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Dams301 thread : 1/48 F-5E (finished), page 10
« on: March 19, 2013, 06:39:05 AM »
Hello guys,

I'm new on this forum and I'm here thanks to Snoopy von Rafstoffen ;)

For the moment, I have any whiff on the bench but I'll show you the last I did.

Rafale CJ - Jordanian AF (Hobbyboss 1/72) :



F-24B Shippu - JASDF (HB 1/72) :






Mirage 2000C - Israel AF (Heller 1/72) :





F/A-20N - US Navy (Revell 1/48) :






I have many other project, but for the moment I only work on a french AF Mirage F-1CR (Italeri 1/48).
I'll make another thread but for my profiles this time :)

Damien
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Re: Dams301 thread : the old build
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2013, 07:18:27 AM »
Those are some outstanding models! Welcome to BTS, Damien!

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Re: Dams301 thread : the old build
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2013, 11:29:08 AM »
Yes indeed!  Very nice work and quite innovative on the markings as well.  Good to see you here at Beyond The Sprues!
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Re: Dams301 thread : the old build
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2013, 04:20:30 PM »
Welcome on board, Damien!  8)
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Re: Dams301 thread : the old build
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2013, 05:53:06 PM »
Yes, good to have F/A-20N grab an arresting cable on BTS flight deck and bring you on board.  Being ex-naval air it looks like model of real one to me.  8)
Particularly like how two grays look on F/A-20N with black and yellow above and Navy markings.
Excellent builds all.  :)

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Re: Dams301 thread : the old build
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2013, 06:15:40 PM »
Impressive entry.  Welcome aboard.
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Re: Dams301 thread : the old build
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2013, 10:18:06 PM »
Thank you guys  :D

Finsrin, you do not believe say so well. Many people who viewed this F/A-20N asked me if it exists. And what about the jury who noted it for his first and only contest (2nd place, just behind an USAF F-15E 1/32 :P)

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Re: Dams301 thread : the old build
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2013, 05:00:02 AM »
My point was it looks like model of a real one >>> though there is no real one.
Looks legitimate  :)

Re: Dams301 thread : the old build
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2013, 06:30:07 AM »
Yes, this is what I understood.
I think there was a mistranslation from me, sorry   :-[

Sometimes I use Google traduction for english translation from french and it's not always accurate ;D

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Re: Dams301 thread : the old build
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2013, 07:55:16 AM »
1: The models are awesome in particular the US navy bird :)
2: Dont worry about your translation, Your english is still a lot better than my french ! ;)

And most importantly

3: We dont just deal with What-if's here... If you have more real world builds please share !! :)

Esci/Italeri Mirage F-1CR of French Air Force
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2013, 05:37:19 PM »
Thanks :)

In that case, my latest build, still in progress, is the Esci/Italeri Mirage F-1CR of French Air Force :

























This is a selection of pics, all of them are visible on ARC ( http://s362974870.onlinehome.us/forums/air/index.php?s=f42a1c847eb85f438c65ac063bdd3a0b&showtopic=261505 ).

Hope you like it ;)
Damien
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Re: Dams301 thread : Mirage F-1CR 1/48
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2013, 09:40:38 PM »
Welcome to BTS. And that is most impressive introduction.  Nice models.

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Re: Dams301 thread : Mirage F-1CR 1/48
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2013, 10:40:56 PM »
Damien, you've got some great builds there.  :)  Look forward to seeing more of your work.
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Re: Dams301 thread : Mirage F-1CR 1/48
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2013, 04:19:22 AM »
Love it !

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Re: Dams301 thread : Mirage F-1CR 1/48
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2013, 04:52:21 AM »
Welcome aboard !! Nice to see you here  ;)
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Re: Dams301 thread : Mirage F-1CR 1/48
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2013, 09:59:45 AM »
Welcome!!  That's some great-looking work.

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Re: Dams301 thread : Mirage F-1CR 1/48
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2013, 01:33:53 AM »
Wow! Great to have you here! That Esci Mirage is looking great with your additions  :)
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Re: Dams301 thread : Mirage F-1CR 1/48
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2013, 02:55:25 AM »
Thank you all for your comments  :D

For the moment, I can't make more painting because I had to order some paint.
Also, the tank is complete but I can't put any pics because I want to keep secret the decoration for the moment ;)

Damien

Re: Dams301 thread : Mirage F-1CR 1/48
« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2013, 05:45:06 AM »
Hi all,

Great advance over the past week: the aircraft was fully painted  :D

I can switch on the final details I managed to list:
- Modification of the 2nd MLG + paint all trains and Pitot (knowing that I finished my bomb Tam aluminum pot and my Gunze H8 is screwed, it only remains fingers crossed to have a pot of Humbrol valid stock)
- Finish painting the seat
- Changes in the main wheels (based on the FM) and paint them (and those of nose gear)
- Finish painting to the rump and the exhaust nozzle
- Paint the inside of the fairing 40 OMERA
- And surely other tinkering I forget

I hesitate to add an access ladder ... What do you think? (I have one of Eduard IIIC)
10 days left to finish ... I think he feels good still painting at its first output  :P

Damien

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Re: Dams301 thread : Mirage F-1CR 1/48
« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2013, 06:48:57 PM »
Quote from: dams301

I hesitate to add an access ladder ... What do you think? (I have one of Eduard IIIC)

Hi,

No wavering or compromise, Damien, since you're craving for it.  ;)

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Re: Dams301 thread : Mirage F-1CR 1/48 done
« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2013, 03:12:44 AM »
Hi all,

The Mirage is finally done  :D

















This is the project of the paint scheme of the aircraft for the 100 years of the BR-11 "Cocotte" that I had designed.
Here, the real aircraft :



Damien

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Re: Dams301 thread : Mirage F-1CR 1/48 done
« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2013, 03:45:01 AM »
Damn fine work!!!

