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Navy Bird
Bill Gilman (Navy Bird)
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1:72 Shorts Tucano T.1 (Airfix A03059)1:72 Short Tucano T.1 Exterior set (CMK 7359)1:72 Short Tucano T.1 Cockpit set (CMK 7358)3+
 
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December 26, 2020

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Bill Gilman
@Cuajete - based on the built up models I've seen, I painted the landing gear struts and the wheel bays black. I could find no references or photos of the actual aircraft that said what they were. But for some reason, most people paint them black so that's what I did. Is it correct? Beats me...
21. December 2020, 23:34
Cuajete
Thanks, Bill
I don't have references either. That's why I asked.
22. December 2020, 19:09
Bill Gilman
Happy Christmas everyone! I hope that you are all safe and healthy, had a great holiday, and are looking forward to the new year and putting 2020 behind us. I know I can't wait for 2021.

I've put the finishing touches on the Comet and uploaded photos of the finished model. I had to scrounge through the spares box to find something to use for the rudder/elevator balances, but I found some 1:32 scale Spitfire bomb rack sway braces that did the trick. I simply cut out the bits I needed and there it is - Bob's your uncle as they say. Enjoy!
25. December 2020, 18:47
Cuajete
Very nice building and painting job, Bill. Conngrats!
Merry Christmas and better 2021!!
25. December 2020, 19:09
Lochsa_River
Nice piece! It was fun to see your entire build process.
25. December 2020, 20:13
Łukasz Gliński
Fantastic, it looks exquisite in green
25. December 2020, 20:20
Stefan Schacht
well done
25. December 2020, 21:15
Neuling
Clean build!
26. December 2020, 09:42

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December 20, 2020

Bill Gilman added Tamiya Color Lacquer Paint to his list of favorite colors
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Holger Kranich
I agree! Top work uncle Bill!
7. November 2020, 11:47
Kees Kleijwegt
Great looking Beaufort!
7. November 2020, 14:38
Bill Gilman
Thanks mates! I tell you, after I finished with all those antennae I vowed to never touch a photoetch fret again in my life! Until the next kit, of course. Cheers, Bill
7. November 2020, 23:10
Anthony
Absolutely beautiful Bill. Well done. TonyTiger66 from BM.
18. December 2020, 00:28
Cuajete
Fantastic job. Congrats!
18. December 2020, 19:46
Clifford Keesler
Very nice Bill, a real beauty.
19. December 2020, 01:25
Olivier
Worthy efforts ! Bravo ! One question though, how come you use a 1 Euro coin as scale when you live in the States ?
19. December 2020, 09:26
Bill Gilman
Thanks guys! Another thread resurrection, I love it. As far as the euro coin goes, I use that because I spent all my Yankee money. :)
20. December 2020, 21:54

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December 3, 2020

Bill Gilman and Hanno Kleinecke are now mates.
3. December 2020, 15:20

November 24, 2020

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Bart Goesaert
Nice looking aircraft. What I tend to do with tamiya is adding some clear with the paint. Protects the paint, but also gives the possibility to add decals directly
19. November 2020, 10:35
Neuling
Clean and colorful build!
20. November 2020, 08:38
Roberto Rocat
Beautiful!
21. November 2020, 10:55
Bill Gilman
Thanks mates!
24. November 2020, 00:34
Alex Rodionov
Wow. Nice and rare.
24. November 2020, 03:34
Patrick Hagelstein
How could I have missed a Bill Gilman build?........ :o
24. November 2020, 04:46
Bill Gilman
@Patrick - pretty easy this year, as this was only my second build in 2020. I need to spend more time at the workbench!
24. November 2020, 14:12
Patrick Hagelstein
:D Definitely! We're all waiting! ;)
24. November 2020, 20:02

November 5, 2020

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Bill Gilman
Thanks mates!
20. October 2020, 19:05
Łukasz Gliński
Lovely, the detailing, shading, wingfold, simply every aspect
26. October 2020, 21:12
Bill Gilman
Thanks Łukasz!
29. October 2020, 23:53
JOHN THOMAS
Nice work
29. October 2020, 23:56
Bill Gilman
Thanks! It's amazing how a four-year old album is resurrected. Cheers, Bill
30. October 2020, 22:12
Edward MacKenzie
I have no words... AMAZING! Unbelievable great built! Congrats for them both mate!!!
31. October 2020, 09:44
Bill Gilman
Thanks Edward! You guys should check out my other photo albums and perhaps we can resurrect them as well! LOL. I am about to start a new project, though, so be on the lookout. I'll be building the beautiful resin kit of the de Havilland DH.88 Comet from SBS Models. Cheers, Bill
1. November 2020, 21:37
MRMLA
Nice twins. Superb!
5. November 2020, 23:24

