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Charles Villanueva (uscusn)


Trumpeter Vigilante RVAH-14 Eagles

1/72 scale N. American RA-5C Vigilante.

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1:72 RA-5C Vigilante (Trumpeter 01616)


27. April 2012, 07:37
Charles Villanueva
1st set of images starts with the cockpit. Using Eduards PE set to enhance a decent pit that would actually be OK out of the box. Most jet builds I normally pre paint most of the white wheel bays, gear and other components while on the sprues. Using Polly scale Dark Ghost Grey acrylic for the cockpit,seats and other interior details. The PE bits are not difficult to install so for, though extremely small in this scale. So patience and holding your breath is big during this phase.
27. April 2012, 07:48
especially holding your breath once the piece is cut off :)
27. April 2012, 07:57
Charles Villanueva
That and not dropping it on the floor. They bounce to some unknown corner. Only to be found years later. "There it is!"
27. April 2012, 17:51
or be eaten by the incredible carpet monster :)
27. April 2012, 22:33
Bill Gilman
My dog ate a photoetch part that I had sacrificed to the carpet monster. A few days, while I was cleaning up after the dog out in the garden, I found the photoetch piece - sticking out of the dog's, uh, droppings. True story!
27. April 2012, 23:17
Charles Villanueva
Today finished the pit. Painted the dashpanels MM Flat Black. Ready to install the pit in the LH fuselage half. Carefully inserting the cockpit assy into the fuselage the fit is very secure and alignment is very good up to this stage. Test fitting and making sure it is all aligned when test fitting the RH fuselage 1/2. Hoping not to knock off any of the PE bits in the process. Unless there is any stress on the PE I use Testors Canopy glue to attach the PE bits. Otherwise Cyno for areas where handling may be a factor.
28. April 2012, 05:11
Markus Kutsch The Plastic Bench
That sounds Crazy.Was it a cold Day and the "Droppings" where still steaming??

28. April 2012, 05:20
Markus Kutsch The Plastic Bench
If this Story that Gill told would happen to my daughter (she is 19 Months),it would not suprise me.(Of course my daughter does it in a diaper,not in our Garden)
28. April 2012, 05:59
Markus Kutsch The Plastic Bench
I am glad that the story had that Lucky (stinky) end for your dog.
It could had been worse and ending with a Veterinary visit.
28. April 2012, 14:06
Bill Gilman
A dog's digestive must be incredibly robust. They eat crazy stuff. One of my dog's favourite food groups when she was a puppy was plastic (bad news for a modeller!) She has also injested aluminum foil, which also passed through without any effect. Now that she's older and not a puppy anymore, she is much better at just eating her dog food!
28. April 2012, 14:57
28. April 2012, 15:42
Charles Villanueva
Goats will eat anything and everything as well. Thank God I have no goats
28. April 2012, 17:20
I have no dogs, I have Border Collies :)
28. April 2012, 17:31
Charles Villanueva
Finally uploaded most of the images for this project. A move delayed the postings of this WIP. Lost some progress images along the way. Most of the postings will show the Vigilante towards the final stages. Already painted and decalled for the most part. Really not a difficult kit, but a lot of parts compared to the Revell and Hasegawa kits in this scale.
7. May 2016, 01:02
Charles Villanueva
Aeromaster Acrylic Lt Gull Grey 36440, Xtracrylic Gloss White was used for the scheme. Detail painting with Model Master silver, black, OD and steel for the various bits and pieces. Paasche "H" airbrush to apply the paint. Alclad for the bare metal sections. Thanks for viewing.
Fly Navy
7. May 2016, 01:20

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