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1:32 Focke Wulf Fw190 A-8/R11 Nightfighter (Revell 03926)
4 | 29. July, 20:29
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Daniel
Greetings Roland! Welcome! So far thumbs up for this kit, very enjoyable
3. August, 14:10
Slavo Hazucha
Cozy scratched leather sofa..! ;)
3. August, 15:37
Roland Gunslinger
Wow, that engine looks cool
Although I think you forgot a cable ;)
11. August, 19:48
Daniel
Spent the last days sweating, melting, dehydrating and cursing at wires and stuff - dont know why, but I started plumbing and wiring on this one, must be because I absolutely love this kits engine parts and just needed to add some beauty. Not done yet but mostly.
11. August, 19:48
Daniel
@ Roland: What? Nooooooooooooooooooooooo :o :D
11. August, 19:49
Clifford Keesler
Very nice, makes me want to start mine.
11. August, 20:47
Rui S
Great detail work. Nice you notice the gaps are for real, still in time 8)
11. August, 21:09
Slavo Hazucha
Ah, things are moving on here - a lovely scale-copy of the best-sounding WW2 engines - everybody says Merlin, but I have a soft spot for the FW-190 signature sound. Some nice enhancements too - all just for some fun under the cowling, or are you going for an open one?
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28. July, 07:30
Daniel
Thank you very much Micheal, Alexander, Gerald and Laurent, really appreciate it!
28. July, 17:45
James C
That's a fabulous result Daniel
28. July, 19:22
Daniel
Thank you James!
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Daniel
and Chris! :)
29. July, 18:13
ZHOU Kun
Great portrayal of a VF-2 bird in the sky! good to see this great piece of work!
11. August, 17:01
Daniel
Zhou, thank you very much, means a lot coming from an AMK-build-bro :)
For a lot of steps I looked up your take on it, so thx for the inspiration!
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1:32 Focke Wulf Fw190 A-8/R11 Nightfighter (Revell 03926)
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8/R11
3R Military Wehrmacht Luftwaffe (German Air Force 1935-1945)
2./JG 301 W.Nr.500666/White 9 | WWII - Erfurt-Nord June 1944 | RLM74 RLM75 RLM76 RLM04
 
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1:48 Grumman F-14D Super Tomcat (AMK AvantGarde Model Kits 88007)
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Soeren .
Great work witrh the weapons Daniel - they are superb!
19. July, 20:32
bughunter
A airbrush artist at work - fantastic result
19. July, 20:41
Clifford Keesler
I am amazed at the scope of your ability to turn out such stunning work Daniel. I stand in awe of your work sir. Simpily stunning.
19. July, 21:31
Nathan Dempsey
Those are gorgeous weapons Daniel!
19. July, 21:36
Treehugger
Oh, magnets for attaching weapons onto pylons? (photo 70 comment)
19. July, 22:11
Slavo Hazucha
More progress - and looking all good and shiny (actually messy & dirty, but in an entirely good sense :) )

Do you find just one rod sufficient to hold the full opulence of a 48-scale Tomcat safely in the air? I used two on the F-111, which works perfectly, my Hornet got one and is pretty wobbly on it, but then that´s a longer rod and a more "pro-motion" angle...

Also, are you doing a landing-approach with unspent ordnance or a post-take-off scene?
20. July, 09:54
Daniel
Thanks mates!
Yep, this cat is returning to the boat after dropping one of two bombs on the sortie, quite common during the last wars where fighters were often just waiting on station for targets to appear. Often in vain.

@ Treehugger: yes, I tried it on my big hornet where I had a truckload of cool ordnance and just couldnt choose which was the coolest :)
You can see pics of different loadouts here: Blacklions in OIR - Completed | Album by halohead (1:32)
To be honest I didnt change the load out that often since then...but i could anytime! :D

@slavo: Since we have few earthquakes over here I trust the small rod^^ Its pretty stiff as is is quite short (twss) having a tailsitter also helps the balance here ;)
And since my F-16 still sits gracefully on her super wobbly arched bicycle spoke, I dont worry about this construction.
20. July, 10:55
Daniel
Calling it done!

