Author Topic: Dams301 thread : 1/48 KAI TA-50F [finished], page 13  (Read 30207 times)

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

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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

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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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