Dutch Look Chase, I just bought the kit from a guy in Canada. It arrived yesterday and I marked it in my stash. Now, just a few hours later you come along and want to buy it from me? Not yet. Let the new kit felling wear off a little. R/ Dutch
11. August, 19:33
Chase Charlton lol no problem bro, im from canada so im sure there's collectors around who have it. Enjoy
Treehugger That metal + color paint scheme in the project photo looks very interesting I think.
18. July, 22:27
Dutch Wow! None of my project announcements has garnered this much attention. I was looking for a suitable project for the Matchbox kit to represent a Voodoo in early markings. I am not sure how I will represent the multi natural metal shades, but from the photo, I will probably use metal foil as I am not set up for airbrushing metallic paint. Thanks for tuning in. I will see about posting progress photos. Kind regards. Dutch
19. July, 01:59
Michael Phillips Count me in too! That is a fantastic cover photo. The Voodoo was really an underrated airplane as far as looks are concerned. Looking forward to watching this!
Dutch Spent an hour on Saturday masking off underside and then applying blue-grey paint to top side. Upon removing the masking on Sunday morning, I dreaded the white underside paint peeling off, but it did not. Phew! However, I di dpeel a few small spots of orange paint so I will have to retouch those places. Also the blue spray paint dried before hitting the plane and "powdered up." It left a very rough coat, much of which I scrubbed away with a soft toothbrush. I still have more sanding to do with 2000# wet/dry paper in order to get ti smooth enough to accept klearcote before decalling. So much for a simple & quick build!
28. January 2013, 12:42
Dutch Gonna break this one back out over the holidays and finish it off.
16. December 2013, 16:41
Dutch So, I had a few minutes yesterday to work on this one. I touched up some of the orange paint that had peeled off when I removed the masking tape; I reglued the ejection seat that was rattling around inside the fuselage; and I sprayed the first coat of white on the underwing tanks. Looking to finish it off this weekend. First kit for 2014! I think I started this one last year about this time hoping to complete it in a week's time! Hah! C'est la vie! Life is what happens when you plan something else.
2. January 2014, 16:25
Dutch Started applying underwing serials last night only to discover that they tore to pieces. Apparently my Almark decals are so old as to render them useless. So after scouring the spares box for Hunter decals, I found: Modeldecal #26 (useless) & Matchbox PK-?? (trimmed XE into XF). I will have to use Modeldecal #35 RAF 20 in black numerals to complete the underwing serial 287. Once in place and dry, I will trim u/c doors. I will now recoat the most essential Almark markings such as the 781 & Pegasus on the nose and the Royal Navy titles and serial on the rear fuselage with MicroScale decal film; then complete the markings with various Modeldecal extras. Aggravation! Will upload some pictures soon. R/ Dutch
24. July 2014, 12:13
Duncan Cook Do you have any pictures you cans how us? I'm curious how it looks now.
24. July 2014, 12:22
Dutch Just received Cutting Edge CED72044 decals for Rough Diamonds aircraft, so I will move this to a front burner when I return from a business trip next week.
30. April 2016, 00:14
Dutch Well, it has been four years since my last post, but I am finally getting to the finish line on this kit. I recently received the Montex canopy mask (for the Revell Hunter) and trimmed it to fit. I custom mixed some dark blue paint, i hope it matches. Decals next.
Treehugger In addition to using a flat metal file, you can also use a small blade to scrape a surface more flat, and clean up the plastic a little. I wonder what it looks like on the model around the cabin.
23. April, 09:09
Dutch I may use oven cleaner spray. I will keep all y'all posted.
23. April, 13:26
Thomas Kolb I have in the past used Tamiya Lacquer Thinner to strip the paint from models. Kitchen tissue, cotton swabs and a lot of elbow grease. It's a messy and smelly process, but the paint comes clean off and the plastic remains unharmed.
23. April, 14:43
Paul Stubbs Happened to me making a Tamiya Kawaski bike. I used 600g wet & dry sandpaper (wet) but it took ages and I had to be careful not to remove some of the detail. As I said, nightmare.
Dutch Thank you John. Nice work on your rebuild. I plan on a complete Snark diorama using the 1:48 Lindberg kit and extra vehicles to depict an alert launch scene at Presque Isle AFB, Maine circa 1960-61. It is still in the planning and gathering resources stages. Check out my project under my 1/48 Aircraft collections here on SCM. K/r, Dutch
12. April, 02:13
JOHN THOMAS Hey Dutch, I will check it out. I had the same kind of idea. I found another 1/48 Snark kit with plans to build a diorama as well in the future.