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9 | 19. October, 17:14
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Sergej I
Smooth prime there , what did you use?
23. October, 05:53
23. October, 07:53
Michael Phillips
Thanks Sergej and Stefan!

Sergej, I use Mr. Finishing Surfacer 1500 Black thinned with MrColor Levelling thinner for my priming. Gives and amazing smooth finish and is super easy to use. I mix the thinner and primer about 1:1.
23. October, 14:21
Sergej I
Thanks Michael, my go-to recipe aswel ... amazing product
23. October, 14:26
Jos Jansen
Nice Black ace...I love Mr. Surfacer, great primer...nice work Michael!
23. October, 16:24
Kees Kleijwegt
Typical lightning speed Michael ;)
Great progress on the Friedrich
23. October, 21:14
23. October, 22:00
Michael Phillips
Thanks Jos, Kees and Christian!

Got the pre-shading down tonight, went really fast with such a small airframe compared to modern jets.

On to the camo next!
24. October, 04:26

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21. October, 16:37

October 19, 2020

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1:48 Messerschmitt Bf109F-2 (Hasegawa 09010)1:48 Messerschmitt Bf109F in Spanish Service (SBS Model D48034)
 
8 | 6. April 2018, 18:32
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Michael Phillips
Welcome Jos, Eelco, Daniel, and Sven!

Jos, I look forward to seeing your Indo Flanker! The Hobby Boss kit is really nice. While I did not use that kit for my Indo Flanker, I did use it as a base from my Su-30MKM conversion. It is a very pleasurable build, very good fit and well done overall. I think you will really enjoy it. If you have any questions along the way, just let me know! I am using a combination of MRP and Gunze paints for this, and these are actually coming from Sprue Brothers here in the States, which is why these will be here in such short order. It's the decals that are coming from Europe. Hungary, to be exact via eBay. Estimated to arrive by November 5th.

Daniel, the Super Hornet is still next. In fact, I may start it if before I finish the 109 if I get done with paint before my decals arrive next month. I took a look at the 109 kit last night and even started some assembly, and I really think this one will be a very quick build (even for me), so much so that it might need to be paused to wait for the decals.
15. October, 20:23
Jos Jansen
By the time I start with the Flanker, I'll definitely let you know. Below the link to the my project, if you have any tips and tricks in advance, please let me know. I've seen your Malay H version, really beautiful!
TNI AU (Indonesian Air Force) | SU-30MK2 Flanker-G | Project by Banshee13 (1:48)

Sorry, my friend, I didn't read it correctly. I have also ordered from Sprue Brothers a number of times, within a week I often had the ordered items delivered, really great! Hopefully, you will get the decals from Hungary a little on time ...?! Your 109 is going to be a stunner, no doubt about it.
16. October, 08:14
Michael Phillips
Thanks Jos! I can't think of anything offhand, but I will be following along with you build so I will only be a message away if something comes up.
17. October, 01:58
Erik Leijdens
Great choice indeed. Will be a stunner in your hands Michael
17. October, 07:09
Sergej I
Nice camo!
Taking a seat on this one.
17. October, 07:20
Michael Hickey
WoW... This is leftfield for you mate, good choice of kit.
17. October, 11:36
Michael Phillips
Welcome Erik, Sergej, and Michael!

Yeah Michael, this is definitely off the beaten track for me. But this will be a bit of a laid back build for me, completely OOB other than decals and not going to worry to much about details and accuracy, although I will try my best to be accurate as a whole.

Anyway, the album for this build has been started, and can be found here:

Scalemates Messerschmitt Bf 109 Group Build 2020 | Album by Fighting 84 (1:48)

Not much to report so far, just some assembly and priming of the cockpit. My paints arrived Friday, so I am good to go there.
19. October, 17:22
Patrick Hagelstein
Now these are some original markings! Glad to catch this build as well. Enjoy Michael!
19. October, 17:28
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Michael Phillips
Thanks so much Thomas!