Am I correct in understanding (looking at the first photo) that this has also won awards?
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Re: Dams301 thread : Mirage F-1CR 1/48 done
« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2013, 03:56:47 AM »
Thanks :D

And yes, a third place ;)

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Re: Dams301 thread : Mirage F-1CR 1/48 done
« Reply #23 on: April 14, 2013, 04:12:21 AM »
Well done!
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Re: Dams301 thread : Mirage F-1CR 1/48 done
« Reply #24 on: April 14, 2013, 05:01:44 AM »
Oh that's great!
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« Reply #25 on: April 14, 2013, 05:11:22 AM »
That is a pretty model  :)
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Re: Dams301 thread : Mirage F-1CR 1/48 done
« Reply #26 on: April 14, 2013, 05:21:40 AM »
Both projects are awesome, great work! 8)
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Re: Dams301 thread : Mirage F-1CR 1/48 done
« Reply #27 on: April 14, 2013, 11:35:01 PM »
A difficult paint job there ! Top marks !! Very nice !

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Re: Dams301 thread : Mirage F-1CR 1/48 done
« Reply #28 on: April 15, 2013, 06:32:34 AM »
That is gorgeous!  :-*  What a classy special scheme!  :-*
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Re: Dams301 thread : Mirage F-1CR 1/48 done
« Reply #29 on: April 15, 2013, 07:00:39 AM »
Some great schemes there.
Having done digital camo berfore .. I can say you have done a great job

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« Reply #30 on: April 15, 2013, 11:36:46 AM »
Yes, very impressive  :)
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Re: Dams301 thread : Mirage F-1CR 1/48 done
« Reply #31 on: April 15, 2013, 11:46:20 AM »
Yes, very impressive  :)
Seconded!  that's impresively gorgeous work!

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Re: Dams301 thread : Mirage F-1CR 1/48 done
« Reply #32 on: April 16, 2013, 12:03:09 AM »
Beautifully done!  :-*   Great choice too!
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Re: Dams301 thread : Mirage F-1CR 1/48 done
« Reply #33 on: April 16, 2013, 03:06:04 AM »
Top class work :) I like it (and I've seen the real plane :p)
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Re: Dams301 thread : Mirage F-1CR 1/48 done
« Reply #34 on: April 16, 2013, 05:57:54 AM »
What ?? You were in Mont-de-Marsan last Thursday or Friday ?? What a shame, we could have meet  ;)
Thanks all for your coments. Happy to see that the decoration have your favour :D

For the next build, I'll make a Mirage F-1B from KittyHawk


http://www.airfighters.com/datas/photos/th650/2741-519112_sker01_033adla.jpg

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Re: Dams301 thread : Mirage F-1B 1/48 page 3
« Reply #35 on: April 17, 2013, 01:09:43 AM »
Hi all,

I started the Mirage F-1B











 ;)
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Re: Dams301 thread : Mirage F-1CR 1/48 done
« Reply #36 on: April 17, 2013, 03:11:40 AM »
What ?? You were in Mont-de-Marsan last Thursday or Friday ?? What a shame, we could have meet  ;)

I was there just for a short time (en coup de vent  8) )
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Re: Dams301 thread : Mirage F-1B 1/48 page 3
« Reply #37 on: April 17, 2013, 03:18:46 AM »
Not a reason, I was on the airbase the 2 days (normal en tant que designer de la déco  ;) )

Re: Dams301 thread : Mirage F-1B 1/48 page 3
« Reply #38 on: April 25, 2013, 12:37:34 AM »
Hi all,

No many news because I started to work for my summer job.
The F-1B progress slowly :



Thanks to Flappydaffy, I'm thinking about a whif of a Rafale C :P

Damien

Re: Dams301 thread : Mirage F-1B 1/48 page 3
« Reply #39 on: April 25, 2013, 04:28:35 AM »
Work of the evening :



That's all for the moment, direction bed, I wake up at 4:30 tomorrow :icon_nif:

Damien

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Re: Dams301 thread : Mirage F-1B 1/48 page 3
« Reply #40 on: April 26, 2013, 06:56:48 AM »
Looking forward to final roll-out, Damien!

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Re: Dams301 thread : Mirage F-1B 1/48 page 3
« Reply #41 on: April 28, 2013, 02:13:51 AM »
Hi,

Looks great, Damien. You're quicker than me...  8)

Regards,

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Re: Dams301 thread : Mirage F-1B 1/48 page 3
« Reply #42 on: April 29, 2013, 01:52:21 AM »
Thanks you both :D

No update for the Mirage F-1B but I started a new whif... An autralian Rafale E :



You can see here the profile of this build : http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=2816.msg45068#msg45068
I'm also working on a story for this aircraft. Only in french for the moment, I have to translate it once finished ;)

Damien

Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48 Mirage F-1B and Rafale E page 3
« Reply #43 on: October 02, 2013, 01:57:36 AM »
Hi all,

I'm still alive, yes  ;D

The Mirage F1B and the Rafale E are in stand-by for the moment. Last WE, I started a new project, a Mirage IIIO of the Royal Australian Air Force.

