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Finished - A-7E Corsair, NL306 VA-22

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115 1 December 2019, 18:35
Stephan Ryll
Ah a big bird Christian😉 very nice start 👍
1 December 2019, 18:52
Christian Bruer
I recently start the A-7E. The model will be a part of a presentation some of my friends and I planned for next year.
I use the Hobby Boss kit, which is a good basis and represent the main dimension very well. As with most kits there are some pros and cons, but I like the overall look of the kit parts with fine panel lines and rivet and open electric bays. Folded wings are not an option of the kit, so I planned to use the Wolfpack Wing Fold Set. Unfortunately there is a slightly curve along the wing leading edge which I could not found on the original Corsair. The wings parts are straight according to my reference material so I choose not to use the Wolfpack Set but to scratch build the folding mechanism.
The status is, fuselage halves assembled, landing gear assembled and wings in progress. All in all I'm on a good way to add some extra details soon.

Cheers, Christian

Thx Stephan 🙂
1 December 2019, 18:56
Alex
Oh, das Projekt sieht aber heftig aus... viel Erfolg damit!
1 December 2019, 19:21
Christian Bruer
dankeschön Alex 🙂
1 December 2019, 19:42
Christian Bruer
There seems to be a tolerance problem with an insert in the mould. Notice the step and hard edge along the panel line on the photo no. 17 right below. I decide to rework it by adding two component filler and sand it. Also the panel lines have to be reworked. So far it went out quite well. There is just a small edge broken off I have to rework. Cheers Christian
4 December 2019, 20:39
Patrick Hagelstein
Sieht schon mal super aus Christian! Da schaue ich gerne mit zu! 👍
4 December 2019, 21:11
Dave Flitton
Watching!
4 December 2019, 21:21
Christian Bruer
Thank you Patrick and Dave 🙂
5 December 2019, 05:33
Christian Bruer
I have made a good progress, fuselage is done as well as the wings and landing gear. Cheers, Christian
12 December 2019, 19:53
Thomas Bischoff
Great work on a great project!
12 December 2019, 20:22
Christian Bruer
Thank you very much Thomas🙂
12 December 2019, 20:47
Christian Lehmann
👍
12 December 2019, 20:49
Stefan Schacht
Hi Chris, nice start, I take a seat. Cheers Stefan
12 December 2019, 21:26
Christian Bruer
Many thx Christian and Stefan🙂
Cheers Christian
13 December 2019, 04:37
Oleg Bogolei
Interesting start. Following
13 December 2019, 05:35
Christian Bruer
You're welcome Oleg.
Cheers Christian
13 December 2019, 13:17
Stephan Ryll
Very nice detail on that wing Christian 👍
13 December 2019, 16:25
Michael Hickey
That's some really nice work you're doing mate.👍
13 December 2019, 17:45
Erik Leijdens
Amazing job on the wing fold mechanism..!
13 December 2019, 19:25
Christian Bruer
Stephan, Michael and Erik, thank you very much for your kind comments 🙂
Cheers, Christian
13 December 2019, 20:23
Konrad -
Very impressive Christian 👍! All this accurate work is a joy to watch!
13 December 2019, 20:35
Christian Bruer
Thank you Konrad, I'm glad you like it 🙂
13 December 2019, 22:06
Christian Bruer
I have added some more wiring inside of the electronic bays, adjusted the instrument cover and windshield and started the interior paintwork.
Cheers, Christian
15 December 2019, 17:46
Christian Bruer
Thank you my friend. Well, it is most the quality of the kit and aftermarket parts 😉
Cheers, Christian
15 December 2019, 18:03
Stephan Ryll
That „Sluf" is comming along very nicely Christian 👍
15 December 2019, 18:57
Patrick Hagelstein
Don't be fooled, Christian is just taking a bigger pencil. 😛
15 December 2019, 19:16
Christian Bruer
Thank you Stephan. Haha Patrick, a good one😄
15 December 2019, 20:52
coporado
All that detail in that precisive way, fantastic work Christian!
16 December 2019, 05:31
Christian Bruer
Many thx my friend🙂
16 December 2019, 05:48
Patrick Hagelstein
😄
16 December 2019, 15:42
Christian Bruer
The cockpit is painted. I just have to add a subtle wash and highlights.
Cheers, Christian
21 December 2019, 18:48
Stephan Ryll
Very nice work Christian 🙂 I like the small details 👍
21 December 2019, 19:09
Łukasz Gliński
Briliant detailing (as usual) 🙂
21 December 2019, 19:21
Patrick Hagelstein
Apart from being very precisely painted, I admire your ability to do all that great work with the cockpit already installed into the fuselage. 😮
21 December 2019, 23:25
Slavo Hazucha
Super sharp work! 👍 Happily following to see more 🙂
23 December 2019, 19:28
Christian Bruer
Thank you all for your very kind comments mates 🙂

My last work before Christmas. I applied a wash and highlights using oils. The instrument panel hood was assembled. Attention was necessary to fit it in the correct position, otherwise the windscreen will not fit correct. Because of the resin part I used superglue, where you just have one chance to make it right.

