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Michael Phillips (Fighting 84)
27. May at 06:58:19 Share
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View full thread with 38 comments 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
Looking awesome even in primer!
17. May at 02:51:25
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
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
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
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
Add a comment » 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
May 21, 2019
added a new project.
Saab JAS 39C Gripen South African Air Force (1920-now)3911
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May 16, 2019
16. May at 20:26:12 Share
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
I'll watch for this one. Definitely an interesting Viper.
16. May at 20:38:20
Add a comment » 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 11, 2019
View full thread with 31 comments Murad ÖZER
Killer looking longbow, beautiful model Michael!
4. May at 06:46:05
Thanks Jens, Christian, Andy, Bart, Roland, and Murad! I really appreciate the kind words, as always!!!
4. May at 22:41:20
WOOW Michael... this is really a masterpiece, what an amazing result ...! Two thumbs up
5. May at 09:43:05
Add a comment » 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
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View full thread with 66 comments Ronan
Very nice paint work Michael
24. April at 21:21:48
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
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
That sensor looks great! The one side looks "deep". Very realistic.
26. April at 12:42:23
Add a comment » ice
Congrats - I don't know how this helicopter could look any better.
26. April at 22:23:55
April 10, 2019
7. March 2018 at 05:26:24 Share
View full thread with 18 comments Demigod
Good work and a nicely weathered paint job! I like!
7. March 2018 at 18:03:10
7. March 2018 at 18:09:53
A fantastic looking finish Michael!
7. March 2018 at 18:27:23
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
You can be absolute satisfied with the result, Michael!
5. April at 14:36:14
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
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
Add a comment » Jos Jansen
Nice model Michael, I like the subtle weathering!
10. April at 15:42:26
April 8, 2019
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added a new project.
Sikorsky UH-60L Black Hawk US Army (1784-now)
Alpha Co., 1 Bn., 111 Aviation Reg. South Carolina NG | McEntire Joint National Guard Base 2008
28. September 2017 at 12:27:51 Share
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
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
Add a comment » 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 1, 2019
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Bell UH-1H Huey Rikujō Jieitai (Japan Ground Self-Defense Force 1954-now)
30. August 2017 at 12:53:32 Share
Is this available for US marketing
31. March at 18:37:15
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
Add a comment » 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.
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February 26, 2019
added the Furball Aero-Design Colors and Markings of US Navy Tomcats (1:48) to his stash
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21. November 2018 at 03:11:42 Share
View full thread with 145 comments 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
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
Add a comment » 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