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  1. Fokker F.I (Eduard 1:48)

    Sure. First I sprayed everything light blue. A mix of tamiya's sky blue and light blue. Then with a wide flat brush I painted on Vallejo grass green primer. I used the broad flat edge and applied the paint semi dry-brush. I did long broad pulls from end to end of each surface. I left plenty of blue showing. Then I used the narrow edge of the brush to semi-dry brush Vallejo Soviet green primer. This time using quick flicking motions. The key is to not apply the vallejo too wet or too thick. Once dry I muted everything with a misty coat of highly thinned Tamiya light blue. It was more thinner (isopropyl) than paint. Then a light reddish brown filter and a darker brown pin wash.
  2. My first completed model for 2018 is Eduard's Fokker F.I. The markings are for an aircraft flown by commander of Jasta 10, Werner Voss in the summer of 1917. Voss, who had rapidly acquired 48 victories in the previous months, was shot down by James McCudden, while flying this particular Fokker F.I. There is a good deal of debate on whether Voss had a yellow or green cowl. It looks yellow to me on historic photos I've seen, so thats what I went with. Plus I like having color on my display shelves. The kit was a Christmas gift from my mother-in-law, and it was a great one. Lots of fun to build and paint. There is plenty of detail in the box (this was the Weekend Edition), and the kit is generally well engineered. The only things I added were wine bottle foil seat belts, Gaspatch turnbuckles, and EZ-line rigging wires. I had a few problems with struts popping out of their locations, but I can't help but wonder if it was something I did wrong. Painting was done with Tamiya (the light blue) and Vallejo earth green and Russian green primers. The chrome nose and wheels are Tamiya yellow and orange mixed about 7:3. Thanks for looking.
  3. you and me both. Good luck.
  4. And if anybody has the Superscale 48740 sheet illustrated above, I'd be interested in purchasing it. Have been unable to find it thus far.
  5. Curious if there are stencils (or decals) for WWII era US Navy type font. Specifically I'm after two sizes of the number "21" in 1/48th scale to build a VC-42 Avenger off the USS Bogue (see upper right, below).
  6. I'm really sorry to hear each of these. How awful. Yeah, its just stuff, but its stuff that carries a lot of personal and sentimental value.
  7. My Forums Are On Half The Page

    Are you on an Android device? This happens to me when I have a notification or PM in my inbox. Just swipe to the side at the top of the screen to check them.
  8. Shelf Queens Pt. II GB

    Lack of interest is what made them shelf-queens in the first place. :)
  9. The Last Jedi (Spoilers)

    With that two-bit shill JJ Abrams involved, I don't see it turning out well.
  10. Really? A lot of their newer stuff is REALLY nice. the new 1/48 spitfires, hurricane, defiant, P-40, in 1/72 the Whitley, F4F, B5N, Gladiator, Swordwish, He-111 and beaufighter series all spring to mind.
  11. The PC Gaming Thread

    Man, I'd love to try out some of these new flight sims that let you play online. But all I have at home is a laptop, and not a particularly powerful one. Heck! I don't even own a joystick anymore, nor would I know where to find one. The last sim I played was Pacific Air Combat or some-such. Probably about 10 years ago. I remember how awesome it was when I dove on a zero in my wildcat, led a bit, squeezed the trigger for less than a second, and watched him explode into a ball of flame. Which I immediately flew into and died! :) These Aces High and Rise of Flight games look awesome.
  12. 1/72 Azur FRROM Northrop Delta 1A

    Wow! This is really great. Was it a challenging build?
  13. Corsair heavy weathering

    I would venture that it was a bit of column A and a bit of column B. It would depend on length of service, location of service. Do you have a particular aircraft in mind? Photos to go from?
  14. I'm on the hunt for a set of markings for a B5N2 in 1:48. I don't have anything particular in mind, but preferably a camouflaged bird. Maybe one of the Pearl Harbor raiders. I'd be happy with a set of kit decals from one of the Hasegawa boxings, or from the Aeromaster Tora Tora sheet. The kit I have is missing its decal sheet. Please PM me, if you've got something to offer.
  15. Giving up beer for a month

    5-10 beers a week is NOT a problem. That is a very moderate amount.