The kit is the High Plane model in 1/72 and I make some modifications like open the electronic compartiment behind the cockpit :


http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:RAAF_Mirage_III_TRIAD_84_1.JPEG

The aircraft will be the A3-25 in the same camouflage. Decals came from the very first HPM short-run model kit




http://www.adf-serials.com.au/3a3.shtml

This is the only pics of A3-25 I have found. If someone have another, I'm interested (and also by pics of other aircraft  ;) )

Some pics of the work already do :











To finish, one pics of a Mirage 5BA from Heller that I make from the box.



 :D
Damien

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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/72 Mirage IIIO - page 3
« Reply #44 on: October 02, 2013, 02:33:26 AM »
Off to a good start.
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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/72 Mirage IIIO - page 3
« Reply #45 on: October 04, 2013, 06:34:13 PM »
Hi all,

Some progress on the radio compartement :



















 ;)
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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/72 Mirage IIIO - page 3
« Reply #46 on: October 05, 2013, 03:12:23 AM »
Looking good.
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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/72 Mirage IIIO - page 3
« Reply #47 on: October 05, 2013, 03:19:58 AM »
Keeping a eye on this one..

Re: Dams301 thread : 1/72 Mirage IIIO - page 3
« Reply #48 on: October 15, 2013, 04:22:55 AM »
Hi all,

Few progress on this Mirage IIIO :









 ;)
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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/72 Mirage IIIO - page 3
« Reply #49 on: October 16, 2013, 05:03:21 AM »
It looks like all is proceeding apace. Thanks for providing the "play-by-play" on your Mirage!

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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/72 Mirage IIIO - page 3
« Reply #50 on: November 12, 2013, 04:32:05 AM »
Sorry not to have responded earlier  :-[
It's a pleasure for me to make a step-by-step  ;)

No more progress on the Mirage, but some on 2 old project. First, a C160R Transall of French Air Force and next, a FW Flitzer of French AF too  8)

The Transall :


Step-by-step here : http://www.master194.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=69474 (in french, but with more pics)

The Flitzer :

















Hope you like it  :)
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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/72 Mirage IIIO - page 3
« Reply #51 on: November 12, 2013, 07:18:13 AM »
Wow that made a truly memorable diorama, Damien! You took this project in a direction I wasn't expecting and it really finished up nicely!

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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/72 Mirage IIIO - page 3
« Reply #52 on: November 12, 2013, 07:40:47 AM »
Thanks Brian, glad to see that you like it  :D
It's my first diorama and it's easier than what I believed. It took me only one afternoon for doing it (with some advice from a friend by phone call).

Since my last post, there is some progress. I will put pictures (better quality) once everything is finished before this WE  :) (this model will be in an exposition in Lorient, France this WE)

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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/72 Mirage IIIO - page 3
« Reply #53 on: November 12, 2013, 09:18:06 AM »
Damn fine!
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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/72 Mirage IIIO - page 3
« Reply #54 on: November 15, 2013, 02:08:07 AM »
Beautiful stuff in this thread! :-*

Re: Dams301 thread : 1/72 Mirage IIIO - page 3
« Reply #55 on: November 19, 2013, 09:51:13 PM »
Hi all,

Somes pics from the Transall build project :











The goal is to make this paint :



I'll make some photos of the Flitzer later  ;)

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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/72 Mirage IIIO - page 3
« Reply #56 on: November 20, 2013, 02:16:52 AM »
Looking good.
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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/72 FW Flitzer - page 4
« Reply #57 on: November 22, 2013, 01:31:19 AM »
Hi all,

I finally made the final pics for the Flitzer  ;)











I started a new project with a F-23 from hobbyboss. Here a first profile from brainstorming :



 8)

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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/72 FW Flitzer - page 4
« Reply #58 on: November 22, 2013, 05:40:38 AM »
Gorgeous build on that diorama!  :)
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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/72 FW Flitzer - page 4
« Reply #59 on: November 22, 2013, 10:08:18 AM »
Excellent 1st dio on the Flitzer, Dams! 8)

The nose & belly are a little bit clean, & a bit short on scrapes & dents, for even a gentle belly landing but that's the only thing I can find which might be improved.

Great work!

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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/72 FW Flitzer - page 4
« Reply #60 on: November 22, 2013, 10:42:08 AM »
My back story is:
Was "beamed up" by aliens.  After being studied, they deposited it on Mars.  Been there around five decades.
Ground has Marsy redish look.
Great build-weathering-scene combination  :)
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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/72 FW Flitzer - page 4
« Reply #61 on: December 05, 2013, 04:51:18 AM »
Hi all,

My last one :



Started last Sunday evening and already in painting proccess. It's the Kfir from AMK (Kinetic one is on my stock).
As you can see, I have to paint it again because I missed the paint job  ::)

:P
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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/72 FW Flitzer - page 4
« Reply #62 on: December 11, 2013, 05:09:16 PM »
Hi all,

Some progress :



 ;)

Re: Dams301 thread : 1/72 FW Flitzer - page 4
« Reply #63 on: December 13, 2013, 11:37:32 PM »
Hi all,

Decals done, aircraft on his "feet" :







 ;)
Damien

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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48 Kfir C7 - page 5
« Reply #64 on: December 14, 2013, 03:26:43 AM »
Coming along nicely.   Almost at the end now.
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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48 Kfir C7 - page 5
« Reply #65 on: February 19, 2014, 07:01:02 AM »
Hi all,

Sorry, no news since December but the Kfir is almost finished :











I have an other long time project in parallel : an Avro Shackleton AEW.2 from Sanger (1/48th) :

















 ;)
Damien

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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48 Kfir C7 - page 5
« Reply #66 on: February 23, 2014, 12:38:12 AM »
That's some mighty fine detailing, Damien!

