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Offline Artoor_K

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Artoor's Lockdown thread :)
« on: April 03, 2020, 06:11:54 PM »
Hello,

well , there is only one thing good in this lockdown-I can  stay home and built. So I'm building as much as I can...How long you can play computer games?:)

At first...F3F-3 from Revell/Monogram 1/32 which is...Gulfhawk with different engine cowling :) Because barrel-like fuselage is ... simply cute so I have to had this one.
Of course there is a whole list of cirrections that I should do but I plan to do...absolutely nothing :D

Well not at all but making wings longer as it should be? No way :D But new instrument panel, seatbelts? Why not...So without further delay...Let's go :)




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Re: Artoor's Lockdown thread :)
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2020, 01:12:55 AM »
That is an ancient - but awesome - kit! My Dad built it when I was a kid - it had working retractable gear and it was nicely detailed. I still have the pilot, somewhere.

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Re: Artoor's Lockdown thread :)
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2020, 07:03:30 AM »
It's going to be fun to see you build this classic in your own inimitable style!

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Re: Artoor's Lockdown thread :)
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2020, 05:51:45 PM »
I'm certainly going to be watching this come together! :smiley: 8)
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Re: Artoor's Lockdown thread :)
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2020, 05:57:56 PM »
Few things needs to be remembered while building vintage models:
-old model means old styrene. Old styrene means fragile styrene. Smaller the part, more fragile then :)
-bigger model, fewer details :)
-people at Monogram were clever. Check documentation before blaming anybody for decal error :)
-people at Monogram were also lazy. One new part doesn't make different aiplane :)
-check fit before sanding, sometimes  flash is really something important :)
-there is no such thing as thin enough plastic profile to restore raised panel lines. If you think is thin enough then it needs to be thined more :)
-water-based putty doesn't harm paint. Cotton bud used for polishing does :)
-all mechanisms are working better when knobs are metal or made of new styrene profiles
-sometimes montage sequence in instruction is logical :)
-aluminium foil from yoghurt seal is perfect for seat belts :)

After learning these rules I could put Grumman on it's own wheels :D Now I'm waiting for AK Rigging line to finish this one :)
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Re: Artoor's Lockdown thread :)
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2020, 02:47:12 AM »
Looking damn fine.  Can't wait to see the final rendition.
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Re: Artoor's Lockdown thread :)
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2020, 03:40:48 AM »
It looks great! That is such a classic kit! I remember that my Dad put lanolin grease on the gears to keep them from binding/breaking.

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Re: Artoor's Lockdown thread :)
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2020, 04:21:09 AM »
Looking good.

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Re: Artoor's Lockdown thread :)
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2020, 04:32:20 AM »
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Re: Artoor's Lockdown thread :)
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2020, 04:55:44 AM »
And that's all:















Now Huey time :D
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Re: Artoor's Lockdown thread :)
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2020, 05:03:03 AM »
Nice finish. What did you use for rigging?

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Re: Artoor's Lockdown thread :)
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2020, 05:09:00 AM »
Nice finish. What did you use for rigging?

Thank you. It's rigging line from AMMO 0,3 mm
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Re: Artoor's Lockdown thread :)
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2020, 09:01:16 AM »
That's a gorgeous final product.

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Re: Artoor's Lockdown thread :)
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2020, 06:14:42 PM »
Why is it that those tubby little early USN Grumman fighters look so cute? ???

Really nicely done, Artoor! :smiley: 8)
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Re: Artoor's Lockdown thread :)
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2020, 06:31:54 PM »
That's a gorgeous final product.

Thank you very much :)

Why is it that those tubby little early USN Grumman fighters look so cute? ???

Really nicely done, Artoor! :smiley: 8)

Thanks :) Well , because they're tubby and colorful I suppose :D


After Grumman F3F-3 it's time for another shelf queen - but not airplane.

Another oldie but again, this kit surprisingly aged as well as F3F (or better)...

Monogram 1/24 Huey is also a big one. There are some signs old forms but easy to remove. So let's start...


This thing is a must-have in Vietnam Huey :D




I've removed molded-on seatbelts and made a new ones from aluminium foil and spare buckles. Seat cushions are made of Mr.Surfacer stubbed with stiff brush.

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Re: Artoor's Lockdown thread :)
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2020, 06:44:38 PM »
Very nice! 8)
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Re: Artoor's Lockdown thread :)
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2020, 03:00:11 AM »
Outstanding finish on the Grumman.
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Re: Artoor's Lockdown thread :)
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2020, 03:07:11 AM »
Outstanding finish on the Grumman.
Concur! Quite the eye-candy for sure!

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Re: Artoor's Lockdown thread :)
« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2020, 06:17:25 AM »
Very nice! 8)

Thank you :)

Outstanding finish on the Grumman.

Thank you very much :)

Outstanding finish on the Grumman.
Concur! Quite the eye-candy for sure!

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Glad you like it :)
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Re: Artoor's Lockdown thread :)
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2020, 06:52:12 AM »
Some work today...


Surfboard after decals. Little tribute to lt Kilgore hat :)






New troop seat mad with styrene profiles, toothpicks and yoghurt foil :) Seatbels also made of aluminium foil and spare 1/24 buckles.




Instrument panel. I've cut out larger instruments from decal, placed them on styrene squares and glued to kit part. Not best but better than flat decal.




Instrument panel from behind. I wasn't sure if it can be seen trough front down glasses but...well...just in case :)




Exhaust pipe was empty. I've done sth simmilar to what I saw on walkaround photos.

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Re: Artoor's Lockdown thread :)
« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2020, 11:57:09 AM »
Nice  :smiley:  "Charlie don't surf!"
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Re: Artoor's Lockdown thread :)
« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2020, 07:27:51 PM »
<...> Instrument panel. I've cut out larger instruments from decal, placed them on styrene squares and glued tokit part. Not best but better than flat decal.
<...>

Nice technique. Will have to try that some time. Certainly improves the look.  :smiley:

I hope that wonderful additional detail on the back of the instrument panel will be seen through the nose windows.
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Re: Artoor's Lockdown thread :)
« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2020, 05:20:37 AM »
Fighting with flash on almost every rotor part :D Funny thing-I was thinking for few hours how to seal a gap between floor and fuselage in troop compartment. When I was checking ceiling and saw the same gap I started to think more intensively  :) Well , if I'll seal these gaps then I won't be able to open doors because this gap is door rail :)


To be serious...it looks awful and maybe I'll be able to make it shallower...


Today I found wire net so I removed kit part and used it in vents in fuselage.

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Re: Artoor's Lockdown thread :)
« Reply #23 on: April 12, 2020, 05:46:37 AM »
@Artoor_K - Just think of that old Monogram kit as a blank canvas upon which you can exercise your artistic talents.  :smiley:
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Re: Artoor's Lockdown thread :)
« Reply #24 on: April 13, 2020, 10:44:35 AM »
Today I found wire net so I removed kit part and used it in vents in fuselage.

Very nice effect!  :smiley:
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