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    IDF/AF,U.S. Navy (particularly Vietnam-era) and the timeless F-4 and F-14 and the xbox 360

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  1. 1/72 Revell Mystére IVA

    Wow, thanks all guys! Slartibartfast,is a shame that the kit producers don't consider planes like this,the only hope are the short run manufacturer... Gianni
  2. 1/48 Hobby Boss Su-30MK2 Venezuela AF

    Any news mate? My offer to paint your pilot is still here... Gianni
  3. 1/72 Revell Mystére IVA

    Good day guys, finally the Mystere is done! First I'll show the new pylons complete of bombs.The insert show the rod that started the redo of the parts. And the model itself. And that's all,some better ( hope) pics ASAP for the Display case, Thanks all for watching, Gianni
  4. A-6E Intruder

    Personally,I mix the CA and the talcum to obtain the desired density needed. Just finishe a whole morning of CA fillinf/sanding for restoring a Sideshow Alien statue and work perfectly,the repaired areas are like glass now. But remember,the more powder you add ,the more quick the CA dry.
  5. 1/72 Revell Mystére IVA

    Thanks for your words aidy. This's first time I've some issue with the Isradecals,normally work perfectly and the print is great. But this was a really small problem after all,as said I solved all with a good brush and acrilics colors. Gianni
  6. A-6E Intruder

    C'mon mate,its time to beat this beast! I echo Steve: CA glue and talc powder,if I need a quick filling.If I need a more extensive work,maybe followed by some rescribing job,I use melted sprue. Gianni
  7. Kinetic CF188 1/48

    Great start! I'll add a CAF Hornet to my collection... Will folloe your build for sure. Gianni
  8. 1/72 Revell Mystére IVA

    Thanks Dragan, after all,look like a Mystere,uh? Gianni
  9. 1/72 Revell Mystére IVA

    Hi all gents. I continued working on the Mystere.Apart add the rod that link the landing gears to the respective doors,I redo the latter as the first ones had very few contact point and wasn't easy to place.For the new ones,I left more plasticard that I need to create a small tab to correctely glue all in position. In the pics you can see the legs with the linking rods and few new details and finally the doors in place. Next,the new part rapresenting the radar rangefinder. I added the last detail of the pit. Added the rearview mirror and repositioned the gunsight glass to a more correct position and the seat,of course! Next in the assembly sequence will be add the external stores; with the tanks no problem at all. As said through the build,I choose to paint one in the camo colors ant the other in NMF as per one image in the Israbook showing Mystere 10 returning from a mission with the same loadout. The pics of the NMF tanks show some very clean and shiny,others with various degree of dirt.I opted for a balanced effect . And now the first problem. searching for detailed pics of a rod connecting tha bombs to the outer pylons,I noted that mine was way too shorts...but this my fault as I used as reference those of the Valom Ouragan. To cut short the story I made new pylons,and actually are already painted in the camo grey (lower image). In the upper pics the difference is very evident! Hope to finish'em this week-end. But the plane is virtually finished as all left to go in place are the outer pylons with the bombs ( that need some touch-ups after the pylons rework) and look this way. So now I'm very very close to finish it. Like always thanks for watching. Gianni
  10. F-18A+ Splinter Aggressor

    Just WOW!!!!!! Gianni
  11. 1/48 Hobby Boss Su-30MK2 Venezuela AF

    Thanks mate. Gianni
  12. 1/48 Hobby Boss Su-30MK2 Venezuela AF

    Jan, I try to ask as best i can,my English sometimes sucks! -All the figures was painted in Valleji and Andrea acrilics,with the exception of the metallic areas -The Scottish bust was enterely ( like the other two models) handpainted.At the time I don't have any airbrush. -The secret for the white is to start at least from a light grey and "build" the white adding some drop of white in the basic grey you use,mix the colors and add to the interested area.With acrilics,your work in successive layers,with the color very thinned.I work first on the highlights and sfter I'll build the shadow with a darker shade of the base color.But remember: use the color very thinned ( almost in the same ratio of an airbrush color,or of the milk),especially for the more light tone or the shadow,otherwise you risk to create a mess or damage your previuos job. After this ,if you need to blend your colors,you can apply a ultra thinned shade ( obviously in the same range of the colors you're actually work with);this,if well used,pratically do the same job of the filter( haltone,in figures speaking) and add also some chromatic variation.These will be applied in the area between the highlights and the shadow,working from the lighter areas in direction of the darker ones,without touch the highlights,if you have already obtained a tone you like. For example in the bust I used a beige brown,and a magenta and brown for Genghis Khan. -Profiling:is techically the more simple job;with a very sharp,round brush,work around the single details ( to separate for example a belt from a vest,ecc...).The only secret is a steady hand! With a sharp,pointy,good brush you can do almost anythings,look at the close-up of the pony fur,I realized this affect only by brush. You can see one of my precision brushes ( a Japanese Bunseido ) in my Mystere thread in this same forum.Also Windsor&Newton produce great Kolinsky brush. Also,when you "charge" the brush with color,you need to unload a little on a paper napkin,before paint the model. The drybrush is a rogue tecnique I use only for the figures terrains! But I think you can find some tutorial on Youtube, I would be amazed if it were not so! If you want send me your figure,I will be more than glad to paint for you,as I've already done for other ARCers!!! I don't know if I still have some of my hold articles with in Progress pics of my figures,if yes I'll scan and send you. Also try here for some tutorial, very talented guys around this site! Hope this ask at your question and can help a little. If not don't hesitate contact me again mate! Cheers, Gianni
  13. 1/48 Hobby Boss Su-30MK2 Venezuela AF

    Ehi mate,as an ex figure painters,I can told you my modus operandi. After the primer,I start always with the face for two reason:first,if you obtain a good flesh tone ,this work as morale booster,second 'cause this way minimize the risk of overlapping the colors. As a my rule,I work from the inner layer to the external. In your figure,I'll start with the face,followed by the flight suit,the various suit gears and ending with gloves,boots and helmet. One important thing that will help a lot is to profile the various elements with a dark color,even black.This enhance every single details,help them to pop out. Some example of my old works. Hope this help,if only we live close,I'll be more than happy to invite you to a paint stage (I made quite few here in Rome) or even paint directely your pilot... Gianni
  14. Airfix 1/48 scale Hawker Hurricane Mk 1

    Ehi Joel, you're very fast! I like your work 'till now. The 4-holed "box" inside each wing is for some kind of gun bay details? Keep up the good work friend! Gianni