Scalemates F-14 Tomcat Group build 2020 | Album by halohead (1:48)

Was a blast to make and to share, I want to thank everybody here for sticking around, liking and commenting!
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1:32 F/A-18D Hornet "Night ATTACK" (Academy 12103)1:32 AGM-65 Maverick (Eduard 632146)3+
 
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Daniel
Thank you Clifford!
5. June, 10:33
Jos Jansen
Nice Daniel...also a nice subject
5. June, 10:53
Daniel
thx jos, glad you like it!
5. June, 18:37
Slavo Hazucha
I suspected the digital camo is too good to be true... Looks much better than the title pic!
6. June, 05:37
Patrick O
Nice one! The color scheme and digital camo go really well together.
6. June, 07:18
Neuling
Clean work on this interesting plane! Amazing paintwork.
6. June, 17:01
Pero Sušić
Very nice camo. I like it.
6. June, 18:09
Daniel
thank you very much Slavo, Patrick, Neuling and Pero! I am very happy you like the result of my little camo experiment! :)
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1:48 Grumman F-14D Super Tomcat (AMK AvantGarde Model Kits 88007)
Grumman F-14D Super Tomcat
US Military US Navy (1794-now)
VF-2 Bounty Hunters BuNo 164342/NE-106 | Operation Iraqi Freedom - Arabian Gulf April 2003 | Tactical FS35237 FS36320 FS36375
 
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Spanjaard
I am in!!!
7. May, 18:15
Jos Jansen
Daniel..."I feel the need, the need for speed"...awesome, I am definitely in! Looks like a Cat group-build ;)
7. May, 18:17
Roland Gunslinger
Because there are more than one cat builds in progress, i created a Group build event. So we can bundle our builds
Scalemates F-14 Tomcat Group build 2020 (1. May until 31. December, UN)
Feel free to join!
7. May, 18:41
Daniel
good call, time to unite the cat lovers!
8. May, 06:48
Holger Kranich
Fear the bones!
8. May, 08:12
Daniel
cheers Holger, of course, but this is vf-2 turf ;)
8. May, 08:39
JD de Ruijter
Nice Daniel. Following. Great squadron VF-2 and a awesome fighter
10. May, 08:07
Sergej I
Watching :)
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Bill Gilman
Very nicely done indeed...amazing work! I think that Superbug needs a carwash though. :)
7. May, 18:41
Daniel
Thank you very much Bill, I'm sure they'd consider it before the next airshow ;)
Spanjaard, me too mate
8. May, 08:36
Holger Kranich
Great sh*t dude! :)
8. May, 09:33
Neal
The color and grime on those bombs is absolutely on point!
8. May, 09:40
Ricardo Reis
This is a fantastic job! Thanks for sharing!
8. May, 09:56
Daniel
@Holger: 8) Thx mate!
@Neal: Took some extra steps to get the thermal coating structure right and the rest was just quick light gull grey w/ sandbeige, oils and drybrush :) Thanks for noticing!
@Ricardo: Thanks for commenting! always a pleasure to share the hobby with you guys :)
8. May, 23:06
Pierre
Sweety build, love the plane and the modular ordinance
8. May, 23:15
Daniel
Thank you Pierre, I appreciate it!
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Maciej Bellos
Great looking Super Hornet!
11. April, 00:03
Daniel
Thank you very much slavo and Maciej! Were getting there, back on the balcony, steadied my hand with some beers and painted some more details today :)
@Slavo: asking for a volunteer theres always the one guy in the line who doesnt step back as the others^^
11. April, 19:40
Jos Jansen
Wow Daniel... you have magic hands mate, very will done on that carrier base...excellent!
11. April, 20:30
Daniel
Thank you very much for the compliment jos :#

Got the crew assembled, the clones were joined by a former air force employee who got issued a helmet. Otherwise I am painting weapons...a lot of them, not much to show here - and its draining the mojo a bit :(
19. April, 12:35
Slavo Hazucha
You don't have to do a piece of ordnance for every one of the (104 if I counted right) bomb symbols on the nose... :D

