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Michael Phillips added the FCM A-4 Skyhawk (Brazil / Argentina / Indonesia) (1:48) to his stash.
27. May at 06:58:19 Share
Michael Phillips added the Series Españolas Eurofighter Typhoon (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 Eurofighter Typhoon (Series Españolas SE2248)
 
Eurofighter Typhoon Spanish Air Force
Series Españolas 1:48
SE2248
2007 | New tool
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27. May at 06:57:24 Share
Michael Phillips added a new photoalbum.
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4. May at 22:36:14 Share
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Michael Phillips Thanks Patrick, Stephan, and Jos, I appreciate the compliments!

So I have finished priming. As anticipated, I do have some additional work around the nose with the fuselage join, but it is not as bad as I was expecting. I am going out of town for a big car show in PA this weekend, so I will be taking a few days break on this project. :)
17. May at 02:46:12
Michael Hickey Very nice.
17. May at 02:51:11
James C Looking awesome even in primer!
17. May at 02:51:25
Patrick Hagelstein I agree, a black Beaty already! I guess the Japanese paint job is immaculate on these aircraft, are you going to marble the colors in or is this just your to go primer right now?
17. May at 04:01:11
Michael Phillips Thanks Michael, James, and Patrick!

Patrick, I decided to go ahead and marble coat this one despite the cleanliness of the Japanese aircraft. The reason for this is the light blue I felt would look a little toy-like more easily without some proper paint depth. I did cover the marble a bit more than usual though, so it is very subtle. The dark blue areas I will just paint with modulation to get a similar effect.
25. May at 06:20:50
Patrick Hagelstein Makes sense and it looks subtle enough to make it look real yet to no make it look overly weathered. I like it so far and am curious how the darker blue will turn out.
25. May at 06:54:28
Slavo Hazucha Looks like the right decision :) Moving into the most interesting phases! Looking forward for the dark blue & "final touches"!
25. May at 10:36:51
Michael Phillips Thanks Patrick and Slavo! She's starting to come alive!

So I sprayed the dark blue camo today. It had been a LONG time since I last freehand painted such a high contrast camo, so I was a little rusty at first. But once I got going it came back to me and I encountered no major issues. This paint scheme is actually quite a bit harder than it looked. The large contrast between the colors made any mistake much more visible.

Will paint the radome and other gray areas tomorrow hopefully, then add the future coat in preparation for decal application later this week. These aircraft have a TON of stencils, so that is going to take me quite a few days to apply all of them.
27. May at 06:43:07
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May 21, 2019

Michael Phillips added a new project.
1:48 Gripen (Kitty Hawk KH80117)
Saab JAS 39C Gripen
ZA Military South African Air Force (1920-now)
3911
 
21. May at 18:12:05 Share

May 16, 2019

Michael Phillips added a new project.
1:48 F-16XL-2 (Kinetic K48086)
 
16. May at 20:26:12 Share
Hans Robben Count me in!
16. May at 20:27:35
Michael Phillips I kinda have the itch to do this one soon, but I am working on a funky Viper right now as it is, so this one will have to wait a bit. But I definitely think this will be moved way up in the queue at some point!
16. May at 20:30:04
Nathan Dempsey I'll watch for this one. Definitely an interesting Viper.
16. May at 20:38:20
Hans Robben Interesting and unusual, worth the wait.
16. May at 20:39:02
Maciej Bellos Pretty far down the queue, but it is a subject I wouldn't miss in the world. Moreso if it is a Ferris bird.
16. May at 20:52:05
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May 14, 2019

Michael Phillips added the Hasegawa J.A.S.D.F. Weapons Set A (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 J.A.S.D.F. Weapons Set A (Hasegawa X48-10)
 
J.A.S.D.F. Weapons Set A
Hasegawa 1:48
X48-10 (X48-010)
2005 | New tool
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14. May at 19:23:58 Share
Michael Phillips added the Kitty Hawk Gripen (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 Gripen (Kitty Hawk KH80117)
Jas-39A/C
Gripen
Kitty Hawk 1:48
KH80117
2013 | New tool
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14. May at 19:21:34 Share

