152784191@N02/7g5390

Masked blue tack and maskol green on, Tamiya nato green. Pretty pleased with the result. Just needed a little brush retouching. Yellow next then decals.

starting to love my airbrush :)

 

Looking good. 

 

Can't you post the pictures here directly?

 

 

Chris

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Copy and paste the image URL and the image will automatically show

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That's what I get for trying to be too smart and flickr from my phone :)

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Yellow on, made this difficult for myself by spraying a bit heavily instead of building up with light coats, terrible paint too, but ok after a bit of retouching. Decals next, almost done.

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Invasion stripes. In hindsight might have been better to spray them but they're done now.

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I did this kit some time last year.  It was a very nice kit.  It's looking good!

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Invasion stripes oleos and rocket rails on, very nearly there and starting to look the part :)

 

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Is that just a bit of weathering juice on the prop tips, to be soon removed?

 

 

Chris

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No it's yellow not behaving :) another coat or 10 and it will be fine(this is where I miss my enamels, I find yellow and white acrylic s are pants, may break out my hidden stash yet)

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