Once finished I pre assembled the windscreen, there are only small gaps and in corrections to correct but all in all the fit is quite nice. The width of the
windscreen is approximately 1,5mm to small so I fit it with tension. To make sure that it will hold fast later I'm thinking to use Tamiya plastic glue, but
I'm not sure if there will be fogging on the clear parts?! Are there any recommendations?

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Cheers, Christian
23 December 2019, 19:49
Roland Sachsenhofer
Always an inspiring pleasure to admire your precise work. The cockpit is the madness! 🙂
Merry Christmas, Christian!
23 December 2019, 20:05
Spanjaard
The usual amazing and inspiring job.... a pleasure to follow this build
23 December 2019, 21:37
John Thomas
Nice work
24 December 2019, 01:07
Oleg Bogolei
tamia plastic glue and any ather in my case always makes foogy effects on the clear parts. I cant understand how modelers on youtube flood clearparts with a glue and dont get whaite plastic... I use tamia glue for clear parts and it is perfect if u dont need to press the part to taks it place.
24 December 2019, 07:13
Bernhard Schrock
Moin Christian. Ergänzend zu der Erläuterung in meiner PM schau mal Foto 72/73 im s-61 Album. Da habe ich zwar 0,3 mm aufgefüttert aber das Prinzip wie bei dir wäre gleich.
Sikorsky S-61A Seaking JMSDF - completed | Album by Yellowwing (1:48)
24 December 2019, 08:40
Christian Bruer
Thank you all for your kind comments and tipps&tricks 👍

Dankeschön Bernhard, ich denke ich habe nun einen guten weg auf Basis deines Rates 👍

Cheers, Christian
24 December 2019, 11:58
Bernhard Schrock
Top work especially the folding hinges! I'm looking for the completed Corsair II
24 December 2019, 12:01
Christian Bruer
Thank you Bernhard, your kind comment is much appreciated 🙂
24 December 2019, 12:11
Adam Gudynowski
Great work 👍
25 December 2019, 20:38
Christian Bruer
Thank you Adam 🙂
26 December 2019, 16:03
Christian Bruer
Next WIP on my A-7E Corsair. I'm in progress working on the ordnance. Eduard's TER, Mk. 82, Shrike and a Sidewinder will be the Corsairs load. The Eduard parts are excellent designed and casted! A slightly modification on the kits pylons are scratch built adjusting pins instead of the clumsy casted ones on the kit parts.

Finally for today, a modication on the canopy to assemble and fix the part later before to add glue.

Wishing you all a Happy New Year 2020 🙂

Cheers, Christian
30 December 2019, 18:40
Slavo Hazucha
Great work Christian, you really put a formidable collection of aftermarket bits to good use here 👍 The cockpit and pylon details look beautifully intricate & I think the HUD is one of the best I've ever seen in this scale. Keep up the good work in 2020, big show to watch!
30 December 2019, 20:31
Sergej I
Amazing! 👍
30 December 2019, 20:56
Alec K
Not sure how I missed this spectacular show, luckily still few seats left. Detailing is quite spectacular. Wishing you a great new year celebration and best wishes for 2020 👍
30 December 2019, 21:18
Ronan
great work 👍
30 December 2019, 21:30
Maciej Bellos
Missed it! Happy New Year's Eve!
30 December 2019, 21:32
Cuajete
Very nice job so far!
30 December 2019, 21:43
Holger Kranich
What a pleasure to look at! Didnt knew that Corsairs where able to fire a Shrike!
31 December 2019, 08:48
Stephan Ryll
Great work on that Sluf, Christian 🙂 the details look awsome 👍
31 December 2019, 09:25
Soeren .
I take a seat - fantastic work so far!
31 December 2019, 09:25
Roland Sachsenhofer
Wonderful, such a wealth of details and precious work!
31 December 2019, 09:39
Palo M
Impressive, watching.
31 December 2019, 09:48
Michael Hickey
Those pylons look awesome.👍
31 December 2019, 10:04
Jos Jansen
Great details Christian!
31 December 2019, 10:28
Erik No
Speechless...
31 December 2019, 10:34
Christian Bruer
Holy Moly, I'm very happy about your interest and by all your very kind comments. Working on this project and all your interest and comments finally made my modelling year 2019!

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year, health, peace and a lot of plastic and resin on the workbench for 2020!

Cheers, Christian
31 December 2019, 13:40
Patrick Hagelstein
Frohes Neujahr Christian! 🙂
31 December 2019, 15:54
Daniel
Why am I not watching yet? Guten Rutsch in 2020!
31 December 2019, 16:18
Christian Bruer
Thank you Patrick and Daniel 🙂

Well, let us start the new year with some modelmaking. I attached the windshield. First I fixed and sealed it with Future, once dried I finally fixed it with superglue. Due to the sealing with Future there is no fogging inside and outside of the windshield - many thx to Bernhard Schrock for the hint!

After a first sanding I add White Putty to align the windshield with the fuselage. It looks all very promising.

Cheers, Christian
1 January 2020, 18:12
Christian Bruer
The progress of the last day. Windshield finally sanded, electronic bay pre painted and start working on the tractor.
Cheers, Christian
3 January 2020, 12:33
Christian Lehmann
👍
3 January 2020, 13:50
Christian Bruer
Thx Christian 🙂

Electronic bay is painted and ready for subtle weathering effects.

