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Another Hobbyboss Tiger II +Finished+


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Allrighty

 

New GB

 

I wasn't sure I was going to post this build. I started slapping the kit together a week ago (or thereabouts) and started making errors at almost the same time.

I nearly canned it but carried on and it looks like it might turn out okay(ish)

 

Anyway, the sprue shots are available elsehwere, so here's a pic of the box contents just to show it wasn't started

 

New GB

 

I'm planning to do the Swiss scheme below

 

New GB

 

This will be OOB since that's what I do.

 

There aren't many in-progress pics 'till now. I thought I had taken more, but obviously not.

Cockpit was assembled, painted and decorated. Then the fuselage halves were stuck together

Major mistake was not attaching the stabilisers before that step. :doh:

Snipped them in half then stuck'em in

filler was applied to the nasty gaps 

 

Work in progress

Since not all of the armament and other underside stores will be attached, I filled in the holes

 

Work in progress

 

This is where I got to before today

 

More soon(ish)

/P

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Allrighty

 

Today's work was mainly masking the canopy

 

Work in progress

 

Attaching it to the fuselage

 

Work in progress

 

Final sanding of the filler and a blast of primer.

That's being left to cure.

 

I should get the first layer of paint on tomorrow morning

 

Off now to watch Godzilla on the tellybox :dinosaur:

 

More soon(ish)

/P

 

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I am also building one of these. There is an issue with the fin were it meets the fuselage. I shopped off a piece from a number tap from the sprue, and glued it to the end the front of the fin and then sanded it to blend the front of the fin into the fuselage instead of it ending abruptly.  

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On 8/13/2022 at 7:08 PM, Robert Stuart said:

I fear Godzilla will slow you down?

OT: Like your building jig

It did a bit, but I'm back working now. I finally got the lighter grey sprayed today (no pics though)

The jig is a 3D printed tool from ZEP which I bought from Scalemodelshop. As far as I can tell, they are either a part of, or distributed by, one of the Spanish paint giants

 

On 8/13/2022 at 7:20 PM, Cyberduck said:

There is an issue with the fin were it meets the fuselage

Thanks, advice has been taken and a similar fix deployed

 

On 8/13/2022 at 9:39 PM, modelling minion said:

t this rate she will be in the gallery by next weekend!

It's always possible, but I now have to mask up for the (not much) darker grey

 

More soon(ish)

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Allrighty

 

I spent the day masking for the dark(er) grey

 

Masked

 

Masked

 

Amybe it would have been easier to spray the darker grey, then mask before spraying the lighter shade. 

Then I attacked it with the airbrush and mr color C308 (or is it C307 😕 Whichever one I didn't use last time). I really like these paints, just wish they didn't stink quite so much :maskup:

 

Masked

 

Masked

 

Can you see the difference? (no, neither can I)

I'll let that dry off a bit then unmask

 

More soon(ish)

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13 minutes ago, modelling minion said:

There isn't a great deal of difference between the two colours

Thanks. From what I've seen in pictures online, they are not miles apart.

The initial test spray son kitchen towel shows enough difference to be noticeable but only just.

 

I will remove the masking shortly

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Allrighty

 

Masking has been removed

 

Masked

 

Masked

 

Masked

 

Good enough :phew:

The difference is a bit more obvious in the flesh as it were, but some of the demarcation is somewhat vague in places.

It'll do

 

Remaining tasks

Burnt Iron/Jet exhaust on the rear

Black on the front

Clear coat

Decals

Clear coat

Fix undercarriage and weapons

Repair pitot (mustn't forget that) I'm leaving it till last otherwise it will just end up broken again

 

More soon(ish)

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Thanks guys

I have another in the stash as I want to do the version on the cover. I may need to add 2 more and do all 4 variants from the box

It's a cheap enough kit to consider that

 

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It's looking good. Having already snapped the pitot on mine before I've even got the fuselage halves together (Italeri moulded it as part of the upper half), I'll be replacing mine with some Albion Alloys slide fit tube.

 

James

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14 hours ago, psdavidson said:

Thanks guys

I have another in the stash as I want to do the version on the cover. I may need to add 2 more and do all 4 variants from the box

It's a cheap enough kit to consider that

 

/P

Sounds like a good plan.

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Allrighty

 

I've masked for the remaining paintwork

 

Thursday

 

This was a lot simpler

I can cover one end with a small ziploc while the other end is being sprayed then swap it over

 

The actual painting won't happen until tomorrow.

 

More soon(ish)

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Allrighty

The precautions paid off

 

Launching

 

A quick gloss coat has also been sprayed

Decal applicaiton will start tomorrow, hopefully in the gallery by Sunday

 

More soon(ish)

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Allrighty

 

As promised, I started applying the decals earlier this afternoon

 

F5

 

Didn't really have much trouble with them. They separated from the backing really quickly

 

Everyhing stuck on and several coats of Micro Set/Sol later

 

F5

They were still drying when that pic was taken

 

I've stuck on the landing gear and rockets

 

F5

 

I was a little worried it would ba a tail-sitter since I didn't add any weight to the nose, but it seems fine

I still need to seal everything in with a flat coat then remove the canopy masks

 

More soon(ish)

/P

 

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