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4 hours ago, The Spadgent said:

I’m a little bit in love with her. I almost went to try and copy the exact box colours and go Sandy and brown but I’m glad I stuck to this. 😍

The colours went so sexy, Johnny! The light tone is an XF-76 and which was the darker one?

 

4 hours ago, The Spadgent said:

There are lots of sun assemblies to build. all the hatches and doors need opening back up, the weapons and of course the weathering. 🌧🌞

I can imagine how she’ll looks with the Flory Wash applied all-over... 😋

 

Excellent progress dear Spad, congratulations on having the Hind out of the paint shop. 👍

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That's looking great, Johnny !! The camo contrast really sets the model off !

 

Gonna have to put this kit on the 'wants' list, you've inspired me !!

Rog 

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Impeccable paint job, Johnny - as usual, I must say :worthy: :worthy:  :clap: Glad to see the decals are setting properly - those long yellow strips on the tail, with writings on them, could have potentially turned into a huge nightmare ... :phew:

 

Ciao

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Looking extremely fine after its trip to the paintshop, looking forward to the next stage now

 

  Stay safe              Roger

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Bloomin' marvellous - well done Johnny, again! :) 

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On 14/02/2021 at 23:31, daryl_five_zero said:

Absolutely stunning. The camo has come out looking perfect, you made the right call there. 

Thank you. I’m glad you like it. 😀

On 14/02/2021 at 23:32, AdrianMF said:

Gosh! Scrolling through your updates is like a crash course in surrealism! I think we ended up with a helicopter after the acid trip....

Shrooms and blu tac. 🤪

On 15/02/2021 at 03:45, Nikolay Polyakov said:

The colours went so sexy, Johnny! The light tone is an XF-76 and which was the darker one?

 

I can imagine how she’ll looks with the Flory Wash applied all-over... 😋

 

Excellent progress dear Spad, congratulations on having the Hind out of the paint shop. 👍

Thanks Nikolay. The paints are the Zvezda call outs. I’ll use the XF-76 on the A . The lighter is XF-80 and the darker is XF-61 (I think) I’ll check tomorrow.  (Checked yes XF-61)

On 15/02/2021 at 05:40, roginoz said:

That's looking great, Johnny !! The camo contrast really sets the model off !

 

Gonna have to put this kit on the 'wants' list, you've inspired me !!

Rog 

It’s a great kit. You’ll love it. And thanks. 😃

On 15/02/2021 at 08:21, IPMS19 said:

- GREAT JOB Johnny, the masquing is remarkable....and the colorsare really fitting to the beast

Thanks. I’m so happy with the colours. 😊

On 15/02/2021 at 08:29, giemme said:

Impeccable paint job, Johnny - as usual, I must say :worthy: :worthy:  :clap: Glad to see the decals are setting properly - those long yellow strips on the tail, with writings on them, could have potentially turned into a huge nightmare ... :phew:

 

Ciao

Thanks G. The Decals settle really well. Really good. 😁

On 15/02/2021 at 09:01, Hamden said:

 

Looking extremely fine after its trip to the paintshop, looking forward to the next stage now

 

  Stay safe              Roger

Thanks wait no longer. 😎

On 15/02/2021 at 18:36, opus999 said:

Spectacular!  The colors are perfect and the rivets really make it look real.  WOW!!!!

Thanks. I’m so glad the rivets are working. They are a great gift. 😊

On 15/02/2021 at 18:51, AliGauld said:

There's some first class work done there, young man.

 

I remain in awe of your talent and skill.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

Thank you. Far too kind. 

On 15/02/2021 at 20:49, Biggles87 said:

Fantastic ! ( and spectacular ) The rivets were well worth the effort, they make a huge difference.

 

John

 

Thanks. I am so happy they turned out well in the end. 😃

On 15/02/2021 at 22:42, CedB said:

Bloomin' marvellous - well done Johnny, again! :) 

Thanks Mr B. 🙌

On 16/02/2021 at 10:07, Andrew Perren said:

Bravo Sir Spad.  Nearly there. 

Thanks Andrew. Still a way to go but yes definitely getting there. 
 

😀🙌

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 Morning Britmodellers. 😃 progress has been made. Slow and steady but always in the right direction which is good. 😍

The yellow bands got some paint touch ups to fix their short comings. 

along with a few other little bits here and there. 

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I’d not made the PE front UC door so that got folded and the oh so tiny brackets added.

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It is a lot better than the kit one. 👌

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All the bits so far that have been prepped got a good prime. You can see the exhaust cowls still in bits as I need to paint inside first.

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All these got a pre shade then a top coat of paint.

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I got wheel masks with the resin replacements but was disappointed to see I had to paint them backwards to the way I usually do it. The masks were meant to be used like a polo to mask the tyre. Fortunately I used the middle waste bit and masked my wheel instead. So if anyone needs wheel masks for this let me know. 😉

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This little pod got added too before a flory wash.

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Now the fun starts. Dark dirt is my wash of choice. @Nikolay Polyakov had mentioned that the was I had sent had gone a bit grainy. This one had too so shaking and stirring and then decanting via a pipette got it back to a good consistency. I’d also noticed that my pot had all of the pigment float to the bottom so the liquid was almost free of it. Which was odd. Like an emulsion. The shaking and such sorted this though so a word to the wise. 🥸

coat on with a medium flat brush.

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I initially loaded a larger brush but it soaked up far too much flory and didn’t give any back so I opted for the medium as pictured.

Here she is dried out. 