Cheers, Christian
3 January 2020, 19:16
Stefan Schacht
nice progress
3 January 2020, 19:17
Christian Bruer
Thx Stefan 🙂
3 January 2020, 19:18
Matthew A
Nice hinges
3 January 2020, 19:22
Christian Bruer
Thank you Matthew 🙂
3 January 2020, 19:45
Juergen Klinglhuber
impressive details in 72 - cool!
3 January 2020, 21:56
Konrad -
Very impressive Christian 👍! Your way to show the building progress with all that detailed descriptions is a joy to watch!
4 January 2020, 06:37
Adam Gudynowski
Great details painting 👍
4 January 2020, 09:34
Stephan Ryll
Very nice detail you showing here Christian 👍
4 January 2020, 12:10
Norbert Steffens
Happy new year to you, too Christian. Very interesting idea for the dio base. I'm in
4 January 2020, 18:55
Christian Bruer
Thank you Juergen, Konrad, Adam, Stephan and Norbert 🙂

Well today I add a wash and highlights on the electronic bays and airbrushed the windshield along the filled and sanded areas - the fit is perfect now. The wings are in place now (no photos yet) and the mule is ready for some paint. I bought the mule second hand and unfortunaly there are the PE parts missing, but no problem when you have some styrene by your hand 🙂

Cheers, Christian
4 January 2020, 19:34
Christian Bruer
Thank you James 🙂
4 January 2020, 19:40
Stephan H.
Awesome. I built the same some time ago and I love that jet design. Mine sits next to a F-8. Good luck for the upcoming steps.
4 January 2020, 22:40
Moritz Fentzahn
Great work Christian, love to see this clean and accurate build. Looking forward to see you and maybe your Corsair in march 👍
5 January 2020, 08:29
Christian Bruer
Thank you Lode, Stephan and Moritz. Yes, to show it live first in Lingen is definitely the plan😉
6 January 2020, 19:48
John Thomas
More nice work
7 January 2020, 01:01
Norbert Steffens
With your skills you can change every average model in a piece of jewelry.....
8 January 2020, 06:04
Christian Bruer
Thank you John and Norbert.

I recently started with the display, a cutaway section of the flight deck and its below structure. The basic work is already done, including workshop desk and cupboard as well as vents and a door. Now the detail work starts.....

Cheers Christian
12 January 2020, 18:37
Łukasz Gliński
Nice kitchen (#77)😉
12 January 2020, 19:30
Hanno Kleinecke
Love all the detailwork on the cockpit and the various bays, but your scratchbuilt base is simply brilliant !
12 January 2020, 20:31
Patrick Hagelstein
😮
13 January 2020, 00:35
Christian Bruer
Thank you all 🙂

Haha, Łukasz a kitchen was the last I thought about😉

Cheers, Christian
13 January 2020, 18:46
Alec K
Inspirational as always 👍
14 January 2020, 14:01
Slavo Hazucha
Astonishing 😮 In the most positive sense... 👍 Are you planning to include some "72-scale Men´s literature" in the carrier interior? 😉
14 January 2020, 18:57
Maciej Bellos
Slavo, no no no let's keep it PG! 😄

Fantastic work Christian!
14 January 2020, 20:44
Bryn Crandell
Amazing work so far. Love the carrier interior.
14 January 2020, 20:55
Peter Hardy
Christian, I need lessons in using putty. How much do you charge?

Thank you for your level and thank you for showing a mug like me what is possible. I hope you realise just how much your builds are followed and loved. Christian? You are an awesome modeller!
14 January 2020, 21:16
bughunter
Wow, an artist at work - wonderful 👍 Have to follow!
14 January 2020, 21:41
Spanjaard
I fully agree with Lode. Christian modelling skills are only surpassed by his charming and friendly personality 🙂
14 January 2020, 22:03
Christian Bruer
I'm a bit blushed by all your kindest comments. You're all a great bunch of mates and modellers and I'm very pleased you follow my work. Thank you!

@Slavo, I'm thinking about it 😄

@Peter, most I use Squadron White Putty or superglue to egalize surfaces and to fill gaps. You should give it a try, practice makes the master🙂

Cheers Christian
14 January 2020, 22:18
Daniel
This is awesome, model building at its best! I vote for a fully stocked and populated briefing room on the next carrier project!😉
15 January 2020, 14:10
Christian Bruer
Thank you Daniel. Yes there are a lot of scenery to show, but I vote for a scenery inside the hangar deck with maintenance work on an aircraft😉
Cheers Christian
15 January 2020, 15:20
Christian Bruer
WIP on my Corsair display. More details added......, but still a lot of work to do.
Cheers, Christian
20 January 2020, 19:38
Matthew A
amazing
20 January 2020, 19:48
Palo M
How did you do that chair?
20 January 2020, 20:20
Christian Bruer
Thank you all for your kind comments🙂

Palo, the chair was made out of 16 single parts of flat and rod styrene. I have cutted and shaped the parts out of my memory. We had such chairs in the workshop where I work for 30 years ago.
I hope that answers you question.
Cheers Christian
20 January 2020, 20:29
Łukasz Gliński
Kitchen looks better and better, but where's the fridge with the beer?😉
20 January 2020, 20:31
Christian Bruer
Thank you Łukasz🙂 Pst, no beer aboard, USN are dry ships!
20 January 2020, 20:39
Holger Kranich
Don't break my dreams Christian! No beer aboard? Where are the good old traditions from the eighteenth century?🙁
20 January 2020, 20:46
Slavo Hazucha
No beer but lots of protein-rich weevils in the biscuit...😉

