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TedUSA

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Why not male it out of cocktail sticks


no laughing, I've seen fantastic things built out of old style wooden matches!

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The infamous intakes: Part I
   Didn't catch the idea of not glueing the two halves of the inner intakes together before blending into outer portion. Despite trying to get them well lined up there is still a seam visible.


First I did some sanding with skinny sticks, Perfect plastic putty followed by lacquer thinner (Cellulose thinner) with a result I was happy with.


Part II
Then I had to deal with the big step between inner and outer portions. So I sanded the interior edge of the inner one so that it would thin out as it joined to the outer half. Not to hard to sand as I had not attached it to the fuselage as per the instructions. See I have been paying attention to some of what you folks have been describing.



Part III
I then used the first stage placed but not glued to the outer portion of the intake as a way to line up the inner section to the outer section. I did glue inner to outer concentrating on trying to compress the join line to get a good seam. I then again put on the Perfect putty, let it dry and then used the lacquer thinner to smooth things out between putty and plastic.
I have a lot of close but blurry pictures of the intakes and a few from a distance that are in focus to share. Quite a challenge to hold the intakes up to the light in one hand, hold, focus and trigger my cellphone camera with the other hand.
Overall I am content with the outcome. Next time will do the inner intake half to outer portion join before joining the second half.




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Steve, your intakes look excellent. I did not use the right technique and mine are............not good.
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Thanks Ted.
I have not seen anyones intakes that I would be embarrased to call my own, including yours. We are always are own worst critic.
Your build continues to amaze me in its detail and your ability to relay your techniques, including those that work well and those that don't. Keep it up.
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Great work on the intakes Steve....should be a breeze here on in....

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Thanks Andy
Now starting to think about the massive number of decals ahead.
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Intakes look great Steve, nice and smooth !
The decals do look to be a bit of a mission on this kit, but slow and steady will see them done buddy

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Have been working on the crew and seats so I can close up the cockpit for spraying.

I have followed Bobby's tutorial on miniature painting and have given it a go.
Here are the lads after their amputations, I decided to do it before their heads were on so that hopefully the wouldn't know they were supposed to have feet all along.



I glued their arms in position while they were in their seats to get decent poses for them both.


I primed them, gave them a base coat and then painted the helmets, vests, belts, gloves etc. I put a brown wash on the vest and a green wash on the rest of the jump suit. Then I dry brushed with the original color and then a second time with an even lighter color. A coat of Future then flag decals from the Hasegawa kit. Matt coat finished things off with brushed gloss on the helmet visor. All of this I learned from Bob's stuff.

I did replace the Oxygen hoses with ones a made from wrapping lead wire around a smaller wire. The one on the viewers right is the original and on the left the replacement. Much easier to manipulate and position.



Here they are waiting for their seats to be finished.


I will have some better pictures with my big camera of them and their seats in a bit. Probably won't get much more done this week, as my wife and I are traveling to Washington DC to run the Marine Corp Marathon on Sunday. This will be my wife's first marathon and I am excited for her to share in the experience.

Oorah!
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Now for the seats.
I added some lead wire for hoses and wires etc.




I sprayed a base coat of Vallejo Nato black, then brush painted the cushions slightly different colors. There was a ton of photo etch for the seats. My OCD required that I included most of it although it was obvious that much of it would never be seen other than in these pictures.
I worked with the fabric seatbelts from Eduard for the first time. I ended up using Kristal Klear to attach them to give me some time to maneuver them. This worked very well. this first picture is to show the size of the PE that goes with the belts. This is a 0,6mm drill bit in the picture for reference.







This is a better picture of my crew ready to be seated.


Now we have them in their respective seats.






Finally they are in the pit, just waiting for their canopies to be finished, along with the rest of their bird.








This was another "step" that I mis judged the amount of time required. The seats really took me a while to get done. Overall I am well satisfied with how they turned out. Hope everyone doesn't mind all the pictures.

Steve


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The crew are outstanding Steve, really well painted and very lifelike ! I can't believe how tiny those belts are, amazing how you have fitted everything with so much precision too.
Seats look amazing as well, so much detail very impressive

Loads of pics are great ! It's nice to be able to see how something was achieved step by step, I know how much time it takes to photograph everything while you are building
But I really appreciate you doing it and Sharing the results

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Thanks Pete
Glad to hear  you like them. Telling the story in some way makes it feel like I have a bunch of buddies over in the room and we are going through the process together. I think it makes the hobby less solitary.

Steve

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Absolutely stunning crew and seats well done.


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Thanks Pete
Glad to hear  you like them. Telling the story in some way makes it feel like I have a bunch of buddies over in the room and we are going through the process together. I think it makes the hobby less solitary.

Steve


I hear you mate and I feel the same way !
Too many years in solitary confinement, I really enjoy being able to share and learn from this community, so much talent and great work to see, and the environment here is so friendly

Long may it continue

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Wow nice work on the figures and seats Steve!!! They Look so good sitting in the front office!![cool][thumb][thumb][thumb]
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Great crew you got there. Very nice painting and realistic look. There can't be too many pictures: ;-)
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