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Hot Out of the Molds 2018
c4willy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Thursday, December 06, 2018 - 04:49 PM UTC
If you're using an infinity Radek you'll be fine! Mine sprays lacquers without any issue and does it exceedingly well as I'm sure yours will too!
RadekZ
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Warszawa, Poland
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Posted: Thursday, December 06, 2018 - 07:35 PM UTC

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If you're using an infinity Radek you'll be fine! Mine sprays lacquers without any issue and does it exceedingly well as I'm sure yours will too!



Thanks Chris, hopefully this weekend I'll find out myself how it's like to use "smelly" paints as I'm almost done with fiddly interior of "cockroach"
b17-peter
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Hessen, Germany
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Posted: Sunday, December 09, 2018 - 03:15 AM UTC
Hi mates,
made a little progress with my build, some problem with the resin seat. Unfortunately it broke when I was sawing it off the block
Well, that means probably the hood will be mounted in the closed position...

..the seat and what I could save of it....

I started to glue the fuselage halves and painted a few minor parts already

of course it is a shortrun kit, but anyway I like it still more than my other project, the Mirage III of R.V.Aircraft
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b17-peter
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Hessen, Germany
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Posted: Sunday, December 09, 2018 - 03:21 AM UTC


RadekZ
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Warszawa, Poland
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Posted: Sunday, December 09, 2018 - 10:02 AM UTC
It took longer than expected, but here it is:

Update #1

I'll start with advice - this kit is amazing in detail, but if you want to keep yourself sane buy version with fully moulded suspension (with tracks), I'm currently halfway to the bin after assemblying those tiny tracks .

Ok, back to the build - as said, kit has amazing details, but plastic is very "cracky". Parts (which are thin and softly looking) have tendency to break or bend, so no cutting tools for small parts, just hobby knife or fine razor.
Overall fitting is also very good, with two major flaws - frontal and rear sloped plates (those with hatches) are too wide and don't fit (do not attempt to glue them before installing hatch doors), there's not much room to correct them, so there's a challenge.
Also one major issue for "rivet counters". The 20mm version has apparently only ammo stowage for machine gun version (stowage boxes behind commander/gunner seat). I couldn't find anything to replace, so I left it as is.






Next priming and painting.

Cheers,
Radek
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MODELGEEK
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 08:51 AM UTC
Hi all, well i've been struck down with the dreaded lurgy at the moment and along with the higher work load this has reduced my modelling time.

However i'm call this one done, so without further ado, i present for your viewing pleasure JPG Production's 1/12 scale Imperial Probe Droid:






RadekZ
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Warszawa, Poland
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Posted: Monday, December 17, 2018 - 10:43 AM UTC
Ok, so I've put Hataka Orange series into use, still stench of lacquer wounds around mancave, but here comes...

Update #2

Ok. Those Hataka Orange... if they just smelled like Tamiya's acrylics...
Apart of that they are great. First time I ever used lacquers (not only Hataka, but in general) and I'm impressed. Thinned them 1:2 paint:thinner ratio (people suggest 1:3 but that seems too much) and tried them directly over plastic. Thin layers, low pressure (~1bar/15PIS). Worth it. I need some practice, but coverage and quality is superb. Fun fact - this sandy colour seems to have better pigmentation than darker shades.

Here's exterior after painting:




And a sneak peak inside "fighting compartment" - it's been painted with Gunze H21 and detailed with Vallejo Acrylics. Weathering with various oil paints, chipping with acrylics again.




Next: finishing details and weathering... And I need to fix these stupid tracks that crack on joints all the time... bugger..

Cheers,
Radek
SGTJKJ
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Monday, December 17, 2018 - 08:37 PM UTC
Awesome build, David. I feel the empire is on to me....

Radek, great the lacquers worked out well. Nice interior. Looking forward to see more.
eMan
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Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
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Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 07:06 PM UTC
VF-4 progress update.




b17-peter
#392
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Hessen, Germany
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Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 10:59 PM UTC
@Lap Man: Looks definitely cool
What scale is it?
terminators
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France
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Posted: Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 05:16 AM UTC
Hello all,

New pics of my model and I call it done for this nice campaign !