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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48 Kfir C7 - page 5
« Reply #67 on: February 23, 2014, 12:44:43 AM »
Thanks Brian  :D

Some  pics of the finished model















Will be in a contest next WE  :)

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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48 Kfir C7 done, Shackleton in progress - page 5
« Reply #68 on: February 23, 2014, 12:53:39 AM »
Wow that's a real show-stopper! I'd be surprised if you don't win a prize for this beauty!

It's a winner all way 'round!

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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48 Kfir C7 done, Shackleton in progress - page 5
« Reply #69 on: February 26, 2014, 06:43:50 PM »
Thanks Brian, we'll see if it's a winner this WE  ;D

The bomb bay of the Shackleton is still in progress :



Nearly 200 plastic part and it's not finish  >:(

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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48 Kfir C7 done, Shackleton in progress - page 5
« Reply #70 on: February 26, 2014, 08:27:00 PM »
Watching your Shakelton with great interest.
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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48 Kfir C7 done, Shackleton in progress - page 5
« Reply #71 on: February 26, 2014, 10:56:51 PM »
I thought a 1/72 Shackleton was big, but that one.... GULP!  :o
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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48 Kfir C7 done, Shackleton in progress - page 5
« Reply #72 on: February 26, 2014, 11:36:57 PM »
The Shack' is a real challenge. Despite it's 1/48th, its size is comparable to the 1/72th Transall (a little bigger anyway)  ;)

Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48 Kfir C7 done, Shackleton in progress - page 5
« Reply #73 on: March 04, 2014, 02:35:49 AM »
Hi all,

Wow that's a real show-stopper! I'd be surprised if you don't win a prize for this beauty!
Brian, no prizes for the Kfir in the contest. But my friends who saw it (and who are great modellers) pointed out to me that I made many progress in a few month. The best prize for me  :)

Some progress on the Shack' :









Next goal : close the fuselage for May :icon_ninja:
« Last Edit: March 05, 2014, 06:19:35 AM by dams301 »

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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48 Kfir C7 done, Shackleton in progress - page 5
« Reply #74 on: March 04, 2014, 08:03:34 AM »
Looking good.
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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48 Kfir C7 done, Shackleton in progress - page 5
« Reply #75 on: March 05, 2014, 07:05:14 PM »
Hi,

In the letter box this morning with a Kinetic Kfir C1/F-21 :



Will be use for the landing gear if no other option.
I tried to position the windows





If good, I cut off

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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48 Shackleton AEW.2 in progress - page 6
« Reply #76 on: March 07, 2014, 01:29:30 AM »
Hi all,

Windows are open and half-fuselage primed. Remains sanding with 1000 grit with water and it will be good.





Regards
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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48 Shackleton AEW.2 in progress - page 6
« Reply #77 on: March 07, 2014, 06:28:31 AM »
Thank you for your updates on this fantastic project, Damien!

I find them both a lot of fun and very educational as well.

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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48 Shackleton AEW.2 in progress - page 6
« Reply #78 on: March 09, 2014, 02:11:58 AM »
Hi,

Work of the day abstract in 3 pics :

Before :



During :



After :



In detail :
Sanding with different grit with water : 120, 400, 600, 1000, 1200, 1400 and 1600. After, I spent a coat of Klir/Future on each side.

If you have question, don't hesitate :)

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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48 Shackleton AEW.2 in progress - page 6
« Reply #79 on: March 09, 2014, 06:46:18 AM »
is that to stiffen up the fuselage ?

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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48 Shackleton AEW.2 in progress - page 6
« Reply #80 on: March 11, 2014, 02:43:12 AM »
Hi Damien,

What a damn good job !  ;)

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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48 Shackleton AEW.2 in progress - page 6
« Reply #81 on: March 11, 2014, 02:57:03 AM »
Thanks Phil  ;)

is that to stiffen up the fuselage ?
Nope. It's to represent windows. It will be clearer later in the build  ;) (Can't explain it in english for the moment, sorry  :-[ )

Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48 Shackleton AEW.2 in progress - page 6
« Reply #82 on: May 26, 2014, 12:08:42 AM »
Hi all,

Some news for the Shack. Thank to a friend, I have an upgrade set for the Sanger kit :











Some works but it's still far better than original parts...

As I'm in England right now, I work on some preparation for 2 new project :
First, I'm thinking about some modification for a SF Rafale for a group build with a french friend on Master194.
Secondly, I start some CAD design for the second project, based on an Airfix kit.

Let see if someone will find it ^^



A clue to help you : It's a ZEro Length Launch platform  ;)

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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48 Shackleton AEW.2 in progress - page 6
« Reply #83 on: May 26, 2014, 02:26:55 AM »
Very interesting - where is the upgrade kit from?
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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48 Shackleton AEW.2 in progress - page 6
« Reply #84 on: May 26, 2014, 04:49:01 AM »
From the friend with whom I work on this project.

