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Some detail painting commenced and some weathering added. The bright red and yellow stripes at the tail were toned down ...
1:72 SMB-2 Super Mystère (Special Hobby SH72345)1:72 Super Mystere B.2 (Peewit M72196)1:72 Remove Before Flight - Israel - Easy Belts (HGW Models 272013)1+
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Michael Kohl
It is done. I call it completed, although I want to build a little vignette in time. Some better and detailled pics will follow.
Time for a resume.

Kit:
Bottomline, the kit is great. Almost perfect fit and ease of construction make it a pleasure to build. If you leave the canopy closed there is no need for further details in the cockpit. I bought it, but think that the resin wheels are no significant improvement over the kits parts. I consider the engravings of just the right depth as they show beautifully after a wash without appearing exaggerated (which of cause they actually are). Clear parts have a perfect fit without any seam or imperfections and include the wings positioning lights.

Issues I had:
- at least without ordnance the Super Mystere turned out to be a tail sitter. This is not mentioned in the instruction. Be aware and put weight into the front. Space is plenty.
- the landing gear actuators bend if you install the wheel well doors closed, as shown on most parked Super Mysteres. Might be that this is my fault, but I have not figured (yet) where I might have taken a wrong turn.

Recommendations:
- leave the stabilizers off until after painting, as this will greatly facilitate masking this area
- replace the two pitot tubes in front. This will improve looks significantly. As there are no pitot tubes for this particular aircraft available yet, you either have to fashion them yourself or buy something similar. I found the Master Pitot tube for the L-29 Dolphin a good match. You get two as you need and you only have to shorten the front tips a bit. Easily done with a plier (Additional free advice: Do not loose one, as happend to me 😉 ).
- decals are beautifully printed but a bit on the thicker side. I did not use it, but it would probably not hurt using a strong decal softener as with MicroSol and MicroSet only they would not conform fully into the recess lines.
- be aware that the main landing gear wheels have a locating pin. They fit in one position only. I flattened the wheels without noticeing this and was left with a wrong orientation of the brake drums on one side. My bad.
- drill open the little holes in the front wheel. Looks better.
- sand the rims of the exhaust stack of engine and frame thinner. This improves appearance.
- I replaced the landing gear hydraulic pistons with segments cut from syringes and further detailled the gear with brake hoses. Almost nothing of this is seen. For a next build I would skip this.

Okay, those are my two cents on this magnificent kit. I think that Special Hobby is on par now with brands like Eduard, Tamiya, Meng and the like.

Final conclusion:
Buy it, enjoy it.
19 January, 09:32
Marius
I am waiting for the final photo session, but it looks great already!!
Thank you Michael for the progress pictures and tips. Very, very helpful, at least for me, since I will be doing this kit at some point in the next 12 months.
😀
19 January, 13:49
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1:48 Curtiss-Wright AT-9 Jeep (Dora Wings DW48043)
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January 18, 2022

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1:72 US Navy Pilots seated in a/c (WWII) (PJ Production 721140)
US Navy Pilots seated in a/c (WWII)
PJ Production 1:72
721140
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1:72 PE detailing set for cab ZIL-131 (SG-MODELLING F72092)
PE detailing set for cab ZIL-131
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January 17, 2022

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1:72 Combine Harvester SK5 "NIVA" (Snake Model SM72010)
Combine Harvester SK5 "NIVA"
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SM72010 2021 | New tool