May 11, 2019

1. May at 02:47:27 Share
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Roland Revolvermann Awesome build + paint + pics!
3. May at 08:38:51
Murad ÖZER Killer looking longbow, beautiful model Michael!
4. May at 06:46:05
Michael Phillips Thanks Jens, Christian, Andy, Bart, Roland, and Murad! I really appreciate the kind words, as always!!!
4. May at 22:41:20
Jos Jansen WOOW Michael... this is really a masterpiece, what an amazing result ...! Two thumbs up
5. May at 09:43:05
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 at 20:39:47
Michael Phillips Thanks Jos and Daniel! I thank you all for the kind words!
8. May at 14:56:36
David Barclay Another stunner Michael!
9. May at 10:35:15
Michael Phillips Thanks David, I appreciate the kind words!
11. May at 05:38:36
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Michael Phillips added the Kitty Hawk UH-1N Twin Huey in 1:48 to his wishlist
1:48 UH-1N Twin Huey (Kitty Hawk KH80158)
 
UH-1N Twin Huey
Kitty Hawk 1:48
KH80158
2019* | Changed parts
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11. May at 05:22:49 Share
Michael Phillips added the Kitty Hawk AH-1W Whiskey Cobra in 1:48 to his wishlist
1:48 AH-1W Whiskey Cobra (Kitty Hawk KH80164)
 
AH-1W Whiskey Cobra
Kitty Hawk 1:48
KH80164
2019* | Changed parts
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11. May at 05:16:05 Share

May 8, 2019

Michael Phillips added the Kitty Hawk Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot in 1:48 to his wishlist
1:48 Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot (Kitty Hawk KH801??)
 
Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot
Kitty Hawk 1:48
KH801??
2020* | New tool
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8. May at 20:01:46 Share
Michael Phillips added the Kitty Hawk Sukhoi Su-57 Frazor in 1:48 to his wishlist
1:48 Sukhoi Su-57 Frazor (Kitty Hawk KH801XX)
 
Sukhoi Su-57 Frazor
Kitty Hawk 1:48
KH801XX
2020* | New tool
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May 1, 2019

Michael Phillips added the Hasegawa AH-64D Apache Longbow (1:48) to his completed kits.
1:48 AH-64D Apache Longbow (Hasegawa 07223)
U.S. Army Attack Helicopter
AH-64D Apache Longbow
Hasegawa 1:48
07223 (PT23)
2001 | New tool
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Michael Phillips added the IPMS USA IPMS USA 2010 National Convention [Phoenix, AZ] Decal - 1:72 & 1:48 (1:48) to his completed kits.
1:48 IPMS USA 2010 National Convention [Phoenix, AZ] Decal - 1:72 & 1:48 (IPMS USA 2010)
IPMS USA 2010 National Convention [Phoenix, AZ] Decal - 1:72 & 1:48 Ariz NG AH-64D Apache, Luke AFB F-4C "Candy Cane Air Force"
IPMS USA 1:48
2010
2010 | New tool
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Michael Phillips added the Aires AH-64D LONGBOW APACHE cockpit set (1:48) to his completed kits.
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April 27, 2019

Michael Phillips added a new photoalbum.
2. February at 13:23:19 Share
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Ronan Very nice paint work Michael
24. April at 21:21:48
Slavo Hazucha Great paintwork & shading, very realistic! The positive rivets look very good in this context too... Looking forward to see it finished :)
25. April at 09:44:31
Michael Phillips Thanks Timothy, Erik, Ronan, and Slavo! I really appreciate the kind words.

