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Roland Sachsenhofer (Roland)

C54 Thunderbirds


45 | 2. January, 11:46
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Roland Sachsenhofer
Just started! Details are crisp and beautiful; i am really looking forward to this project!
2. January, 11:51
Roland Sachsenhofer
A short time-lapse of the interior: the C-54 from Revell builds very well and is a paragon of fitting accuracy. However, I find some of the many details too soft and washed out. But that's not a problem, because you won't see anything behind the cockpit cabin wall 🙂
The etched parts are from the "Gold Edition" of this issue.
5. February, 08:08
Paweł W.
Great detail... folowing.
5. February, 08:12
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you Pavel, feel welcome!
5. February, 16:08
Bernd Korte
Great project! I was tempted once or twice when I saw this kit at a very good price in the Revell online shop as well as at my local dealer. I did resist though 😄
5. February, 18:04
Yigal Levin
Very interesting project
5. February, 18:11
Gordon Sørensen
Cockpit detail looks great, Roland. Any detail in the cabin?
C'mon Bernd, stop resisting!
5. February, 18:23
Roland Sachsenhofer
Hello Bernd and Yigal! Yes, I had a similar experience - Just couldn't resist the extremely favourable price - that with all the etched parts! - at the local dealer recently. And: I have to say, it builds quite well for the time being!
5. February, 18:23
Roland Sachsenhofer
Here, too, it has gone a little further: fuselage and wings -not in the picture- were filled and sanded. Soon all the large sub-components should be ready for assembly!
14. February, 18:50
Magnificent interiors!
14. February, 20:20
Roland Sachsenhofer
That´s fine!
15. February, 10:29
Roland Sachsenhofer
Fuselage and wings were sanded, all clear parts were masked - almost everything was ready for the first coat of paint!
22. February, 17:57
Łukasz Gliński
That's looks promising 👍
23. February, 10:09
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you Lukasz!
24. February, 08:49
Roland Sachsenhofer
From ivory to ebony: the primer for the Alclad is applied!
27. February, 08:21
Roland Sachsenhofer
A snapshot of the masking work for the different metallic tones on the flanks and wings of the C-54. After completing this step, I want to apply the white to the fuselage upper surface.
4. March, 20:30
Roland Sachsenhofer
The last step before the real highlight of this build: working with large-scale, complex decals! After an appropriate layer of "gloss clear" nothing stands in the way of the adventure so far....
30. March, 10:10
Yigal Levin
locking very promising.
30. March, 16:42
Looks great!
30. March, 17:52
Mirko Römer
I'm very excited, how this will turn out. Great work so far!!
30. March, 20:44
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you very much for your words and kind motivation! Decals are being applied- pictures will follow soon
31. March, 15:55
Roland Sachsenhofer
The decals are all applied, without much difficulty I can note. Advance planning and a certain caution and sensitivity - that's all it really takes; Revell has done a great job here.
The surfaces of the C-54 are now sealed and the gloss level is already finished, now I take care of the landing gear, engines and propellers.
3. April, 09:06
Bernd Korte
Photo 29 in "in flight configuration" looks very striking!
3. April, 12:06
Yigal Levin
3. April, 14:26
Juergen Klinglhuber
Looking great !! 👍
3. April, 15:28
Erik De Smet
Wow! It is a big model and it certainly looks great .
3. April, 15:44
Great paint job on a wonderful livre 👍
3. April, 16:46
Looks outstanding.
3. April, 18:08
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you all mates for these very kind and wonderful remarks!
3. April, 18:21
Roland Sachsenhofer
So, the construction of the C-54 is entering its final phase - but it's dragging on a bit, let me tell you! Two things are to blame for this: on the one hand, the Revell kit comes with a lot of details and on top of that, there are different variants, such as the tyres, which increases the effort. This is all very positive, but there is the catch that many of these details are very washed out and have to be reworked. Especially with the elaborate undercarriage, this unnecessary circumstance is not so funny.
On the other hand: this project is based on the "Platinum Edition" - and that meant many many scratched parts. Exclusively wonderful - but also time-consuming. To illustrate this: for the four propellers the use of a total of sixty individual tiny decals is intended.
11. April, 09:11
Looking great. I really like the detailed engines and the landing gear. 👍
11. April, 09:31
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you for your kind words, mate!
11. April, 17:10
11. April, 18:06
David Taylor
Fantastic attention to detail.
11. April, 18:38
12. April, 09:51
Bernhard Schrock
Roland: you managed excellent the decal & painting challenge!
12. April, 10:04
Erik Leijdens
Fantastic work Roland!
12. April, 10:07
Yigal Levin
Great preformance
12. April, 10:09
Alec K
This is an impressive build Roland 👍
12. April, 11:53
Roland Sachsenhofer
Your feedbacks are a great pleasure for me! Thank you for this motivation
13. April, 13:49
Roland Sachsenhofer
The "finishing touches" took some time, but now she is ready: I may present you a few pictures of the finally finished Thunderbird C-54! The build itself is only slightly marred by the discrepancies in mould quality and the building instructions described in the previous text, but is otherwise pure joy.
Since the C-54 in the colour scheme of the Thunderbirds turned out to be quite an attractive photo motif, I'm afraid I have to flood you with one more picture. I hope you like them anyway!
Thank you for all your helpful comments and interest!
16. April, 19:23
Mark K
Absolutely lovely!
16. April, 19:25
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you Mark!
16. April, 19:26
Łukasz Gliński
Lovely vintage livery and fabulous build. I admire the way you weather the metallic surfaces 👍
16. April, 19:31
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you Lukasz for these kind words!
16. April, 19:49
Juergen Klinglhuber
Great work - it's a beauty and a pleasure to look through the pictures,.....
17. April, 06:56
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you very much Jürgen, that makes me very happy!
17. April, 09:13
Alex Rodionov
A very impressive model as usual.
17. April, 09:20
Very beautiful model! Und die Details an den Motoren und Fahrwerken sind wieder preisverdächtig.
17. April, 09:27
Fantastic result. Great painting job and metallic effect.
17. April, 09:51
Sehr elegante Linien 👍 Toll gebaut 👍
Mein Lieblingsbild ist 36, wie hast Du den Rauch gemacht?
17. April, 10:03
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you all for this wonderful and motivating feedback!
The smoke of the engine starting is partly due to the family hairdryer and partly to a Photoshop gimmick. This can be imitated very well with the tools "Airbrush" and "Wipe finger". If the scenery is suitable and the props are rotatable, I like to try something like this - for example here in pictures 1 to 3 on the model of a B-25 Mitchell. Finished B-26G Mitchell | Album by Roland (1:48)
I'm glad you like it!
17. April, 11:00
Erik No
Beautiful plane and great built!
17. April, 11:24
Gordon Sørensen
Another great looking model, Roland!
17. April, 11:24
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you very much for your words, Erik and Gordon!
17. April, 16:17
Zbynek Honzik
Great job Roland!
17. April, 20:28
Oliver Zwiener
Klasse Ding - aussergewöhnlch schöne Lackierung - top !
18. April, 06:44
Hanno Kleinecke
Elegant bird in a skillfully exceuted livery ! Very pretty combination of colour and NMF 👍
18. April, 06:50
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you for these very kind comments mates! Makes me proud! Thank you for all the likes also!
18. April, 15:25


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