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kennymc0

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Finally reached the end of my first group build. Had my ups and downs with motivation, and starts and stops but finally finished. Quite a few firsts in this one since it's only the second model I've built since joining this site. First time using photo etch, first time using resin. Also first time using MrColor paints (which resulted in a sticky mess in my airbrush since I thought it was water based and it was most definitely not).
Building along in this group build made this easier than it would have been otherwise. Questions were answered, encouragement was given, and I may have stolen a few techniques from other builds (thanks again pete [wink]).
In the end I'm really happy with how it turned out. Wasn't able to take any outdoor pictures since it's rainy and nasty outside, but I did find some large sheets of paper and made a makeshift photo booth. Think the pictures turned out pretty good, but I'll probably try and get some outside pictures as well once it's nicer outside.






Had to take a few pictures close enough up to see some of the stencils I put on.







And that's all the pictures I have at the moment. Hopefully I can get some outdoor pictures up after work tomorrow. I want to thank everyone once again for the help and encouragement they gave me along the way. Would probably still be in the decal stage if it wasn't for you guys. Thanks for following along on this adventure.

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Superb finish Kenny ! You have got the level of weathering spot on, it looks clean but used, perfect for a show bird
You should feel proud of your achievements on this mate ! Lots of complex parts and techniques but executed brilliantly !
I have really enjoyed following along with you through this

Now bring on the thunderbolt !

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That is some impressive work.
Models like this are exactly the reason why I will not be in the hurry to try to build a plane.
The moment I see such craftsmanship and such clear canopy, with amazing details inside, I just scream like a little girl and run away.
Wonderful model.

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Thanks guys. It came out as good as I could have hoped, and I'm still admiring that blue on gray. Glad I decided I wanted to go with a scheme with blue in it when I started on this. When I was getting ready to put the matte coat on I was afraid that the weathering was going to be too much, but it mellowed up just right once I got the matte coat on it. Probably going to start on the figure before I move on to the thunderbolt. Though I guess technically that is moving onto the thunderbolt since I'm planning on having that figure go in a diorama with the thunderbolt.[cool]

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[cool] that is extremely [cool] lovely build and finish Kenny
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Well done Kenny, that really looks a pro model finish. Colour scheme is great and the weathering just right. Can't wait to get mine up to that point...hopefully mine will turn out as well?????

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REALLY REALLY NICE!! Kenny!!!!! awesome work!!! love the scheme as well [cool][thumb][thumb][thumb][thumb]
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oh man that is beautiful. I also love the scheme and colors. even the closeups show great detail work all over. congrats on tackling a complex kit and using all the new products!
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Thanks guys. It was fun for the most part (except for the decals). The picture that I mentioned that I took a closeup to show the stencils I counted 94 decals total in that area. The stencils look great now that they are all on, but it was so very time consuming to get them all on. It almost makes me sad that a lot of decals are covered up by the drop tanks and missiles on the bottom. But I know they are there, and you can still see some of them between the fuselage and the drop tanks. So that's good enough for me. It's going to be nice moving on to a nice WWII plane now that this is finished. I've had enough of intakes and stencil overload to last me for a while.

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Very nice looking Phantom, Eduard packages seems to provide some nice decals. There seems to be quite a few stencil markings too... Nice subtle weathering. Some outdoor pictures would be nice!

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Well done you Kenny, you got there, a lot richer for all that you have learnt (an F15 Eagle will seem very easy to you). It has tested you to your limit, and beyond. You've had a lot of ups and downs along the way, but stood with it. Times when you wanted to give up but didn't.

Tubes and decals you did it all and the result is that wonderful piece of art you have produced.

A truely lovely model, with a wonderful colour scheme. Superb pre-shading and weathering.

Well done mate.

Now you can get back to your prop models with a renewed confidence.
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Thanks guys. Glad I made it through, and really happy with how it turned out. Managed to get home before it was dark, but had a tough time getting pictures without part of my shadow getting in some of the pictures. Downside of trying to take closeup photos with a phone outside. Think my first pictures turned out a little better, but these are what I was able to get.










Mostly the shadow that got in the pictures were my hands and the phone. A couple of those pictures look pretty good, but fighting the sun at 5:30pm was a losing battle. If I can get home by around lunch time tomorrow I'll replace these, otherwise I think the first set are plenty good enough. Was able to get surprisingly even lighting out of my daylight lamp in those. If I take them again I'll also wipe down the table first. That dirt spot from where the flower pot was sitting is bugging me lol.

Kenny

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Very nice job Kenny its way more dirty than mine but it's a navy bird its supposed to be.
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Kenny
I really like the way this turned out. The daytime pictures add something extra th the images. Enjoy your creation.
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Very nice!
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