So I got her on 'er feet and I worked on the "R2D2" senser ball thingy on the nose. Played around with molotow chrome and clear yellow and blue to get a holographic effect. I am really pleased with how it turned out. The molotow chrome on the left side of the sensor ball is very mirror like, and you can see reflections in it quite clearly. :)
26. April at 03:55:02
Nathan Dempsey That sensor looks great! The one side looks "deep". Very realistic.
26. April at 12:42:23
Michael Hickey She looks really great.
26. April at 14:44:11
Stephan Ryll Very nice progress Michael
26. April at 14:48:17
ice Congrats - I don't know how this helicopter could look any better. :)
26. April at 22:23:55
Tim Heimer Looking good Mike!
27. April at 06:04:52
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April 10, 2019

Michael Phillips added a new photoalbum.
7. March 2018 at 05:26:24 Share
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Demigod Good work and a nicely weathered paint job! I like!
7. March 2018 at 18:03:10
Konrad Limmer Congratulation Michael very nice result
7. March 2018 at 18:09:53
James C A fantastic looking finish Michael!
7. March 2018 at 18:27:23
Anthony D'Agostino She is a good looking bird, I will start mine after I finish my AH-6J conversions, I have two of those. One will be the A with weapons, the other with outboards for the assault team. That should be fun, just need to find clear canopies, the kit has gold shaded plastic, sucks!
5. April at 14:22:36
Holger Kranich You can be absolute satisfied with the result, Michael!
5. April at 14:36:14
Michael Phillips Thanks Anthony and Holger! I am satisfied, just wished it had turned out better for my friend. But as long as he and his fiancee were happy that's all that mattered!
8. April at 19:23:42
Anthony D'Agostino Hey Michael, I am sure that your friend and his fiancee are absolutely delighted with this rendition, and no way they could have created one even close to this level of realism. I know that feeling you have, but trust me, it is unwarranted, she is gorgeous!
10. April at 09:44:41
Jos Jansen Nice model Michael, I like the subtle weathering!
10. April at 15:42:26
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April 8, 2019

Michael Phillips added a new article to his personal gallery:
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Michael Phillips added a new project.
1:48
Completed
1:48 UH-60L Blackhawk (Minicraft Model Kits 11621)1:48 Blackhawk Stencils (Werner's Wings WW Decals 48-04)
Sikorsky UH-60L Black Hawk
US Military US Army (1784-now)
Alpha Co., 1 Bn., 111 Aviation Reg. South Carolina NG | McEntire Joint National Guard Base 2008 | FS34031 Overall
 
28. September 2017 at 12:27:51 Share
Anthony D'Agostino That's a gorgeous Blackhawk you built there, love that it has the werners wings decal set as well. One question I had for you. While reading the only review attached to this kit, at the end, he claims that this kit is not a true L modification, as if is missing the larger horizontal stabilizer. Did you find a proper piece? I have this in my collection and likely to start it in a fes months, but I want to get the right specs for the decal set that I have from microscale, if I remember correctly.

Thanks in advance,

Anthony stalker6recon D'Agostino
5. April at 14:14:50
Michael Phillips Thanks for the kind words Anthony! Actually, I had no idea about the larger horz stab. My friend wanted me to build one for his Fiancee, and was not terribly concerned with extreme accuracy and just wanted me to build it OOB (except the decals).

I will keep an eye out for your build my friend, looking forward to seeing you build one!
8. April at 19:25:52
Anthony D'Agostino You will have to wait a bit, as I have two AH-6J conversions on my bench. It will be my first builds in thirty years, and I bought resin conversions because, well just building a OOB model after such a long layoff was too little a challenge for me. By the way, after even more searching and asking the gurus at arc, the rear stabilizer is fine, and I had bad info regarding that. What is different between the A and L, is the pilots step, which is ridiculously small to even see on most aircraft while flying, so not a big deal one way or the other.

I will put my birds up for scrutiny, once the first one is out of the paint booth. Cheers!
8. April at 19:54:42
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April 3, 2019

Michael Phillips added the Fightertown Decals Best of the Best (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 Best of the Best (Fightertown Decals 48077 V2)
 
Best of the Best Top Gun
Fightertown Decals 1:48
48077 V2
2019 | Changed decals
Multitopic
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3. April at 04:01:16 Share

April 1, 2019

Michael Phillips added a new project.
1:48
Ideas
1:48 UH-1D Huey (Kitty Hawk KH80154)
Bell UH-1H Huey
JP Military Rikujō Jieitai (Japan Ground Self-Defense Force 1954-now)

