Kenneth Hanson Thanks guys!
Ben M, I did it freehand using my Badger Renegade Krome airbrush and Hataka lacquer thinned 60% with Mr. Color leveling thinner 400. It's not as hard as it seems. I practiced a few rings on the nitrile glove I was wearing during my painting session.
Spanjaard wow, rescribbing the complete kit must be a great amount of fun....great job there. Aires kit looks amazing. if fitting it in the kit it is made for requires lots of sanding, doing it in another kit.... i do not even want to think about it. but you are getting an amazing result.
i did the '78 model back in the 80's, your certainly looks great. i actually found it in model even and purchased it again..... but never dared to started it again. i may eventually get the Hasegawa or Eduard to avoid all the scribing.....
13. February, 05:57
Spanjaard actually hasegawa and eduard seem difficult to get now... so i may need to do what you are doing
Thanks Patrick Hagelstein! Yes the yellow plastic is a real eye popper. The first thing I had to do with the kit, was to lay down a light coat of flat black. That made it easy to see the raised panel lines & detail after I lightly sanded them. Oddly enough, I plan on doing it in the box art scheme (the Büchel canary). Not so intense as the plastic, however.
Thanks Spanjaard! The eduard is difficult to find, especially at a reasonable price. I did pick up the Kinetic one and it is beautiful. I think better than Hasegawa's. I hear AMK plan on doing one also.
14. February, 01:56
Spanjaard thanks for the info Kenneth, i may add the Kinetic to my stash.... re-scribing has never been my favorite modelling activity
Hummm maybe the mig jimenez version is a good idea
15. February, 22:07
Spanjaard what exactly is that kind of metallic star that you are using to thin the inside of the plastic? it looks like something i could certainly use
15. February, 22:09
Kenneth Hanson It's called a Shimomura Alec Precision Chamfering Tool. Basically it is a scraping tool for seam lines. They made a few varieties. I have one for concave and convex surfaces. I bought mine on Amazon. There is also another brand I like to use more often, called Ustar.
Lucas C. Very nice job! I've got one of these in the stash and will be following along.
27. June 2015, 11:43
Bart Goesaert Nice progress. will you also make some changes like removing the anti-slip ribbons on the right wing and so on before painting? I know that Eduard has some update sets for this one, cockpit as well as exterior, but they also use the cockpitpanel with the 2 MFD's (multifunction display) instead of 3. The seatbelst are nice though... These should be an easy addition. when going to the eduard site you can download the PDF-files and see what you can add if you want...
29. June 2015, 09:41
Holger Kranich Hi Kenneth!
Thats a good looking Embraer! The seats look a lil bit rudimentary to me. Are the Seatbelts included? The fit issues on the wingroots are disappointing, indeed... What markings will you apply?
This are enough questions, so far! Keep the pix coming
29. June 2015, 09:52
Kenneth Hanson The seats are a bit disappointing. The seat belts came with the kit, but aren't really correct if you look at reference photos. I have some decals that will add a little bit more detail. Since I had planned to enter it in out-of-box, I can't really add the Eduard set. I did sand off the anti-slip ribbons on the right wing. It's a shame how many details Hobby Boss messed up or missed on this one, but at least they had the courage to do it! I will be doing the stock FAB scheme.
Jos Jansen Hey Kenneth, what's the status of your build...Iam very curious?
8. February, 14:05
Kenneth Hanson Hey Jos! Unfortunately there hasn't been any progress since the last 2 photos posted. I really need to get this one finished, but I'm currently working on 3 different group builds. Hopefully by Summer time, since I want to bring it to the IPMS convention. Thanks for asking!
9. February, 00:38
Jos Jansen Okay, thx for your reaction. The reason I asked, recently I've ordered this kit and I was curious of the final reveal. The colored you used are in my opinion spot on! I'll wait and stay tuned mate...! Good luck at the IPMS convention (which convention, where?).