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Peterpools

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I've been watching the video build and have found it excellent, as I am primarily and large scale builder. I am assuming that this is still an on going build as the last episode 10 is the most current.
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Peter

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I've been watching the video build and have found it excellent, as I am primarily and large scale builder. I am assuming that this is still an on going build as the last episode 10 is the most current.
Thank you
Peter


Yes, Bob usually posts weekly installments of the step by step as well as the rapid video builds. just check the "video" section around the end of each week and see what is up. Bob also usually puts a note in this forum when the next episode is actually posted. the thread here is for feedback and questions re:the build.

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EPISODE 11. Great focus on ALL the details of the next steps in paint, masking, decals. the how AND why thoughtfully documented. thanks Bob!
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Episode 12 is really packed with all kinds of tips and details of using the decal solutions and flow improver. The flow improver breaks the surface tension and the decal solution evens out beautifully! tips on applying thin line decals is very helpful, and finally, applying wash and the fine points of that. smashing episode Bob. Seems that you do not hold back one secret and that is an incredible value to all of us. thank you!
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just watched Episode 13. ALL the details, ins and outs and tips for working with the sludge wash to remove the excess and leave beautiful panel lines and recessed rivets, etc. nothing is left out, even what to do when the wash seems to get pulled out in spots. back with some oil streaks and again Bob coves each aspect of creating scale, subtle streaks that add to the overall weathering. great episode!
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Just watched the last video in this series and having enjoyed each step I thought the point about the extra details being "toyish" was interesting. From my point of view one of the reasons we all put such effort in to the hobby is to produce an accurate replication of a real aircraft/ship/AFV. As the scale of the model gets larger we expect more faithful reproduction of finer and finer details. I wonder if we have just reached the point technologically where the next level of detail is to start modeling some of the systems such as retraction mechanisms and suspension? Any thoughts?
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Episode 14 & 15 finish off the last bits and details with chipping, post shading, lights, antennae wire, and the rest. Looking exquisite Bob. great series for any level modeler to learn from.

Whizzo: good question about the level of detail, especially in larger scales. Of course some modelers out there are doing open panels with immense details of internal systems. Where you thinking of more "operating" systems? flaps and struts that are motorized, gear that auto retracts? good question.

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Bob,

I agree whole heartedly. Since watching, and re-watching, the step by step videos my techniques have totally changed and I now look at modelling in a totally different way.

I have a lot of thanks to give you for re-igniting something I've always had a passion for in modelling and painting. The site is incredible and I hope to think that I've made some really good friends.

Thank you.

ps. Can't quite place the accent, you're not a Brummie are you ?
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I guess that what I was getting at is that active suspensions like those found on this Zero may just be an extension of the high level of detail you mention. I am seeing more and more modelers going beyond the traditional scratch building with resin, PE, plastic card and wire to now include lighting and even electrically driven props. Could it be that the next step is to model more of the mechanical systems (suspension, control runs, operating cowl flaps, not to mention lighting and all the electrics you could cram in to a model. Just a thought. Anyone like to comment?

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Well, in my opinion I prefer the old school , of course with some realism, photoetch ,resin cockpit,  honestly think this kind of development that removes the soul of the kits ..... just an opinion.
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Well, in my opinion I prefer the old school , of course with some realism, photoetch ,resin cockpit,  honestly think this kind of development that removes the soul of the kits ..... just an opinion.
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While i can definitely respect where your coming from i guess i am just the opposite..   Years ago before i starting airbrushing i actually enjoyed the building more than painting as i have never been a fan of brush painting and the rattle cans really needed to be done outside as it went everywhere.

Since i starting airbrushing about 5 years ago now i actually like the painting more than the actual building.   Dont get me wrong i still love the building aspect of modeling but airbrushing is just so much fun.    It has changed the entire hobby for me.    Once i started building some of the new tooled kits i just cant imagine going back to the old kits and spending most of the build time trying to make things fit,  filling & sanding over and over again.    

For me the kits that "fall together" so to speak are much more enjoyable.   Now i spend alot more time airbrushing than actually building.

To all their own of course and there are models out there for everyone,  whether you want older kits or the new tooled ones.
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Just spent the day watching the entire build, it wasn't a waste of time that's for sure. I stopped writing at Episode 13 and I have 5 foolscap pages of notes and another page filled with a shopping (wish) list. Your professionalism is outstanding with your building Bob. Thanks for sharing your brilliant techniques. As Nigel said above, it's certainly reignited my passion. I think I'm brush painting my last model! [smile]

Simon.

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dawatcher

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For anyone interested in building this kit themselves, Amazon.co.uk currently selling for £59 with free delivery (not super fast but free) - just ordered mine!

5 left in stock - hope this is useful.

Dawatcher
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