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Where the Astronauts Born - T-38 A Talon "NASA", Wolfpack 1/48.


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Good night to all,

 

I'm glad to present my last work, a T-38 A Talon from Wolpack. I've built the kit OOB except for some scratchbuilt addictions in the cockpit (i.e. the separation glass of the central frame) and in the wheels/airbrakes bay. I also added the positive rivets from Archer on the exhausts zone.  Pilot's name decal on the rear canopy taken from the Fundekals sheet. 
Hope you'll enjoy... take care and stay safe in this difficult moments. 
Cheers frome Rome.

Valerio. 

 

49713768883_962f457d47_b.jpgTalon END 3 by Valerio, su Flickr

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49714624227_1e147fff9e_b.jpgTalon END 2 by Valerio, su Flickr

49714310046_87e0b7d65e_b.jpgTalon END 1 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

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This is just a beautiful build.  I have a soft spot for these planes and you have certainly done the justice.  Like the choice of the NASA version as they were always impeccably maintained and the colors look great.

Stay safe.

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That's superb. Immaculate finish and beautifully presented. Looks like you could just fly it off the table. The metallic work, precise paintwork, pitot tube spiral, landing gear...just stunning. 

 

Excellent modelling all round. 

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Absolutely beautiful Talon Valerio - much much nicer than the Talon I built last year. You attention to detail and precision is amazing.

 

Cheers

 

Malcolm

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That's just MAGNIFICENT !!!

Kudos to Wolfpack for issuing a kit with such eye catching decals for an eye catching Talon, my favourite fast jet.

 

Now, will someone PLEASE put out a sheet featuring the Swiss red livery..........PLEEEEEZE.....!!

Rog

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Nice job on of my favorite aircraft.

 

A couple questions, if I can;

1. What paint/finish did you use for the overall main white color, as it seems to be my kryptonite and yours looks very nice.

2. How much post-editing do you perform on the pics, and what do you use? The photos are fantastic, and very lifelike, but I noticed the pitot disappeared in the last pic, and wonder what you use to "clean up" the background.

 

Just curious at I'm still a newbie on posting (but getting better, I hope), and yours has a very polished look.

 

Thanks,

 

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5 minutes ago, markmcguire25 said:

Nice job on of my favorite aircraft.

 

A couple questions, if I can;

1. What paint/finish did you use for the overall main white color, as it seems to be my kryptonite and yours looks very nice.

2. How much post-editing do you perform on the pics, and what do you use? The photos are fantastic, and very lifelike, but I noticed the pitot disappeared in the last pic, and wonder what you use to "clean up" the background.

 

Just curious at I'm still a newbie on posting (but getting better, I hope), and yours has a very polished look.

 

Thanks,

 

 

Hi Mark...!

 

1) I've used a primer.. the Mr. Finishing Primer 1500 White Gunze. This is not the first time that I used it and I fell good with this product. I add Levelling Thinner Gunze at 80% so I can obtain an homogeneous surface... moreover this primer can be sanded with 1500/2000/3000 and 4000 grit papers to reach a very smooth finish. 

2) The last pic is referred to the model still in construction (at that time I hadn't added the tailerons yet). Unfortunately that was the only moment where I could take a picture of the under surfaces... with canopies and VHF antenna on the top of vertical stabilizer it's impossible to turn the model. 😉

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Awesome Valerio! Thanks for the quick response. I'll give the Gunze a try.

 

Stay Safe!

 

Mark

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Incredible model Valerio, beautiful finish with a difficult colour to get right and amazing photography. Have I missed any superlatives because this model deserves them all. 

 

Pete

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