He did a major overhaul of original kit part and molding them to do resin copy. You can see his work here :

http://www.master194.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=79818
(too many photos to put here)

Don't try to translate everything, it doesn't bring anything more than the pictures because there was a lot of private joke ;)

Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48 Shackleton AEW.2 in progress - page 6
« Reply #85 on: May 30, 2014, 11:29:58 PM »
Hi guys,

Some progress on the CAD design for the TSR.2MS project :











When finished, I'll do plan and print it in 72nd scale for a full scratch.
I still have to buy the Armada hobby resin kit for the MAZ-537 tractor (approx €45 shipping incl.) :



Maybe late June or July  ;)

Damien

Re: Dams301 thread : 1/1 NTM 2014 Mirage 2000-5 paint job
« Reply #86 on: June 18, 2014, 04:59:49 PM »
Hi all,

I don't no where to put it so I give you the link here.
I was talking with Madhatter some days ago and I said him I participated to the paint of a Mirage 2000-5F from 5/330 Squadron of French Air Force. During this WE, we put a Go Pro in the shelter to make a Time-lapse but without any idea of the result... Yesterday, the video was done and it's not so bad  :D

Here the link :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwOrZjbyHs8

Hope you like it  :)

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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/1 NTM 2014 Mirage 2000-5 paint job, page 6
« Reply #87 on: June 18, 2014, 06:00:26 PM »
oooooooooh - I like that! Quite possibly....no no...it is the best scheme I've seen on a Mirage to date! Now all we have to do is wait for the decal option to come out and I might actually buy a Mirage solely for that scheme
It's quite amazing to see how quickly a scheme like that is achieved on a real plane.  Heck, it took me a week just to do a 1/72 SU33!
Thanks for posting that Damien!
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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/1 NTM 2014 Mirage 2000-5 paint job, page 6
« Reply #88 on: June 21, 2014, 03:50:31 AM »
Thanks for your comments Simon.
For your Su-33, I suppose that you weren't 10 on it for masking and painting, right ?  ;D

New project with an old "in progress" build.
Few days ago, I discover the new MQ-8 for the US Navy : the C version based on Bell 407 :



And I had in my stock a similar chopper, the AS-350 Ecureuil (Squirrel) so I started the conversion. And the result :







It will have a Flir on the nose, like MQ-8C but I still have to scratch it. If you have any idea for other additions, I'll consider it  ;)

Don't know for the country... Maybe a french one, from CEAM squadron if French Air Force or a French Navy... Any suggestions are welcome.

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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/1 NTM 2014 Mirage 2000-5 paint job, page 6
« Reply #89 on: June 21, 2014, 03:56:11 AM »
Funny you should post this - look what has just been released.
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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/1 NTM 2014 Mirage 2000-5 paint job, page 6
« Reply #90 on: June 21, 2014, 04:04:14 AM »
Thanks for the link GTX  :)
In fact, it's with this kit that I discovered the MQ-8C and my brain made "TILT" 10 seconds later for the Squirrel conversion :P

Re: Dams301 thread : MQ-350A 1/48, page 6
« Reply #91 on: September 16, 2014, 06:55:28 PM »
Hi all,

No progress on the Squirrel, still thinking about modifications I can make with my spare part box.

BTW, I work on a CAD project :





I drawn it in 1/400th scale and its dimensions are : 837.5x480x170mm (approx 33x18.9x6.7 inch)

Maybe a future project (but, down-scale to 1/1000th  :P)

Edit :
Some progress :

« Last Edit: September 17, 2014, 02:44:17 AM by dams301 »

Re: Dams301 thread : Back to the Shack 1/48, page 7
« Reply #92 on: January 01, 2015, 12:49:33 AM »
Hi folks,

Long time since my last update on this project, so I come to give somes news.

In May, I took my car and go to the source to help me in this build with some photography :



It was a long trip from SW of France to Coventry UK, but I spent 2 others weeks in England (english lessons in Cambridge, IWM Duxford, spotting at Lakenheath AFB, RAF museum, FAA museum). A very good trip, I start again as soon as possible  :D
With the help of a member from Britmodeller, I visited WR963 and took as many photos as possible.
For 2015, the objective is to put "in cross" the model.

Since I go back from England, some events took me away from the Shack :
- Mirage F-1 retirement
- Flying Legend, Duxford
- and a formation for my future job

But the model still continue to progress little step by little step. During one of my last participation to a model exposition, I started to clean up the engine from the resin set from my friend :





Not an easy task when you only have a cutter and no dremel...  :o
And a test fit :



Since that (October), no progress. This the work did yesterday :







Not many, but I'll try to make update of progress each week.

Regards
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Re: Dams301 thread : Back to the Shack 1/48, page 7
« Reply #93 on: January 01, 2015, 02:39:16 PM »
Great update.  Thanks Damien.
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Re: Dams301 thread : Back to the Shack 1/48, page 7
« Reply #94 on: January 01, 2015, 09:58:55 PM »
Thanks GTX. More pics to come this evening or tomorrow with the interior progress :)

Re: Dams301 thread : Back to the Shack 1/48, page 7
« Reply #95 on: January 02, 2015, 12:39:51 AM »
As promise, the progress :



No more details to come (except for the cockpit and the 2 stations behind the cockpit wall), we can't see anything when close.
And the rear area started this afternoon :







No glue for the moment ;)
And this is what I'm trying to reproduce :





Still many work on it, but it's fun   :D

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Re: Dams301 thread : Back to the Shack 1/48, page 7
« Reply #96 on: January 02, 2015, 05:14:03 AM »
Looking damn fine. :)
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Re: Dams301 thread : Back to the Shack 1/48, page 7
« Reply #97 on: April 27, 2015, 01:30:42 AM »
Hi all,

I came to put a new project in final approch and I see that I didn't post any progress of the Shack  :-[

First, the progress since the last update on the Growler :













I'll probably start the paint job of this area with a coat of Aluminium soon  :)

Then, my last project : a 1/72th JF-17 Thunder from Trumpeter.

