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kike

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  1. Every door on this helo is going to be closed and we know is never easy, however in this case I had no problems and the fit alla around is actually pretty good
  2. You are right sir!!! that's why I tried to avoid going ape on the weathering! even though we all know I wanted to!
  3. Thnx for letting me know bro! It's been fixed! and I changed the shade of red to a brighter one Now let's see some tail boom evolution pics Then the wash And decals cause I wanted to see the whole thing! Regarding the weathering for this particular Viper, I know it should be clean and well entertained beeing the "flag ship" but I wanted the used look! so I went with a "hard" wash to help that look!
  4. It came out a bit to dark, but I think it is cause I painted over the gray and used Insignia red, I think I'm gonna change the red and will use white underneath
  5. I worket on the tail boom cause I wanted to have a glance of the scheme, the building proces went pretty straight forward and no filler was needed, just a bit of CA and some sanding, well a bit than "some" but overall the fitting is really good! I used "Brass" instead of gold cause I didn't have any! but I like the result! Then I used Model Master 36375 for the main paint and only the first layer is applied on the pics Some tonal variations are gonna be applied later on, and off course the red stripe which is never easy to mask and paint!
  6. Thnx Whiskey! I appreciate your comment! and I really hope I won't let you down! I really want this to be a nice model! putting some effort to make it real!
  7. So this is gonna be my first "serious" try at helos and I'll be posting the WIP here to learn as much as possible! I'm pretty sure is gonna be way down the site's standards but I'll do my best to pull a decent model out of this really nice kit. It's gonna be OOB and I don't really know a lot about helos. If I succed I might build it's brother the Huey Venom, but we're far away from there yet! So the box looks as you know And I'll try to paint it like this I have started adding the PE, and I was surprised as how good it is! the fit is almost perfect in most places Then I added some detail to the "nose" cause the real thing has some lines and rivets but not the kit, so I added some Afterwards I moved to the cockpit wich is mostly black, did some dry brushing and I might apply screen decals only, the rest it's been hand painted At last I added some more weight to make sure is not gonna be a tail seater, It might be overkill but you can never be too sure! So far is a very wel behaving kit! let's hope it will continue this way! I read glueing the skids could be a bit tricky, so if you have an idea on how to approach, it'll be very much appreciated! thnx for watching
  8. The dio is looking awesome!! any decission on the camo yet?
  9. I kinda like more the two grays camo, IMHO it blends better with the whole scene, the brown camo, althoug is really nice, I find it out of place for some reason! just from a viewer's perspective!
  10. Great job as usual Elmo! always a pleasure to see your updates!!
  11. Excellent! as usual!!! great job bro!
  12. I'd go for a greener look, I agree that yellow or orange does something and it does not look coherent with the rest of the cabin. It is nicely painted but togheter with the rest it looks kinda awkward. Just my 0.02
  13. Always nice to see your progress Elmo!
  14. BTW I've presented it to the IPMS convention and got a third place! not bad for my first time ever!
  15. Thnx for the comments guys! it turned out really nice!
  16. Coming from you is a great compliment! I appreciate it!
  17. Sorry I forgot to mention it! yes it's the 1/72nd scale! thnx for your comment!
  18. This is the Hobby Boss kit, I only added a coupke of Fujimi pilots since they were not provided and were needed to be able to make the in-flight display! I did this one as a present to my nephew, that's why it has a "Jlo" mark on the tails cause that's his nickname! Hope you like it as he did!
  19. You are right! I didn't use the Fairy-Hobby windshield, because somehow I managed to ruin it during the cutting process, that's why I left the canopy open!
  20. Insane Oliver!!!! is the folding mecanism strong enough to hold the blades by itself?
  21. You are right Whiskey! even tho I like it, I have to agree that not so strong would have been better!
  22. I finished this model about a year ago but just now I realized I didn't post it here. I was kind of documenting the build but after the Photobucket thing everything went south for this model I used lots of aftermarket to make it as pretty as possible! for the first time I was looking for accuracy not so deeply but I wanted it as close as possible! I started with the academy kit Wolf pack Su-30 MK Flanker cockpit set Wolf Pack Su-30 MK Flanker update set Quickboost correct nose cone Fairy Hobby Vacuum canopy Brassin Tires resin exhaust (don't know the brand) Caracal decals wich are awesome, but untortunatly they are designed to fit the HobbyBoss not the Wolf Pack ones, so I had to paint most of them but still managed to use some of the decal, other tan that se decal sheet is awesome! and a bit of begemot's data The camo colors were mixed to get as close as possible! this was the most difficult part cause I'm almost color blind and really bad for mixing! A big thanks to Ichitoe and his wife to make this build possible!
  23. Is it me or there only two pictures showing?? I admire your work Elmo and dedication!!!
  24. Great job as usual Chuck! I've been following your build from day 1! don't coment much cause I don't have much to say other than wow! and it doesn't add to your posts! updates are so interesting and full of information I learn a lot during your builds!!
  25. As I said before, I'm kinda sad this build came to an end! but on the other side I'm really happy to see such a nice model!!! great job Steve!! Kudos!!
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