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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

 :)

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
Damien

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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  ;)

Damien

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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.

Regards
Damien

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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
Damien

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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

Damien

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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)

Damian