Only 16 parts in that chair?! Can it be the height adjustment is not functional?😉😉

Seriously, great show, I almost wish I were 72-scale too to try the rooms & seating comfort!
20 January 2020, 20:56
bughunter
The chair is so cute 👍 but I also believe that you had great fun creating it😉 The most important part of our hobby!
20 January 2020, 21:21
Chris Greathouse
Youtube Video

 
20 January 2020, 21:26
Spanjaard
"a little eye catcher that will bring it all to live"... so many little details that bring to live all your models... and i simply love that chair!
21 January 2020, 00:21
Erik No
Ich sollte anfangen zu stricken, wenn ich Dich, Bughunter und andere sehe. Wahnsinn! Wie bekommt man solch winzige Teile überhaupt bearbeitet? Mir rutscht/springt so was ständig aus der Pinzette...
21 January 2020, 07:14
Danny Meer
Holy crap that is just epic! very nice details 👍
21 January 2020, 07:17
Palo M
Christian, it's fantastic. I would have trouble cutting a pre-molded version from a sprue.
21 January 2020, 08:14
Harry Eder
That looks cool! Great dio idea! 👍
21 January 2020, 08:30
Roland Sachsenhofer
"That's.... How can you.... Unbelievable...."
No, honestly, I give up looking for appropriate words praising you for this unbelievable eye candy you are showing us here! 🙂
What a joy to watch!
21 January 2020, 09:39
Alec K
Unreal.... 😄
21 January 2020, 13:55
Daniel
👍 👍 👍 erinnert mich ans "Miniatur Wunderland", hier könntest du auch ein paar witzige alltagsszenen unterbringen😉
21 January 2020, 14:59
Christian Bruer
Wow, so many kind comments and replies. All are much appreciated! Thank you all🙂
Cheers Christian
21 January 2020, 21:07
Christian Bruer
The less accessible areas of the display has to be pre painted and weathered. Tie down points had to be set and along the catwalk all bits, pieces, cables etc. filed up the so far empty space.
This is all finally done now and the carrier deck section ready to paint.
Cheers, Christian
26 January 2020, 20:12
Peter Hardy
You are good Christian, very bloody sensationally good. You bring out the superlatives every time you post on this project. I think you are pushing your own boundaries as much as the rest of us Minions.
26 January 2020, 22:06
Christian Bruer
Thank you very much Peter. Indeed I always try to do my very best and to go a step further, but I hope not to start a large scale aircraft carrier one day😄

Cheers, Christian
30 January 2020, 19:17
Stefan Schacht
Hi Chris, a large scale aircraft carrier would be nice 🙂 I can help you to transport the 2mx1m plastic sheets you need 😉 Cheers Stefan
30 January 2020, 20:19
Christian Bruer
Haha Stefan, thx for you offer. I'll come back to you when I'm getting mad to start it😄

Cheers, Christian
30 January 2020, 20:27
William O.
Man Christian, you are doing a phenomenal with this build. Good on you mate! I hope you win many awards for this un', and many more builds down the road.
Willy
30 January 2020, 20:41
Christian Bruer
William, thank you very much for your kind comment and your interest 🙂

Cheers, Christian
1 February 2020, 15:11
Cuajete
Wow... amazing scratch!
2 February 2020, 12:46
Jos Jansen
Amazing, what a detail...it's really a joy to watch your scratch build skills, but also your "SLUF" is phenomenal 👍
2 February 2020, 13:33
Eduardo Arguijo
incredible work, i will be payin attention colsely
2 February 2020, 17:13
Christian Bruer
Thank you Cuajete, Jos and Eduardo for your interest and your very kind comments about my work. Nice you're hanging around here at my WIP.
Cheers, Christian
2 February 2020, 20:01
Ingo F
Looks amazing! 👍
2 February 2020, 20:22
Slavo Hazucha
Magnificent! This is turning to one of my favourite shows here on scalemates to follow! 👍
3 February 2020, 10:21
Agustin Prellezo
Incredible detail! Following!
3 February 2020, 16:30
Oliver Zwiener
Keep watching 😉
3 February 2020, 19:17
Michael Prator
Wow - excellent detailing
3 February 2020, 19:54
Christian Bruer
Thank you all very much for your kind comments and interest. Good to see you looking at my work.
I had no time during the week, but a productive weekend. The display got it's first layer of gray, the workshop some lights and electrical wiring and I had added the last details at the Corsair - landing light, Sidewinder rails, etc.
Today I had also painted the Corsairs lower surface in bright white.

I hope to be on a good way to finish it all untill the end of March to display it fist at the Euro Model Expo in Lingen.

