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  1. Academy 1/72 Super Etendard

    Hi All, I am currently building the Academy 1/72 Super Etendard Kit. Build Summary This kits original molds are quite old - if my information is correct - it dates back to 1983. It is based on a kit from a company Sunny-Tri. For its age I must admit the detail is very good. Although this kit is almost complete at the time I am writing this, the goal was to complete the kit OOB with spare seat belts PE. I have nearly done this. I did scratch build the detail in the front wheel well, as there was none there and a seam I could not remove, so I covered it in detailing. The kit has no cockpit detail, and I did not add any either, it does have a HUD display. The kit was painted with Humbrol enamels. I did preshade with Tamiya Enamel XF-1. And some post shading was done as well by just lightening one of the dark colours with thinner. Panel lines were done using a Copic Multiliner Pen with a 0.05mm tip in Sepia Colour - I wanted to keep the panel lines a bit lighter. Rivets were given a wash with Tamiya Panel Line Accent. Wheel wells were washed with Vallejo Weathering wash brown. Kit Details (from www.scalemates.com) Brand: Academy Title: Super-Étendard "Libiya 2011" [Special Edition] Number: 12431 Scale: 1:72 Released: 2012 (Based on Sunny Tri kit from 1983) Type: Full kit Includes: Plastic sprues, Waterslide decals, Clear parts Decal options Dassault Super Etendard Modernisé Aéronavale (French Naval Air Arm 1910-Now) Flottille 11F 55 2008 Dassault Super Etendard Modernisé Aéronavale (French Naval Air Arm 1910-Now) Flottille 17F 10 Opération Harmattan - Charles-de-Gaulle | 2011 Box Contents The Build The build begins with the cockpit, which like I said earlier has no detail. Fuselage assembled and preshaded with Tamiya XF-1 Enamel Flat Black Wheel wells painted with Tamiya Enamel X-11 Silver Camo Pattern painted with Humbrol 145 (lighter shade) and Humbrol 125 Darker shade. I will point out that the instructions here are incorrect they call for the opposite colours to be painted as in Humbrol 145 is the darker shade and 125 as the lighter shade. Front wheel well was detailed with some wiring and plastic sheeting. Vallejo Weathering wash brown was added to the wheel wells I first did the panel lines with a Copic Multi liner pen Sepia with a 0.05 tip for all panel lines on the top. For the bottom I used a Copic Multiner Pen 0.02mm tip with Cool Grey colour. This was done straight on top on the dried enamel paint. I then Gloss coated with Pledge Floor Care. Some weapons and pylons added. I let the gloss coat dry for 2 days and began decaling. Weapons all added I painted the lights on the end of the wings with Tamiya Clear Green and Red. I have then just gloss coated the model again with Pledge Floor Care. I have also added the seat with PE Seatbelts. There was a gap between the canopy and the fuselage. This was filled with Tamiya 2 part epoxy putty - as it gives me time to mold it into the correct shape, and then painted once it set. I will wait for this to dry and then matte coat it to give it a sheen like finish, and add the canopy. I hope you all enjoyed the post the kit should be completed in the next few days. As always all comments welcome.
  2. 1/48 A-1H Skyraider VA-152 Black Spades