Good to hear you are well Marko. I look forward to seeing your Hellduck reveal!
17. October, 02:00
Donald Dickson II
Wow! Another home run sir! And another scheme I wont dare try to match!
17. October, 02:16
Clifford Keesler
I'm speechless sir. Just outstanding, well done.
17. October, 02:22
Erik Leijdens
Fantastic work on this A-7!
17. October, 07:07
Sergej I
Beautiful, I am so tempted to switch to 1/48 scale...
17. October, 07:11
Gerald Willing
well done
17. October, 21:58
Nathan Dempsey
I know I've already commented on this build Michael, but I must say that today I attended an outdoor (full bio warfare garb) bazaar for model kits and I saw the kit from your project on someone's table and just kept staring at the open box and thought about your build. I must say the seller noticed and joked, but I brought up your album and showed him. After I sat the box back down the seller took the kit off of his table and returned it to his car boot. You moved someone's kit from the "I don't need this kit" pile to his "I have to build this" pile. That's freakin' awesome.
18. October, 03:16
Michael Phillips
Thanks Donald, Clifford, Erik, Sergej, Gerald, and Nathan! You all have brightened my cold rainy Monday with you kind words. :)

Nathan, that is the coolest thing I have heard in quite some time, and put a massive smile on my face. Thank you for sharing that with me. There is no greater compliment than to know my work inspired someone!
19. October, 17:07
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47 | 6. September, 18:51
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Helmut Fraundorfer
Respect, that looks absolutely amazing man! May I ask what dull coat you use for your models? Incredible finish!
29. September, 06:09
Jasper Breur
She turned out fantastic, absolutely incredible work!
29. September, 09:52
Michael Phillips
Thanks Helmut and Jasper!

Helmut, I make my own final flat coat using Future and Tamiya X-21 Flat Base. I mix approximately 6 parts future to 1 part X-21 for most finishes. I can control how flat it is buy altering the ratio, and have used anywhere from 4:1 to 10:1 depending on how flat or satin/semi-gloss I want it to be.

I make batches of my 6:1 mix using pipettes, usually 12 full pipettes of Future and 2 full pipettes of X-21 will mostly fill the empty Tamiya paint jar I keep it in. That's usually enough to do at least a half dozen 1/48 models.
29. September, 19:24
Clifford Keesler
Cool formula, I will have to give that a try.
29. September, 21:30
Helmut Fraundorfer
Thank you for sharing the recipy @Michael Phillips! I would have never guessed there was future in it as there is absolutely NO sign of gloss or semi gloss in the finish. Anyway great stuff man, love it!
30. September, 05:35
Michael Phillips
Thanks Helmut and you are welcome. If you and Clifford have any other questions about how I do this, let me know.

Also, once I pour it into the airbrush cup, I do also add a little Mr Color Levelling Thinner to the mix, even though it is not actually necessary to do so. Also, I crank up the air pressure on my airbrush a bit as well, to usually 30psi and spray light coats. I can see the flattening happening by looking at the area I am painting at an angle watching the light glare of the gloss disappear.
2. October, 00:21
Patrick Hagelstein
So clean, yet so subtly grimy... Amazing work!
14. October, 01:31
Michael Phillips
Thanks Patrick, I appreciate the kind words!
14. October, 14:50

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39 | 8. September, 17:13
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Mathijs Beenhakker
Great to see her on her feet again ;)...just a question...will you keep the insignia's that white?...they were painted with the same white as the aircraft itself...Right??
11. October, 08:58
James C
Looking fantastic Michael and well used and abused from carrier ops.... Very nice save
11. October, 18:40
Urban Gardini
Glad I could be of help mate!
12. October, 05:55
Günther Decock
Alvast knap bezig, Michael. Ziet er een vrij complete kit uit.
12. October, 08:59
Clifford Keesler
Agree with every one. Excellent looking model and weapons, nice save on the gear. I really like those markings. Are they aftermarket? or kit.
12. October, 22:17
Clifford Keesler
That was a dumd question, just realized I built the same kit, and those markings defenitley were not in the box. LOL. Will have to try and find that set for my next SLUFF.
12. October, 22:20
Michael Phillips
Thanks Michael, Clifford, Slavo, Mathijs, James, Urban, and Günther!