With Klir/Future coat :



And before Klir/Future coat but big part dry fitted :



Hope you like it  ;)
Damien

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Re: Dams301 thread : Back to the Shack 1/48, page 7
« Reply #98 on: April 29, 2015, 08:41:10 PM »
hey Damian - long time no see. Glad to hear the trip to England was successful - especially with the pics you managed to get
Your scratch building is very nice indeed. Very exact and tidy!
Looking forward to seeing more if it
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Re: Dams301 thread : Back to the Shack 1/48, page 7
« Reply #99 on: April 30, 2015, 02:56:32 AM »
Hi Simon,

Happy to read you again. Yes, my England trip was a very good experience and meeting the people of the Coventry's Shack a very good source of motivation  :)
I will go back on the Shack soon with the beginnig of interior paintjob.

Small progress on the JF-17. I apply a layer of oil paint in the panel line (I don't know the name of this process in english, in french we call it "le jus")



Normally, it will be finish soon.

I'm thinking about the next project :
- E-2C fuselage under construction (1/72)
- KAI T-50 whif (1/48) (maybe a replacement of the French Alphajet in the Air Force or a French Agressors Squadron)
- F-35A whif (1/48) (not yet decided on the scheme and nationality)

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Re: Dams301 thread : Back to the Shack 1/48, page 7
« Reply #100 on: May 02, 2015, 01:49:33 AM »
I really like how that JF-17 is coming along, Damian! The colors remind me of how some planes look after final assembly on the factory floor before heading off to the paint shop.

In the U.S. version of English, we refer to that painting technique as applying a wash. As with many things artistic, the French have a more elegant way to say it.

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Re: Dams301 thread : Back to the Shack 1/48, page 7
« Reply #101 on: May 02, 2015, 06:23:18 AM »
The colors remind me of how some planes look after final assembly on the factory floor before heading off to the paint shop.


Exactly:




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Re: Dams301 thread : Back to the Shack 1/48, page 7
« Reply #102 on: May 03, 2015, 05:22:11 AM »
Thanks Brian  :D
It's exactly what I want to do, an aircraft just after final assembly. For the diorama, it will have a mechanic from a Hasegawa set doing final inspection and the floor paint as the first picture of Greg and maybe a tool box.

I made some mistake during the paint job like the green too light and a missing green zone in the underside but unfortunately I saw that too late for the last one...

Thanks for the "wash" word, I knew it but I forgot  :-[

Since my trip, I try to don't use Google Translate when writing my message to make some progress, so feel free to correct me if I make a mistake it will be helpful  :)

Damian

Re: Dams301 thread : A340 whif, need advice - last page
« Reply #103 on: July 05, 2015, 03:57:43 PM »
Hi guys,

The JF-17 is not finish yet because I'm running out of white paint for the moment...  :-[
But the mechanician is done :



Did by a member of my scale model club, a figurinist  :)

Otherwise, I found an A340-300 in my stock and I want to do a military variant. For this, I watch the 707 and 737 conversion in the US and found 2 candidates as basis :

- E-8C JSTARS:



- 737 AEW&C :



- Or a mix of JSTARS and AEW&C (an excuse to put anti-roll keel of the AEW on the JSTARS  ;D )

Which one do you prefer ?
Or do you have any other idea ? (except Tanker and rotodome AWACS)

Damien
« Last Edit: July 05, 2015, 04:16:22 PM by dams301 »

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« Reply #104 on: July 06, 2015, 01:02:06 AM »
Given it is an Airbus product, make L'Armee de L'Air and add all the bumps and bulges and blades and baguette's as required as the French like to have indigenous technology and control over their military systems.
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« Reply #105 on: July 06, 2015, 02:08:11 AM »

- Or a mix of JSTARS and AEW&C (an excuse to put anti-roll keel of the AEW on the JSTARS  ;D )



Bit like one of the early E-10A proposals:

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Re: Dams301 thread : A340 whif, need advice - last page
« Reply #106 on: July 06, 2015, 02:12:08 AM »
Given it is an Airbus product, make L'Armee de L'Air and add all the bumps and bulges and blades and baguette's as required as the French like to have indigenous technology and control over their military systems.

Maybe make it a French equivalent to the E-8 or perhaps a joint British/French alternate to the RAF's Sentinel R.1s but using the same systems:

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Re: Dams301 thread : A340 whif, need advice - last page
« Reply #107 on: July 06, 2015, 02:50:06 AM »

Bit like one of the early E-10A proposals:

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/Boeing%20Images%20-%20E-10%20-%20Early%20MC2%20Wedgetail%20Concept_zpsvbrixn9g.jpg

Didn't know this pics of the E-10, thanks Greg. I will go on this configuration in this case  :)

Of course, it will be a French Air Force aircraft. I have found enough decal for squadron, registration and Air base number.

For the moment, no many things to show. The fuselage is close and the wings are in progress :



 ;)

Re: Dams301 thread : A340-MC2A whif, page 8
« Reply #108 on: July 07, 2015, 12:04:21 AM »


 ;)

Re: Dams301 thread : A340-MC2A whif, page 8
« Reply #109 on: July 09, 2015, 03:37:20 AM »
Hi guys,

Windows are filled up, wings glued so I can start the airframe conversion for a military use  :D



 :)

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Re: Dams301 thread : A340-MC2A whif, page 8
« Reply #110 on: July 10, 2015, 08:04:58 AM »
How did I miss this?? Way cool Damien! I love the A330/340 and had often thought of making the A-330 MRT. I got excited when Revell re-released the 330 recently in Thai markings but I realised it was still the same old tooling. I'm going to have to make sure I check your read more often
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Re: Dams301 thread : A340-MC2A whif, page 8
« Reply #111 on: July 10, 2015, 06:06:23 PM »
Thanks Simon.

