It's the kit... As WhiteGlint, I am working on the 72nd kit, whose basic engineering was used in 48th scale kit and I see the same problems. My intakes look hideous so I will just finish it without much of a fuss.
Yes, a lot of Perfect Plastic Putty to remedy this; the fuselage (front to wings comparison) is also a little crooked, but only I can see it! 🙂
Progressing now with the painting, slowly
Super clean paintjob!
Thank you @WhiteGlint - the dirty part will come after, with some restrained weathering made with oils
Very nice work...
A lot of determination I see here - keep up good work, Łukasz! 🙂
Thanks y'all. I just completed it today, enjoy the pics.
She is a thing of beauty, indeed 👍 especially in the natural light and in front of the hanger....very convincing 🙂
Fantastic and very realistic looking model! Great work, Łukasz, chapeau bas!
Ohoh... never seen the rubber tracks on a tank.....do yourself a favour. Place these tracks where they should belong to... into the trash bin.
Diese Vinylketten sehen nicht gut aus...ansonsten man ist gespannt auf den Fortschritt
As written in the Image captions: DS Tracks are fine for holding the roadwheels on, they get replaced with 3D Printed ones.
Entschuldige, verstehst ja Deutsch ; ) Ich drucke mir meine Ketten selbst, hab bisher ca 15 verschiedene Einzelgliedketten konstruiert und gedruckt, geht prima...
Ah .. ich drucke auch...Ich habe einen Resin Drucker. Elegoo Mars Pro
Guck auf diese Idee bin ich noch gar nicht gekommen....DANKE. Für die Inspiration.
@Achim Ribbe Ich nutze den Photon S und Sonic Mini 4k. Dein Dioramabau mittles Resindruck ist auch etwas neues für mich. Solltest mal Ketten brauchen, scheibst mich einfach an, die vom Panther sind mittlerweile durchentwickelt und schauen nochmal nen ticken besser aus. Fühe (Splint und Ring am Bolzen, mittlere (Ronde und Splint am Bolzen) und Späte (Mischung aus Mittleren Ausf. D und frühen Ausf. A Ketten) habe ich jetzt schon erfolgreich verbaut.
Hola Florian. Así será. Me tomaré todo el tiempo q sea necesario. Trabajaré con calma
menuda colección de modificaciones que tienes planeada. interesante 🙂
Taking a seat..
Si, vamos a ver q resulta y no rendirme en el camino
Hola Fernando, bíen, muy bíen 🙂
I made a start with a new dio: a French St. Chaumont tank resting next to a ruined factory with its crew. While an old fashioned Belgian dog cart passes by. Old meets new. Hence the name. A start has been made with the factory and the tank has been build so far that it is ready to receive primer...
Thank you very much 🙂
The base is ready to receive a surprise, finishing and occupants
That's looking fantastic!
The ruined building is particularly good. It's looks very realistic.
Watching with interest 👍 Excellent
You are too kind...
I also started the painting of the first figure.
The Belgians used a specific kind of breed to pull their carts : the Belgian Mastiff. It has been extinct for quite some time, but by careful breeding, they managed to reinstate it. Though there are a lot of variations in colors, I tried to represent the general looks with the black snout and mask, as good as I can…
And the second dog, although a bit meager I painted it like a old British sheepdog
What good dogs. 😄
They behave exemplary indeed!!! 😉
The first figure is done...
The guy on top of the tank. Having read a letter he received, he looks like he is contemplating the content of the letter while pulling on his pipe...
Loving the wisps of smoke 🙂👍
Had to do some sanding to get the gears doors down and fussing with the glare shield decal/paint but it was worth it
the photo app erased the nose antenna thingy lol
Used a AM green plastic cover to cover the windshield. Stuck it on with "future"
Oh Bugger, the tank's on fire! Nicholas Moran is great and funny!
Your build will be nice to follow as I've got the same kit as well.
Yea, great, funny, and informative. His vids are very useful in building some rare vehicles. Btw, I wish my experience makes your build easier.
Really clean detail work so far.
I'm watching , very interested!
Good job so far, i like all the improvements you've done and the chipping effects looks even nice 👍
Thank guys, @Zach Wilson, @Oleg Smilyk, @Simon Nagorsnik.