Cheers, Christian
9 February 2020, 19:44
bughunter
What you are doing here in Gods Own Scale is very impressive, very accurate!
9 February 2020, 20:42
Burkhard D
Amazing, fascinating to watch. 👍
10 February 2020, 20:08
Christian Bruer
Thank you bughunter and Burkhard D 🙂
11 February 2020, 19:45
Martin Oostrom
It sure is a joy to browse through all the photos. You are doing a marvellous job in this relatively large scale for you. My admiration for your skills keep growing and growing and etc.
12 February 2020, 07:52
Christian Bruer
Thank you very much Martin. Your kind words means a lot 🙂

As mentioned before the paintwork has started. I made good progress during the last days. Most of the parts, except the Corsairs upper surface got it's paint.

Cheers, Christian
19 February 2020, 20:31
bughunter
Don't forget to fill some pipes with liquids: fuel, oil, water ...😉
19 February 2020, 20:40
Lode Schildermans
This will make a great asset to your already impressive collection, Christian
19 February 2020, 21:50
Christian Lehmann
Sehr schön! Langsam kommt Farbe ins Spiel.
20 February 2020, 05:42
Piotr Sarniński-Górecki
Looks cool - following!!
20 February 2020, 08:13
Pierre-Christian Baudru
Great work so far Christian !!! I love it !!!
20 February 2020, 08:24
Christian Bruer
Thank you all very much 🙂

@bughunter, I'll think about it 😄

Cheers, Christian
20 February 2020, 21:57
Christian Bruer
WIP on my A-7E Corsair. The aircraft got its livery. There are some touch ups to do before I can start the weathering, but so far I'm quite happy with the overall result.
Cheers Christian
23 February 2020, 18:00
Stephan H.
You should be! Getting better and better. Popcorn locked and loaded! 👍
25 February 2020, 08:56
Treehugger
I can recommend Tamiya's white masking tape for curves (works nice, as long as you don't try to stretch it more than what is good).
25 February 2020, 12:31
Christian Bruer
Thank you Stephan H. 🙂

Treehugger, I use the AIZU masking tape. That works quite nice.

Cheers, Christian
25 February 2020, 22:33
Christian Bruer
The weathering starts on the display and tractor.
Cheers, Christian
28 February 2020, 22:25
Christian Bruer
A wash and highlights are applied. I used oils for both. Now it needs a week to dry completely before I can add a coat of Future in preperation for the decals.

Cheers, Christian
1 March 2020, 19:30
Hanno Kleinecke
Expert weathering on the Corsair and the deck looks almost 3 dimensional in the way you painted it, chapeau !
1 March 2020, 19:44
Christian Bruer
Thank you Hanno for your kind comment. I wasn't sure about it and didn't want to overdo it. It is different to add the effects on a larger model plane instead a 1/144 model, not to talk about adding effects on a ship model 😄
I'm happy you like it 🙂

Cheers, Christian
1 March 2020, 19:56
coporado
Fantastic result Christian, super clean built an detail in this scale, congrats mate!
2 March 2020, 10:38
Christian Bruer
Thank you coporado 🙂
2 March 2020, 18:51
Slavo Hazucha
The workplace & the stuff on the table is just insane... 👍 (+ the rest too, but need to pick something to start the post...😉 ) I never thought such things are possible in 1:72... This is bordering on nano-material science!
3 March 2020, 10:05
Oliver Zwiener
Unglaublich - einfach unglaublich , das ist hier wirklich ganz grosses Kino. Slavo bringt es auf den Punkt - Nanotechnik - bin richtig fasziniert !
3 March 2020, 14:24
Lode Schildermans
Christian, you sure know how to draw attention on your scale modelling. 1:72 with the finishing touch of 1:35. It's always a pleasure to follow such nice and detailed work, but we see only the results, not the sweat and tears that go in such builds. So I don't only compliment you on the result, but also for the perseverance during the building proces. Looking forward to see it with my awn eyes @ Lingen
3 March 2020, 15:17
Christian Bruer
Thank you Slavo Oliver and Lode for your kindest comments 🙂

Well Slavo and Oliver, usually I work in smaller scales, 1/144 and 1/350 and do and did different modifications and extra details on my models. So may it is the reason why I have a hand for it?!

Mhh, Lode, for sure there is a difference to 1/35, but you can do much more in the larger scale and I only tried to show what seems to make sens in that scale. But no sweat and tears so far, cross my fingers😄

Cheers, Christian
5 March 2020, 19:19
Christian Bruer
nearly getting there....

Today I add several coats of Future, next the decals.

Cheers, Christian
7 March 2020, 20:44
Norbert Steffens
Hi Christian, how do you apply future? Do you dilute it? What pressure? I tried it years ago and the coating was horrible. Guess I did something wrong....
4 June 2020, 05:42
Alec K
Hi Norbert - I have just airbrushed Future the other day so will share my experience. I used Infinity airbrush with ,15mm nozzle at about 100-105 kPa. I mixed Future with iso 90% alcohol (also known as rubbing alcohol) at 1:1 ratio. I did try to spray it straight from the bottle, but got nasty beading. 3 light wet coats were needed for smooth finish. Good luck 👍
5 June 2020, 11:15
Norbert Steffens
Hi Alec, thanks a lot.I'll try this next time.
5 June 2020, 19:10
Alec K
👍
6 June 2020, 11:26
Christian Bruer
Hi Norbert, hi Alec, @Norbert I'm so sorry to miss your question and did not reply.

