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  1. arnobiz

    The next project

    Fantastic work as usual Gianni, thanks fro sharing your techniques, it's a great inspiration Arnaud
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    F-15I - 1/48 GWH

    Many thanks for the kind words guys. I just came back from holidays, still one week PTO to make progress on this one 🙂 Arnaud
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    F-15I - 1/48 GWH

    Thank you for your kind words. The project is making progress, I'm really more into building than painting so the second phase is always a bit slow/painful I especially struggle to make consistently blurred edges 😞 Next are the decals, finally. Arnaud
  4. arnobiz

    The future of group builds?

    +1 🙂
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    F-15I - 1/48 GWH

    Thanks guys, glad you like it. I also made a couple of intake covers, using pictures of the F-15I in a museum to create the hebrew markings (using clear laser decal paper). Basis is plasticard cut to shape and covered with PVA-soaked tissue paper. The stripes are masked and painted. Cheers, Arnaud
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    F-15I - 1/48 GWH

    Hello, After some work on GWH's stunning F-15I I thought I would share progress. The kit is awesome, excellent fit overall with minimum putty use required (mostly around the CFTs). I built it mostly OOB, with only a couple of improvements in the cockpit. My main challenge for this build was to paint the large tail markings, as I felt the decals colour was a bit off and I like it when colours match 🙂 Just to be clear: Due to the intricate/tiny shapes it took a LOT of trials before I managed to cut the masks properly using my Silhouette Portrait... First, tails camo: Followed by first mask: [/url] Followed by IDF sand layer and second mask: [/url] Followed by dark gull grey layer, done! [/url] Same for the roundels: [/url] Next will be the top side camo... Thanks for looking, Arnaud
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    Fightertown Decals and the Tamiya Tomcat...

    Why not print full sheets sized for Tamiya but just include the key markings, not the stencils, stars and bars etc.. already provided by Tamiya to keep costs down?
  8. arnobiz

    Takom Merkava Mk1 Hybrid

    Thanks guys, glad you like it! The kit was so nice I bought another one (the initial version this time) for a Lebanon diorama :) Cheers, Arnaud
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    Takom Merkava Mk1 Hybrid

    Hello all, After a very long while I re-started building seriously (as in "spending more time", not "professional quality" ;) ) Here are a couple of shots of my recently completed Merkava mk1 hybrid (Takom 1/35) with crew (Walkyrie 1980's IDF crew). Beautiful kit, fastest build ever for me (about 2 weeks end to finish). WIP can be found here Main adds to the kit, again not much as it's a great kit: Antiskid done with diluted PVA glue spread with a brush and covered with embossing powder Basket contents from various sets (Tamiya, Legend and Plus Model I believe, they have been out of their original boxes for a long time) Tarp and ID panels done in white milliput Rear hull baskets completed with aluminium strips Comments welcome, always nice to have help and improve next time Arnaud
  10. arnobiz

    Companies using 3D Scanners shoot themselves in the foot

    What's your point exactly? In what sense are they shooting themselves in the foot? How is it different from what they did before? How does this affect any of us in any way?
  11. arnobiz

    Lucky Models?

    I did have some issues but LM (Raymond and Elsie) were always pretty quick to reply and offer a solution. They do have great prices but considering the issues I had, if customer service had not been so good I would have changed suppliers. In a word, I'm sure your issue will be solved soon and satisfactorily :) Arnaud
  12. Bump, anyone? I'll be glad to trade/pay of course Arnaud
  13. arnobiz

    1/72 VF-21 F-14 decals

    I think I have these decals somewhere, PM me if you'd like to have them :) Arnaud
  14. Dear friends, My wife gave me Tamiya's 1/32 Spitfire IXc for Christmas :) and being French I'd like to build her as Pierre Clostermann's kite ;) Would anyone have this scheme leftover from Kagero's sheet? I'd be happy to pay/trade and in any case cover shipping. Thanks a lot for your help, Arnaud
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    Why Luckymodel/Kinetic?

    Same thing here, every time I had an issue Raymond and his team did a good job sorting it out and I'm about to place a new order. The only thing I'd change is not to list items for which availability is dubious (eg Dragon items). This only hurts LM's reputation: I'd rather know it's not available at all than think it is and then find out months later that it will never happen. Arnaud