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Paul Juliano
I'm not sure if it's because I see too many Spitfires with super green cockpits or if this color is too grey, but I'm not sure it looks right. Maybe it's the lighting and it'll look better with some oils to tone it down a bit and fade it?
28. February, 20:57
Roland Gunslinger
Hm, it's hard to see on the photos. I just read a Spitfire Magazine and Grey Green should be the right color for the 1. But the colors i see are little more „greenish". Not like the RAF green the newer Spits are painted but little more green like i see on your pics. BUT the most pics (in my magazine) from the old 1 are colorized so it's hard to say what's right or wrong.
28. February, 21:22
Roland Gunslinger
Oh, your spit gets an engine :o
28. February, 21:25
Roland Gunslinger
Looks more Green on the pic than in real but it's a good match imho.
https://ak-interactive.com/product/raf-sky-fs-34424-10ml/
Also an alternative Tamiya xf-71
Just my 2 cents...
28. February, 21:45
Munkyslut
I like it, it has an authentic darkish drab look about it.
Some cockpits look too bright & toylike in the lighter greens.
28. February, 21:52
Paul Juliano
Thanks Roland! I'm going to roll with it. I can always add some green oil filter on it to tint it a bit. And it gets not just an engine, but REAL MERLIN SOUND synced with the engine!!! Check it out: Youtube Video

 
28. February, 21:53
Nathan Dempsey
Cool idea Paul!
28. February, 22:01
Roland Gunslinger
Nobody can say your Color is wrong ;)
The engine sound is very nice :D
28. February, 22:12
Paul Juliano
Thanks guys!
28. February, 22:22
Gareth Windsor
This is looking great and I love the electronics. On the cockpit green - I read a great article about the colour used and basically it's pretty hard to find two cockpits that match in real life. Colour tones were quite different from a vibrant green to a yellowish green. I think the oil filters will do a great job.
16. July, 13:57
Daniel Klink
Catchy Bird...Count me in
16. July, 14:44
Choppa Nutta
Cool project !
16. July, 18:54

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Paul Juliano
Roland - if you can't polish it out, WEATHER it out!
24. June, 14:33
Clifford Keesler
Looks nice. Hope you can polish out the tape marks. I always de-tack my tape some when masking NMF's just stick the tape to the top of your hand a few times.
24. June, 22:17
Nathan Dempsey
Looking nice Paul.
24. June, 22:23
Paul Juliano
Ok, stick a fork in this build cause I'm calling it done!

I decided against doing a panel wash on this one, because I was too afraid I'd screw up the paint even using an acrylic wash. To be honest, I'm not sure it really needed one anyhow.

Looking at the photos, there are a few decals I may treat with Mr. Marksofter to try to take care of some slight silvering, and I do need to fix one of the gear bay door position. But those are minor things that are more repairs than adding to the build.

Overall, I'm fairly pleased with how this came out, especially since it's my first (completed) aircraft build and my first extensive bare metal finish. I like the lightly weathered look it's got, and I think it'll make a decent addition to the display case.

Thanks to you all for the encouragement and advice!
9. July, 12:34
Roland Gunslinger
Beautiful result
9. July, 16:44
Nathan Dempsey
Looks great Paul. I've been doing aircraft for years and I'm still terrified of metal finishes. The fact that you took it on for your first is a big THUMBS UP!
9. July, 17:10
Neuling
Top finish indeed!
9. July, 17:29
Clifford Keesler
Excellent job Paul, I love it.
10. July, 00:31

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June 3, 2020

Paul Juliano
Hey everyone! I'm hoping you can answer a P-51D question for me. On the underside of the starboard wing, there are three circles. I only really noticed them because the mask kit I got has masks for them.

What are the three circles and what color should they be?
3. June, 17:39
3. June, 17:51
Roland Gunslinger
Hi Paul, These lights (if my memories are right) are identification lights (friend from foe). The colors are red, amber and green.
3. June, 17:52
Paul Juliano
Thanks Steven & Roland!
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Paul Juliano added a new project.
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Completed
1:48 North American P-51D Mustang 8th AF (Tamiya 61040)1:48 P-51D Mustang (Eduard 49216)1+
North American P-51D Mustang
US Military US Army Air Forces (1941-1947)
487 FS, 352 FW (John C. Meyer)
 
