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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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Re: Dams301 thread : A340 whif, need advice - last page
« 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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Re: Dams301 thread : A340 whif, need advice - last page
« 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 :








 ;)
Damien

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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

Damien

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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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