So, in conclusion,
A scaled-down bronco kit to me, very crisp detail and minor issues here and there.
- Searchlight (Early/late derivation)
- 'The aiming device?' [: in front of the commander cupola] (Incorrect folding indication)
- Spare tracks (Simplified/incorrect teething) [: Nowhere to hide, correction is almost a must]
- Rare fenders (Interfering with tracks) [: As there's no stopper or whatsoever for driving wheels, to set the center of the entire track assembly all in line with each other, the end tip could end up being too wide, which leads to the interference. A bit of sanding will do as well I suppose. I just cut the retaining bolts of the track.]
- 'Mysterious square detail' at the back of the storage box (Irish post-war units only it seems, red it from: https://forums.kitmaker.net/t/a34-comet-cruiser-tank-vespid-kit-build/1442/13 )
- Canvas fixing points (WWII/post-war derivation)
Thinking of figures and packages, but not for today. Thank you all for watching.
And very well 'done' too. I'm liking the final piccies 👍
Thank you, @Bruce Huxtable
@HammerMax , that is not 1:72 scale! To support my case, I introduce your own photos 1-77 as exhibit 'A'. I rest my case m'Lord. 😉
Beautiful result and good work on the vane sight!
'Why? You found the cent a bit too tall as well?' (Just kidding) 😄 @mark
@Urban Gardini Oh you are right, many thanks for telling me its proper nomenclature.
Bravo. Sehr gut gelungen!
Some new updates to the F-4 Bravo. First painting is done.
Nice! Looking great! 👍
Great build so far Chris...👍
Really impressive SPOOK Chris!
Congrats to this very nice rollout!!
Very nice work!
Top notch work Chris, really beautiful result 👏🏻
Really beautiful work! 👍
Superb job. Detalisation, paint work, weathering. 👍
Your Kate looks great! 👍
Lovely! Such a clean finsish! Great job
Thank you Mid_Franconian and Jake!
Your Kate looks very good. Great work Alex!
Thank you, Stefan! But it's just an ordinary toy in comparision with your M.A.S. Masterpiece job!
As I'm currently out of action with the hobby room build, and on a warm Saturday afternoon I picked this kit up out of my stash and thought, why not?
I felt I've been missing something 😉
Hey, hello Ł !…l'm trying to keep moving ahead with builds. I've now got too many on the go. Once the hobby room is complete, (it'll be 5.5x2.5m with heating and insulation), there will be no stopping!
I take a seat 😛
Haven't been in many tanks in my life but the I think the inside of the turret looks pretty real. 👍
Top small scale build in appealing presentation! Btw I like the concrete ground.
Thanx Neuling; the kit was famous! 🙂
Great work! What color reference did you use?
Thanks Gliterden; The Reference ist the "Ammo of Mig Color set Russia" with the reference what year the color is use in the Russian army; This green is from the Decade "Sowjetunion"
Reporting: NO, this is definitely not a spammer
Mine is still waiting (with some resin), maybe your project will motivate me to start it.
Watching with interest - I'm sure to learn lots from your guidance 🙂
Nice start, Thomas 👍
Looks like an ambitious project, I'll follow along..
Without photo captions it's difficult to understand what you're doing. Did you recast the primary hull in translucent resin for lighting? Trying to figure out what's going on in photos 1 and 3.
The yellow stuff is an RTV rubber. I'm making a surface mold of the "plain" parts of the saucer and edge, so I can cast copies and fill in the missing sectors left when the Ent-B's second set of impulse engine are removed.
Ah, so you're converting the 1:2500 B into an Excelsior. Got it - cool idea. Secondary hull should be fun.
Beautiful little gems
Got to love those Airfix vehicles! 👍
Thank you! 🙂
I like that they were 1:72 back then - actually fitting the planes, most I can find now is 1:78 - fitting model trains (scale H0 of I remember correctly?)
Well, these Airfix vehicles are actually in 1:76, but the general consensus is that there is no problem for them being displayed next to 1:72 aircraft - the difference is minimal. On the other hand, you are right, HO scale for trains is 1:87, which is significantly smaller. Keep it up! 👍
Sieht super aus! Way to go!
