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spiton

TBD Devastator Airfix 1/72

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Old model Airfix, completed with Valom conopy. The conopy didn't fit at all. Fuselage had to be extended by almost 3 mm. After extended fuselage, I had to make engine a little bigger. You know . Ordinery modeller work ,-)  but somehow it worked out.

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Well that's certainly knocked that old kit into shape!! Superb modelling, especially when looking at the original kit. Very nicely done!

 

Cheers

 

Malcolm

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Lordy.  I'd never have guessed it is made from the Airfix kit unless you have mentioned it. 

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Wow, that's a brilliant rehabilitation job of that kit. Never would have guessed its origin from the excellent result. 

 

Superb job! 

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Thank You, Thank, You ! "revitalization" of old kit, that is my favourite fun. Attention !I add some interesting photos to gallery.

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What the others have said- if you hadn't identified it, I would guessed a 1/48 kit for sure. I really, really like the realistic staining of the paintwork! Keeping my fingers crossed that the new Airfix gets around to this one! You should be proud of this one. 👍

Mike

 

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Amazing work. As 72modeler said above, I just assumed it was an unusually convincing 1:48th Devastator and had to double check the post heading.

 

Impressive and inspiring!

 

Kind regards,

 

Joachim

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WOW!! Impressive job on an old kit. Great paint job.

You have proven, once again, that old kits can be turned into great kits (with some work of course)!

 

Miguel

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24 minutes ago, 72modeler said:

What the others have said- if you hadn't identified it, I would guessed a 1/48 kit for sure. I really, really like the realistic staining of the paintwork! Keeping my fingers crossed that the new Airfix gets around to this one! You should be proud if this one. 👍

Mike

 

I agree completely with Mike. I'm finishing up my 48th scale Devastator and am struggling on how to weather and stain mine realistically.  Yours looks great, so any tips for me would be greatly appreciated!

 

Cheers,

 

Mark

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Great job scrubbing up this oldie!  I've got one of these and it looks pretty rough in the box, amazing what some careful modeling and a good paint job can do.

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2 hours ago, Mark Joyce said:

I agree completely with Mike. I'm finishing up my 48th scale Devastator and am struggling on how to weather and stain mine realistically.  Yours looks great, so any tips for me would be greatly appreciated!

 

Cheers,

 

Mark

I do shading using oil paint. I'm enbrighting panels using white undiluted oil. Then I'm brushing them with clean, dried brush to make soft edges. To dark smudges I'm using dark paint. I'm making oil stains with highly undiluted white spirit. In this model the way of proper sticking the decal on wings is very important. If you have low quality decal, it's better to paint insignia with paint.

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Very impressive work on this old girl!

 

Terry

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Fantastic 

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Who doesn’t like an old kit that’s been scrubbed up to modern day standards? That’s just fantastic work and it all looks so good in that great paint job. New tools of this and a good Dauntless are long overdue. 
 

Cheers and very well modelled.. Dave

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That's a lot of work you have put into it. It has come out very nicely. 👍👍

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11 hours ago, Rabbit Leader said:

Who doesn’t like an old kit that’s been scrubbed up to modern day standards? That’s just fantastic work and it all looks so good in that great paint job. New tools of this and a good Dauntless are long overdue. 
 

Cheers and very well modelled.. Dave

Thank you very much for your good words. I like rivets in this old set. There was a time when we all hated rivets because we loved "sunken" panel lines. Hasegawa has the perfect standard of this convention. In this model I made a mixture of rivets - on the middle parts of the hull and some "sunken" panel lines. For example this panel between the wing and fuselage. These panels are made by attaching foil - for example, bombardier doors. And I feel that the diversity of the construction surface of this model element gives a realistic effect.

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