Brown, green
 
30. August 2017 at 12:53:32 Share
Linny Is this available for US marketing
31. March at 18:37:15
Michael Phillips Yes, I bought it directly from Kitty Hawk, but it is available at US retailers as well as eBay.
1. April at 13:47:38
James C Gotta love the Huey! I hope Academy does a retooled version in 1/35 scale similar to their recent Cobra. Would love to build an RNZAF machine. Looking forward to this one though Michael.
1. April at 17:56:45
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March 30, 2019

Michael Phillips added the CMK AH-6F/J Conversion and Weapons Set in 1:48 to his wishlist
1:48 AH-6F/J Conversion and Weapons Set (CMK 4276)
 
AH-6F/J Conversion and Weapons Set Academy
CMK 1:48
4276
2012 | New tool
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30. March at 00:50:05 Share

March 7, 2019

Michael Phillips added a new article to his personal gallery:
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February 26, 2019

Michael Phillips added the Furball Aero-Design Colors and Markings of US Navy Tomcats (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 Colors and Markings of US Navy Tomcats (Furball Aero-Design F/D&S-4815)
 
Colors and Markings of US Navy Tomcats Part VII
Furball Aero-Design 1:48
F/D&S-4815
2019 | New tool
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26. February at 14:51:24 Share

February 22, 2019

Michael Phillips added the Eduard Tornado F.3 ADV in 1:48 to his wishlist
1:48 Tornado F.3 ADV (Eduard 11126)
Good Bye
Tornado F.3 ADV
Eduard 1:48
11126
2019 | Changed parts
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22. February at 03:47:11 Share

February 5, 2019

Michael Phillips added the Fightertown Decals Best of the Best in 1:48 to his wishlist
1:48 Best of the Best (Fightertown Decals 48077 V2)
 
Best of the Best Top Gun
Fightertown Decals 1:48
48077 V2
2019 | Changed decals
Multitopic
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5. February at 21:21:59 Share

February 4, 2019

Michael Phillips added the Eduard Superbug in 1:48 to his wishlist
1:48 Superbug (Eduard 11129)
 
Superbug
Eduard 1:48
11129
2019 | Changed parts
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4. February at 16:09:32 Share

February 2, 2019

Michael Phillips added the Great Wall Hobby MiG-29 "Fulcrum C" 9-13 (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 MiG-29 "Fulcrum C" 9-13 (Great Wall Hobby L4813)
 
MiG-29 "Fulcrum C" 9-13
Great Wall Hobby 1:48
L4813 (80104)
2013 | Changed parts
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2. February at 18:40:53 Share
Michael Phillips marked this item as on order.
1:48 F-16XL-2 (Kinetic K48086)
 
F-16XL-2 Experimental Fighter
Kinetic 1:48
K48086
2019 | Changed parts
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2. February at 18:34:14 Share

January 21, 2019

Michael Phillips added a new photoalbum.
21. November 2018 at 03:11:42 Share
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bughunter Great work, like it
9. January at 20:59:23
Michael Phillips Thanks Martien and bughunter!

Clifford, I used Gunze Aqueous H335 Medium Seagray for the overall coat. I had read H337 was a good match as well, but I decided to go with the slightly darker and "less blueish" H335. For comparison, the H337 is the dark gray color from my previous build, the Heater-Ferris F-4S.

Unlike almost all other Flankers, the Malaysian scheme is entirely one color top and bottom, which is kinda cool.
9. January at 21:40:37
Michael Prator Wow ... fantastic job
9. January at 22:12:05
Erik Leijdens Amazing....! Mean looking Flanker!
9. January at 22:13:40
Spanjaard amazing indeed
9. January at 22:28:59
Michael Phillips Thanks Michael, Erik, and Spanjaard! This one is ALMOST done, just gotta finish the canopy detail and add a couple probes and doodads and that's it. I might finish tonight, as least that's the plan. :)

Once again, thanks to everyone that followed along, as well as commenting and contributing!

10. January at 18:15:20
Clifford Keesler Thanks for the color. I got my J-11 painted today. It is Tamiya IJN grey on the undersides, and Blue grey on top. MM Dark Ghost Grey with a few drops of dark blue added.
11. January at 23:32:31
Holger Kranich Whooooho cool!
21. January at 18:01:05
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