@Alexander Witte, vielen Dank!
Muss an ein paar Stellen die Verwitterung noch ein wenig verfeinern.
Hoffe die Airbrush bald gegen den Pinsel zu taushen und mit den Details zu beginnen.
Ich schließ mich an Alexander an. Sieht wirklich gut aus.
@Nelson vielen Dank, freue mich das es Zuspruch findet!
Ehre wem Ehre gebührt!
I'm happy to be there. Unfortunately, the kit lacks the characteristic features of the rows of rivets. The pilot seats are kept very simple. The 3D decals look really good. I like.
Its a upscale from the Zvezda 1/72 Kit. For that Scale, its amazing. Bit for the Quarter Scale some morde Details would have been much appreciated.
Good luck 👍
That's a cool one! I'll have a look 🙂
Btw, I noticed this decal product which includes stencils. Unsure how many decals there are in the new Zvezda kit: hxxps://northstarmodels.ecwid.com/1-48-Мil-Мi-24V-VP-R-К-Hind-family-Decal-Begemot-48-042-p200568510
The Decals from the Kit are fine. Armament, Stencil etc is included. Maybe HGW will do some Rivet Stencil for this kit some day?
Cool project and following👍
Did you get to the bottom of the tilt on the cargo bay bulkhead?
Nah, thatswhy everything is closed... maybe it was just me...
Looking at at it now with those colors im thinking of adding a Marlboro Text and name the project russian Armed F1 Racing Team... ????
A racing team hind sounds really interesting. 😄
I have this kit in my stash too, now I really feel the urge to check the parts of the cargo bay...
Update: the decals from svetzka are horrible and fold up immediatly.
But i got 80% of what i need on them now.
Excellent & beautiful work 👍
Absolutely beautiful painting job.
I agree with Rui and Darek!
Thanks all 🙂
Looks like you made it before the end of September 😉 Congrats
Stunning. Very nice and clean.
Thanks all 🙂
Thanks @Jos and @Arif
@Jos I was just looking through your project on this kit earlier today for some inspiration! Glad to see a comment from you!
Well, can't go wrong starting with Tamiya at least. 🙂
Thanks Dylan, I appreciate that...this kit may be old but it's still one of the best Eagles on the market...good luck with the build. I'll following this build...👍!
Not much progress this last week I'm afraid. Came down with really bad flu (tested for covid and was negative) feeling better today!
Great start! I've got a question: is this Alclad II varnish odorless?
Thanks, István! No this varnish (ALC600) is not really odorless. But it is acrylic, so it's no where near as strong or as toxic as the lacquer varnishes by Alclad.
Thank you for the answer, Dylan! It was helpful!
Watching with interest. Looking good so far 👍
Thanks very much, Roland!
This is fun! Needs figures…
Thank you all, gentlemen, for the interest, comments, likes (and again apologies for the crappy pics of the model). Yes, the plan is to add 1 or 2 figures, I've set my mind on which ones and I'm gonna order them soon - after they arrive, I'll try to take some better photos.
Very cool project
Thanks for the comment, John, and the likes, gentlemen - I'm glad you found the idea interesting! Perhaps a better modeler than me could make something really good out of it - maybe in 1:35...
A great idea! Love it
Definately adding the true spirit of summer in the south of France 🙂 The figures really add lots.
A very good representation.
Thanks again, gentlemen - Jørgen, Bruce, Villiers, I feel a bit awkward with this thing and terrible pics appearing again in the newsfeed - but I'm glad the whole idea caught your eye - cheers, mates!
Wow, that's cool, love it, got hooked too 👍
3 more pics: http://www.ewillys.com/2013/02/24/the-women-of-seeps/
😄 My turn to say wow - thank you Łukasz, I hadn't seen those extra 3 pics!!! And now, for anyone interested, we have definitive markings for at least one seep: 4501-BA8 = NICE 956 = Arromanches I, while Arromanches IV = 3499-BA8...
Thank you Bruce and Gordon!
More possible progress on the way tonight!
A day late but another updated photo has been uploaded!
this is nice!
Looking really good!