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Now I have thought about this next step quite a bit. You can just rub off excess with a cloth or paper towel. I tend to go at it in a more methodical approach. I use cotton buds, sponges, cloths and sometimes my naked fingers to remove exactly the right bits of flory I don’t want and leaving the bits I do. It’s as much of a process as the pre shade is to my painting.

Here is a first pass.

Close up of the nose.

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Belly.

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And side.

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I’ll do this in a few passes before committing to a gloss coat. So more today in better light.

Hope you’re enjoying the build. I’m looking forward to opening her back up again. More later fingers crossed.

 

All the best and Happy modelling.

 

Johnny. 😇

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Looking very resplendent Johnny.

And with the other parts readied for paint it won`t be long before another masterpiece rolls off the "Spadgent" production line.

 

Stay safe sir.

 

Simon.

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- I experienced the same with Flory but curiuously not with all the pots, the black are quite good for instance...Very good looking Hind Johnny..for mine, the rivet step is over and masking has begun before painting process...

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Looking fantastic Johnny, enjoyed following this whole build but especially these final steps.
I have had the same issues with the Dark Grime wash, it definitely needs agitating properly each time I use. (It usually stands for months as I'm such a slow builder)

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7 hours ago, The Spadgent said:

This one had too so shaking and stirring and then decanting via a pipette got it back to a good consistency. I’d also noticed that my pot had all of the pigment float to the bottom so the liquid was almost free of it. Which was odd. Like an emulsion. The shaking and such sorted this though so a word to the wise.

Another day I used it for the small bits inside the cockpit and everything went great, just like it were two different bottles of Flory Wash... 🤨 Strange, but works!

 

The rivets are so in-scale under the coats of paint and really popping under the wash - this is spectacular work, Johnny! 👏

 

59 minutes ago, Massimo said:

Those rivets look fantastic!!!

It was worth the effort!!!

And the paint job is superb!

Agreed! 👍

 

7 hours ago, The Spadgent said:

I’m looking forward to opening her back up again. More later fingers crossed.

It’ll be interesting, we’re waiting for it too... 😺

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As usual, your weathering brings the model to life, Johnny :worthy:  :clap: 

 

Ciao

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On 20/02/2021 at 12:02, Spookytooth said:

Looking very resplendent Johnny.

And with the other parts readied for paint it won`t be long before another masterpiece rolls off the "Spadgent" production line.

 

Stay safe sir.

 

Simon.

No pressure then. 🤣 Thank you Simon, far too kind. 😃

On 20/02/2021 at 14:09, IPMS19 said:

- I experienced the same with Flory but curiuously not with all the pots, the black are quite good for instance...Very good looking Hind Johnny..for mine, the rivet step is over and masking has begun before painting process...

I’m not the only one then. Ooh glad yours is moving along. I hope the rivets went well for you. 

On 20/02/2021 at 14:40, Quiet Mike said:

Looking fantastic Johnny, enjoyed following this whole build but especially these final steps.
I have had the same issues with the Dark Grime wash, it definitely needs agitating properly each time I use. (It usually stands for months as I'm such a slow builder)

Thanks. Yes I think if you catch it right it works wonders. 

On 20/02/2021 at 15:49, Massimo said:

Those rivets look fantastic!!!

It was worth the effort!!!

And the paint job is superb!

 

Well done!!

Thank you. 🙌

On 20/02/2021 at 15:52, Big Dave S said:

A smashing paint job

Cheeres.

On 20/02/2021 at 16:50, Nikolay Polyakov said:

Another day I used it for the small bits inside the cockpit and everything went great, just like it were two different bottles of Flory Wash... 🤨 Strange, but works!

 

The rivets are so in-scale under the coats of paint and really popping under the wash - this is spectacular work, Johnny! 👏

 

 

It’ll be interesting, we’re waiting for it too... 😺

Thanks Nikolay, she seems to be coming together now. 🙌

On 20/02/2021 at 17:30, giemme said:

As usual, your weathering brings the model to life, Johnny :worthy:  :clap: 

 

Ciao

Thanks G. It’s one of my favourite parts of the build. 

On 20/02/2021 at 17:41, Back in the Saddle said:

Excellent work Johnny! 👍

Thank you sir. 

On 20/02/2021 at 19:22, Marklo said:

Looking good. Definitely has that lived in feel about it.

Thanks. That’s the plan. 👌

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Hey you lot. A little more was done over the weekend. I wrote down the steps I wanted to do and just ran at them. I don’t know what it is but you get to this point in a build and there seems to be so many disparate parts you don’t quite know what to tackle first. So I’ll buzz through what got done. 
The exhausts got painted last time but I forgot to post the pic. This is post Flory.

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The exhaust cowl had its internals painted “steel” and washed.

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Then assembled.

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All the small bits got their wash done and knocked back.

wheels.

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Front gear.

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The engine dust covers.

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Rear fins.

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Front UC door.

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Soo many little bits. 🥸 

The UC got the hydraulic chrome painted.

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And the dust covers got assembled.

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I also got the AK streaking fluid on the go and added some subtle filters.

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And at the front.

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The belly.

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And around the winglets.

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It’s a lovely touch that really makes me happy. 🤩

A mat coat was applied and some drying happened before I started opening her back up. 🤞🤞🤞🤞 for no over spray.

looking good so far, the exhausts got glued on too after some light weathering.

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Engines are out!! Luckily no damage. 🤩

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The rear cabin is open!!! 😊🙃

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And the dust filters got glued.

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Just the rear UC doors to do. 

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Woot!! All open and no damage to speak of. 🙂 phew. I can see lots of little actuator rods in my future. 🤣😂

Not to mention lots of weapons. 😜

 

hope you all have a great week. 
 

Johnny.🐊

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