Roland Sorne Mike you must have it, it's really a nice only the decals has an issue its quite thick.
Ekki I used medium grey, dark & light ghost greys. Thanks again
14. June 2015 at 01:10:51
Kerry Cox Rolando, I am most impressed with the work you have put together here mate, and I would love to see the actual gearing they have inside these birds to get them to fold up the way they do. A big salute for your build mate.
17. January 2016 at 05:28:57
Tim Dix Really nice Osprey Rolando. I have a couple of theses kits, a marine and a usaf one and can't wait to start one now! You have really captured the feel of the workhorses they are becoming. Great skills sir.
17. January 2016 at 09:41:23
Roland Sorne Thanks for the nice words Kerry & Tim,these Osprey it's another precious gem of Hasegawa, it's fun to build with few issues.
Andy W. Thanks Clifford. Slowly i become familiar with this Kind of Models. I'm more experienced with cars and trucks with high gloss finishes.
09. December 2015 at 22:10:55
Clifford Keesler Well I would say you are to an amazing start. I have a lot of car models, and science fiction stuff, but I am the oppisote of you, I have trouble getting good finishes on those. But I haven,t really tried any since I went strictly to airbrushing.
10. December 2015 at 18:42:50
Andy W. I do my best, thanks. The airbrush is truly an all round weapon, i don't want to miss.
Your planes and choppers are really nice builds. I like your VF-84 Tomcat and the Jayhawk most. They look great
11. December 2015 at 07:42:37
Clifford Keesler Thank you very much. I am kind of proud of the JayHawk, it was a challenge to paint. I love the VF-84 markings, have ever since I saw the Movie "The Final Countdown", I have 2 F-4s and the Tomcat in the VF-84 Markings.
Andy W. Hi Clifford. No Problem, you could be proud of your Jayhawk. I have the Skunkmodels Jayhawk in my stash too, but i will bring a few projects to the finish before I will start one of them. The final countdown... Like you, I've been hooked to the Jolly Rogers Cats since I watched the movie as a kid. A few weeks ago I even bought me the remastered version of this movie as BluRay It's great.
Erwin BOVYN This kit is the first I have ever seen of a V-22A Osprey and the decals in this kit are for the very first production machine n° 163911 released to the press with markings for the 4 different possible users Marines, Army, Navy and Air forces. As the protopype was first shown to the public in these colours/markings in 1988 and initial trials began 1989, this must be one of the first releases ever of this type of aircraft.
Vic Ree Hi Justin
How was the build of your Hobbycraft V-22 Osprey go? I have been looking for a review but can't seem to find one, but have read on some forums it was pretty awful.
21. January 2014 at 21:45:52
Justin F Hi Vic, I built this one many moons ago. When I was a teenager in fact. This has just appeared on here because I was going through and updating my stash recently. At the time (late 80s or early 90s) it would have been one of the first kits of the Osprey released - I have no idea what it was based on - I haven't seen Italeri's version. So I'd guess it would have been largely based on conjecture. It had a refuelling probe and a FLIR I think. From memory it was ok, but very little detail. I originally built it wheels down but for some reason I later redid it wheels up. I built it with the ramp down and stuck an MG on it. From memory there wasn't much detail inside. The engine nacelles were made to turn in the kit but the weight of the parts made them swing downward all the time. There was no engine detail at all (e.g the exhausts were just covered over). The decals were poor quality (I never actually applied them) but the cabin transparency was fine. I've still got it but I'm hanging out for the recent Hasegawa release. It would be good to have a proper one in my collection. I'll take another closer look at it and give you some more detail.
22. January 2014 at 03:40:37
Vic Ree Hi Justin
Thanks for the info, I have Italeri one in the stash but a I have seen a Hobbycraft going cheep and wondering if it worth investing.
22. January 2014 at 09:23:12
Justin F Hi Vic, no problem. I'll try and take some photos of it later tonight and add them here. I found a copy of the Italeri instructions on the web and the Italeri looks a whole lot better - full cabin interior, wing-engine joints, engine detail, undercarriage etc is all miles better than the Hobbycraft. If I were you I'd stick with the Italeri. You might have seen this already but there's a few pics of the Hobby Craft parts here that you could compare to your Italeri: gregers.fr.yuku.com/topic/9340/Beanys-V22-Osprey
22. January 2014 at 22:58:19
Vic Ree Thanks Justin, great link, I think I'll keep me pennies for something better.
23. January 2014 at 00:09:08
Justin F Yeah, that's a good idea I think. My camera wasn't charged, so I took some pics using my phone over here: Unfortunately the kit hasn't coped well sitting out on the shelf and repeated house moves so it was dusty and broken. But I noticed the rear doors were made with a line down the middle - the makers of this kit must have figured they opened out to the side rather than C-130 style. I must have cut the door in half to make it how I did.
Claudio Corral del Castillo In order to make a Full Detailed Osprey, I've opened the right engine's compressor hatch, and made it with some scratchwork. Tomorrow (If the airbrush wants) I'll paint it with the wing and the right propeller.
Claudio Corral del Castillo I've got a problem. I was painting it, but when I applied Humbrol 33 matt (black), it became gloss black. I'm a bit scared about if it will keep gloss, or it will become matt (if keeps gloss, what should I do?)
24. August 2013 at 19:27:53
Roderick Agius you can always use the humbrol matt cote next time you use humbrol paints mix them well :-p