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    Model building, Target shooting, and Fishing.

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  1. Academy 1/48th scale F-16C Fighting Falcon

    Thanks Hooker169!. They are the ones that came with the kit. To paint the seeker heads, I took a piece of plastic sheet and punched a hole in it. I airbrushed chrome silver first. I let it dry for a day, and then coated it twice with Tamiya Clear Orange.
  2. https://flic.kr/s/aHsm7eC39b The decals finally came in. I didn't dirty up this one to bad. I really have no complaints about the kit, OTHER than the decals. Ordered them from 1001 Modelkits. Shipped on 02/08/18. Got them yesterday in the mail.
  3. 1/48 AMK Mig-31BS Foxhound

    That is one awesome build! Love the weathering.
  4. Italeri 1/48th scale V-22 Osprey

    That would be one facility I would love to take a tour at Scooby. (Bell Helicopter).
  5. Roden 1/48th scale OV-1B Mohawk

    Thanks AlienFrogModeller. Glad I changed the base. It was good practice. Yes dnl42, the model is tail heavy. I put lead fishing weights in the front gear well. This was the first time I ever dry brushed static flock grass. I used a mixture of Sap Green, and Lemon Yellow oil paints.
  6. This one was built straight from the box. I painted it with Testor's Model Master Enamels. I pre shaded the raised detail with black paint, applied the top coat, then lightly sanded it to reveal the black beneath. (Not my idea. Read it in Finescale Modeler.) I did do a pin wash as well. I also used pastel chalks to simulate dirt and grime.https://flic.kr/s/aHsmfzGZtx
  7. I built this one some time ago. I recently updated the base and model. I have a habit of going back and testing new ideas on models I had already built. This one was originally sitting on a tarmac print from Verlinden. Not to exciting of a display I thought. I took this opportunity to try and improve on my ground work on both sides of the runway. (Taxiway is 150 grit sandpaper cut into squares). Two things I don't enjoy doing, Ground work on diorama's, and figures. As far as the model goes, the original kit decals were awful. All of them silvered badly, no matter how much decal solution I used. I painted over the old ones, and applied new ones from my decal stash. I had quite a few 1/35th scale U.S. Army helicopter decals from a Dragon kit. That's what I used on this one. The Dragon decals were fantastic to work with. The only thing I added to the original construction was a resin cockpit with photo etch. One thing about the kit that stood out when I originally built it was how soft, and pliable the plastic was. Weird.https://www.flickr.com/gp/159342774@N07/4qedUU
  8. Trumpeter 1/35th scale Mi-24V Hind-E

    I’m not sure if a Future clear coat would safe from using mineral spirits. I have not tried this process with future before. I use Testors Dullcoat.
  9. Trumpeter 1/35th scale Mi-24V Hind-E

    https://flic.kr/s/aHskwih6yd. Here are some additional photos Hooker169. Better ones than before.
  10. Trumpeter 1/35th scale Mi-24V Hind-E

    Thanks a lot Hooker169. The paint is Testors Model Master enamels. I let the paint dry for 24 hours. I then coated the entire model with Testors Dull coat. I let it sit for another 24 hours before I did a pin wash on it. I used lamp black artist oils thinned with mineral spirits. After the wash was completely dry, I took a clean cotton cloth, with clean mineral spirits, and wiped the excess wash off in the direction of the airflow.
  11. Revell/Monogram 1/48th scale A-10

    Thanks skyhawk174.
  12. That is one awesome Huey Charlie. She looks beautiful.
  13. Pre-shading

    Thanks for posting the pictures Janissary. Great examples of different effects one couId get using the different techniques. I could also see where if done incorrectly, it could look more toy like than a model. I just started pre shading stuff about 3 years ago. I’m just now starting to experiment with post shading. Black basing sounds like something I might want to try in the very near future. Darren Roberts, I like the effects that you had on your F-4. Looks fantastic.
  14. Pre-shading

    https://flic.kr/s/aHskBTAFpa. These are just a few items that I have pre-shaded.
  15. Pre-shading

    Airbrushing a dark line along a line of rivets or panel lines on an entire model. Then airbrushing the main color over top of that, letting the dark line below that to peek through.