Patrick Hagelstein Thank you all! Turned out quite well for a quick build. I liked the kit that much that I already started the same kit in Swiss guise. That one will be very clean and light compared to this one.
Patrick Hagelstein This one is literally still in it's shrink wrap, but I was thrilled by the quality and ease of construction, that after the Grünherz one, I was in for another, being a bit different though.
Erik Leijdens Looking mighty fine Patrick . Always nice too see a good sharkmouth
28. August, 05:33
Patrick Hagelstein Dank je wel Erik! I have a couple of future P-40 builds (Special Hobby ones) planned for later and wanted to veer away from the obligatory shark mouths........ But...... I could not not build one, so I used some spare Special Hobby decals on this one. I have to admit, it felt relieving to put those on to that big grinning intake.
Patrick Hagelstein Thank you so much Mark and Łukasz! Being Dutch, orange always tickles my imagination. Although a difficult color to spray, it didn't come out that bad. This was just a practice build for an upcoming Eduard kit. Actually the one where the decals came from. More orange to follow!
3. July, 02:05
Mark D Also Dutch, planning to do the Orange Lion F-16 1/48.
3. July, 10:55
Alec K Cool camo indeed. Thanks for the report on the Tamiya lacquer paint
Ergens in mijn to-do stapeltje staat die er ook nog bij.
3. July, 13:52
Patrick Hagelstein You're welcome Alec! The Tamiya lacquer paint range sprays beautiful, it's the bright colors that were acting up, but I guess that's independent of paint manufacturer or type of paint. A modelclub member advised me to spray a yellow or buff base coat before the orange. I'll try that on my next orange project.
3. July, 13:54
Ben M I love these drone F6F's. I recently airbrushed acrylic Tamiya orange over white primer and it came out very well as well.
3. July, 14:07
Patrick Hagelstein Hi Ben! I primed the kit in Mr. Surfacer White, but had to sand out some blemishes and the underlying grey plastic showed through. Idiot me decided to go ahead anyway and those grey patches kept on showing through all the way. Even so, the orange had a very hard time turning orange from the initial orange-pink. Maybe I over thinned the orange. Either way: my learning curved took a steep climb.
Saab J 35Ö Draken Österreichische Luftstreitkräfte (Austrian Air Force 1955-now) 1 Staffel 08 | 1000 Anniversary Austria - Graz-Thalerhof 2003
6. January, 15:08
Patrick Hagelstein Welcome Roland! I was rummaging through my parents' attick when I came across this one. I'll bring it back home but don't know yet when to build it. My plan though, is to build it in flight, possibly with a mountain top as base for it.
Patrick Hagelstein Thanks guys! I took this model to yesterday's model club meeting and it made it into the final for Model of the Month, but sadly lost to a Zoukei-Mura F-4D. Now my side projects are finished and I can finally clear my bench for a Tomcat!!!
6. June, 16:44
Jos Jansen ...ah that's a shame Patrick, hopefully next time better mate! OH YEAH...go for it...cat time
Łukasz Gliński Nice, I built this kit couple of years ago, but it doesn't look this good. What happened to the canopy?
6. June, 20:20
Patrick Hagelstein Thanks Jos, David and Łukasz! The canopy proved to be 'unmaskable' ... I had a hard time discerning the canopy framing and wasn't able to get the masking tape on right. I tried painting some spare decal film and to apply that in strips, but it didn't work either. Since the cockpit wasn't that detailed to start with, I decided to cover it up with a tarp. In the desert scene it gives an impression of the harsh environment and I could try out putting a tarp over stuff. Apart from the canopy (and the empty cockpit) I really like this kit! It fits well for an Easy Assembly kit and the panel lines and rivets are correct and very crisp.
Sergej I Taking a seat. Also, Patrick, I would offer you my view - with a GWH kit which looks like a transformer, I would go for a landing pose to make use of all that variations. [img1]
You can do the preflight setup later on an Academy kit, which is also beautiful but without the wing and break variations...
Jos Jansen Oh yeah, Iam definitely in Patrick...It is time to bust the tower...
10. May, 17:20
Patrick Hagelstein Hi Sergej and Jos! Welcome on board! Sergej, I really appreciate you chipping in! If you look into the original build project, I started off with G.W.H.'s F-14D as the F-14A wasn't out then. Now that I switched to the F-14A for this build, I have an F-14D 'spare'. I was going to build it into a VF-213 during OIF on a cat with everything dangling out preparing for another mission. After seeing your idea, I might actually go for that same bird coming in AFTER the mission with the arrestor hook deployed and the landing gear extended as well. So, thanks for your idea! Even though I will not employ it in this specific build, I'll surely look into it when I start the F-14D.
10. May, 19:52
Sergej I Thanks Patrick, was just a thought that I shared. I will be closely watching your build and learn
Patrick Hagelstein Welcome on board guys! Still figuring out how to mount this one. I've seen Will Pattison mounting a QF-4 (go figure! ) on a composite fibre rod, I like to try that too before actually butchering up a Tamiya kit. Youtube Video
OK, there are no stupid questions, only stupid answers.... I still want to give it a try: Ham-fingering my way through, I accidentally changed my view to desktop view. How do I get back to mobile view???
8. May, 05:16
wilky Under the menu list on the top right should be a blue button. (mobile version)