Well, I spray it straight from the bottle without thinning it. I apply it in several thinn layers with 0,25mm or 0,35mm nozzle and approx. 1,5 bar. This time I first found, just under magnifying glasses, a rough texture on the sprayed surface. I'm not sure if this comes from the sealing with Future or from the layers of paint I sprayed before the sealing. As Alec mentioned I'll try next to thinn it but with destilled water.

I hope that helps so far

Cheers, Christian
6 June 2020, 17:36
Bernd Korte
Wow, sehr beeindruckend! Ich hoffe, dass es bald eine Gelegenheit gibt, dieses Werk live zu sehen!
6 June 2020, 18:55
Christian Bruer
Dankeschön Bernd. Muss aber erst fertig werden. Ich bekomme noch geänderte Decals für die Leitwerkskennung und Bugnummer. Sobald ich diese vorliegen habe geht es weiter. VG Christian
9 June 2020, 14:11
Holger Kranich
Das weiß doch zu gefallen.
15 June 2020, 11:43
Peter Hardy
Hmmmm, Holly's here, must be beer around here somewhere!
Christian, I keep coming back here, I go through the pics and always feel inadequate! Mate, you are an awesome modeller!
15 June 2020, 11:51
Alec K
Outstanding work, again 👍 👍 👍
15 June 2020, 13:26
Christian Bruer
Thank you Holger, Peter and Alec. Still waiting for some modified decals but I got the information that they are in progress. So it should go on as soon as possible. Cheers, Christian
25 June 2020, 19:22
Christian Bruer
Well it is time to come back to this project. It is nearly done, but awaits decals and final finish on the Tractor and Corsair.
First I have ordered some 3D printed figures at Reedoak (sorry for misspelling on the photo). They have very lifelike poses and are excellently done. I can highly recommend them.
Then up to the decals. I have started adding the decals on the Tractor and nearly a complete disaster happened while applying the white 16. Placed on a coat with Future and with some Micro Sol added the decal starts to shrivel like usual, but then bubbles starts to occur on the surface. First I thought there were air bubbles in between the decal and the surface, so I stick in with a needle, but they did no went away. It starts getting really worse, so I decide to carefully remove the decal. Once done I noticed that the problem was not in between the decal and the painted and sealed surface, but in between the resin and layers of paint. I do not really know what exactly happened, but I assume, that it was a reaction in between the resin surface and soaked layers of paint.
Anyhow, I removed off the paint on the hatch, cleaned and repainted it and add the number using a self made stencil.
So next I will come back adding the decals on the Corsair, knock on wood that all will work well (I do not like to work with decals, you know 😉 )

Happy Modelling, Christian
27 May 2021, 19:41
Juskifo
Really impressiv for this project
27 May 2021, 22:18
Alec K
Rotten luck with that decal. Looks like you recovered though 👍
28 May 2021, 03:14
Clifford Keesler
Very nice Christian.
28 May 2021, 03:40
Clifford Keesler
Very nice Christian.
28 May 2021, 03:41
Christian Bruer
Thank you all for your encouraging comments 🙂
28 May 2021, 22:36
Christian Bruer
Meanwhile in the German countryside, four scale 1/72 recently painted figures are waiting for their aircraft which is still under construction, but the finish line is in sight 😄

Happy Modelling, Christian
13 June 2021, 20:05
Hanno Kleinecke
When 1/72nd looks like 1/48 - admiration Christian !
13 June 2021, 20:09
Sergej I
Artistry! Pure artistry with these figures! 👍
13 June 2021, 20:10
Christian Bruer
Thank you very much Hanno and Sergej 🙂
13 June 2021, 20:19
Peter Hardy
Christian, I keep looking at the "tug". It looks so real! And to think it was scratch built! Blows me away every time!
14 June 2021, 00:52
bughunter
... ans leaves me speechless. Fantastic in all aspects 👍
14 June 2021, 11:33
Christian Bruer
Thank you very much Peter and bughunter 🙂

@Peter, to much praise regarding the tractor. The praise for the details must go to Mr. Verlinden for that nice resin kit. I just put some paint on it 😄
14 June 2021, 11:38
Clifford Keesler
Beautiful Corsair Christian.
14 June 2021, 23:26
Spanjaard
"Just put some paint o it".... ha ha ha. Wish t were o simple 😉
Figures and tractor looking geat
14 June 2021, 23:29
Peter Hardy
I agree Spanjaard, I almost choked on the banana I was eating when I read that!
15 June 2021, 04:22
Lode Schildermans
Way too modest, Christian. You lifted up a good resin kit to a realistic diorama. I've seen the contrary also, but seldom better. Congrats with the result
15 June 2021, 08:34
Neuling
Amazing work in scale 1/72! 👍
15 June 2021, 08:45
Martin Oostrom
"Just put some paint on it" If you're less talented (me!) these simple comments can be so depressing 😄
You are WAY too modest Christian. Splendid work 👍
15 June 2021, 09:03
Christian Bruer
Thank you all for your interest and very kind comments🙂
15 June 2021, 20:35
Christian Bruer
The decals are now all on. During the week I have added the white and blues stars, each of them as a single decal, and a few stencils. Now up to a final gloss coat, subtle weathering and final finish with semi matt.
Happy Modelling, Christian
19 June 2021, 14:17
Bruce Huxtable
Stunning, inspirational ??
19 June 2021, 14:31
Christian Bruer
Thank you Bruce 🙂
19 July 2021, 21:46
Christian Bruer
Well I call this part of my CVW-15 WestPac Cruise 1971-1972 project done 🙂
It is much more work to do on a scale 1/72 aircraft diorama than on one in scale 1/144 😄
But this one was a lot of modelling fun and I am loooking forward to start the F-4B.