January 16, 2022

Michael Kohl
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And that is where I am now
Project: Rescue
1:72 PBY-5A Catalina (Revell 03902)1:72 PBY-5A Catalina (Eduard 72242)1:72 PBY-1/5 Catalina Engines (Quickboost QB 72 056)8+
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Juergen Klinglhuber
Your worn out Cat looks good! Nice paint job, looking forward to your next steps,....
13 December 2021, 11:41
Michael Kohl
@James: you are right. Sometimes I have second thoughts about the black. But my mind is set: it will turn black 🙂.
@Pierre. Thanks for your kind words. Concering my technique: I learned the hard way to seal my basic paint with a good coat of varnish (Humbrol or Tamiya clear varnish) to protect it from the following steps. In the past I used decanted hair spray as chipping fluid but switched to MIGs chipping medium for this build. I am disappointed by it. Basic consistency is more honey like and does not go through my gun. Thinning it with water does noch leave a nice even coat is I had with hair spray. Probably the mistake is all mine, but I have not figured out, what and where I did them. Another important lessen was to spray only thin coats of paint and not not wait too long before you start the washing process. Adhearance to these concepts made weathering of the hull easier than on the wing. On the wing I used Windex to soften the paint. As I did not have good success with a stiff brush I start my weathering with an old tooth brush. Its stiffness, yet flexibility prooved to be a good setup to wear down the paint initially. As soon, as wear shows I switch to a stiff brush to modulate the effect. When your done add another coar of varnish.
Puh, a lot of text. Hope it is clear enough and helps you avoid a few of my difficulties.
@Jürgen: Thanx, stay tuned.
13 December 2021, 15:38

January 15, 2022

Michael Kohl
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The Eduard decals were a charm to handle
1:72 L-13 Blaník (Special Hobby SH72342)1:72 Z-37A wheels (Eduard 672247)1:72 Willys MB (Attack Hobby Kits FU72-002)3+
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Michael Kohl
Ho Francky: if you want to the yellow to look as it does in the bottle, choose white as a base, if you aim for a more orange hue go for pink.
11 January, 12:18
Robert Podkoński
Good work with that undercarriage leg, Michael. I am impressed with your perseverance here... Keep it up!
15 January, 18:57
Michael Kohl
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January 8, 2022

Michael Kohl
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1:72 SMB-2 Fighter Pilot + Two Ground Crew (Israel Air Force) (CMK F72364)
SMB-2 Fighter Pilot + Two Ground Crew (Israel Air Force)
CMK (Czech Master Kits) 1:72
F72364 2020 | New tool

January 4, 2022

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Ronan
Very nice 👍
4 January, 21:06
S M
👍👍👍 XO Those figures in that detailed cockpit looks amazing!
4 January, 21:11

January 2, 2022

Michael Kohl
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1:72 Seatbelt Buckles (Airmodel AM-6007)
Seatbelt Buckles Luftwaffe WWII
Airmodel 1:72
AM-6007 2011 | New tool
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1:72 Lockheed Model 10 Electra (Special Hobby SH72015)
Lockheed Model 10 Electra
Special Hobby 1:72
SH72015 1999 | New tool

January 1, 2022

Michael Kohl
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1:16 Focke-Achgelis Fa-330 Bachstelze (Takom 1015)
Focke-Achgelis Fa-330 Bachstelze
Takom 1:16
1015 2022* | New tool

December 25, 2021

Simon Nagorsnik@Michael Kohl
hallo michael
zum thema figuren- gerne kann ich dir sagen wie ich vorgehe, vielleicht ist etwas für dich dabei 😉

ich starte immer mit einem pre shading (airb. alles andere dann mit dem pinsel) dunkelgrau, hellgrau, weiss in etwa nach der methode der zenitalen beleuchtung.
das hilft mir immer sehr gut die details zu erkennen und ein gefühl für die figur zu bekommen.
ist zwar später nicht immer sichtbar aber für meine zwecke genügt es.

danach trage ich mit dem pinsel die acryl grundfarben auf, danach 2 aufhellungen der grundf. auf den erhabenen details (zb. falten der kleidung) um volumen zu bekommen und dann noch ein paar wenige dezent gesetzte highlights mit einer stärker aufgehellten farbe.
ich benutze vallejo farben und achte immer sehr auf den grad der verdünnung bei allen schritten.
eine dünnere farbe schafft sanftere übergänge.

dann kommen die ölfarben.
ein gut verdünnter filter in einer dazu passenden farbe über die betr. bereiche.
danach male ich noch einmal leichte schatten in die vertiefungen und setze noch einmal highlights.
zum schluss definiere ich noch die "randbereiche" zb. um gürtel, nähte oder ausrüstungteile herum, um diese farblich etwas abzugrenzen.
bei z.b. grün benutze ich dazu schwarzbraun um kontrast zu gewinnen.

