crackerjazz Posted November 3, 2022 Share Posted November 3, 2022 (edited) Hi, I'm constantly inspired by wardog's super-detailed build which is a rescribed Revell-Monogram A-6E TRAM so I'm going to try and do the same -- the rescribing portion, I mean : ). I also got to thinking about the various kits in my stash after reading Dai Phan's thread. They won't be built because I'm so pampered by modern kits with perfect engraved panel lines : ) I did think about just getting the Hobby Boss kit but that will kill my purpose. This isn't a full build - I just want to practice and get better at rescribing to hopefully pick up some techniques along the way. I might also learn a thing or two about the Intruder which I've never built before (I did a Matchbox 1/72 Prowler as a kid so I have some idea about the shape). The way they describe it as a drumstick is so true -- maybe that was what turned me off about building another Intruder-shaped plane, lol. I've grown to love the shape over the years, though, and have gotten jealous of other people's builds. I actually started rescribing a couple of Harriers some time back using carving tape but gave up when the panels became smaller. Not sure if the same thing will happen here but hopefully one gets better over time. Another question that popped into my mind is how long does it really take to rescribe this thing. If I built it as is, would I end up wondering how I should've just put in the time and rescribed it first? I'm going to do this on my spare time when I need a break from my other builds but I'll be summing up the time I spend doing just the rescribing and see what the total time is like. I haven't really looked at the canopy yet -- but hopefully that part doesn't have raised panel lines or that will be the horror of horrors. Armed with a pin on a pin vise I began the journey by applying the technique of scribing along the panel line and sanding it down after. I learned that I'm terrible at this method -- my pin just wanted to derail. Will fill those gashes later. I then went back to using carving tape. It's transparent which helps in placement. After 2 hours I've managed to rescribe some panel lines on the tail. Yay! (i think : ) I used some real photos and Hobby Boss Intruder photos online as reference to see what needs to be corrected as well. I won't be going all out, though. Some of the harder ones I'll probably just skip over and just sand down the raised panel line. I'm trying to make this as fun as possible so I don't end up giving up : ) One thing I noticed is the Intruder is huge. I thought it was as small as an A7 but it's actually almost as long as an F-14 : ) The 1/48 model commands attention. Edited November 4, 2022 by crackerjazz Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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