I really love the 330 too. I plan to make a MRTT like you with the new revell box (need to find a box before) and I think you'll be interested by this build if you didn't know it already :

http://www.modelforum.cz/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=63800&st=0&sk=t&sd=a
(In czech but pics speak by themself.)

Do you that an AWACS version (10m rotodome) will appear for the Indian AF in the next few year ? (Airbus won the contract recently for 6+4 aircraft, that's why I didn't want to make a rotodome AWACS for this 340)

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/a330-selected-for-awacs-india-project-410708/

Back to the 340 build.
I started the military conversion :







And what it look like with modifications (execpt the ventral canoe) :



 :)

Re: Dams301 thread : A340-MC2A whif, page 8
« Reply #112 on: September 29, 2015, 04:05:51 PM »
Hi guys,

I finish my JF-17 last week and did a small diorama with it :








The next one is already started :








 ;)
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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/72th JF-17 diorama, page 8
« Reply #113 on: September 29, 2015, 04:59:35 PM »
 :)
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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/72th JF-17 diorama, page 8
« Reply #114 on: October 01, 2015, 06:44:23 AM »
That's got Prize Winner written all over it Damien!

The finish is beyond words stupendous! Lovely stuff!

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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/72th JF-17 diorama, page 8
« Reply #115 on: October 05, 2015, 06:15:45 PM »
Hi Brian, thanks for your words  :D

Alongside the F-404-GE diorama, I will bring back an old kit started since almost 7 years : Mirage IV 1/48.
Pollux gave me some idea with his thread ( http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=5753.0 ).

It will be a long terme because I had to rescribe the kit but I will have some time to loose in evening starting from next week (I finally found a job ).
Somes details for this project (I haven't finish every details) :
- Mirage IV, French Air Force (squadron unknowed for the moment, maybe the "Gascogne")
- Improved cockpit (Mk10, glass cockpit)
- Improved engine (ATAR 9K50)
- IFF in front on the nose
- More antennas
- 1 semi recessed fuel tank
- Various load-out (Magic II, GBU, AS-30, jamming pod under 8 pylon (2 for each wing + 4 under fuselage)

Some pics of the stuff I found for the project :

- Heller Mirage IV 1/48 (before dismantlement and rescribing) :



- Kittyhawk Mirage F-1 exhaust nozzle (ready to make resin copy) :



- From Wingman Kfir C.10 box :





- Some stuff from Academy F-15C (a friend gave me those sprue he don't need) :







- From Kinetic Mirage 2000 (AS-30L) :



- From Kinetic Mirage IIIE (AS-30, Magic II, 1700l tank) :



For the GE diorama, I'm working on the starting group at this moment  ;) (no pics because progress are mostly sanding the part)

Damien

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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48th Mirage IV and F-404-GE, page 8
« Reply #116 on: September 23, 2016, 08:59:18 AM »
How did your Stratos 4 launcher work out Damien ? Im interested in making one too in 72 scale :)

Cheers, Joe  8)

Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48th Mirage IV and F-404-GE, page 8
« Reply #117 on: September 28, 2016, 03:48:40 PM »
Hi Joe,

No progress since the last pics unfortunately  :-[
I think I will re-work the front part of the trailer to have something that looks better but no now for the moment. I have many other project and this one is one of my favourite so I will take my time on it  ;)

Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48th Mirage IV and F-404-GE, page 8
« Reply #118 on: April 23, 2017, 04:03:16 PM »
Hi guys,

My last finished build. MQ-9 Reaper in Ace Combat scheme from Skunkworks Models in 1/72th.
The decals come from the remaining of a decal sheet (Su-33 Hasegawa Ace Combat) sent by Madhatter :)





















Hope you like it  :D

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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/72th MQ-9 Reaper (finished), page 8
« Reply #119 on: April 24, 2017, 02:34:15 AM »
Very nice!! :)
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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/72th MQ-9 Reaper (finished), page 8
« Reply #120 on: April 24, 2017, 05:56:36 AM »
I really like the last shot. The weathering on the underside is superbly done!

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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/72th MQ-9 Reaper (finished), page 8
« Reply #121 on: May 09, 2017, 12:35:16 AM »
Thanks Greg and Brian  :D

Brian, for the weatering of the underside (as for the upper), I use the same technique as here :

http://www.master194.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=94481&start=75#p1190074



Oil paint directly apply on the acrylic paint (Gunze). Let dry until the oil became matt (15-20min) and wipe with a dry tissu to remove all excedent ;)

I'm working on 2 next project. 1 A321 from Asiana Airlines and a whif, but keep this one for me for the moment  :P

Damien

Re: Dams301 thread : 1/72th Alouette III (finished), page 9
« Reply #122 on: January 31, 2018, 02:36:28 AM »
Hi guys,

Here is my last build (finished yesterday) since the Reaper. Also a whif based on Ace Combat video game universe.

The kit is from Heller in 1/72th scale and build out of the box (except for the shaft between turbine engine and main rotor transmission box) :













And with the Reaper in background:



Hope you like it  ;)
Damien

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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/72th Alouette III (finished), page 9
« Reply #123 on: January 31, 2018, 02:50:04 AM »
Good to see you back mate.
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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/72th Alouette III (finished), page 9
« Reply #124 on: January 31, 2018, 06:55:11 PM »
That's one amazing Alouette! I especially like the tarp on the back.

Well done!