auch hier ist der grad der verdünnung wichtig, normal arbeite ich immer mit etwas mehr davon.
die trockenzeiten zwischen den ölfarbarbeiten halte ich eher kurz ca.15-20 minuten.

emtfehlen kann ich den fast dry thinner von abt.502 (abt113)

ich hoffe es ist einigermassen verständlich und dir weiter helfen kann😉


Michael Kohl
Hallo Simon. Danke für die ausführliche und sehr verständliche Schilderung. Mit Ausnahme der Ölfarben ist das auch meine Technik. Ich probiere gerade etwas herum, um die Highlights und Schatten auch mit der Airbrush hinzubekommen, um schneller zu werden, klappt aber (noch) nicht so gut.
25 December 2021, 22:27

December 18, 2021

Michael Kohl
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1:24 Driver (Fujimi 11491)
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11491 (4) 2017 | Changed box
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1:24 Mechanics (Fujimi 110035)
Garage & Tool Series
Mechanics
Fujimi 1:24
110035

December 15, 2021

Michael Kohl
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Now I have to remove them all again, tint them green and color the rims in black to simulate the seals.
1:72 D9R Armoured Dozer (Balaton Modell BM7235)
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Marius
Very impressive Michael! Will there be a diorama?
8 December 2021, 18:00
Michael Kohl
Hi mates! Thanks for your interest. A dio is envisioned but first I have to proceed with the dozer a bit more.
15 December 2021, 23:20

December 13, 2021

Michael Kohl
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1:48 Metal Turnbuckles (GasPatch models 48009)
Type C
Metal Turnbuckles (30 items)
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48009 2012 | New tool
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1:32 Metal Turnbuckles (GasPatch models 32006)
Type C
Metal Turnbuckles (30 items) WW I
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32006 2012 | New tool
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1:32 Resin Turnbuckles Type One End (GasPatch models 32136)
Resin Turnbuckles Type One End
GasPatch models 1:32
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December 9, 2021

Michael Kohl
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to cut a long story short: more detailling was possible with some photoetch from E.T. models and some scratched parts wh...
1:72 Modern Western Tank Crews (Caesar Miniatures H102)1:72 Modern US Tank Crews with Armored Force (Caesar Miniatures H103)1:72 M 240 D,C (MiniWorld A7232A)2+
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Patrick Hagelstein
Those Barracuda mats look awesome! I've been trying to find a solution for those for a Swedish Leopard, but I might try your approach as it looks really realistic. 👍
8 November 2021, 07:43
Moritz Fentzahn
Count me in Michael. Looks very convincing. And a great composition on the base 👍
8 November 2021, 07:58

December 8, 2021

Michael Kohl
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1:72 D Base Parking Apron (MonoChrome MCT324)
D Base Parking Apron
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December 7, 2021

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1:43 Alpine A 310 V6 (Heller 80146)
Alpine A 310 V6
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80146 2021 | Changed box
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1:72 Gemini Spacecraft (Dragon 11013)
Gemini Spacecraft w/Spacewalker
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11013 2020 | Changed box

November 29, 2021

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1:72 L-13 Blanik Cockpit Set (RES-IM 7201)
L-13 Blanik Cockpit Set for AZ Models kits
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No Scenic Backdrop 'Misty Tarmac' A2 (Uschi van der Rosten 31072)
Scenic Backdrop 'Misty Tarmac' A2
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No High Elastic Rigging Thread (Uschi van der Rosten 4007)
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No Opaque White Polystyrene Quarter Round 0.100" x 14" (Evergreen Scale Models 250)
Opaque White Polystyrene Quarter Round 0.100" x 14" (2.5mm)
Evergreen Scale Models
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November 27, 2021

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1:48 Metal Turnbuckles (GasPatch models 48015)
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1:48 Metal Anchor Points (GasPatch models 48017)
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1:48 Metal Turnbuckles (GasPatch models 48019)
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November 26, 2021

Michael Kohl
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No Scribing Template Set 3 (Voyager Model TEZ029)
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No Scribing Template Set 10 (Voyager Model TEZ039)
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No Airbrush Clean (Revell 39005)
Airbrush Clean 500ml
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