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SimonD

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While stuff is drying and I'm home alone, started some scratchbuilding for the dio. Here's a teaser:



[rofl][rofl][rofl]



Footnote: In my package(s) of goodies I bought one of those PE scriber/saw things, you can see it in the photo. They are amazeballs. Lovin' it! I know it's ground floor of scratchbuilding but it beats using my tweezers (like I was) that's for sure! lol

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Thanks Pete, I looked around town and just got blank stares and glazed looks. I generally said "nevermind" and walked off. lol I'll order some Monday but it's not holding the build up.
I decided to dry brush Mr Metal instead, it's working fine. Should have some big paint on today. [smile]


A hardware or car spares/ body repair shop should keep it , I'm not sure what it's called in Australia, over here it's cellulose thinners but in the US it lacquer thinners

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That scriber looks like it will be very handy for getting into the corners too, the one I have will only go so far due to the shape of the blade, I think i need to look for one like yours

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I've got a whole sheet of them, different shapes, here pic:


Here's the Aussie price. http://www.bnamodelworld.com/crazy-modeler/ep0105 Makes that about 5 pounds I reckon. I was a bit scared to rescribe the plane too heavy due to scale, but it goes deep and clean if you want it to. and you just turn it around the saw blade is on the reverse edge. Wicked stuff. 

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Ok, we're all masked up downstairs ready for the upstairs base coat. In this case it will be Vallego's 70874 Tan-Earth. And check out my spraybooth filter mat!! That's only after a few coats of primer and a bit of white. I know Vallego is harmless but it bodes well for when the nasties get sprayed.

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Thanks for looking.

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Base coat is on. I have deliberately kept it light where I know the greens are going to be so I don't kill off the pre-shading completely (not overly concerned if I do), keeping my references close at hand.
Paint went on ok, a couple of little splatters as I went from a thin first coat to a little bit thicker subsequent. Air pressure adjusted accordingly and it settled down. I will put a clear coat on this once it's had a good chunk of time to dry to lock it in.





Thanks for looking. [smile]


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Paint's on! I'm stoked! There's a couple of rough spots and a blow out, but other than that, I think she looks beautiful! The lighter green had me a bit worried, both it and the Tan may not be the right actual colours. But I love the final colours. They'll do me.

I need to get some flow improver I think. The way I like to spray is a fair way from the model (mainly so I can see). So the paint job is rough, but I can live with that too this time, this early in the game.

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The blowout. I'm going to see if I can give it a light rub with the leveller I have, hopefully there's not too much clear on it and it just rubs off. Do ya think?


Thanks for looking. [smile]





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Decided not to make a permanent dio for this build but I want to display it on something, so I'm making a display board I'm hoping will be versatile enough to be able to photograph between 1:72 to 1:48 scale.

I've been planning it for some time but only just recently decided to include a bit of hardware, as in a building and a sign.

I raided the "Road signs WWII" kit from Italeri I have and what a little beauty it is! It's got lots of cool stuff in it to play with so I've decided to put a sign up, legs inside 2 x 44 gallon drums, suitably weathered of course, next to a ... "gentlemans retreat" adapted from the "Observation Post" kit I bought, also from Italeri, which is also excellent if you want to scratchbuild a simple building or something, anyway, I'm rambling.

The idea is whatever is being displayed is stopping in for a pit stop, if you get my drift.

So I've started that. lol Here's some shots of that work.

Here's the sprues for the road signs kit, and the 44's in the background, I hope I can do them justice they are just begging for some great weathering. The Obs post is in the brown already being played with.


Dressing up the panels of the outhouse, just making the boards a little more pronounced and adding some weathering in places, with the scriber and knife.


The roof will be raised, but not as much as the original Obs post so I made sure to add the detail at the top of the panels as they may be seen.


The top pieces haven't been played with yet and I'm not using the top sign, it was for comparisons sake. Haven't quite worked out the wording, or how I'm going to do the signage, yet.


These are cool! I just bought the "Rust" edition of the weathered magazine, so look out! (no pressure of course. lol) I glued them 2/3rds full of split shot so they are nice and bottom-heavy for the sign.


There's a week to go on the group build so this thing won't be anywhere finished by then, but I'm hoping to have it to a point where I can display the model on some nice terra firma with the sign and outhouse all weathered up nicely, as Bob would say. And I'll just add from there.

Thanks again for looking. [smile]


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I just had an idea, I might use that top sign as well now. lol


Edit: delete that idea, go as planned. [crazy]

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Paint job is looking great - nice color combo!
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Thanks Fabian. Hanging to get the RAAF decals on now. [smile]
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Looking good Simon! Seems you have this one nearly in the bag. I like the scratch building! [smile]
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Hey Mike, how's it going? Yeah the end is in sight, just having my morning coffee mate. Then I'll be back into it. Barring any disasters we'll be at the finish. [smile]
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Very nice paint job mate, well done[thumb]
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Thanks Eduardo, you're a gun around here, any idea how I get rid of that blowout? I have given it a bit of a rub with a smoother (you know? A nail smoother women use on their nails. lol) it's not abrasive enough to scratch but it'll clean up fresh paint ok. It's not doing anything so the future must've got in there too. I think I'll just leave it and present it as is. It's getting late in the game to be stripping wings back and starting again.


Edit: you idiot Simon, just mask that area and spray the tan again right? Lol Ok, as you were. Haha!

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