Genessis-Models

Genessis Models Survey

 

 

Genessis-Models
Sign up Calendar Latest Topics
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment   Page 2 of 24      Prev   1   2   3   4   5   Next   »
TedUSA

Avatar / Picture

Air Commodore
Registered:
Posts: 9,505
Reply with quote  #16 



Well, I had a premium day at UNIT 7 today. I arrived at about 1200, and closed up at about 1900. I primarily focused on the components and some assembly of the engine and the cockpit. Some parts were not assembled pending some paint first. I reviewed about half of Bob's Hobby Boss Corsair [late version] step by step video last night and followed many of his notes for my work today. I am going to try a bit more paint on the engine since I will be displaying it somewhat as part of my diorama scene. I also made a different decision re: the Instrument panel since I will have my canopy open but cannot not spring for the PE cockpit. I have drilled out the dials on the IP, then I thinned the back of the panel down quite a bit. Next I used the thinnest plain white styrene I had to make a plate to go behind the dial section of the IP. I will do one of two things-or a combination??--to make the dials more realistic.I can place the IP decal on the styrene and then glue that to the back of the IP with PVA glue. there is another piece that would go behind the IP and I have thinned it down where it attaches to the back of the IP. Hopefully, by thinning the IP and the second piece and using the very thin Styrene piece, the "sandwich" will be a similar thickness to what I would have had with the IP and that back piece [petals] alone? several fitting checks to do along the way. Another idea for the dial faces was to use the IP as a guide to locate the dial faces on the white styrene piece, leave the decal off, and use a pen to make the markings for the white dial faces. got to think about it carefully. I can always cut another piece of styrene and do BOTH techniques and see which one I like the best? final step for either technique will be to add clear drops in the dial faces to simulate glass.































I spent a long time working on the two areas of this kit that are sort of little mini kits within themselves. both will be visible in the end so I tried to get everything just as I needed it to go forward with my best effort. Of course, I was also doing some work on another kit at the same time.

__________________
Ted

pinterest pg. of scale models/dioramas:
http://www.pinterest.com/intrstinpintrst/awesome-scale-models/


0
Brundledonk

Avatar / Picture

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 6,256
Reply with quote  #17 
Looks like a lot of nice detail in this kit Ted ! And I think the way you are tackling the instument panel is the way to go as you will have a nice bit of depth to the dial faces, and it will look better than applying them just over the top


Pete
0
Choppa Nutta

Avatar / Picture

Admin
Registered:
Posts: 2,524
Reply with quote  #18 
I like the instrument panel trick too !!
nice way of making that feature come alive [smile]

__________________
May The Farce Be With You !
Paul... [tongue]

Gallery
http://genessis-models.websitetoolbox.com/post/a-gallery-of-my-art-other-endeavours-with-video-links-8037830?&trail=15
0
TedUSA

Avatar / Picture

Air Commodore
Registered:
Posts: 9,505
Reply with quote  #19 
Thanks Pete and Paul!

I actually applied the decal to the styrene plate today and put it behind the IP. I felt that the IP was still too thick--so I sanded it down even thinner from the back. Pictures and text later. I've got a couple of hours of grass mowing right now--its 96dg here!....oh well.

__________________
Ted

pinterest pg. of scale models/dioramas:
http://www.pinterest.com/intrstinpintrst/awesome-scale-models/


0
RossiM1

Avatar / Picture

Flight Lieutenant
Registered:
Posts: 722
Reply with quote  #20 
That's a great looking kit Ted some fabulous detail on there cannot wait to see where you take this mate the dio sounds very cool, and looks like your off to a great start mate, look forward to the next installment from Unit 7.
Gary

__________________
RossiM1
0
TedUSA

Avatar / Picture

Air Commodore
Registered:
Posts: 9,505
Reply with quote  #21 
Quote:
Originally Posted by RossiM1
That's a great looking kit Ted some fabulous detail on there cannot wait to see where you take this mate the dio sounds very cool, and looks like your off to a great start mate, look forward to the next installment from Unit 7.
Gary


Thank you very much Gary! I got called away from the hobby bench today so I had to cut everything off and leave just as I got rolling. I will be posting pictures later tonight. regional problems with Cell and internet signals. they don't know what happened or when it will be completely fixed. intermittent connections for now.

__________________
Ted

pinterest pg. of scale models/dioramas:
http://www.pinterest.com/intrstinpintrst/awesome-scale-models/


0
TedUSA

Avatar / Picture

Air Commodore
Registered:
Posts: 9,505
Reply with quote  #22 
I begin with a bit of re-statement from above. I was called away from UNIT 7 early today so I only got so far before I had to shut it down and go off to an errand.

 Focused on mixing my own cockpit interior color. I got out the palate and Tamiya Green [its sort of a "bright Kelly green" for you fashion conscious guys out there], yellow, and white. 15 drops of yellow, 5 drops of green, and 3 drops of white got me close enough to go into production. The mix came out flat although the green is not a flat color. washes applied later will tame the color down a bit--dull it properly? fingers crossed. As for color accuracy, I've stated this before. Its really tricky to "judge" color. Differences in monitors, monitor accuracy, lighting, paint tones, your eyesight and color perception, paint age, thinner/paint ratio, "scale" color, weathering,your camera, your editing software, and a 1,000 other variables that can differ between what you and I each see. Even in person its a scientific nightmare for accuracy. Well, that's my story and I am sticking to it. Its the reason many people like B/W photos. color plays tricks with your brain. the absence of color in an image allows your brain to study the "subject" much more objectively. So........let's all paint our models B/W?

