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Everything posted by TomcatFanatic123

  1. Habu, I didn't really notice how bright it was until I looked at the pictures, so I think most of it may be the flash, but I'm definitely going to dullcote it just to be positive. Thanks for the feedback! :blink:
  2. Actually I'm quite happy with the way this turned out. It went together superbly - no fit problems at all. Started it Monday, and sailed right through it. I'm debating whether I should dull-coat it or not. I had looked at the instruction manual that came with it when I first got the kit for Christmas, so I kind of knew what to expect - a bunch of kits within a kit. Can't wait to get started on the engine!
  3. FIRST model ! Holy crap!!! I don't think my 100th model will look this awesome!
  4. Awesome work! I know I wouldn't have the patience to do that B). Besides painting white, masking stuff is my least favorite part of a build.
  5. And the Hamilton Standard prop. Before I finish here, I've got questions. This kit came with two different types of props, the Hamilton Standard and Aero-Products. Which one do I use for this plane? Also, there's two different canopies - the Dallas-built and the standard canopy. Which one of those do I use?
  6. Shot of the seat. My first attempt at scratchbuilding the seatbelts. WAY too thick, but oh well, you live and learn. Also, I'm going to use the filling w/o sanding technique to close that seam where the wing and fuselage meet. Also, the equipment back there behind the seat. Should I weather that any, or just leave it the way it is?
  7. Best shot I could get of the cockpit, and it's not a very good one...
  8. Another shot of the fuselage
  9. Overhead shot of the fuselage assembly
  10. Making some major progress (I hope) on the Mustang. Got the fuselage halves put together, and the wings put on today, along with painting on the prop. Critiques are more than welcome...this is my first prop build, and I can only get better if I know where I screwed up :blink: . This is what the finished product will (hopefully) look like.
  11. This is the 1/72 Tamiya Korean War Mustang kit. I could kick myself for not getting the 1/48 version instead, because these parts are so $%#@ small, they're making me crazy B) Here's the cockpit - without the seat as of yet. I'm trying my hand at scratch-building some seat belts for it, which has been an adventure so far .
  12. I'm thinking about building the Revell shuttle/boosters kit myself, and figured it wouldn't be so hard, but I just thought of something...Won't the thin black rings around the SRB's be difficult to paint? That's the one thing that concerns me about building this kit, and I was just wondering how you were going to go about it. Looking absolutely beautiful so far. Incredible job on the ET B) ! My lifelong dream is actually to fly to the Cape to see a shuttle launch someday.
  13. The kit instructions say flat brown, but I kinda doubt that. Judging from the walkaround pics here, it looks like they should be that funky green chromate color, but did that change from WWII to Korea?
  14. The kit is the 1:72 Revell of Germany F-14D. That was actually the first thing I noticed out of the box was how deep those panel lines were. Thanks for the input :P ! Oh, and by the way, your first build looks incredible. It'll only take me, oh, maybe 100 kits or so before my work starts turning out that good.
  15. by the way, there still is a few fiddly-bits to put on. Don't worry, I haven't forgotten them
  16. Well, let me be the first to say that I'm not really thrilled with how this one's going to turn out, but since I started modelling, I've STARTED about 20 kits, and this will be the first one that I'm actually going to finish, and this is my first real attempt with decals and finishing coats and such, I guess it's not so bad. Well, here goes. I know it's terrible...
  17. Will ModelMaster No. 1796 "Jet Exhaust" work for the burner cans? I think it would look OK, but then the more I look at it, it looks a little too gold-tinged to me.
  18. Yup...this puts mine to shame :D !!! Nice work, man !
  19. pleeeeeeeeeeeeeease extend it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!! PLEASE!!! PLEASE!!!!
  20. Thanks for the compliment MaRiO! I plan to use THIS technique for the weathering stage.
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