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  1. Fighting Eighty-Four

    AV-8B+ Hasegawa 1/48 with loads of extras

    That is a BEAUTIFUL Harrier man! Absolutely gorgeous. Love the finish. Well done!
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    Techniques for recreating gold tinted canopies?

    I actually started a thread showing an experiment I tried using nail polish, of all things, to recreate this look. I feel it was very successful, but you can judge for yourself...
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    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    I believe they are including both a one piece and multi-part canopy.
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    1/48 Great Wall F-15C Aggressor, 65th AGRS Splinter "Blue 94", 2013

    A few more pics...
  5. Hi all! I would like to share my latest completed project, the 1/48 Great Wall Hobby F-15C from the MSIP II ANG boxing. I decided to build it in the fantastic splinter camo markings of the 65th AGRS circa 2013. The camo was done without a mask, using Tamiya tape and just kinda eyeballing it. I started by painting the gray, then masking and painting either the white or blue areas one at a time. Some areas were easier to paint the white over the blue, and others the blue over the white. I used some aftermarket on this one, including a Quickboost seat, Meng CATM Aim-9M from the short range weapons kit, and the ELTA-8222 and ACMI pods from the Meng long range weapons set. For decals, I actually had three options to choose from, the Two Bobs "Digital Flanker" set, Afterburner "65th Aggressors" sheet, and the Speed Hunter Graphics "Elegant Eagles" sheet. I wanted to do Blue 94, so that eliminated the Afterburner sheet which does not include that option. Between the Two Bobs sheet and the SHG sheet, the color saturation and stencils were nicer on the SHG sheet, and being Cartograf printed sealed the decision for me. This is the second time using SHG decals (F-4G was the other), and they performed fantastically once again. Big fan of their products! The GWH kit is much lauded, and for good reason. It is just a fantastically detailed kit, and fit is generally excellent throughout. Rear fuselage and intakes take the most care, but nothing major to note. Here is what I used on this build: Kit: 1/48 Great Wall Hobby F-15C Eagle MSIP II ANG boxing Decals: Speed Hunter Graphics "Elegant Eagles" sheet Aftermarket: Quickboost Ejection Seat, Meng Short-Range Weapons Set, Meng Long-Range Weapons Set Paints: Gunze Mr. Surfacer Black 1500 (primer base), ModelMaster FS35109 International Blue, Gunze Aqueous FS 36118 Gunship Gray, Mr Paint FS 36251 Aggressor Gray and FS 36628 White Gray, Tamiya Rubber Black, Clear Red, Clear Yellow, and Smoke, and Alclad II Gloss Black Primer, Airframe Aluminum, Pale Burnt Metal, and Burnt Iron. Future Gloss coat for decals and Future+Tamiya XF-21 Flat Base 6:1 ratio for final matte coat. Molotow Liquid Chrome also used. Mig Ammo Deep Gray panel wash. Without further ado, here are the pics, hope you like!
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    1/48 Tamiya F-14D

    17 hours or 17 months, this is still a beautiful build Darren. The fact you built this in such a short time is a testament to both your skills and the marvel that is the Tamiya Tomcat kit. I have only one word for you... Noooooooice!!!!!!!
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    1/48 Tamiya F-14A Bad Cat Adversary

    Love this one Andy, don't see this scheme done very often. The paintwork and weathering are pertty much perfect. Well done my friend!
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    1/48 Hasegawa TA-4J Adversary, VF-126

    Wonderful work there Adam! I tend to be drawn toward the blue camo'd Skyhawk Adversary aircraft, and this one is right on point. I dig your build info listed with pics. It is a nice for easy reference for someone that wants to do a similar build in the future, like me. 😉 I do the same with my builds as well.
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    F/A-16C CAS Viper. Tamyia 1/48

    Absolutely fantastic work Janne, as per your norm. 🙂 I really love the F-16 in that scheme, your build inspires me to want to do one some day. Bravo brother!
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    Great Wall Hobby Mig-29 decals

    I also used GWH kit decals on my SMT (9-19) variant. Performed very well for me as well, no issues at all.
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    1/48 Hasegawa F/A-18C Hornet, VFA-86 Sidewinders CAG, 2006

    Thanks bud, I really appreciate the kind words and support. I am glad you like it! After some though I think I will just keep it here, despite the honor it would be to give it to them. I have never shipped a model before, and worry about the logistics of such an endeavor. Besides, it looks like you are giving them quite the sweet supply jets of their history! Thanks man, I always appreciate your comments on my builds! Thanks Peter, that is quite a compliment from you my friend. 🙂 Thanks Cap! Your kind words are greatly appreciated.
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    Tamiya 1/48 F-14 A Tomcat

    That is just stunning Peter! Having done this exact scheme on the Tamiya Tomcat as well, I can really appreciate what you have done here. The paintwork and details are just so crisp and well done. Bravo, man... Bravo!
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    710 Blue "older" Su-35

    Mr Matt Foley, you mind if an non-WI (Ohio) guy gets in on this? I really would like to get one of these sets too. If you don't feel comfortable doing that perhaps I can buy the sets and ship them out to you guys... I guess it depends on how much his shipping is for one set to the US and how much it would be to send three...
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    Su-34 Anti-glare

    How about NATO black? I think that is an almost black very dark green.
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    1/48 Hasegawa F/A-18C Hornet, VFA-86 Sidewinders CAG, 2006

    Thanks RK! Yeah, I noticed the sweet Hornet builds being posted too! I am just glad mine can be included in that lofty company. Thank you Zach for the really nice compliment! You made my day!!! Thanks man, I really appreciate that! Thanks Steve, that is quite a compliment! Thanks HWR! I wish you luck on your build. What are you building now? Thanks Darren! It is always an honor to earn that NOICE!!! Man, how cool would that be, to give it to the squadron. Not sure how that would work? Thanks Mstor! Thanks Janne! I like 'em dirty too, even though this one was not intended to be quite so dirty but due to my wash difficulties on this build it just kinda happened. LOL Thanks Ryan, I always appreciate your kind words! Thanks Mike, I really appreciate that!