Cuajete Well done so far, David. Following.
I hope you are well due corona virus.
20. May, 19:25
David Januska @Cuajete, thank you. Yes we are all OK. For us in Prague it was not so bad. The biggest problem was two and half month all the time at home with whole family four ladies . But it is minor thing. There are people with much greater problems.
20. May, 19:38
Cuajete I understand you perfectly, David. I had a similar situation, but I could not touch much plastic in my confinement. It was difficult with the women on the prowl
20. May, 19:58
Alec K We are 6 weeks into lockdown and I am ready to pop a vein. Two and a half months? Ugh. Sorry to vent a little, in total agreement with David, it's a small price to pay considering the alternatives.
Dave Morris Progressing a treat! The Hasegawa kit looks a little sparse on detail compared to the Tamiya 1/48 I'm currently building? Eight weeks in to lock-down & I'm loving it, I've finished so many shelf-queens
David Januska Thank you mates for your interest. @David M. you are right but for me it is enough for a "Braill" scale enhanced with Eduard PE's. One of the hardest things during this time was to keep remains of discipline. I work in sowtware company so I was able to work from "home office", but sitting in a living room with my laptop on my knees and watching unfinished Betty it was very hard to force myself to continue working :-D.
David Januska Well it was the first try because I was really disappointed with the kit. First of all I sprayed the whole kit with AK Aluminium spray https://ak-interactive.com/product/71702/ then I airbrushed it with the colors, using also AK Real Colors. After everything was dry I scribed it as in real. I started using scalpel but it was too sharp and it seemed not very real. So I tried to use something more wide. I have tool for putty application and it was better. Problem was that in some places I scribed also throug the aluminium layer to the grey coat of the kit so I tried to repair. It is not perfect but for me better than I expected.
David Januska Thank you Olivier. I think it is a little too much used and not so real as I hope. But I've learned much on this project.
8. January, 14:58
Alec K Nice job David. I have heard from others complaining about Sword kits. I have their Arado on my list, so we'll see...
How do you like the Real Colors?
8. January, 18:38
David Januska Thank you Alec, concerning the quality of the kit I think the biggest problem is in engineering and support for build. This was second kit I airbrushed, so I think I am not so competent to judge it I don't know any other colors. But for me it seem they are very good and I like the result. I used Japanese colors from AK and I think they fit perfect. The only problem I've encountered is with my airbrush it seems to me it becomes really quickly stuffy. I think this is my problem with dilution and cleaning.
Andy Ball Apparently some inaccuracies in that kit, but I'm told it's a good one to build. Look forward to your finish line!
18. July 2019, 22:03
David Januska Well I'm not so skilled modeller, but for me it seems this very good kit. It was the first four engine monster I¨ve did. With Eduard PE's cockpit looks very realistic. Problems with the kit were on my side. The only problem I´ve found was rear undercarriage the wheel and tyre are really big out of scale but I've purchased a resin one which is more realistic. But there is also problem with this resin wheel because it is made from two parts it has to be glued in angle and there is very big load on this glued connection.
This is my last kit painted with brushes and this is weekest point as it can be seen on the result Avro Lancaster by Hasegawa | Album by Dy dzeJ (1:72) So I'm learning how to use airbrush and I'm astonished how good it can be.
19. July 2019, 06:38
Andy Ball Interestingly I built Tamiya's 48'er a while ago in PO*S for my cousin. He owns the airfield in Nottinghamshire where it flew from before the squadron relocated to RAF Scampton. I have a picture of one of the Aussie crew members holding it when they came to visit the airfield's renovated control tower during the 50th anniversary of the end of WW2. The Tamiya kit was great too!, as I remember! I'm still very much learning my art with the airbrush ????
19. July 2019, 09:16
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