Happy Modelling, Christian
19 July 2021, 21:49
John Thomas
Outstanding work
20 July 2021, 00:05
coporado
Fantastic!
20 July 2021, 04:33
Christian Lehmann
Toll geworden!👍
20 July 2021, 04:49
Christoph Schnarr
Great model and super presentation, Christian 👍
20 July 2021, 04:59
Mark K
Simply beautiful!
20 July 2021, 05:13
Stephan H.
Awesome result. Thx for sharing. 👍
20 July 2021, 05:52
Harry Eder
Fantastic result Christian! 👍
20 July 2021, 06:03
Spanjaard
simply amazing.
20 July 2021, 06:11
Lochsa River
Great work....inspiring
20 July 2021, 07:29
Łukasz Gliński
Exquisite! Once again I thought such reality level is impossible in 1/72 😉
20 July 2021, 07:58
Roland Sachsenhofer
A feast for the eyes -and a celebration of the art of modelling! Congratulations on this beautiful work
20 July 2021, 08:23
Daniel
Fantastic! The scenery-cutout + display are so unique 👍 And those reedoak guys chilling on the tractor especially add so much realism to this! Really need to get some of those myself...
20 July 2021, 08:25
Mark
Beautiful. 👍
20 July 2021, 09:26
Ronan
Very nice Christian 😉
A little detail : the hump located under the cockpit is a removable protective cover for the aoa probe and should be red 😉
20 July 2021, 09:51
Martin Oostrom
I know these are plus-size models for you, but still.... Awesome work 👍
20 July 2021, 11:26
Bernd Korte
The praise is well deserved! A real eye catcher!
20 July 2021, 13:24
Cuajete
Wow... Fantastic job and result.
Congrats!
20 July 2021, 17:57
Thomas Bischoff
incredible result! The scratchbuilt details of the carrier are a piece of art!
20 July 2021, 19:12
Christian Bruer
Thank you all for your overwhelming feedback and kind comments. I hope I can show it later the year at SMC in Veldhoven.
Happy Modelling, Christian

P.S. @Ronan, thank you for the hint. I will modify this detail
20 July 2021, 22:21
John
A truly fantastic diorama. The cutaway into the skin of the ship is a very nice touch that adds some interesting insight to the activity of an aircraft carrier. I have deployed on several carriers and can say you captured the essence of routine flight deck operations. The level of realism is top notch - you even got the floor of a typical maintenance shop just right. The only difference between your A-7 and the real one would be tie-down chains. Well done.
21 July 2021, 00:14
Christian Bruer
Thank you John for your very kind comment. It means a lot to me to please the real experts eyes.

Well about the tie-down chains. Would they be removed when the plane is raead for flight ops? May I can add Reedoak figure, the one with shouldered chains and put another one beside on deck?

By the way, when do you serve?

In another forum I got kind feeback from a Coral Sea crew member, who made the Shakedown Cruise in 1970 prior to the Deployment my diorma represent.

Thx and Happy Modelling, Christian
21 July 2021, 14:08
Patrick Hagelstein
Youtube Video
Hi Christian, in this clip you'll see that the chains and chocks are the last items to be disconnected from the aircraft before it taxies out on its own power. Up to that point the movement of the deck can cause the aircraft to roll off the deck if not secured or if not powered up to idle engine settings to counter any ship movements. Hopes this helps to make an exquisite diorama even better. 😉

 
21 July 2021, 19:18
Casey Beckett
,Makes me miss my Ship..... FANTASTIC work - the rust streaks on the bulkhead in the office...I can smell the spilled coffee too! Outstanding work, Sir.
21 July 2021, 19:27
John
Christian - Patrick is right about the chains and the video gives a good depiction of getting an aircraft ready for flight. I think your diorama is wonderful and my only humble suggestion would be to reconsider using the figure in green coveralls and the cap. By the 1970s, the Navy was starting to get more strict on flight deck safety and proper uniforms and equipment (the Forrestal and Enterprise fires from the late 60s were big motivators), so the green coverall figure would be out of place on the flight deck. The chalk-and-chains figure (with a brown shirt color) would be much more fitting.
I served from the 90s until a few years ago and my last ship was CVN-69.
I appreciate your work and dedication to history and detail - it helps to inspire and motivate me to produce better models and replicas.
21 July 2021, 21:07
Spanjaard
great video, i would love to get such details about the chains for an F-4J....
21 July 2021, 21:54
Juergen Klinglhuber
congrat's ! you did (another) great looking build. top
22 July 2021, 06:10
Sven Schönyan
Excellent modelling skills and presentation as usual!
22 July 2021, 07:13
Alexander
Amazing scratch-build as well as build of the plane itself - very original and great looking scenery! 👍👍👍
22 July 2021, 11:36
Christian Bruer
@Patrick, thank you for the link. Very interesting and informative. I had not expected that it took thal long to make the plane ready for flight. Thank you also for your kind comment 🙂

@John, thx again for the insights and additional information. So I will rethink what and how to add. I don't want to fix the model to the base, because of movement to Shows, so I think a brown shirt and tie down chains on the flight deck close to the tie down points could be a choice.
A long time you served 👍

@Casey, Spanjaard, Juergen, Sven and Alexander, thank you very much for your interest and comments 🙂

It is a pleasure to share it with you all!

