Glorious model! Outstanding build. Thank you for posting it.
Thank you all @Vytautas, @Mark, @Lex, @Olivier, and @Peter
@Lex Jassies - looking forward to seeing your build. must be stunning with all the additional details!
Just made a new album with my progress 🙂
Hi @Lex incredible work in progress and super detailing. Envious! I just visited your album.
September 3, 2021
September 2, 2021
@augie thanks on the idea, but no thanks haahaa.
Thank you all @Kamil, @@Christian, @Laurent, and @Guy!
Really lovely build and finish Danumurthi, one to be proud of. Well done Sir. 🙂
Amazing AC130 !! a lot of work on this kit !! Superb paint and weathering very finely done, I love it ! Congratulations ! 😉
Thank you @Gary and @Raphael. It was a lot of work. LOL
August 27, 2021
August 26, 2021
thanks, @Flight Line Media!
You're welcome! If I get the P-38 bug though, I think I'll go the Tamiya route. 😉
Ditto. If I ever get to build another one, I would certainly go that path too!
Fun seeing a vac-canopy on this model. (I have the kit and the vac-canopy from Squadron which looks really nice). 🙂
Thanks @Treehugger! The vac-canopy was probably the hardest part of the build to work and finish but it was far better than the thick clear plastic from the kit.
When you say "hardest" do you mean time consuming, or, spending time carefully cutting/sanding to make the vac-canopy fit exactly onto the model? And how did you glue the vac-canopy on? Did you maybe use wood glue? Hehe, I've never worked with a vac-canopy product before myself.
Super clean work with top finish! 👍
It looks absolutely beautiful Danumurthi
@Treehugger. Everything above! LOL. the hardest included carefully cutting the vac. fitting it onto the fuselage, filling, sanding, masking, painting. What took the most time and effort was the need for constant measuring, correction or corrective work. Work - stop - observe - stop - work again. As I didn't have a spare, I had zero room for any mistakes.
@Treehugger, about the glue, yes, I used regular wood glue. I made 4-5 attempts as the canopy did not have any frames to it. Cutting and trimming the vac to fit the curves was insanely slow, as any gap will show. the trimming had to be perfect.
cutting the canopy was intense. I had only one chance so got paranoid. LOL. I had to buy a piece of clear plastic to test the blades, analyze the cuts, try different cutting angles. I would run a trial by inserting blue tack under a clear plastic sheet to see how it can hold the clear plastic when I performed the cut.
July 20, 2021
Top result as always.
Thank you @Agustin, @Maciej, @Glenn and @Neuling.
@John G.. i used Tamiya enamels for all the paint work.
July 10, 2021
Great looking Thud - top notch work.
A Kit-Classic, brought up to all its glory with your skills.
Really nice THUD. Top work. Well done Sir.
Amazing work, as always 👍
Great paintjob 👍
July 8, 2021
Thanks, @David, @John G, and @Guy.
@Rui S - I wish I can inject a new life to all my junk kits so they are worth to look at.
Danumurthi, I'm sure you have that Tallent and you will be able to do it 👍
Heaps of details! love it
July 6, 2021
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June 25, 2021
Fantastic work in bringing this old kit back to life. Salut Mas Monty! 👍 👍
wah, terima kasih/thanks @Ali.
Great work ,,,pls can you show us a picture of your customiswd olfa cutter ?
Thanks @Alex and @Julian.
Hi @Julian I added 2 images of the customized OLFA cutter. In essence, I relocated the blade outside its original location and secure it with tape. To ensure that the needle and blade is firm and do not move, I inserted wire insulator material.
oh ,,, I see ,,, what a simple and clever idea ,,, Thanks for sharing
Thank you @Julian. I made a few trials. once I am confident that the blade is not moving, I could make 2mm diameter circles easily. glad it was helpful
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May 17, 2021
@Ivan VT WOW. that video is pretty raw! I am so sorry to hear about the 1992 coup. just read it on Wikipedia. it must be so confusing. I lived through our 1998 rezim change in Indonesia. so many tanks, soldiers in the streets but hard to tell who they were supporting. it was bloody, confusing and scary.
Thanks @Christian Ristits!
Hi @Ricardo2020 - I made the decals myself on Corel Draw. that was before a friend of mine made the Indonesian marks (the pentagram). Send me a direct message (DM) if you think you need any of them.
Fantastic building. ?
May 16, 2021
I tell ya Danumurthi, your a master! yes, first time on the site for awhile, and man your aircraft, armour and ships are out of this world! Great job! but the Car! WoW! maybe it was easier then weathering the aircraft etc., but she looks real enough to drive away.
P.S Sorry to hear about those brave men in the missing sub, hope they find them in the next 24 hours!
Take Care stay Safe
Hi Edward, Thanks for the kind words on my model gallery and the car. And I really appreciate your thoughts about the men all lost in the sunken sub. On the contrary, it was easier weathering the aircraft/armor compared to keeping the car paint job speckles clean! Likewise, stay healthy!
March 24, 2021
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February 24, 2021
This aircraft is pure eye candy.
Very nicely done mate. I love the weathering 👍
Great work, good weathering and paintjob! 👍
Thank you very much, guys! @Björn, @Neuling, @Sebastian, and @Alexander
Superbly done - excellent work with all the open options and a truffle on top with the paint-job! 👍
February 23, 2021
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