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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/72th Alouette III (finished), page 9
« Reply #125 on: January 31, 2018, 07:34:34 PM »
Looks fine and correct to me.  Like minor weathering on sides.  Tarp is very "tarpy" as is should be. :smiley:

Re: Dams301 thread : 1/72th Alouette III (finished), page 9
« Reply #126 on: February 02, 2018, 06:44:44 PM »
Thanks for your comment guys  :D

Good to see you back mate.
Thanks Greg. I don't have a good production rate but I'm still looking at the forum time to time (even if I'm not really active  :-[ )

Next builds are programmed. The most advanced one is an Airbus A321 modified to become an Airborne Ground Surveillance System (based on the principe of Boeing E-8 Mercury and P-8AGS proposal)  :smiley:
But before, I have to finished an Argentina A-4B (almost done) and a Pakistan Mirage IIIEA (paint job will be done tomorrow if everything going well). I will post pics when they will be over ;)

Re: Dams301 thread : 1/72th Alouette III (finished), page 9
« Reply #127 on: February 09, 2018, 04:04:53 AM »
Hi guys,

The last one : an A-4P from Airfix started 5 1/2 years ago.










Next one will be a real world Mirage III or a what-if F-35A, I'm not decided yet  ;D (both are already started since few years  :P)

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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/72 A-4P (finished), page 9
« Reply #128 on: February 09, 2018, 01:17:12 PM »
Congratulations for finishing this one! ;)
(As far as I am concerned, I have cured my "never-finished" problem by decreasing my perfection standards to raw, crude models, satisfying enough for a photograph and indulgent people, no matter what experts may think)

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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/72 A-4P (finished), page 9
« Reply #129 on: February 10, 2018, 01:43:33 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/72 A-4P (finished), page 9
« Reply #130 on: February 11, 2018, 07:27:26 AM »
Valiant effort on the Airfix A-4B  :smiley: :smiley: A bit too glossy, slats should be fully down (unless strapped up), speed brakes open half millimeter or so  :smiley:
Poor Airfix A-4B, that tarp should be bigger to hide Airfix's misshapen nose and rubbish overall detail.
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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/72 A-4P (finished), page 9
« Reply #131 on: February 11, 2018, 05:18:17 PM »
Thanks for your comments.

FAAMAN, you are right for all points. I give reasons for those mistakes:
- the glossy is because I didn't varnish yet in satin because of temperature outside which is a bit cold in the evening and even in the day. So I wait for a window to varnish it when temperature will be better.
- For the slat, I was aware of that. The build was made quickly in one day during an exhibition so I could pratice painting with a friend in the second day. So no cockpit and no paint in the intake (that's why there is a tarp). I choose to not take in account these detail for the slat.
- I didn't know for this misshape. I don't know many thing about the A-4, only pick-up the first box of jet with low price in the exhibition retailler  ;D
But maybe one day I'll do another skyhawk in 1/48th thanks to this quick build  ;)

TOPHE, that's exactly what I will apply for the next coming model :smiley:

Damien
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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/72 A-4P (finished), page 9
« Reply #132 on: February 11, 2018, 05:57:51 PM »
The Airfix A-4B is awful, poor shapes and poor details  :o :o
I have an accurising thread on ATF ;   https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/airfixtributeforum/airfix-1-72-douglas-a4b-4p-skyhawk-a03029-t47356.html    , this details the many issues with the kit, so far the USN A-4B and the FAA A-4P  :smiley: :smiley:
The Fujimi A-4's in 72nd are best, so are the ESCI 72nd A-4E's  ;)
Can't help you with 1/48 scale A-4's, I don't build in this scale.
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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/72 A-4P (finished), page 9
« Reply #133 on: February 11, 2018, 06:28:04 PM »
Thanks for the link, really instructive  :D

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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/72 A-4P (finished), page 9
« Reply #134 on: February 12, 2018, 04:01:49 AM »
That's quite nice and I think you captured the look of those Argentine A-4s splendidly!

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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/72 A-4P (finished), page 9
« Reply #135 on: June 17, 2018, 01:37:31 AM »
Hi guys,

My lastest build finished few hours ago :











Taiwanese F-5E from AFV model  ;)

Damien

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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48 F-5E (finished), page 10
« Reply #136 on: June 17, 2018, 01:40:20 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48 F-5E (finished), page 10
« Reply #137 on: June 17, 2018, 06:50:43 AM »
very nice

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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48 F-5E (finished), page 10
« Reply #138 on: June 17, 2018, 06:07:33 PM »
Ooohhh maaan that's fantastic !!!
Good job !  :smiley:
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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48 F-5E (finished), page 10
« Reply #139 on: June 17, 2018, 06:20:42 PM »
So many french beauties! I particularly love all those mirages. :smiley: :smiley: :-* :-* :icon_alabanza: :icon_alabanza:

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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48 F-5E (finished), page 10
« Reply #140 on: June 17, 2018, 09:13:15 PM »
I've always had a soft-spot for the F-5 and your model is a magnificent representation of this iconic aircraft.

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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48 F-5E (finished), page 10
« Reply #141 on: June 18, 2018, 12:18:08 AM »
Thanks guys, I appreciate your feedback  :D

I made a few more photos with a better lighting :



















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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48 F-5E (finished), page 10
« Reply #142 on: June 18, 2018, 09:45:49 PM »
Yep, very nice, indeed! :smiley:
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Re: Dams301 thread : 1/48 F-5E (finished), page 10
« Reply #143 on: June 19, 2018, 04:41:54 AM »
Beautiful!!  That model ROC's!!