Thx and happy modelling, Christian
22 July 2021, 19:44
John
That's a wise choice; best of luck at the shows.
22 July 2021, 19:49
Christian Bruer
Thank you John. Let's see when the next will be.
22 July 2021, 19:54
Patrick Hagelstein
🙂 👍
23 July 2021, 03:09
Matthew A
@Ronan
"A little detail : the hump located under the cockpit is a removable protective cover for the aoa probe and should be red"

My eye goes straight to it now lol

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23 July 2021, 13:29
Christian Bruer
Great thx for sharing 👍
23 July 2021, 13:37
Ronan
Well done Matthew 😉
23 July 2021, 16:42
Sergej I
Oh wow... BEAUTIFUL! Excellent skills, Christian 👍
25 July 2021, 04:33
Christian Bruer
Thank you Sergej 🙂
25 July 2021, 07:59
Rui S
Beautifull big 😉 dio 👍
25 July 2021, 16:38
Christian Bruer
Thank you Rui 🙂
26 July 2021, 17:29
Slavo Hazucha
Fabulous! 👍 It's one of those shows where you don't know whether to be happy how well it ended or sad that it's over... 😉

Everything just great, one of the best jobs I've seen in 32-...ehm...72-scale ever 👍
7 August 2021, 19:30
Christian Bruer
Thank you Slavo for you kind words, much appreciated 🙂
7 August 2021, 19:50
Christian Bruer
Thx for the thumbs up Paweł 🙂
7 August 2021, 20:32
Christian Bruer
I have added some more deck crew members and tie down chains. Again excellent details on the Reedoak figures, a pleasure to paint them!

On close photos the deck structure looks much to clean. It looks ok from farer away, but next time I'll try to pre paint the deck with a paint roller to get a rough surface structure. Well, learning process never stop 🙂

Happy Modelling, Christian
26 September 2021, 18:28
Roland Sachsenhofer
Der pure, geniale Wahnsinn! 🙂 Ein Genuss...... Those figures are the best one I have ever seen
26 September 2021, 18:46
Christian Bruer
Thank you Roland 🙂

Yep, the Reedoak figures are excellent. I can highly recommend them 👍
26 September 2021, 18:48
Thomas Bischoff
Brilliant work! .. and true: Reedoak Figures are the best!
26 September 2021, 19:56
Bruce Huxtable
Astonishing... Brilliant.... 🙂

26 September 2021, 20:29
Spanjaard
Simply spectacular, wow
26 September 2021, 20:39
John Thomas
Just outstanding work
27 September 2021, 00:14
Clifford Keesler
Beautiful work.
27 September 2021, 00:26
Christian Lehmann
👍
27 September 2021, 05:10
Hanno Kleinecke
And all that depth in detail in 1/72 ! Superb work Christian !
27 September 2021, 05:18
bughunter
The figures, which would also do well on a larger scale, are the icing on the cake! 👍
27 September 2021, 06:25
Paweł W.
👍👍👍 Great!
27 September 2021, 10:11
Alec K
Those figures are next level 👍
27 September 2021, 14:09
David Taylor
Sure it's 72.
27 September 2021, 18:22
Moritz Fentzahn
Excellent work Christian, the chains and the new figures are a great addition.
Can't wait to see the Westpac Cruise F-4 getting started
27 September 2021, 19:01
Christian Bruer
Thank you all for your very kind comments. I much appreciate it 🙂
28 September 2021, 20:35
Neuling
Everybody`s talking about some figures ...... I only see real people standing around the aircraft! 👍
29 September 2021, 05:54
karatel
Wow 😳
29 September 2021, 06:44
Christian Bruer
Thank you both for your kind comment 🙂
29 September 2021, 19:32
Bas Tonn
Late to the party, but great project !!
7 May, 16:08
Chan Li
I always complaint there's no choice to do airplane diorama, now I know that was no more than a piece of conservative excuse.
7 May, 16:38
Christian Bruer
Never to late to have a look on it Bas Tonn, and thx 🙂

Chan Li, there are some many options for airplane dioramas, especially for naval aircraft, you'll never run out of ideas 🙂
13 May, 19:40
Felice De Leo
Masterpiece!!!
16 June, 18:23
Christian Bruer
Thank you Felice 🙂
16 June, 18:25
Michael Kohl
great stuff.
17 June, 11:44
Christian Bruer
Thank you Michael 🙂
18 June, 12:39
Christian Bruer
Some test shots using my new photo box - image #157. A great improvement for the photo quality.
Happy Modelling, Christian
3 July, 10:40
Jörg Schäfer
Eine ganz fantastische Arbeit.
Absolut akkurat ausgeführter Modellbau, erstklassiger Lack und das Diorama ist der Hammer.
3 July, 11:18
Christian Bruer
Vielen lieben Dank Jörg 🙂
3 July, 11:31

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