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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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« 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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« 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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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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« 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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« Reply #25 on: April 13, 2020, 10:48:10 AM »
Very nice effect!  :smiley:  x 2     Really real looking.

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Re: Artoor's Lockdown thread :)
« Reply #26 on: May 01, 2020, 05:34:36 PM »
Thank you , guys :)

Time for some paint...It's probably too green/too light/too brown/too olive but it'll stay like that :)

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« Reply #27 on: May 02, 2020, 01:23:10 AM »
@Artoor - I would not worry too much about the paint, most often it would fade under direct sunlight and touch-up painting with spray paint or brush would eventually give the aircraft areas of colour that would not match up or blend with the original paint. 
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« Reply #28 on: May 03, 2020, 03:39:36 AM »
@Artoor - I would not worry too much about the paint, most often it would fade under direct sunlight and touch-up painting with spray paint or brush would eventually give the aircraft areas of colour that would not match up or blend with the original paint.

Seriously , I really don't care about paint shade because like You wrote, it fades, changes shade after gloss cote, flat cote, after wash it's darker, pigments and oils are changing it even more.
I wrote it because I know a lot of modellers (better to say JMNs) who are searching whole world lookind for THIS EXACT shade :) And after weathering it looks like f.ex. normal, standard RAF Green :)

But I've readen today...Arguing with Joyless Modelling Nazi is similar to pig wrestling. After some time You get covered with mud etc. and pig gets more excited :)
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« Reply #29 on: May 03, 2020, 04:00:05 AM »
@Artoor - agreed, the pig usually has a better time of it.  :smiley:

As for the Paint Police, they can all go have a mutual wank-festival as far as I am concerned.  I could never understand the intensity of their concerns over the color issue when trying to represent it on a model.  So much effort over nothing.   
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« Reply #30 on: May 03, 2020, 04:12:12 AM »
@Artoor - agreed, the pig usually has a better time of it.  :smiley:

As for the Paint Police, they can all go have a mutual wank-festival 

That's one I have to remember and use it on next contest :D

Anyway, that's all for Huey :) Sharkmouth is painted with masks. Weathering is done with AK,AMMO MIG, Tamiya and Vallejo.












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Re: Artoor's Lockdown thread :)
« Reply #31 on: May 03, 2020, 04:12:50 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Artoor's Lockdown thread :)
« Reply #32 on: May 03, 2020, 06:11:23 AM »
Jolly nice work!  :smiley: The wear and tear around the engine section is great.
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Re: Artoor's Lockdown thread :)
« Reply #33 on: May 03, 2020, 09:51:17 AM »
Amazing job! Nice wear and tear, although you should have someone look at the oil leak between the transmission and rotor shaft. You wouldn't want them to have an accident over Charlie territory on the way to the surf!

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Re: Artoor's Lockdown thread :)
« Reply #34 on: May 03, 2020, 04:42:44 PM »
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

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Re: Artoor's Lockdown thread :)
« Reply #35 on: May 03, 2020, 05:53:53 PM »
Thanks a lot , guys :)

Jolly nice work!  :smiley: The wear and tear around the engine section is great.

Amazing job! Nice wear and tear, although you should have someone look at the oil leak between the transmission and rotor shaft. You wouldn't want them to have an accident over Charlie territory on the way to the surf!

True, maybe I've went to far with it :D



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Re: Artoor's Lockdown thread :)
« Reply #36 on: May 03, 2020, 06:29:59 PM »
So much character, attitude, real use look rolled into one Huey.  :icon_surprised:  8)

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« Reply #37 on: May 06, 2020, 03:13:53 PM »
So much character, attitude, real use look rolled into one Huey.  :icon_surprised:  8)

Taht was the plan although maybe I've overdone it. It's easy to get carried away :)
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« Reply #38 on: May 24, 2020, 04:11:19 AM »
I just had to have this arsenal plane :) I wonder if it would have a chance to fly with all these guns. AFAIK Jumo 004 wasn't good engine with it's short lifetime (I remeber that it had to be overhauled after 8h of running or sth like that).
It's an 1996 Revell kit painted with AK Real Color range, weathered with Ammo Mig, Tamiya and AK washes, pigments and fluids.
Very nice little fighter with great fit, unusual for Revell.
It's a pity that there is no larger model of this one - I just love shape of it :)









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Re: Artoor's Lockdown thread :)
« Reply #39 on: May 24, 2020, 04:20:11 AM »
It's a pity that there is no larger model of this one - I just love shape of it :)


I seem to recall someone was creating a 1/32 resin kit.

EDIT:  it may have been LEM Kits but rather the P.1099A:





http://lemkits.com/product/1-32-messerschmitt-me-p-1099a-pre-order-limited-edition-resin-kit/
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Re: Artoor's Lockdown thread :)
« Reply #40 on: May 24, 2020, 04:29:40 AM »
It's a pity that there is no larger model of this one - I just love shape of it :)

I seem to recall someone was creating a 1/32 resin kit.

Yep, LEM Kits had or going to release one but A-version heavy fighter, which is different than P but maybe, if A will sell well....who knows :D
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« Reply #41 on: May 25, 2020, 03:28:38 AM »
Me.1099P is on the shelf right now so let's move on...

I've never liked this design as much as 1989 version but like pokemons...I want to collect them all so I bought one and it's good :)


Cockpit is quite detailed but seat is like old Revell. You know, same seat in different models :) After some search I found that is quite similar to A-7 Corsair seat so I used it as a basis for detailing (but not going mad with it).



