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Offline Gingie

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Re: Jordanian Falcon 2
« Reply #30 on: December 21, 2012, 07:18:51 AM »
Dremel tool 'lathe'. A section of sprue gets chucked in the tool and is spun against various files and knvies to shape the wind sensor for the turret. My dremel is a single-speed unit hooked into a sewing machine pedal. This lets me keep the rpm's low enough to avoid melting the plastic.


This unit housing dual rotating ammo bins. The hatch on the back is where the spent 120mm casing is ejected...would not want to be a grunt and get boinked on the head with one of those!


More dremel fun. I could not figure out an easy way to make the curved smoke grenade launchers (SGL) on each side of the turret. So I figured out a hard way. Laminate a few sheets of .040 and cut roughly into a circle. Drill though the middle of that circle and insert a dremel tool bit. Spin against sanding paper to get a more-or-less circle shape.


Keeping it in the dremel, shape the bevel on the upper and lower halves to match the angles of the SGL


Throw away 95% of what I just made and cut two identical segments from the perimeter of the circle. Drill holes for the SGL. Pray that I made them symmetrical. Realize I didn't and vow to never photograph them from an angle where you can tell they don't really line up...
« Last Edit: December 21, 2012, 07:22:10 AM by Gingie »

Offline Gingie

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Re: Jordanian Falcon 2
« Reply #31 on: December 21, 2012, 07:27:32 AM »
Sight & hatch details...




Weld beads are made from stretched sprue and liquid cemented in place. Using a soldering iron hooked up to a dimmer switch, I can set the current low enough to heat the tip where it will texture the weld bead only where it is contacted.

Offline Gingie

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Re: Jordanian Falcon 2
« Reply #32 on: December 21, 2012, 07:30:00 AM »
Picture of the turret I was basing mine on:


3-tone cam scheme I wanted to try. Nowadays, Jordan uses a funky digital scheme. Google Jordanian Challenger and you'll see what I mean.


Offline Gingie

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Re: Jordanian Falcon 2
« Reply #33 on: December 21, 2012, 07:41:29 AM »
Painting process

1. Basecoat in main colour


2. Spray on secondary camouflage colour; do not worry about overspray


3. Spray on third colour, again, just get it down roughly where it needs to be


4. Using a highly thinned, and therefore easy to spray in a tight pattern, touch-up all overspray of 2nd and 3rd colour. Then mix up the second colour and touch up the edges of the 3rd colour boundary.


5. Mix up a watery dark brown mix and a 3 watered-down lighter mixes of the camouflage colours and spray in streaks and squiggles


6. Mix up your pure base colours and thin to a water consistency, and re-spray, toning down the effect in step 5


7. using various pastels, add dust streaks and paint chips, etc. I find this effect is getting played out now, and am looking for a new way of finishing that is less about showing how many weathering techniques can be displayed, and more about showing a realistic looking vehicle.


Offline Gingie

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Re: Jordanian Falcon 2
« Reply #34 on: December 21, 2012, 07:45:14 AM »
Also, a word on photos. There's some amazing work here that is let down by their photos. I'm using a 13 year old Nikon 995, a cheap tripod, a sheet of graduated paper, and some $10 desk lamps. The Nikon 990-995 series of twisting body camera's is fantastic for still life photos...best of all, they can be had all over ebay for around $150 or so.

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Re: Jordanian Falcon 2
« Reply #35 on: December 21, 2012, 08:04:14 AM »
That yellow plastic card stock that you are using.  Is that something that is available commercially? 

I used to see a lot of that as envelope stiffeners for satellite imagery a long time ago and quite some distance from where I am now.  :)
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Re: RCAF Bobcat Air Defence Vehicle
« Reply #36 on: December 21, 2012, 08:09:35 AM »
Wicked!  Certainly looks menacing.
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Offline Gingie

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Re: Jordanian Falcon 2
« Reply #37 on: December 21, 2012, 10:26:17 AM »
Jeff, the yellow sheets are .040 Styrene, around 4" x 8", and came to me by way of a RCAF Intelligence MWO....

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Re: Jordanian Falcon 2
« Reply #38 on: December 21, 2012, 10:55:01 AM »
Thank you for sharing your in progress shots, I really enjoy seeing how others tackle thier builds. I really need more time to play!
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Re: Jordanian Falcon 2
« Reply #39 on: December 21, 2012, 11:24:23 AM »
Jeff, the yellow sheets are .040 Styrene, around 4" x 8", and came to me by way of a RCAF Intelligence MWO....

:)

I still have a Xerox paper box full of that card stock but all of mine was white at the time shipped back from my last assignment in Germany with the 497th RTG USAFE in a little town on the river between Wiesbaden and Mainz.  I discovered the yellow stuff during a visit to the NPIC in Washington D.C.  It was piled up and collecting dust just like the white card stock that I took home with me. 
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Offline apophenia

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Re: RCAF Bobcat Air Defence Vehicle
« Reply #40 on: December 21, 2012, 01:29:30 PM »
Yep. And I love that Apoxie-Sculpt feed chute  :)
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Offline Gingie

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Re: RCAF Bobcat Air Defence Vehicle
« Reply #41 on: December 22, 2012, 03:40:23 AM »
cheers guys!

Here's the Bobcat in a factory fresh scheme. Much dirt and dust to follow.


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Re: Jordanian Falcon 2
« Reply #42 on: December 25, 2012, 12:29:17 AM »
This model is the reason I bought your book  :D Great to have you here  :)
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Re: RCAF Bobcat Air Defence Vehicle
« Reply #43 on: December 25, 2012, 01:16:54 AM »
All mucked up!





Missiles in the transport position


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Re: Jordanian Falcon 2
« Reply #44 on: December 25, 2012, 01:42:18 AM »
book? what book? i must have one!!!!!
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