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added pics of the finished kit after repairing, resanding, cleaning and repainting. A Zebra D.520 folwn in Morocco in 1946/7. to me it has a better look than how it was initially (see 1st pic). Far from perfect, however. Let me know what are your thought, critics, and recommandations.
That camo looks cool 👍
My recommemdation is twofold: first, try brushing the panel lines woth some thin penetrating glue, to smooth the edges a bit. A scriber might be better than a needle. Second - get Dornier 27 for another zebra camo 🙂
Restauration fort originale !
It's definitely better than original. I'm mostly disturbed by the canopy and the rudder in photo 36, that shines too much and looks rough.
@ Erik Merci beaucoup !
@ SM & SM relly thank you for your comments and noticing problems. I am now in mission, on my travel back I will definitivelly look into it and try to fix this. thanks!
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Few pics of first step renovating the kit, old Humbrol removed paint, canopy masked trying not to break more parts.
finshed ! I think i got the right US iintial olive drab but I used AMT-4 from MIGto simulate the roundels overpait and it looks too flashy unfortunately. let me know what do you think.
Well done on that rebuild.
Pierre, I'm very interested in the stripping of the old paint and decals. I have a 1/72 Revell Spitfire that I impatiently painted (by brush) with a mix of acrylics and an enamel. It looks awful. What did you use and will it take both kinds of paints off? And the decals? Lovely remake on the Airacobra.
Great re-build of the P-39, it has risen from the ashes! 🙂
thanks Gary and Guy !
@ Gary, i am no expert, but I removed paint as follow 1) brushed on it Tamyia paint reomver (200ml bottle #87183) in thick layers, 2) 1h after gently removed with a soft tooth brush, 3) washed with soap and water, 4)dried, 5) final clean with coton swab with mild aceton (from my local supermarket), 6) dried for one night.
Thanks Pierre. I'll give it a try as soon as I can get some supplies. It's an old model anyway, so nothing ventured nothing gained 👍
Well done. Congrats!
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A lot of work on a shelf queen. I think a shelf queen isn't a queen for nothing. You love the model otherwise you could have thrown it away.
I like the work you did with the masking tape to detail the wings. Nice!
I never did planes since I was 12. Didn't we all start with cheap Airfix planes 😉?
Thanks Tini, it was good to be able to finish it after so many years.
Indeed Airfix and Heller was the only one accessible at this time. 🙂
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hi everyone. starting a new project as i continue self isolation for one week.
some update on the cockpit finition
Extremely fine details in the cockpit. That is very convincing.
nice start, count me in
Same here! Very nice start!
Very convincing wood-looking paint. Did you use acrylics?
Thank you SM. yes only acrylics (I did not have oils) with a enamel panel liner from MIg to finish. I will add a pic with the colors used.
Thanks 👍 I see a wide variety of colors is needed
I am not a skilled painter I looked for a balance between good finish, fun & no odor (I share the space with colleagues). I picked up everything at hand, but ended up using only few paints:
- wood: Vallejo flat ochre base then strip of flat brow, then airbrushed a (very diluted) yellow as a filter.
- metal: I am lazy 🙂 I blackened the metal area with a black marker and brushed with brass & silver wax paint (smell like shoe shine, quite cool).
- Fixed with 2 coats of gloss varnish + panel lined with dark brown MIG PLW (any dark brown would have worked)
There is definitively better ways & finish, but I had fun, result is correct and colleague found modelling not that bad.
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hi all, here are thie final build, that was a long run but I called it a end. I put some picture with ref material behind the kit in order to illustrate
as per Marc comment several prototype length were developped. this try to represent and early intermediate prototype most probably 245 with main caracteristic of the Mi-24A but with in particular straight armament pod you will notice.
I used AKAN paint to try to stick to specific coloring, I hope it look realistic.
the final is far from being perfect, from the begining it was based on seriously damaged oldies kits with broken and lost parts.
I enjoyed making it, hope it illustrate the long creation process that led to the modern Mi-24. Please give me your thought on it.
The canopy looks very fine like the reference picture. It only seems that the rotor has some differences.
April 4, 2021
good start - I'm on board 👍
thanks Berni !
Nice project and should look good when finished - completely different skill set needed to building plastic kits as I have found out!
A very cool and unusual project..
thanks a lot JD here the latest development
This is fun to watch...
Your planking came out nice.
hi guies adding some long due update on this project. I did open canon hatches and statring to find out how the hxxx I will color the the darker tone of the wood. From where I work no wood taint so I had to be innovative 🙂
Using the tape to mark your gun ports as a template is very smart. Something I will definitely do myself in future. I also like how you improvised with wood staining. Very good effort.
Where there's a will, there's a way, eh Pierre? Now that's what I call being resourceful👍
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