Details added on the turret walls


Reworked ammunition box and its holder


I add a TOW bar from Trumpeter on the front rack and replace the Duke antenna with a Blast Models item.



Added parts on side running boards









Winch extremity added

b17-peter
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Hessen, Germany
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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 06:49 AM UTC
@Alex - Very impressive, looks real business!

I got a little further with my own build




First "milestone", it's no tailsitter
Seasons greetings to all of you
Cheers Pete
SGTJKJ
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 07:55 PM UTC
Nice progress, Peter!

Alex, beautiful build! Looks ready to start prowling the Afghan countryside.
RadekZ
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Warszawa, Poland
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Posted: Tuesday, December 25, 2018 - 11:07 AM UTC
Ho, ho, ho everyone

@Jesper - thank you for comment.

@Lap Man, Peter - great updates your kits

@Alex, congrats on finishing your kit.

Final update

Ok, so it's 'mid' Christmas, my stomach has already surrendered, so I decided to finish the TKS between bites of a home made cold cuts and cakes .

I decided to be a little bit conservative with weathering as the vehicles weren't that much combat worn due to short campaign. So only some dust, scratches near hatches and a little bit of dirt here and there.

Here are the pics of finsished kit:





And at the end 'In your face' photo against TKS's main adversary:


It was a great build and despite fact the tracks look like if TKS hit a mine or two, I really enjoyed these tiny details and the I like what came out of my clumsy hands

(Pics downoladed to gallery)

I keep my fingers crossed for all you guys who are still finishing your kits. Thanks for great campaign and see you next year

Cheers,
Radek
b17-peter
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Hessen, Germany
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Posted: Tuesday, December 25, 2018 - 11:38 AM UTC
@Radek - Great job on that "cute little thing"

I'm making good progress at the end, as I have the last days of the year off, I'll start with the decals tomorrow

Let's go for the finish line!
RadekZ
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Posted: Tuesday, December 25, 2018 - 11:42 AM UTC

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@Radek - Great job on that "cute little thing"

I'm making good progress at the end [...]



Thanks, Peter. Which metalics you used on the model? it looks great!
Good luck with finishing.
b17-peter
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Posted: Tuesday, December 25, 2018 - 10:02 PM UTC
@ Radek - Thanks!
For natural metal finish I mostly use Gunze's No. 211 and to get some other shades, 212, 213 etc. For small parts like landing gear, antennas etc. normally Humbrol 27001 (matt Aluminium) and 27002 (polished Aluminium), too.
terminators
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France
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Posted: Tuesday, December 25, 2018 - 10:42 PM UTC
Peter, Jesper, Radek, thank you.

Peter, it seems your plane is almost ready for the take-off.
RadekZ
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Posted: Tuesday, December 25, 2018 - 10:56 PM UTC

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@ Radek - Thanks!
For natural metal finish I mostly use Gunze's No. 211 and to get some other shades, 212, 213 etc. For small parts like landing gear, antennas etc. normally Humbrol 27001 (matt Aluminium) and 27002 (polished Aluminium), too.



Hmm seems I'll have to give those "smelly" stuff a try next year finally as it looks fantastic.
RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
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Posted: Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - 07:09 AM UTC
And my last plane for this buzzy year:

An A-36 Apache who served with the 311th Fighter Bomber Group on the CBI Theater.





terminators
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Posted: Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - 01:13 PM UTC
Nice plane, the finishing is very cool !

b17-peter
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Posted: Friday, December 28, 2018 - 12:00 AM UTC

Done!


Pictures go into the gallery next.
Hope all campaigners can finish in time, happy new year for everyone
Cheers Peter
terminators
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Posted: Friday, December 28, 2018 - 10:48 PM UTC
Congrats Peter for your nice plane. I like checkerboards who give an original look.