Decals looks very nice 👍
Reward more than deserved for this very beautiful model nicely made 👍
Thank you very much Major & Jorge!
Very nice and well deserved!
Congratulations Nathan. Very nice indeed.
Great and well deserved nathan!
Very nice - I have 2 on the bench right now.
Neil .I just wanted a different paint style.. though I lost my pre shade ..hence the practice..you on the other hand nailed it .
Hi Flight Line & John, thanks very much for your comments. John looking forward to your version very much also! 👍 🙂
Hi Pete, think you're being a bit hard on yourself there - looks great to me! 👍 I think I've done my usual and probably over-weathered this build now - it's nearly finished. But hey if something's gonna look worn. Then a Stuka must be a candidate! 🙂
Agreed ..I do like the look of the German aircraft. And they do have some funky paint scheme's .
Updated imagery 👍
Following! I am building the italeri incarnation. Check it out, it might be helpful.
Hi Maciej 🙂 Excellent! Will do. I have a few Mirage 2000 kits in my stash. Including the Italeri Mirage 2000c, so will indeed follow 👍
I like the shading on the bottom and I will follow the building progress.
Beautiful work 👍
Happy you like it, Rui. Something else...
Great job Jean-Michel! The slight weathering looks absolutely convincing.
Very impressive 👍
Very very nice. 👍 Built it some time ago too, very good kit. Haven't seen the stout previously though 😉
Thanks Guy, Łukasz. Yes, lovely kit. I'm late to the Arma Hobby party but now eager for my next!
Thanks mates for all the nice comments and likes. I really enjoyed the painting on this kit even though the construction was a bit of a battle.
Totally agree with everything praised before!
Thanks Mirko ?
Poor Semyon Lavochkin fell oit of favour in Moscow, and his OKB relegated to working on air to air missiles whilst contemporary MiG OKB were flattered by the politburo; even Yakovlev were eclipsed. Lavochkin's jet Anaconda was his last hurrah.
This La looks stunning: a nice tribute to a half forgotten aero designer. Congrats.
Thanks Rewop, I'm glad you like it. 🙂
Looks great. And not a tail sitter 👍 😄
Thanks for the compliment! 🙂
Yes, there were not many planes with a bow landing gear at that time.
Looks very nice Ludvik 👍
Thanks very much James C! 🙂
Thanks Vincent 🙂
Excellent work on the surface treatment of the model 👍.
This set is good as a teaching aid. But this kit is not suitable for building a model that corresponds to reality. The set has many shape errors and their repair is very laborious. For example, the bow is very short and has a bad shape, the glass cover of the cockpit is too wide and the windshield has a completely different shape, the centerplane is also inaccurate in shape ... you know for sure. But as you write, this kit is good as an aid to trying different procedures when building a model 🙂 🙂
Také mám rád tyto staré stavebnice. I really enjoy working on their modifications. Some of my model modifications are almost scratch building. So I know very well what it's like to build a nice model from an old kit. I wish you a lot of patience and a lot of fun building other models. 🙂
Hi Ludvik, Thanks very much for your comments 🙂
I agree, the kit being a vintage one and by this manufacturer is not particularly accurate. Especially when accuracy is compared to the modern kits that are available. However, a vintage build brings it's own complications and challenges in attempting to build something comparable to the more modern kits in look and that is my aim. 🙂
I enjoy the surface treatment part of a build the most. As for me modelling is more about the finish than the build/construction, as my bio says - call my efforts artistic interpretations of the real thing. I wouldn't attempt what many of these guys can do, it's truly wonderous what they can build.
Best to you also Ludvik 🙂 👍
Thanks Jos and Tommy!
Oh wow...missed this one...following mate!
Wow! I look forward to seeing this build completed.
You can never have enough Viggens... 👍
Thanks Jos 👍 🙂 and Flight Line Media 👍
I agree Mirko! 💯👍
I wonder if/how it is possible to attach an accessory such as a piece of ordinance on a kit.
Cool start, the cockpit sections look excellent 👍 The GWH Flanker really shines when tackled properly!
Thank you, ist a great Kit.
I'll take a seat. Very nice progress so far. 👍
Gosh! This is all looking spectacular! Impressed 👍 🙂