Clifford, I used an Aeromaster sheet for these markings, but it is a bit hard to find. I also had an old Superscale sheet, but I ended up not using it since it is so old.
13. October, 03:22
Michael Phillips
Well, this one is done! Thank you all for following along and offering support and help along the way, it is greatly appreciated!!! The final rollout can be seen here:

Hasegawa A-7E Corsair II - Completed! | Album by Fighting 84 (1:48)
13. October, 03:23

October 7, 2020

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September 18, 2020

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31 | 31. July, 00:45
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Bernhard Schrock
Micheal; you done an excellent work. Very realistic finish and in each picture one can see the pure power of this Heli. Chapeau.
9. August, 14:26
Treehugger
I suspect someone likes the dutch angle. :)
9. August, 15:52
Michael Phillips
Thanks Andy and Bernhard, I am truly humbled by your kind words. Inspiring others through my work is the best compliment one can receive.

Treehugger, I actually had to look up "Dutch Angle" because I did not recognize the term, and sure enough, yep, looks like someone (me LOL) does like using the Dutch Angle. LOL
10. August, 18:14
Neuling
Very beautiful work! The way you photographed it gave a very distinguished look.
11. August, 08:40
Michael Phillips
Thanks Neuling for taking the time to comment, I appreciate the kind words!
12. August, 14:45
Casey Rupley
Following you now. Impressive portfolio!
18. September, 04:54
Rui S
@Casey, you are completely right, well observed. 8)
@Michael, What an amazingly done model collection
18. September, 10:48
Michael Phillips
Thanks Casey and Rui, I truly appreciate the kind words and glad you like my collection!
18. September, 17:24

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25 | 28. June 2019, 03:37
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ZHOU Kun
Nice to see the missiles done! This is a great build.
5. September, 07:50
Alexander
Missiles and Seats look great! I like weathering on the Phoenix's, the slight discoloration on the white seeker heads. Can't wait for the final reveal.
5. September, 11:08
Daniel Klink
fifty shades of grey...
5. September, 11:09
Nathan Dempsey
Wow, those weapons have as many decals as the kit. Looking awesome!
5. September, 12:14
Daniel
Ah, I knew those missiles looked strangely familiar :) AMK stuff!
Missed a lot of steps here as it seems, all great improvements! really like the black-on-black-touchups, something to keep in mind, I always struggle with getting black surfaces more interesting. great stuff michael, this cat is a truly beautiful composition in all aspects
5. September, 20:03
Clifford Keesler
I'm drooling. It's beautiful. Where did you get all those weapons markings. I have all the weapons, but no markings. Sprue Brothers sells a marking sheet, but it is out of stock at the moment.
6. September, 01:12
Michael Phillips
Thanks Jos, Slavo, Zhou, Alexander, Daniel, Nathan, Daniel, and Clifford!

Jos, what happened on yours? I am glad I can motivate you though!

Slavo, actually the kit includes no weapons at all. The decals come with the missiles that I used from the Meng Long Range US Ordnance (Phoenix and Sparrow) and AMK US Ordnance (Sidewinder) sets. The Figthertown sheet does include missile stencils though, but I figure I will save those for OOB missiles some day.

Clifford, the markings are from the Meng and AMK Weapons sets I used.
6. September, 19:13
Michael Phillips
Well, she is all done! Thanks everyone for coming along for the ride, I appreciate all of your feedback, ideas, and encouragement! Pics can be seen here:

Hasegawa F-14B Tomcat - Completed! | Album by Fighting 84 (1:48)
6. September, 19:14

September 5, 2020

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5. September, 15:53

September 3, 2020

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3. September, 11:48

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Michael Phillips
Thanks Slavo, Nathan, and Clifford!

