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About blakeh1

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  1. blakeh1

    Space Assault Ship Toranaga

    Details look great and seem to have a function as well. Nicely done!
  2. blakeh1

    1/1000 1701-A Refit

    Great work! I really appreciate the cleanness of Trek builds. In many ways it is harder to pull off and get right than weathered stuff
  3. blakeh1

    Space Assault Ship Toranaga

    Cool concept and looks like your off to a great start Looking forward to how it turns out
  4. blakeh1

    Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project

    Wow that is some amazing detail. it really comes together with paint and I would never guess it was actually as small as it is
  5. blakeh1

    Aoshima Thunderbird 3 ( Progress 28/10)

    That looks like a pain to decal. You did a great job though
  6. blakeh1

    Black Tiger

    Congrats, I'd be interested in seeing it The 2199 kits are pretty awesome. They have so much stuff to build them in alternate landing configuration, or in flight, bomb bays open, different armament load outs etc... They did make a 1/350 Yamato prior to the 2199 series so I have seen 1/350 Cosmo Zeros and Black Tigers. Very expensive now though. Could also try shapeways maybe?
  7. blakeh1

    Black Tiger

    Using some left over decals I was able to get some marking in it. I also did some more scribing of panels lines. Although I think I might have o repaint part of the area in the arrow on the right side of the tail fin and rescribe. I used a scribing tool to start with, and it left way too wide of a line compared to the rest which I did with an exacto Should be an easy fix, Basically just brush paint the panel line with thinned down paint, then go back over with the xacto You can see here where I started then stopped after realizing it was way too thick And to get a sense of size compared to a real world jet and the 2199 stuff 1/72 Hasegawa FA-18c Hornet and 1/72 2199 Cosmo Falcon
  8. blakeh1

    Black Tiger

    Thanks everyone! As far as the Yellow, I used Tamiya paints. I think it is Lemon Yellow (or maybe Flat yellow) mixed with just a little bit Flat Red. (I can confirm the exact yellow color when I get home) I did add a layer of Tamiya Deck Tan Mixed with Flat White (left over batch from painting my A-Wing) as a base layer over the black primer before I sprayed the yellow I find if I try spraying yellow directly on a black base coast, it sometimes can take forever to build up enough coats Even when hand painting gaming miniatures and such I usually try to paint a white, tan or redish-brown layer first before doing yellow
  9. blakeh1

    My 1/8 BTTF Delorean (WIP)

    Very cool! Love seeing this take shape
  10. blakeh1

    Black Tiger

    thanks both of you for the kinds words
  11. blakeh1

    Black Tiger

    Got a chance to get some painting done I still have to do some touchup in a few areas as well as paint the underside (white/light grey) Also will be adding a little bit of weathering and some decals but here is where it is at..
  12. blakeh1

    Black Tiger

    thanks guys For decals, I am hoping that between the Bandai 1/72 Rogue One X-Wing and the other Bandai 1/72 Cosmo Zero and Falcon kits as well as other 1/1000 2199 kits plus the 1/72 FA-18C kit I have there will be enough left over decals left over to cobble together markings for this I know I have some Cosmo Navy markings as well as tons of "No Step" markings and numeric markings Plus from the X-wing kit I have some intake warning markers that I did not use since I did Red Leader like the ILM studio model which had none of that stuff
  13. blakeh1

    Black Tiger

    Kind of a lurker here for a while, so I figured it was time to get more involved 😀 I love the aircraft designs from Space Battleship Yamato/Starblazers and have been building stuff from the 2199 series. however, the Black Tiger design morphed into the Cosmo Falcon so it obviously missing from the lineup of 1/72 fighter kits. There was an old kit that Bandai made. This is the 1/70 scale version. However it is as basic as basic can be. Nothing like the more detailed 1/100 Ex version that came out later The appeal here was having a kit close to 1/72 scale It is a standard glue kit and It sure is a far cry from the engineering they have today. The parts count not counting landing gear is something like 12 pieces The body is basically and an upper and lower half for from yellow section and an upper and lower half for the back body and wing section. Two halves for the big tail fin and 2 small fins for the underside The cockpit is one piece, with molded in blobs you glue 2 heads onto and absolutely no detail There are no panel lines whatsoever beyond scribed lines to be used a guides on where to place the decals Out of the box, it looks like a kids toy So, I scratched up some detail for the cockpit. I didn't go to nuts with it since the wavy glass canopy will obscure most detail anyway, but I at least wanted something that looked more reasonable I used the extra pilot from a Hasegawa 1/72 FA-19C kit as well as a greenstuff copy I made of a Bandai 1/72 A-Wing pilot I added some additional details and panel lines At 1/70 scale I think it is close enough to 1/72 to be able to display it with the 1/72 Cosmo Zero and Falcons I painted the cockpit and canopy so I could move onto gluing the body halves together and filling the seams Had a big fit problem mating the yellow body part to the black. Hopefully filled and sanded enough to look seamless when I prime it Added some details on the rear now ready for primer (I think)
  14. blakeh1

    Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project

    Excellent details! Have a great vacation!