Instrument panel wasn't shown in movie. I found visualization but without colors so I used them freely :)


There was no stick, just another panel so I did one like on cockpit visualization:


As for now, Moebius set is going together like a dream. I hope that it'll stay that way :)
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« Reply #42 on: May 25, 2020, 03:33:03 AM »
I quite like this design but it screams to be a Scifi creation.
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Re: Artoor's Lockdown thread :)
« Reply #43 on: May 25, 2020, 05:26:45 AM »
Wait - Batman vs. Superman was a documentary?

The Batwing does look like it belongs in a proper SF, vs a superhero fantasy universe.

The cockpit add-ons looks great!

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Re: Artoor's Lockdown thread :)
« Reply #44 on: May 25, 2020, 06:33:10 PM »
Wait - Batman vs. Superman was a documentary?

No, why?:)

Time for closing cockpit...

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Re: Artoor's Lockdown thread :)
« Reply #45 on: May 26, 2020, 02:37:38 AM »
Wait - Batman vs. Superman was a documentary?

The Batwing does look like it belongs in a proper SF, vs a superhero fantasy universe.


I meant, it looks more like it should be built as a space fighter or maybe something out of Star Wars or similar.
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« Reply #46 on: June 15, 2020, 06:48:59 PM »
Finish at last...
Great model, there were some problems with engines fit but this had no effect on overall assembling experience.
The model is painted with Tamiya and Mr Hobby paints as usual. I've tried a bit of color building by putting shades of blue and grey as a base, which then were covered with Rubber Black paint. The model has no decals,subtle weathering was done with Tamiya and Vallejo pigments, as well as AMMO oilbrushers. Wash is neautral gray.











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« Reply #47 on: June 16, 2020, 02:35:23 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Artoor's Lockdown thread :)
« Reply #48 on: June 16, 2020, 08:42:10 AM »
Zowie Wowie Batman.  Fine build, is cool.  8)

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Re: Artoor's Lockdown thread :)
« Reply #49 on: June 16, 2020, 05:25:20 PM »
Beautiful painting and finishing!

Every time I look at the Batwing it reminds me of an almost finished origami version of the Lochkeed SR-71. One last fold and it is done  ;D



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Re: Artoor's Lockdown thread :)
« Reply #50 on: June 18, 2020, 08:55:43 PM »
 Thanks guys :)
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Re: Artoor's Lockdown thread :)
« Reply #51 on: August 04, 2020, 03:58:11 PM »
Hello everyone,

Yesterday I've finished Ka-58 by Revell (well, it;s Zvezda inside).
Nice box, great decals, instruction printed in color, it looked superb OOB. But during construction truth came out. Rough plastic, not matched forms (I mean f.ex. missile halves are postponed to each other). It was tiring job to put togeher this one.
I've made gunsight from few pieces of styrene and used resin K36 seats instead of styrene ones.
Ka-58 is painted in Airwolf-style on purpose :)
I've used Tamyia and Mr.Hobby paints for large surfaces and Ammo Mig range for brush work. Weathering is done with Tamiya pigments and Ammo Mig washes.









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You need strengthening, toughening
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Ignite the fire within you

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Re: Artoor's Lockdown thread :)
« Reply #52 on: August 04, 2020, 04:25:23 PM »
 > 1.  Fit, details, finish, weathering leave no hint of kit deficiencies you mentioned.  8)

 > 2.  Looks like most was copied (stolen) from Boeing design we worked on during 1980s.

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Re: Artoor's Lockdown thread :)
« Reply #53 on: August 04, 2020, 10:27:20 PM »
The Soviet answer to Air Wolf, eh! 8)

Nice work, you dealt with those issues well! :smiley:
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Re: Artoor's Lockdown thread :)
« Reply #54 on: August 04, 2020, 11:25:15 PM »
The Soviet answer to Air Wolf, eh! 8)

Nice work, you dealt with those issues well! :smiley:

Air Bear?  :smiley:
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Re: Artoor's Lockdown thread :)
« Reply #55 on: August 05, 2020, 03:19:44 AM »
 :smiley:
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Artoor's Lockdown thread :)
« Reply #56 on: August 05, 2020, 08:07:18 AM »
Beautifully done model!!  I've been thinking about doing one in UN markings and having ti sit next to a Comanche in similar markigns.

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Re: Artoor's Lockdown thread :)
« Reply #57 on: August 05, 2020, 10:41:46 AM »
Looks very nice.

The shape lends itself to other uses as well. 
For example, I see so NOD type Aircraft from Command and Conquer.
Wish I had found this when I started my attempt at the NOD Venom, might have saved bit of scratchbuilding
http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=2934.msg43668#msg43668

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Re: Artoor's Lockdown thread :)
« Reply #58 on: August 10, 2020, 03:11:22 PM »
Thanks for a lot of  positive feedback :) Yesterday, with a lot of help from my friend the lair-base was created:

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Re: Artoor's Lockdown thread :)
« Reply #59 on: August 10, 2020, 04:54:39 PM »
 :smiley:
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

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Re: Artoor's Lockdown thread :)
« Reply #60 on: August 10, 2020, 05:08:27 PM »
Sets it off nicely

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Re: Artoor's Lockdown thread :)
« Reply #61 on: August 11, 2020, 02:56:07 AM »
Oh, that is very well done.