Spent the last few days doing lots of little detail stuff and the rotors. I added some plumbing to the main rotor head using copper wire. It is not super accurate, but it is busy and looks the part. That was quite tedious to do. I am almost done now, so expect the final reveal within a couple of days!
30. July, 04:22
Kerry COX
Pipes, Pipes ! Pipes ! and more Pipes. !!!!! How I love this stuff. :)
Excellent effort Michael. Great work. ;)
30. July, 05:13
Jos Jansen
Beautiful details Michael, those are the cherries on the cake 8) ...!
30. July, 20:57
Clifford Keesler
Beautiful job on the rotor head. What did you use for the wires and tubing?
30. July, 21:44
Michael Phillips
Thanks Kerry, Jos, and Clifford!

Clifford, I bought a set of differing thickness copper wire from eBay awhile back for this kind of thing. Works very well and easy to manipulate. I used two different gauges of wire on this model.
31. July, 00:55
31. July, 00:56
Guillaume Blanchet
Congrats! It's an amazing build.
1. August, 01:38
Pero Sušić
This is pretty much the right word for it: amazing!
1. August, 06:05

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Daniel
Looks like a real war machine, very impressive work! especially how you got the sensors & cameras on the nose to look so realistic!
5. May 2019, 20:39
Michael Phillips
Thanks Jos and Daniel! I thank you all for the kind words!
8. May 2019, 14:56
David Barclay
Another stunner Michael!
9. May 2019, 10:35
Michael Phillips
Thanks David, I appreciate the kind words!
11. May 2019, 05:38
Dutch
Excellent work Mike! Impressive pre-shading and weathering. I have never seen a clean Apache, so your gentle weathering really brings out the details and colors. top-notch work, sir! K/r, Dutch
16. July, 15:00
Daniel Klink
As usual outstanding result Michael... The Paintwork is stunning
16. July, 15:34
Clifford Keesler
Excellent job on that Apache, well done.
16. July, 21:50
Michael Phillips
Thanks Dutch, Daniel, and Clifford! I appreciate the kind words! It is always nice to see an older build come back up :)
17. July, 04:25

July 16, 2020

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July 14, 2020

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Scott Dutton
Looks great
25. February 2018, 21:18
Michael Phillips
Thanks Alistair, ice, David, and Scott!

ice, I take it you were in or are a fan of a different squadron? :)
26. February 2018, 04:46
Jos Jansen
Wooaw Michael...that's absolutely a real nice German Tonka !

I did some research and I recently purchased the Hobbyboss Tornado IDS. I wonder if this kit has the same quality as the Revell one? What's your experience with this Revell one...?
28. June, 07:33
Skywalker
Congratulations, well done.
28. June, 08:28
Neuling
David Thor is right!
28. June, 09:55
Nathan Dempsey
Nice work Michael. That's an inspiring build sir.
28. June, 16:28
Michael Phillips
Thanks Jos, Skywalker, Neuling, and Nathan!

Jos, from what I understand, the Revell kit is considerably more accurate in shape, I think detail is similar, although the detail on the Revell is very impressive and likely a bit better. BUT, and this is a big BUT, this kit is a MAJOR P.I.T.A to build! It has been a couple of years since I built it, but I do remember thinking that I really did not want to build another Revell Tornado after I finished, although I am now not of the same thinking, since it builds into a very nice model.
28. June, 20:37
Augie

Michael, your spot on, the revell is considered more accurate.. but a pain in the arse to build.
Hobby boss one has some interesting shape issues around the nose and cockpit.

28. June, 20:56

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Jos Jansen
Nice Michael!
31. May, 23:41
Michael Phillips
Thanks Tim and Jos, I appreciate the kind words!
3. June, 14:44

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May 15, 2020

Michael Phillips will attend Scalemates F-14 Tomcat Group build 2020
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Scalemates F-14 Tomcat Group build 2020
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15. May, 14:56
Soeren .
Awesome to see you attending here.
What F-14 are you gonna build? :)
15. May, 15:23
Michael Phillips
Thanks Soeren! I am trying to decide, actually. It will either be the 1/48 Hasegawa F-14B of VF-103 that I have on hold that is already started or perhaps an AMK F-14D that I recently got. That is why I have not added an album to the group build yet. Decisions decisions.
15. May, 18:26
Soeren .
Hehe
Both are indeed interesting subject's.