The crew looks cool on the deck I can almost hear them murmuring "Get it done & grab the camera..."...? ;)
19. April, 18:06
Daniel
haha, yeah, they look a bit grumpy, the dude on the right is like: "stop wasting time and get back to the bench man!"
Now I felt obliged to count them myself and can confirm 104 boombooms dropped so far (and Im preparing merely 36 ;) )
19. April, 18:55
Daniel
My new 1:32 Delta-Hornet arrived today and guess what - next to some deck crew, bazillions of ordnance in there …and I still have magnets left... Though part of me hates me for it, I decided that I could need some more loadout options :S
25. April, 14:59
Daniel
Fought my way through the last weaponry - phew, that took longer than expected and was getting more tedious than fun. But I will save the time during the next 32 build :)

Now, having the bug armed up and on the deck, I could finally take some photos and call it done. Thanks everyone here for tuning in, please take a look:

Blacklions in OIR - Completed | Album by halohead (1:32)
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Daniel
Many thanks, Paul and spanjaard! The Engines were my main concern in this build, my first real "metal-work" and I really appreciate your positive feedback!

Not much of a secret in doing this I guess...you can really get artistic, because there are so many variations out there!
I used highly diluted paints over a silver base, first copper (revell enamel), than blue and afterwards black (acrylics). always keeping translucent layers and masking off areas that should differ in look. I made fast, perpendicular sweeping motions with the airbrush close to the plastic to get straight lines and no spiderwebbing.

In detail: I sprayed the first segment darker, laid a small metal grid over it as a mask and did the blue. I used liquid mask for the stripes on a blue-ish base in the second segment and darkened it (on the small doors I used liquid mask as well as a first step) The nozzles were made individually for better handling and masking and I tried to variate the coloration on different "panels" on them.
I began very bright and later blended most parts with thinned black to reduce contrast and get a smoky look. After being satisfied with it, I sealed everything with a thin clear lacquer gloss coat and masked everything up. After having the whole model painted I removed the tape and used a black wash and some white oils for the screws on the nozzle.
It is very important to use paints that don't peel off easily while unmasking and to reduce tape stickiness e.g. by first putting it on your sweaty arm :)
I tested that as a first step, otherwise you get a very nasty surprise while "unwrapping" the finished model ;)
2. August 2019, 17:11
Paul Moore
I have a flanker in my stache and I'll d definitely use your technique. Thank you for the detailed explanation.
3. August 2019, 15:18
Paul Moore
One last question Daniel .... What colors did you use for the top and bottom of the aircraft? When I was looking for the right colors for the Chinese Air Force Flanker 35, there seemed to be some question about them. Did you just use your best guess or are you confident of the color selection? That's not questioning your selection, I just don't know. Thanks again. It's a beautiful model you've done!
3. August 2019, 15:24
Daniel
Thanks a lot Paul! really glad to provide some inspiration :)
The top color is dark eggplant grey from ak's real colors range, I am pretty sure this is accurate for the newer J-11Bs as well as russian Su-35 or 34. The underside was a guess to match the reference photos, I used a mix of light ghost grey and light grey FS36495, I believe it was around 50/50.
But from the photos I can tell that there are still some shades and variations of these colors on the different jets, so there is also some freedom for the modeler :)
3. August 2019, 16:24
Daniel
Many thanks Roland!
4. August 2019, 11:05
Spanjaard
thanks for the detail info!
4. August 2019, 12:23
Paul Moore
Daniel:

Working on my Flanker now. Again, the paint and weathering looks great! My experience in the US Navy was that ordnance was always clean. I would suggest putting missiles on after giving the model a wash to show clean missiles.

Paul Moore

19. March, 21:18
Daniel
Hey Paul! certainly not going to argue with that: I usually apply wash before adding everything that gets in the way when wiping it off. Like flaps, stabs, pylons, weapons, antennas and so on. These receive a seperate wash.
In this case I applied some drops on the base of the weapon fins, mainly not to represent grime, but the shadowy areas that would appear there in 1:1, but dont appear in this scale. But its very easy to get too much of this on a white missile.
Thx for the remark & happy modeling with your Flanker!
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