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bitzadoggy

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I thought I'd try and start my first group build. I decided to start with this kit because I am acutely aware I may run out of time when making it. I realise that other people are doing this same kit and will certainly complete it to a higher standard. But then I figured that wasn't a reason not to join in myself. Hopefully I will manage to get the plane completed, then any extra time can be spent on the additional models. If life overtakes me and I can't finish the plane then I'll paint up the dog, submit that instead and pretend that was my plan all along [smile].


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"If life overtakes me and I can't finish the plane then I'll paint up the dog, submit that instead and pretend that was my plan all along [smile]."

Plan B sounds awesome !! haha [biggrin] [biggrin] [biggrin]
...... although I dare say applying the decals might be problematic [wink]

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Very nice and complete kit, looks like fun :-). Good luck, sure the dog is going to be awesome ;-)
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Yeah, the dog! why have I not thought of that before? Best wishes--you'll do fine.
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You'll do great! Make sure you browse the other builds to pick up tricks and ideas. And ask if you have any questions. [smile]
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bitzadoggy

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So, I've been plugging away at this slowly and have some photos from the last week or so to show off. I've really enjoyed the novel appraoch to buildling up the cockpit. I tried to make some belts using a bit of making tape, but they looked pretty naff so I ditched the idea. If anyone knows of a nice tutorial for scratchbuilding seatbelts could they point it out to me, please? Otherwise though i've put down some washes and a bit of dry brushing and I'm quite happy with the effect. My work seems to be improving as overall I think it is looking pretty neat and tidy compared with the fist I would have made of it a few models ago.







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What you have done looks killer!
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What you have done looks killer!
here is a link (if I did it right??) to making your own seatbelts.
http://www.florymodels.co.uk/how-to-scratch-build-seat-belt/

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bitzadoggy

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Perfect, thanks Ted.
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Perfect, thanks Ted.


you are more than welcome. you could also order some online? difficult to wait when the project is moving along however!

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Well I'm making progress. Slow, stable, methodical... slow... progress. This was my first time using preshading (unless you count a time I tried to do it with paintbrushes - that didn't work so well) and also post shading as well. I think I'm butting up against the limits of what my airbrush can achieve though. The blu-tack worms seem to have made the brown a little darker where they were sticking down, but I hope this is some oil on the matt paint and when I varnish over it will blend away.

Just the one photo now. I'll try and get some more up so I can at l;east show off the underside.

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You may need to clean off the areas where the tac was? I think it can leave a slight residue sometimes?
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Nice progress! Looks like you will get more done than just the dog ;-)
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Well that looks really good! I think you have this under control.

The darker areas should blend away after some clear coats.
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bitzadoggy

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A bit later than I was hoping but here are some pictures of the decals going down. I don't know why exactly but the pain seems really textured, I've put down about 6 coats of clear but it still has a lot of texture, so getting the decals to sit nicely without silvering could be a challenge. I've also included a shot of the underside, where the pre-shading has really come though nicely despite the gloss finish.




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