I was thinking of joining too, but im not really sure
15. May, 18:41

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Michael Phillips
A recent viewing of some HD "The Final Countdown" YouTube videos has inspired me to take a few screen grabs from the clips. These are some really good references for anyone wanting to do a Final Countdown VF-84 Tomcat.

One thing that is really cool with this scheme is the fact it has the high visibility markings over gull gray top and white bottom, but what is different from the other VF-84 scheme of the era is the fact that all of the upper surfaces are gull gray. Previously they had white on the upper surface of the horizontal stabilator and flaps area. Soon after this movie VF-84 moved to the smaller US roundel to the right of the "vagabonds strip" instead of the large roundel centered in the vagabonds strip and removed white from the underside.
7. May, 14:36
playtime 222
Great film. Love the aerial sequence with the Zeros. The air wing at the end was unimpressive though considering :D
7. May, 16:05
Jos Jansen
BAMMMM....you rock Michael, awesome! This is what I absolutely can use for my VF-84 Cat. I definitely go for this variant from the film, beautiful those larger US roundels...and I love the old skool Navy white with gray ...
7. May, 18:12
Spanjaard
Awesome! I have it on my project list for a very long time..... pictures will certainly help!!!
7. May, 18:17
Roland Gunslinger
Watching!
Because there are more than one cat builds in progress, i created a Group build event. So we can bundle our builds
Scalemates F-14 Tomcat Group build 2020 (1. May until 31. December, )
Feel free to join!
7. May, 18:40
Jos Jansen
Iam in Roland...great job, finally a group-build again...joy!
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Erik Leijdens
Another amazing model Michael !
27. April, 19:47
Donald Dickson II
Wow. If mine turns out even 1/4 as nice I will be happy
27. April, 22:42
Matthew Stec
Beautiful
27. April, 23:14
Michael Phillips
Thanks Erik, Donald, and Matthew! Your compliments keep always motivate me to get going!

Donald, your Flanker is really coming along nicely. I think you should give yourself more credit, your work is pretty awesome too!
28. April, 03:37
Daniel
Very very beautiful work on that flanker michael, looking both mean and elegant and again spot-on!
1. May, 19:12
Michael Phillips
Thanks Daniel, I appreciate the kind words. That is what I love best about Flankers, mean and elegant at the same time. Love them ALMOST as much as Tomcats. Almost. LOL
4. May, 18:56
Tobi
Amazing build! The clean yet weathered look is stunning
5. May, 19:42
Michael Phillips
Thanks Tobi, I appreciate the kind words! That is exactly the look I was going for, overall clean with a little bit of a worn look to it. :)
7. May, 13:57

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Eelco Gregoire
Nice work Michael
5. March, 23:47
Michael Phillips
Thanks Peter, Scott, and Eelco! I appreciate the kind words!
6. March, 14:06
Christian Ristits
Missed that impressive build, love it and congratulations!
4. May, 18:31
Sebastien G
Amazing job!
4. May, 18:49
Michael Phillips
Thanks Christian and Sebastian! I am really happy with how this one turned out. :)
4. May, 18:55
Ricardo Reis
Like it very much! Congrats!
4. May, 22:07
Clifford Keesler
Very nice Raptor Michael, very well done.
5. May, 00:41
Michael Phillips
Thanks Ricardo and Clifford, I appreciate the kind words!
5. May, 12:44

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Soeren .
Thats one fantastic looking Flanker!
Bravo!

Btw what did you use for weathering?
22. April, 16:31
Megan Harris
Yeah, how do you get the awesome faint brown weathering on the surfaces and panels ? Looks incredible
22. April, 17:05
Michael Phillips
Thanks Patick, Nathan, Daniel, Slavo, Soeren, and Megan! I really appreciate all the kind words.

