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  1. My latest build. The Eduard Polikarpov I-16 Type 10 in Chinese Markings. I have done a full video build showing pretty much the entire process with time lapse where required. I painted the kit with Humbrol Enamels and Tamiya Enamels. I used a host of weathering products, all detailed in the video. The video itself took almost as long as the kit, but I think it does a decent job of showing what goes into building a kit. I hope you all enjoy! Video Photos
  2. My latest build The Tamiya 1/72 Henschel HS 129 B2. This is a rebox of an Italeri Kit. This is also painted with Tamiya Acrylics, which I used for the first time on the main body. The result is not my best work, in any case here it is. I have done a full video build, which took longer than the kit to make so I hope you guys enjoy it.
  3. My latest creation, This is the Tamiya 1/12 Honda CB750F. I painted the kit with Tamiya enamels and acrylics. I have made a full video build, which probably took up most of my time. Happy with the final product and video. Like I said this video sure took some time to make, so I hope you all enjoy. Photos
  4. This is my second build of the year. It is the Bandai HG Gouf YMS-07B-0 Tactical Demonstrator. I have painted it in a custom non symmetrical Multi-cam scheme using Tamiya enamels. This is also the first time I have done a full video build with commentary, and that was a lot of fun. I have pretty much explained everything in this video build. Enjoy the video and the photos Photos
  5. Hello All, Here is my latest. A custom painted Gundam, with decals from my spares box. The model represents a Sci-Fi Robot and not a Gundam. Painting was done using Tamiya Enamels. The model was given a coat of Pledge Floor care, then weathered. Gloss areas were left gloss, and matte areas were coated with Alclad Matte Coat. The video took me some time to make as well, I hope you all enjoy.
  6. Hello All, This is my completed Yak 9 in 1/48 scale from Ark Models. It is a rebox of an ICM kit. It was a joy to build. A very simple kit with a bit of filling, and sanding to do. I lost some of the landing gear doors so these had to be scratch built. The kit is OOB with some PE Seatbelts and a bit of scratch built cylinders and which I placed in the cockpit and some other scratch built stuff in the cockpit too. It is painted with Humbrol enamels and Tamiya enamels. I have done slight post and preshading, although it is very difficult to see in pics. The pics do not it justice, but the video does. As always I am not concerned with historical accuracy but more so with the finish and the build.
  7. Hi All, This is my completed Academy 1/48 Hughes 500D. This was a very cheap kit, but it built up well. It was difficult to deal with all the clear parts as I had to be very careful. I tried some shading but trying to do that whilst making sure all clear parts and delicate parts were masked or out of the way was too difficult. I chose the Israeli Scheme as it was simple and sometimes simple is what I like. I did not want the chore of painting a camo over this delicate model. The model was painted with Humrol and Tamiya enamels. Minimal weathering, being only some panel lines being highlighted with Tamiya Panel line Accent, Vallejo washes, and a Copic Multiliner pen. Some pigments were used with Tamiya Weathering master as well. I just wanted to build a clean model, to try to make sure I make no mistakes. The wings and TOW launchers were very difficult to get into position and I think they are not perfect, but they will do. The decals were very bad, usually I use everything on my decals to make sure they do not silver, being gloss coat underneath, setting solutions etc, but it didnt work in this case. Overall I am happy with the result. A very fidly kit to build, but enjoyable nonetheless. As always I am not concerned with historical accuracy, only with the build and the finish and so am quite happy. I hope you all enjoy the video and the photos.
  8. Hello, This is my completed 1/48 Hasegawa A6M5b Zero Type 52. The kit was built OOB with the exception of PE seat belts. I lost the small little pieces on the wings (don't know what there called) so I had to scratch build those using Tamiya epoxy putty. I also made the two wing lights using PVA glue as the kits lights protruded out too much and didn't fit properly. It was painted with Humbrol enamels and Tamiya enamels. Weathering was used to highlight details and give an overall clean aircraft look. Panels lines were highlighted using Tamiyas panel line Accent washes being Black and Dark brown and also by using a copic Multiliner Pen 0.02 Black and Grey. Other washes used include Vallejos Desert Dust on the cowling, landing bays, underside of the flaps and the wheels and also Vallejos dark grey and black on the inside of the cockpit. Presading was done with Tamiya XF-1 and post shading on both top and bottom by just adding some white to the original colour. Also finally I used Tamiya weathering master to create some dust effects overall on the aircraft. As always I am not interested in historical accuracy but the build and finish, so with that in mind am happy with the end result. I hope you all enjoy the photos and the video (which takes quite some time to do up) Photos
  9. Thanks mate. I think its one of the RAF schemes. Its in one of Airfix spitfire colour schemes.
  10. Hello All, This is my first scale model in over a year now. This is also my first Aircraft in 1/48 scale. I have always built aircraft in 1/72 before this. I made a few mistakes with this one, but I think by now I understand that this is part of modelling. Also I was never really concerned with historical accuracy. I am concerned with the build and the finish. I tried some preshading and post shading on this one. It is hard to tell in the photos, however you can clearly see it in the video. Here it is my completed Tamiya 1/48 Spitfire Mk V (b). This is the old tool. I have gone for a well maintained aircraft with some stains on it and some faded paint. So something not too dirty but stained if that makes sense. My camera has been damaged and so the photos do not do it justice. The video however does do it justice. I hope you all enjoy the video. (the music signifies a comeback!) Here are some photos. As always all comments welcome.
  11. Hi All, This is my completed Academy 1/72 Super Etendard. I hope you all take the time to watch the reveal video as well as the timelapse build video. The timelapse video took me some time to complete but I really think it is very enjoyable. 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. Finally it was matte coated and the canopy was applied. There was a gap between the canopy and fuselage which was filled with Vallejo putty and brush painted over. Build Thread http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?/topic/302330-academy-172-super-etendard/ Final Reveal Video Timelapse Build Video Build Slideshow Video FInal Photos I hope you all liked the post. As always, all comments welcome.
  12. 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.
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