November 1, 2020

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1:72 De Havilland DH.88 Comet (SBS Model SBS7003)
De Havilland DH 88 Comet
GB Civil MacRobertson Air Race
G-ACSR/19 (O. Cathcart Jones & K.F. Waller)
October 1934 MacRobertson Air Race - Mildenhall UK to Melbourne AU AU (Result: 4)
Brunswick Green
 
1. November 2020, 21:39

October 10, 2020

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10. October 2020, 18:02

August 31, 2020

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1:72 Martin AM-1 Mauler (CMR CMR72-108)
 
30. August 2020, 22:47
Bernhard Schrock
Watching and looking forward seeing the result.
31. August 2020, 15:16
Bill Gilman
Thanks Bernhard. A photo album should be up sometime today.
31. August 2020, 15:17

August 30, 2020

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Bill Gilman
Thanks Mike! I kept this one nice and clean because it looked so sweet - I didn't want to mess it up with weathering. The real plane must have been nice and clean at least one time in its life (right out of the paint shop)! Besides, the panel lines seem to show up just about right for a 1:72 scale model even without any wash. Cheers, Bill
29. August 2020, 23:59
Tom M
nice plane
30. August 2020, 04:34
Es-haq Khosravi
Great job! You are really great in dealing with resin!
30. August 2020, 05:53
Treehugger
I guess because of how this is a resin kit, you have to rely on just superglue (cyanoacrylate), but how comfortable are you using superglue if maybe the superglue goes hard too fast? Do you have any special workflow for working with superglue with such an all resin kit?
30. August 2020, 08:19
Bernd Korte
Always nice to see so perfectly executed renditions of rare subjects!
30. August 2020, 08:32
Bernhard Schrock
Bill: great to see YOU again and one more of you masterpieces. Great build and excellent pictures.
30. August 2020, 09:50
Bill Gilman
Thanks mates! I'm glad you like the old bird. I love resin kits (well, most of them) especially when you can get unusual subjects.

@Treehugger - I typically use a medium viscosity superglue that gives you some time to position the parts before it sets up. When gluing the fuselage halves together, I do NOT run a bead of superglue all around the fuselage and try to glue the halves together all at once. I start with a small area, and using a scalpel blade I apply a small amount of superglue. Keep the fuselage halves aligned while it sets up. Then, continue to work your way around the rest of the way again gluing just a small bit at a time. The scalpel blade is thin enough to get the glue into the seam even when you're almost all the way around. I hope that makes sense. For fiddly bits of photoetch, I use Gator's Grip Thin Blend.

@Bernhard - I haven't been around as much as I would have liked recently, sorry about that. More silly health problems. Right now I'm waiting on the results of yet another biopsy. Hopefully things will look good and I can get back to reducing my stash! :)
30. August 2020, 16:22
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August 29, 2020

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May 15, 2020

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May 12, 2020

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May 3, 2020

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April 3, 2020

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Completed
1:72 Blackburn Firebrand TF Mk.V/5 (CMR CMR72-234)1:72 Fairey Firefly (Master AM-72-078)
Blackburn Firebrand TF Mk.5
GB Military Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm (1937-now)
703 NAS EK747-T
July 1947 Service Trials - HMS Daedalus
Extra Dark Sea grey, Dark Slate grey, Sky
 
3. April 2020, 22:43
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March 29, 2020

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February 1, 2020

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Bill Gilman
Thanks. As I remember, the resin cockpit was a bit longer than the kit cockpit, and I had to remove the area for the front instrument panel coaming from the kit's fuselage. The resin pit also had to be sanded a lot as it was also too wide for the Revell fuselage. I also sanded down the kit's fuselage sidewalls. I then had to do some tricks with the resin sidewalls. There are some photos and an explanation in the build thread that I posted above. Cheers, Bill
7. January 2020, 04:31
Saeed Jamali
thanks a million dear Bill
7. January 2020, 05:00
Neal
Oh my. That is Phantastic. I've been eyeing these Phinal Phantoms, but I'm holding out for the 301SQ kit. If there ever is one.
7. January 2020, 05:02
Igor Chanak
That's great!
7. January 2020, 15:20
Oleg Smilyk
Looking very nice,japans anniversary bird are great!
7. January 2020, 16:21
David Deavall
Very nice indeed
1. February 2020, 16:47
Bill Gilman
Thanks mates! This aircraft has one of the best anniversary schemes ever! I'll have to do a few more JASDF birds so she has company.
1. February 2020, 20:54
Treehugger
I don't normally like flashy paints schemes, but this one looks very nice I think. A good mix of white red and blue.
1. February 2020, 21:29
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