Thank you Mathieu. I think it's time for me to try my hand at some prop. things.
Hi guys, long overdue, but here is some progress at last.
My self designed Left aft cockpit part is being worked to fit the Aires J cockpit. It's a failed print, but whatever dimensions remains. More essays are in the printer right now. The position is not right yet, as it's too high and forward.
In the mean time, I have printed Jumpei Tema's amazing exhaust cans. He made them at 1/48 scale, but the details did not suffered from the 150% enlargement.
Still have to fine tune my printing parameters, but I'm getting something to work with, so I'm positive!
those cans look really good
Very interesting, watching 👀
The printed parts are looking nice.
Those can's look great.
November 21, 2021
Hi friends, thank you for your kind comments and welcome !
Work done on the exhaust, several tints used to get the dirty filthy metal look on the feathers.
I received a very nice package from Japan, hypersonic products are really top of the breed, the clean top tail is a drop fit.
The Martin baker H5 seats are looking tremendous, almost a shame to hide them with a sitting crew.
Work on the hot end, and the stand.
Stand was finally done doing a circle of surfacer sanded mirror (I wish it really was..) painted it black. Then I glued over plastic parts cut and painted for the skull. all in all it's better looking (imo) than an all painted logo as there is some 3d relief on the bone parts.
The hot end was done using lot of metal shades, masks, and sponge rubing, finished with a layer of tamiya panel liner.
Holy! Engine nozzles and metal plates look awesome!
absolutely convincing effects there 👍 👍
Really nice burnt metal
November 7, 2021
November 2, 2021
certainly in 🙂
Hi Spanjaard ! Thank you for bringing this one back on my memory! She was sitting on top of a shelf, hopeless.
Got the fuselage assembled and started the surface work. Seams on the engine cowling are filled and the beules junction with the cowling are smoothed. This part was embossed, so the transition lines should look less marked than what the 2 parts assembly gives.
The distinctive line running on the rear fuselages halves is scribed and cleaned.
Canopy work is next.
watching as well 👍
The butthead inside me striked again, just figured out I had mounted the wrong mg openings on the cowling for Eberle´s bird. Since removing them is not an option, change of plan concerning the scheme, I opted for Franz Dorr late G6.
So modifications needed at the tail, and the right bulge, all in all easier than modding the openings.
Late tail is from the revell kit, and the bulge part is added from the spare hasegawa one.
I also made the instrument panel using the revell part and it's decal.
October 26, 2021
Looking very nice.
Thank you Clifford! Much appreciated.
Got the gear legs mounted and shortened. They are notoriously too long on the hasegawa model. Think the stance is more natural after some cirurgy.
All is left is: Textures tyres, mg 151 gluing and a third pass on the side panels exhausts.
it looks amazing. love the details added in the cockpit. and the real stencils certainly beat any wet decal. and the paint job (specially the efforts about the rivets etc) is just fantastic.
Stunning work! 👍
Outstanding job, well done.
June 28, 2021
Wow! I love the way that faded and damaged paint work turned out! 👍
Thanks guys, this need a lot of work ahead.
I am a new user of scalemates, although...aged. I!ve been far from modelism in the last 30 years, so I need to refresh my skills.
I found this old WIP of yours. I'm in the same situation, this old and cheap box as a training before put my hands over a Corsair Tamiya. Loved your technique for wheatering. Never finished, or simply lazy for update the work in progress? My question is: how many new rivets I see! What was your source of information? Again: did you engrave the panels lines by your own? The kit shows raised lines, as was the custom several years ago. Thanks, Daniel
Talking about an old WIP, that's one 🙂
There has been no updates on this one for a while, in fact, some steps backward. I stripped the paint off as I wasnt completely satisfied with the outcome. I plan in redoing it, the same way but better.
For the plastic parts, Yes, I engraved the whole thing, and got the rivet layout by copying the Tamiya's plastic.
Best of luck with your model.
Thank you Mathieu. I've never engraved panel lines before. I'm afraid of making a mess. I'd need for someone to teach me... 🙂
June 26, 2021
May 5, 2021
The additional work on the cockpit panels really makes it go 3D. Also love the technique to bring out the rivers, but I'm not sure I trust myself with mineral spirits on a fresh paint job.
Rivets, gotta love spell check
Hi JW, thanks for your nice comment.
As for the mineral spirit, over enamel I would not dare this, but over lacquer it does really act like a softener. Doesnt disolve the paint (like when you spread panel liner) but makes it easier to rub and scratch.
Been after a 1:32 Fw190 A5 kit for ages. Love what you're doing with this. going to be a stunner
Thanks for the word Alan 🙂
Indeed, I didnt realized how scarce they had become... I was wise buying them when they were released.
March 15, 2021
Looking very nice.
Thank you Clifford. Been able to start the fuselage. Right side was a total mess so I have to do it again. Left side makes me happier. First mottling job in my modeling life... needless to say I was anxious to get to this point
The mottling looks great! Cool to see the difference between the heavier dots and the faint squiggles. A lot of trigger control here. 👍
Looking very good.
Thank you Clifford and Patrick! Much appreciated.
This weekend was christening ceremony. (Some would say christling for a bad joke) the lady's got markings and a name !