24. April, 14:20

April 20, 2020

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29. April 2019, 15:35
Holger Kranich
Whata sweet one! :)
9. May 2019, 12:51
Choppa Nutta
Cute !! :)
9. May 2019, 13:12
Paul Juliano
TANKS a bunch Holger & Choppa!
9. May 2019, 14:39
Logan Eden
Good Evening, Paul Thanks so much for posting, the Sherman is spot on!!! I like the weathering, not to much, not to little. Will you post additional photo's once you have the .50 cal finished. Catch Ya, Logan
20. April, 02:00

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27. December 2018, 16:15
Nathan Dempsey
Coming along nicely. I'll be watching for updates.
27. December 2018, 17:30
Spanjaard
looking really good. i am certainly in :)
30. January 2019, 23:21
Kim Branders
Nice beginning. I am inn.
31. January 2019, 18:06
Paul Juliano
Thanks for the kind words guys. I just finished this guy last night and took some photos in the light box. Not good photos, mind you. I'm a modeler not a photographer.

This build took forever. Well, the build was quick as Gunpla tend to be, but the paint job took far too long. I did an experiment to see if painting section by section to completion would be better (more fun?) than just painting the whole thing in one fell swoop. So I panted a leg, then another leg, then an arm, etc.

The experiment has concluded and the results are in - NO! Don't do that again!

Not only was it de-motivating for me, but I improved my skills and changed some materials (switched to MLT, tried a different acrylic varnish, etc.) which I think gives the model an overall uneven look aside from the asymmetrical paint. I'm especially mad at the acrylic varnish from Mig because it tended to peel off. Next time I'll use Aquagloss even though it has the scary "Clean your Airbrush Fast or Else!" warning on the side.

I'm happy this one's finished, but I'm not ecstatic with the result.
16. April, 14:50
Kim Branders
Looks good to me, try some wheathering on it.
16. April, 16:00
Paul Juliano
Thanks Kim. I did some chipping, but I think it's time to move on to another project. I was getting burnt out on this one. But who knows, maybe I'll come back to it and add some grime one of these days.
16. April, 19:26
Nathan Dempsey
I agree that it still came out fine, and you're right about coming back later to weather it if you want to.
17. April, 00:02

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Munkyslut
I love that cockpit ;)
21. December 2019, 23:56
Daniel
Very neat, nice job with that pit!
22. December 2019, 11:05
Slavo Hazucha
Sharp work on the cockpit, I like how you avoided over-contrasting it, this looks really good!
22. December 2019, 17:33
Paul Juliano
Thanks all! It's very slow going, but I'm enjoying it. =)
26. December 2019, 13:31
Paul Juliano
Well, still slow going that's for sure but at least it looks like something now! I can't stick to one project for too long or I get burned out, but maybe with this global pandemic I'll get some more done.
20. March, 15:45
Roland Gunslinger
Great progress I'm building the Tamiya F-14A OOB, so it's nice to see the comparison OOB/ + Aftermarket.
14. April, 15:29
Clifford Keesler
Very nice cockpit.
14. April, 22:39
Spanjaard
looking good
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No KV-2 (Meng Model WWT-004)
World War Toons
KV-2 Soviet Heavy Tank
Meng Model
WWT-004
2017 | New tool
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1:350 Tula (Zvezda 9062)
Russian Nuclear Ballistic Submarine
Tula (Project 667BDRM Delfin - NATO Delta IV Class)
Zvezda 1:350
9062
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March 4, 2020

Paul Juliano
Anybody interested in selling the Airfix RAF Ground Crew kit?

WWII RAF Ground Crew (Airfix A04702, 1:48)

1:48 WWII RAF Ground Crew (Airfix A04702)
 


I've only been able to find it on eBay for over $40 USD. The kit looks perfect for the Mk. I Spitfire I'm working on.
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February 24, 2020

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1:48 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I (Tamiya 61119)1:48 Merlin Engine - Electric Engine & Sound (Magic Scale Modeling )
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I
GB Military Royal Air Force (1918-now)
610(F) County of Chester Sqn. P9495 DW-K | World War 2»Battle of Britain - England 1940 | Earth, Dark Green, Sky
 
