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Urban Gardini (McCoy)
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Nikki

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My first ever venture into 1:32 and also the first time I deal with resin of this magnitude.

 

Project

This album is attached to project Tornado GR. Mk1 ZA491 "Nikki".

Status: Work in progress | Scale: 1:32 | Albums: 1 with 66 images
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30. December 2014 at 13:40:05 Share
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Holger Kranich Hey Urban, ya wanna know it, hu?
That looks awesome to me! But why not in your scale? ;)
Damn this is an abolute complete set! :D
30. December 2014 at 14:17:05
Urban Gardini It scares me but I eventually must leave the shallow water in the pool and learn to swim in deep water as well.
30. December 2014 at 14:24:36
Urban Gardini Plus, If I get rid of this beast there's gonna be more room for 1:72 kits...
30. December 2014 at 14:25:49
Holger Kranich I always like to build different scales, at first i was only into 1:72 but after my first big scale i was definately hooked! ;)
30. December 2014 at 14:51:15
Augie Ooooo someone save me a seat I wanna watch :D
30. December 2014 at 20:52:36
Urban Gardini For you Augie I reserve one of the VIP seats!
30. December 2014 at 21:33:16
Augie Thanks Urban :) your too nice to me
31. December 2014 at 00:47:21
Matthias Weiss Looks like a hell lot of work!! This will be great...
31. December 2014 at 03:35:54
Holger Kranich I hope, i´ll get a VIP seat, too... ;)
31. December 2014 at 08:21:51
Acki I'm in. Pass the beer and popcorn.
31. December 2014 at 22:06:14
berni Hi Urban, a Huge Enterprise. I wish you Lucky :)
18. February 2015 at 11:52:29
Urban Gardini Thanks mate!
18. February 2015 at 11:54:25
Alistair Brand Watching with interest. Good luck!
18. February 2015 at 23:50:25
Przemek Przybulewski I will watch with interest. I'm planning to do the same and I'm wondering how parts will fit.
19. February 2015 at 00:04:24
Urban Gardini Thanks mates!
19. February 2015 at 00:29:37
Holger Kranich What a damn amount of additional work! But the result shall be rewarding!
And how does it feel to build such a big block of plastic? ;)
19. February 2015 at 09:32:19
Urban Gardini It feels like a big block of plastic...
19. February 2015 at 11:10:05
Igor Zdorovyak grandiose project
19. February 2015 at 12:02:08
Urban Gardini I hope I'm gonna be able to finish this one before midsummer this year but everything is so big compared to what I'm used to.
19. February 2015 at 12:29:07
Holger Kranich You will need a lot of paint, compared to your recent builds ;)
19. February 2015 at 13:16:05
Urban Gardini Oh yes! I've got four fresh Lifecolor bottles for this one...
19. February 2015 at 13:23:41
Holger Kranich Do you have a mask for sanding resin or do you do it like me and sand wet?
21. February 2015 at 21:40:12
Urban Gardini Yes and no! I've got a mask that I'm keeping forget to use. I try to use the saw as much as possible and use the vacuum cleaner frequently and when I sand I do it with slow strokes but I sand dry.
21. February 2015 at 22:00:10
Holger Kranich Yeah, safety first! :D
21. February 2015 at 22:13:34
Urban Gardini True! It's a new experience to tackle replacing resin parts. It's one thing just adding some resin stuff and a whole new world here with a lot of work to get it right and a lot of guessing. But the detail is stunning on the Aires resin.
21. February 2015 at 22:18:06
Wim van der Luijt Just looked at all of this resin madness....loving it all. I'm tuned in for the rest of the build!
24. February 2015 at 08:03:33
Urban Gardini Thanks mate! I believe that "resin madness" is indeed the correct term here. I hope that I won't let you down.
24. February 2015 at 11:51:34
Urban Gardini That gives one week of building at yet not one piece glued or painted so far on this build but I did manage to get some blood on the resin so it looks good for the future.
24. February 2015 at 23:19:41
Augie hey urban.. its not resin madness without some blood :)
24. February 2015 at 23:29:17
Urban Gardini True and it's as it should be...
24. February 2015 at 23:34:00
Steve Wilson ...
"I ate his finger with some fava beans and a nice chianti"...
Sorry Urb, I couldn't resist it...((( :D )))
24. February 2015 at 23:42:00
Urban Gardini No, I don't use my Dremel on the resin. GWS saw, exacto and beutyshop nailfiles is what I use on the resin.
25. February 2015 at 01:38:54
Urban Gardini That's ok Steve!
25. February 2015 at 01:39:06
Acki First blood! Get well soon!
25. February 2015 at 07:21:30
Derek Thompson What detail on those cans, drool, drool! Any photo etch involved in the project?
25. February 2015 at 08:17:12
Steve Wilson ...
This happens to me when I cut my finger...
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25. February 2015 at 09:04:16
Steve Wilson ...
Speaking of Razors have you tried using a Mini Razor saw with assorted blades???
25. February 2015 at 09:10:15
Urban Gardini That cut was healed to the next day, just a matter of letting it bleed a bit and then just wipe it off with the thumb on the same hand and keep going..

I've got a Dremel but I feel that I've got more control going by hand.

Not much PE involved in the build, just the fret that comes with the Aires cockpit.

I'm quite fond of the PE mini razor saws and use them quite a lot.
25. February 2015 at 10:04:59
Urban Gardini True that as there's no technique that is absolute for all modellers. For a new builder it's a bit trial and error in order to find out what techniques that works best.
25. February 2015 at 10:40:18
Gareth Windsor A little late Urban but I'm pulling up a chair and watching the rest of the show. Looking good so far. Will there be more blood?
17. July 2015 at 16:58:11
Urban Gardini Thanks mate! There could be more blood as there's a lot more work to do yet, especially as there's not been any work done on it since the last update. An eight year old promise got in the way plus I've had quite a lot of ache as well but I hope to be able to continue soon.
17. July 2015 at 17:59:50
Kerry Cox Been there, DONE THAT. lol :) But it's not modelling unless you can show some scars for your efforts. :)
08. June 2016 at 21:23:10
Urban Gardini Yeah mate, it's not a proper build without a proper blood offering to the modelling Gods...
09. June 2016 at 00:35:55
Kerry Cox Totally agree. lol. :)
09. June 2016 at 00:53:07
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