Slavo, yep... I was going for an all out air to air load on this one. Unrealistic, perhaps, but fun to arm to the teeth!

Soeren and Megan, for the weathering I really only used two things. First, I used Mig Ammo Deep Gray wash, which has a bit of a brown cast to it and really gives the model life. My secret weapon, though, is Tamiya Smoke. I spray this, heavily thinned, to give it the brownish dirty areas. I try to be restrained with this, as it is easy to go overboard with it, but it really give a nice affect with little work. Give it a try!

Oh, I almost forgot... I did do one other thing... I sprayed very light coats of the light gray base color onto the darker camo areas to give the paint a bit of a faded appearance. I initially overdid it a bit on my first try, but it was easy to fix by just going back in with the darker gray again to tone it down. I did that before the gloss coat and decal stage, the wash and Tamiya smoke was done after the decals, but before the flat coat. Hope this helps!
22. April, 19:49
Daniel
Fantastic work Michael, your surface treatment is always on point, even including the unintended treatment :D Great looking flanker
23. April, 07:59
Michael Phillips
Thanks Daniel, I appreciate the kind words! Hopefully I won't have any unintended weathering in the future. That was a scary moment! LOL
23. April, 14:14
Günther Decock
A very nice job with the flanker, Michael.
23. April, 14:52
Michael Phillips
Thanks Günther! I appreciate the kind words!

Well, this one is done. Final pics can be seen here:

Academy Su-30MK2 Flanker-G - Completed! | Album by Fighting 84 (1:48)

Thanks for being along for the ride on this project, it was great to have you all!
26. April, 04:55
Spanjaard
Simply awesome result
27. April, 18:27

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20. April, 19:57
Michael Phillips now follows Jos Jansen
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April 13, 2020

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1:48 EMB-314 Super Tucano (HobbyBoss 81727)1:48 EMB-314 Super Tucano Part 1 (FCM 48047)
Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano
ID Military Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Udara (Indonesian Air Force 1974-now)
Skadron 21 TT-3104 | Abdulrachman Saleh AFB 2013
 
26. March, 03:44
Jos Jansen
Haha fantastic Michael, recently I also bought this kit ... great prop plane! At first glance, this is a reasonable kit from Hobbyboss don't you think?
26. March, 07:05
Michael Phillips
Yeah, it really does look like a nice little kit. I have seen some nice looking models of this kit built! This one will likely get moved up in the queue quite a bit at some point.
26. March, 23:04
Jos Jansen
Michael, this kit is highly recommended...put in front of your next build queue, you're now infected by Indonesian aircraft build, awesome!
13. April, 09:59
Michael Phillips
LOL yep, I have a strong connection with that country, so it is only natural I would become infected by them. LOL

My next project is for a contest that may or may not happen this summer (LOL), so I will keep that one next since it is probably going to be a long and complicated build. But I am really thinking about doing this after that one. I am going to need an easy one after that! We shall see!
13. April, 19:31
Slavo Hazucha
I´ll just hook in here in case the idea gains traction ;)
13. April, 21:52

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April 7, 2020

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April 5, 2020

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April 1, 2020

Michael Phillips added a new project.
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Michael Phillips added a new article to his personal gallery:
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Michael Phillips added a new project.
12. March, 14:25
Maciej Bellos
I hope I build mine before you do!!!
12. March, 14:27
Michael Phillips
Oh, I am sure you will! I don't even have the decals for this yet. The Caracal sheet is OOP and proving to be very hard to get a hold of. BUT, I saw on ARC forums Kursad, owner of Caracal Decals, has said he plans to release an extended Foreign Vipers sheet that will include all of the ones on the sheet that had the Moroccan scheme plus more. So I will likely just wait for that.
12. March, 14:41
Patrick Hagelstein
If you put just a tad more effort into this one as compared to your Arctic Viper, I might join in. ;)
19. March, 06:04
Pierre
Sweet, wanna make that scheme in 72, will follow.
19. March, 09:16
Michael Phillips
Welcome Patrick and Pierre!

Pierre, sure is a cool looking scheme, isn't it! I just gotta get my hands on some decals for it LOL.

