Slavo Hazucha Love this project, not fast, but hey - every step a pleasure to watch! Keep them updates coming - really looking forward to the colors
5. July, 14:21
Erik Leijdens Thanks Slavo, yes it's a bit of a long ride.. It's quite a challenge to get this foursome done. There are 2 duals and 2 singles but all they will have a different livery because of the role and era they depict. Which makes it extra difficult to make them "right". Also, Dutch subject are a favourite of mine but it also gives some extra pressure to make them "correct". So all in all this will take some time, don't want to rush things hey! From the Dutch Starfighter Foundation(they are restoring a Dutch 104 to working condition) I received 4 stencil decal sheets, and there A LOT of stencils on 104s!! Something to look forward too . Also the difference in camouflage also requires specific stencils...yeeah
Erik Leijdens Well Patrick and Neuling; First, this kit is not very clever engineered. Fiddly undercarriage which broke several times, and you haven to place them early in the build. Also I totally screwed up the initial paintjob, resulting in second layer of paint on top the first. Some decals ripped, I just left them off. I'm Just not very pleased about the overall build progress. But from a distance it looks fine..
27. June, 11:18
Patrick Hagelstein Maybe that's why the pictures were taken from a distance??? I get your point and agree that a complete repaint doesn't always show up that well on close scrutinization... Either way, just looking at the final results, not thinking back about all those issues, it's still a result many of us look at in awe! Don't be too hard on yourself!
28. June, 03:20
Erik Leijdens Thanks Patrick . I will post some close up pictures today. They are bit far away now indeed