And now, what you really came for---- the pictures:
























IN the picture above, locate the spider, space station, watch part, tall derby hat, Prussian Helmet, and evil pitchforks......yes, I'm twisted!

__________________
Ted

pinterest pg. of scale models/dioramas:
http://www.pinterest.com/intrstinpintrst/awesome-scale-models/


0
WALSHAMP

Avatar / Picture

Warrant Officer
Registered:
Posts: 386
Reply with quote  #23 
Ha ha! Spotted them all
__________________
Paul

On the bench:  1/12 Bandai C3-PO

Recently Completed:

On the shelf:1/48 Eduard MIG 21PFM, 1/72 Airfix - RNLI Severn Class Lifeboat, 1/72 Italeri Sr71 Blackbird
0
TedUSA

Avatar / Picture

Air Commodore
Registered:
Posts: 9,505
Reply with quote  #24 
Oh no, now I have to think of an award!
__________________
Ted

pinterest pg. of scale models/dioramas:
http://www.pinterest.com/intrstinpintrst/awesome-scale-models/


0
WALSHAMP

Avatar / Picture

Warrant Officer
Registered:
Posts: 386
Reply with quote  #25 
[biggrin]
__________________
Paul

On the bench:  1/12 Bandai C3-PO

Recently Completed:

On the shelf:1/48 Eduard MIG 21PFM, 1/72 Airfix - RNLI Severn Class Lifeboat, 1/72 Italeri Sr71 Blackbird
0
Choppa Nutta

Avatar / Picture

Admin
Registered:
Posts: 2,524
Reply with quote  #26 
LOL [smile]
__________________
May The Farce Be With You !
Paul... [tongue]

Gallery
http://genessis-models.websitetoolbox.com/post/a-gallery-of-my-art-other-endeavours-with-video-links-8037830?&trail=15
0
TedUSA

Avatar / Picture

Air Commodore
Registered:
Posts: 9,505
Reply with quote  #27 
its 0120 here on 8/6/2015.

I was at UNIT 7 yesterday [8/5/15] from about 0900-1630. I began with horrific AB problems. Cleaned them thoroughly [IMHO] on 8/4/15 but NEITHER AB would work that morning! Grrrrrrrr!*^%#.

Took them both all apart and re-cleaned and re-cleaned and re-cleaned.....and...........you know. The Evolution worked OK except that I still get a tiny stream of bubbles in the cup as I AB. Bad gasket? in front?

The VEDA never worked at all. It was 1200 and I had been over each part of the VEDA over and over. Then I noticed...........the front tip was missing! OH NO, a search came up empty until I realized that I might have tossed the part in the garbage as I emptied a cleaning cup. Desperately search through two bags of wet, model garbage. FOUND IT! cleaned it and attached--the VEDA IS ALIVE, ...IT"S ALIVE!

Now I had to have a break from the AB torture and I put the flat trailer together out of one of the accessory kits I planned to use for the diorama. Something simple and not related to AB!

SO now both AB work and I did some paint work on the flat black engine parts and the flat accessory trailer. First, a spray of Tamiya Metallic grey, then a spray of Model Master Stainless steel buffing lacquer. I ended the day by cleaning the AB's again.

I have a bad sinus infection and I trudged home sniffing and blowing and coughing, etc. Dr called me in a RX. Will not be at the unit on 8/7/15. Hope to feel better soon!


























My hope is that the white inside the dials will provide much needed contrast when everything is sandwiched together. I have thought about stripping the paint, AB on flat white, then painting the front of the IP flat black. Have to see how my current route works.


Flat black as "primer", then Tamiya Metallic Gray, then the model master stainless steel buffing metalizer.



should I have sealed the Tamiya Metallic gray before AB the  stainless steel lacquer on? never can remember order of paints over
paints.







Well, that's all for now gentlemen. Despite disaster in the beginning, I still got some constructive things done yesterday. hope to be back soon!


__________________
Ted

pinterest pg. of scale models/dioramas:
http://www.pinterest.com/intrstinpintrst/awesome-scale-models/


0
WALSHAMP

Avatar / Picture

Warrant Officer
Registered:
Posts: 386
Reply with quote  #28 
Looking good there Ted. I do enjoy the 'spot the part' games

hope you feel better soon.

__________________
Paul

On the bench:  1/12 Bandai C3-PO

Recently Completed:

On the shelf:1/48 Eduard MIG 21PFM, 1/72 Airfix - RNLI Severn Class Lifeboat, 1/72 Italeri Sr71 Blackbird
0
nigel56

Admin
Registered:
Posts: 3,234
Reply with quote  #29 
Looking really good Ted. I just love your detail in you step-by-step reports.

Think I found Waldo...he's holding the camera [rofl]
0
nigel56

Admin
Registered:
Posts: 3,234
Reply with quote  #30 
Quote:
Originally Posted by TedUSA



There's Waldo.....




sorry Ted...couldn't resist that one...when you put yourself in the firing line, be prepared to get shot...[rofl]
0
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Quick Navigation:

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.