Patrick, I will definitely try to put at least a tad bit more in! :)
20. March, 13:01
Patrick Hagelstein
Pfew.... That got me relieved..... Thanks! I'll keep watching!
20. March, 15:00
Patrick Hagelstein
Cool to see by the way how the colors can change per picture, ranging from a dark dull brown to an almost orange in your cover picture. The sand kinda keeps that same pale hue though.
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18. March, 21:11
Patrick Hagelstein
'Cut a lot of corners and didn't put my usual effort into it.'

And yet, still come up with such a brilliant finish? Come on Michael! Really???

:P
19. March, 06:02
Daniel
Just what I was thinking :)
19. March, 11:09
Michael Phillips
Hahahah Patrick and Daniel!!!

Well, for some reason painting and finishing has always came naturally to me, so I have never really had to try very hard for that step. The issue for me is always construction and seam filling, and cutting corners for me usually involves that step.

But I am happy overall with it, just think it was not one of my better efforts overall. :)
20. March, 13:00
20. March, 14:59
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1:48 A-4E/F Skyhawk 'Top Gun' (Hasegawa 07358)1:48 A-4N IAF Upgrade set (Armycast M&M AC 48018)1:48 A-4 Skyhawk (Brazil / Argentina / Indonesia) (FCM 48044)
 
18. March, 18:22
Maciej Bellos
Interesting looking Skyhawks! Didn't know Indonesia had them.
19. March, 15:09
Michael Phillips
Yep, and I didn't know either until I saw the decals and then did a little research. Kind of a cool story, these aircraft are actually ex-Israeli A-4Es that retained the extended exhausts. Really a cool looking scheme too!
20. March, 13:05

March 17, 2020

Michael Phillips added a new project.
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1:48 MiG-25BM (ICM 48905)
 
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March 9, 2020

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March 5, 2020

Michael Phillips and Peter Smirnov are now mates.
5. March, 12:56

March 3, 2020

Michael Phillips added a new photoalbum.
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Daniel
I admit I was a bit skeptical about post-metallic sheen application at first, but not anymore :) This is awesome!
29. February, 15:59
William O.
Lookin awesome sir! I don't think you could get any more realistic then that, good job .
1. March, 01:38
Michael Phillips
Thanks Konrad, Jos, Daniel, and William!

Daniel, I too was not sure what I would get with that approach, but thought there was a chance it could really give me the effect I wanted and a little bit more control over it. I am very happy with how it turned out!
1. March, 18:01
Michael Phillips
Ok, exhausts are done! Happy with these, actually pretty easy to do and other than the masking. Will finish up either tonight or tomorrow I think. Getting pumped for the final reveal... I must say, the canopy turned out INCREDIBLE, but I am saving pics of that for the final reveal. ????
1. March, 18:03
Nathan Dempsey
You should be Michael. It looks really great. Seeing your build is making it very hard for me to stay on task and keep working on my Aussie Truck :)
1. March, 18:04
Clifford Keesler
It's looking awesome Michael.
2. March, 00:44
Slavo Hazucha
Excellent show Michael - just a pleasure to watch & follow step-by step how the colors & wash layers melted together into just exactly the right appearance! Must be just a great feeling seeing how all things come together to make a bigger & better whole ! Great trail of info in the comments as well - once 5th gen starts on my bench, this will be a reference project!

Looking forward to see it with canopy on & in proper light!
3. March, 10:11
Michael Phillips
Thanks Nathan, Clifford, and Slavo!

Slavo, this project is now completed, and in case you had not seen the album, you can check it out here:

Hasegawa F-22A Raptor - Completed! | Album by Fighting 84 (1:48)
3. March, 13:23

March 2, 2020

Michael Phillips wants this item
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Michael Phillips completed this item
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Michael Phillips completed this item
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February 26, 2020

Michael Phillips wants this item
26. February, 13:05

February 19, 2020

Michael Phillips added a new article to his personal gallery:
ARC Air
19. February, 14:07

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