Author Topic: Red Star Revenge  (Read 16647 times)

Offline Doom!

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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #60 on: October 09, 2012, 12:17:29 AM »
Cool! I hadn't seen this one before.  :)
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Offline taiidantomcat

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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #61 on: October 10, 2012, 12:38:46 AM »
Sweet! Glad you liked it Doom  :)













One of my favorites! FLEETSTAR, GSFG 1980's
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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #62 on: October 10, 2012, 03:28:55 AM »
Mr Tomcat, that's just wicked!

You have some very serious painting skills, sir!

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Offline taiidantomcat

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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #63 on: October 18, 2012, 06:49:46 AM »











Lavochkin La-300, Sudan 1961. (after brief refueling stops in Azerbaijan, Iraq, Syria, And Egypt   ;))

1/100 EE lightning scale o ramaed to 1/72 with a Mig-17UTI canopy and this fellow:



The first two colors went on great, the black spattered which was unfortunate because I really couldn't redo the black without having to redo everything else. The top stabilizer broke off after painting and has been lost ever since  :banghead: Still hoping it will turn up but after a week it was time to post this already!

What inspired it:



The profile gekko posted only a couple days after I painted it!:
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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #64 on: October 18, 2012, 08:39:55 AM »
actually I prefer your scheme to the F-104 one :-*

and what's wrong with an asymetric stab. ??  it's still sufficient make the aircraft go up & down ! ;D

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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #65 on: October 18, 2012, 08:43:57 AM »
That camo is sheer artistry, Mr Tomcat.

Your work humbles me, sir.

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Offline finsrin

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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #66 on: October 18, 2012, 11:36:58 AM »
That camo is sheer artistry, Mr Tomcat.

Your work humbles me, sir.

Brian da Basher

I'm with BdB on that.   :)

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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #67 on: October 18, 2012, 12:03:02 PM »
Just wow!

that Tomcat scheme is most excellent

nice work all around

Offline uncle les

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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #68 on: December 16, 2013, 08:16:20 PM »
When it comes to Falcon inspirations I tend to drone on a bit.

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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #69 on: March 26, 2015, 11:00:13 AM »
From the Shelf Queen GB on ARC:

Update:



Su-27 Exhausts



Canopy masked to look Russian like. Used twin seat Sukhoi Su-22s and MiG-23 for ideas.



Underside painted a gray who's name escapes me.





The joys of removing gross nasty masking tape that was applied about 5 years ago.



Dk Green on Top, with a rattle bomb. After that I painted by hand Euro I Green, Military Brown and Finally an off black I mixed on the spot. So I stepped back to admire my handiwork and...







I didn't like it.  :( There are way too many cool schemes out there. More cool schemes than I have models in the stash (and I have A LOT of models in the stash.) plus it looked way tooo similiar to the Tomcat above! So even though this thing has been a shelf queen for a long time, and the finish line is in sight, I'm going back to the drawing board. More updates to come.
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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #70 on: March 26, 2015, 11:05:00 AM »
Sat down with SWMBO and we looked at some of the excellent profiles from Richard Chafer

Decided on this one



http://studiogekko.blogspot.com/

Its also helpful because I probably couldn't replicate that masking job on the Canopy, so this one had Dk. Green.



Jade Green rattle bomb.



Masked with silly putty



White went on well enough. I went a little heavier on the nose and tailfin with the idea that they would be dielectric panels but it caused some issues some cracking on the nose and bad stuff on a fin:





Wow what a mess!! Silly putty and tape to save on scarce silly putty





Much better!



Euro I Gray Radome. I couldn't do white, and I needed to pick a different gray from the underside.





By pure coincidence they even matched up! didn't even try!   ;D



Last shot on a freshly cleaned work bench.

Much happier with this.  :) :)
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Offline arkon

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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #71 on: March 26, 2015, 11:22:33 AM »
Wow👍👍that paint looks great!
 Worms have shown up when I paint white from a rattle can also , usually from where I touched the model right before I paint it .
the paper gods demand sacrifice

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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #72 on: March 28, 2015, 05:33:23 AM »
That's some absolutely killer camo!

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Offline taiidantomcat

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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #73 on: May 23, 2015, 08:48:24 AM »














Finished!!

I'll have to come up with a time and place of service later!  >:(
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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #74 on: May 24, 2015, 09:40:30 PM »
Wow did that ever finish up a treat!

You have absolutely mad camo skillz, Mr Tomcat!

Love this one like a leggy girl in a mini-skirt!

Talk about hawt!

Brian da Basher