24. February, 17:25

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1:Egg
Project: Toon KV-2
No KV-2 (Meng Model WWT-004)
2. December 2019, 21:39
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Nathan Dempsey
Some might say he's an eggs-pert.
27. January, 15:09
Chris Greathouse
Eggcellent little tank there Paul :D
27. January, 15:11
Paul Juliano
This egg is a crack kit, I tell ya.
27. January, 18:21
27. January, 18:48
JD
Eggxactly! 8)
27. January, 18:58
Tim Heimer
OMG you guys! I thought I was bad at cracking jokes!
27. January, 22:51
Paul Juliano
Ok, how do we feel about the flag?
1. February, 12:46
Nathan Dempsey
I like it :)
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Nathan Dempsey
Beautiful result Paul!
24. July 2019, 15:34
Alec K
Very nicely done Cosmo ;)
25. July 2019, 12:44
Paul Juliano
Well, I can't believe it! I submitted some pics to Fine Scale Modeler a while back and as I was flipping through this month's issue, look what I stumbled upon! Can you believe it?! I thought the images might show up in the online gallery someday, but I never thought I'd get in the magazine. Crazy!
20. January, 13:21
Olivier
Did you get paid ? I sure hope you did.
20. January, 14:26
Łukasz Gliński
Really nice dio
20. January, 15:24
Nathan Dempsey
Nice Paul! I love when this build comes up in the feed...
20. January, 20:24
Alec K
Congrats Paul
21. January, 13:49
Tom ...
Score! Nice one, Paul!
21. January, 22:22

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1:72 A7V (EMHAR 935003)
 
A7V Sturmpanzer German WWI Tank
EMHAR 1:72
935003
2016 | Changed box
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16. January, 03:00
Peter Hardy
Crawled through the 1/1 version many many times when I was a little tacker visiting the Queensland Museum in Brisbane. It was rusty as hell in the '60s but high and dry. They moved in the late 80s to the new museum where it has been emerged in floods a couple of times. Might be at the Australian War Museum I think now. Scott Dutton would know.
16. January, 07:49
Michael Hickey
Hey Pete, if she is at the Australian War Museum she's in the basement hiding somewhere, I didn't see her when I was there last year. :)
16. January, 07:58
Peter Hardy
Ok, just trying to find Scott so I can pm him. He'll know. I think there was a plan to refurbish Mesphisto before it rusted away.
16. January, 08:01
Michael Hickey
Would be impressive to see.
16. January, 08:02
Peter Hardy
Yep. They owe it to us Conquering Queenslanders! We magicians turned a WWI panzer into a U Boat!
16. January, 08:05
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January 13, 2020

Paul Juliano
Has anyone had success thinning Mig paints with Mr. Leveling Thinner? Google searches came back with mixed results... some people saying MLT worked wonders for Mig paints. Personally I find them difficult to shoot, so I'm hoping MLT will help.
10. January, 13:14
Zach Wilson
I would be interested to know if this is effective - it looks like MLT and Vallejo work well together: https://childofmecha.com/blo..thinner-with-tamiya-acrylics
10. January, 20:26
Paul Juliano
Zach, I tried the Mig paint with MLT and hoooo boy did it work like a charm! Next I'll have to give Vallejo a try.
13. January, 02:06
Zach Wilson
fascinating, I learn more about paint chemisty every day
13. January, 02:52
Nathan Dempsey
Useful information for sure. Thanks Paul.
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26. December 2019, 00:26
JD
This was fun, but they ruined it with those awful stickers..how to deal with them?
9. January, 00:57
Paul Juliano
Unfortunately, the answer is probably "tedious masking".
9. January, 01:34
JD
Ugh...Bandai does this too with some of their kits...
9. January, 02:22
JD
Did yours come with decals and stickers? The database says it does, mine didn't...
9. January, 03:09

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1:35 Tiger I (Dragon 6252)
Pz.Kpfw. VI Ausf. E Sd.Kfz.181
Tiger I INITIAL PRODUCTION sPzAbt 502 Leningrad 1943
Dragon 1:35
6252
2005 | New tool
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1:35 Tiger I (Dragon 6252)
Pz.Kpfw. VI Ausf. E Sd.Kfz.181
Tiger I INITIAL PRODUCTION sPzAbt 502 Leningrad 1943
Dragon 1:35
6252
2005 | New tool
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1:35 Tiger I (Dragon 6252)
Pz.Kpfw. VI Ausf. E Sd.Kfz.181
Tiger I INITIAL PRODUCTION sPzAbt 502 Leningrad 1943
Dragon 1:35
6252
2005 | New tool
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January 1, 2020

Paul Juliano
Hey there mates! Best wishes for a fun and safe new year. May all the kits we want be released in 2020.
31. December 2019, 20:53
Alec K
Cheers mate
31. December 2019, 22:24
Nathan Dempsey
I already see I few "must haves" :)
Happy new year!
31. December 2019, 23:07
Munkyslut
Happy New Year from England!
31. December 2019, 23:21
Bob Hall
Can't wait to see all the amazing projects to come in 2020 !
1. January, 01:40

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