    Excellent work mate.
  3. Builder's 2017 Builds

    Hi All, These are all my completed models for 2017. They are in chronological order. Each kit has a video followed by 2 photos (except for one).This was my third year in scale modelling and I think I have done well. I also learned how to airbrush a bit better with time. If you guys like the videos then please have a look at my youtube channel for more upcoming videos https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwjbSKxaGyWtRpJsq5x7UMg/featured Here we go.. 1. Airfix 1/72 P-51D Mustang 2. Tamiya 1/72 P-51D Mustang This kit was broken just a few days after it was built and so no video was made. 3. Italeri 1/72 Wessex HAS UH-5 4. Tamiya 1/35 Type 10 Tank with Mine Roller 5. Tamiya 1/72 Bf-109 E3 A quick build to get the mojo back. 6. Tamiya 1/72 F-4G Phantom Learned to work with raised panel lines. 7. Italeri 1/35 Landrover 109 8. Airfix 1/72 Supermarine Spitfire PR XIX 9. Tamiya 1/72 Mosquito Mk4 10. Airfix 1/72 Supermarine Spitfire Mk 22 11. Italeri 1/72 Jaguar GR1 12. Italeri 1/72 F-15 E 13. Academy 1/72 P-40 B Tomahawk My worst effort of the year, rushed this kit. 14. Tamiya 1/35 M792 Gama Goat Last kit of the year. Really took my time on this one. Driving away as if to say Goodbye! I hope you all enjoyed the post as much as I enjoyed the year.
  4. Hello All! - Italeri 1/72 F-15 E Strike Eage

    Thanks. Yes the kit is old but with some work can be turned into a great model.
  5. My 2017 Production

    Amazing collection for the year. Love the description you have done for each one. I think the F-14 second one is the best of the lot.
  6. Academy 1/72 P-40B Tomahawk

    Hi All, I completed this kit at the end of last, year. I got this kit for $3 (Australian). I haven't taken many photos of it, as I think personally it was just a real poor effort on my part with this kit. I rushed it, and made a few mistakes in doing so. In any case here it is Build Summary I built it OOB with no extras. Painting was done with Humbrol enamels, I was not very happy with the paint job camo pattern, but I didnt fix it. No preshading or post shading of any kind done. The bottom of the plane was not really highlighted much, but it was stained a bit. The panel lines were highlighted with copic multiliner pens with a 0.02mm tip. Final Reveal Video Final Photos I hope you liked the post. As always all comments welcome.
  7. Messerschmitt Me-262 A-2a

    Wow. Superb job Manuel
  8. Snow Day F-14A Tomcat

    Excellent finish mate.
  9. Tamiya 1/35 M792 Gama Goat

    Hi All, I have just recently joined ARC,and put my first post up 5 minutes ago. Here is my second post! This is my completed Tamiya 1/35 Gama Goat, built OOB with no extras. Build Summary The kit went together perfectly. No issues apart from some ejector pin marks on the bottom of the vehicle, and a few on the inside of the front canvas cover. The paint job took me a month to do, as I was on and off, it is quite complex, but I tried my best. It was all airbrushed. Weathering was done with Tamiya panel liner and Vallejo Streaking grime, plus Tamiya Weathering Master sets. I chose not to chip the vehicle as I wanted to display a well maintained but stained vehicle. As always I am concerned with the build, the finish and paint job, and not with historical accuracy or rivet counting, and am quite happy with this kit overall. I could have done a bit better with the side view mirrors as they broke off quite a few times. I hope you all take the time to watch the videos - especially my new Time-lapse build (First one I have ever done) as it does take quite some time to do up. Time-lapse Video Build Final Reveal Video Build Video Slideshow Final Photos I hope you all liked the post!
  10. Hello All, I have just recently joined the forum. I am Bob Builder from Townsville Australia. I love scale modelling so here I am! Here is a recently completed kit. The Italeri 1/72 F-15 E Strike Eagle Build Summary The kit was a speed build - done in about 10 days which is much faster then I usually build, so I might have missed a few details. I have built it OOB with some spare PE seat belts. I could have spent more time on the canopy and cockpit in hindsight. I have kept weathering to a bare minimum, as I like my aircraft clean. The kit required a lot of filler where the wings met the fuselage, all the detail there also had to be re scribed. As always I am never concerned with historical accuracy or rivet counting. I am concerned with the build and paint job, which I am happy with at the moment. I hope you all take the time to watch the final reveal video and also the build slideshow, as these do take considerable time and effort to put together. Build Thread http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235028234-italeri-172-f-15-e/ Final Reveal Build Video Final Photos I hope you all liked my first ARC post. All comments welcome.