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3 hours ago, lmagna said:

I need to quit stopping in here Craig

Every time I do it seems to thin my wallet a little more. My wife is beginning to think I have a mistress!:D All of these high tek models and after market stuff seem to require a lot of high tek stuff to make the best use of them!

I think a mistress would cost less, Lou.   :D:D

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1 hour ago, mtaylor said:

I think a mistress would cost less, Lou.   :D:D

You are probably right. 

 

Here are a few more possibilities for masking Denis. Not as expensive as the ones OC posted and different than Craig's

 

https://www.eduard.com/Eduard/B-17F-1-72-1-1.html

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Eduard-1-72-B-17F-Flying-Fortress-Pintura-Mascara-CX333/333392576326?hash=item4d9fbeff46:g:vmsAAOSwE91dx6cT

 

They are still overseas though.

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:omg: ....that is so cool!  I saved the image.......I'll put it in my Popeye folder :)     it's getting quite large!  thanks a bunch ! :) 

 

thanks as well for all these links....I was looking through Scalemates last night.  the only one I came across was for another model / manufacturer.  I started to look through the Revell site,  but it isn't what it used to be.  I was gonna go to Revell / Germany next,  but by then I was fed up.   oh........and I looked through Mega Hobby too........I probably used a wrong product description.  really appreciate it gents.......I'll check 'em out ;)   I really like how your ball turret looks......I showed the admiral 'cuz she asked me what I was looking for.   now that she's seen what I need it for,  she'll stop growling at me:unsure:   I bought two books through her Amazon account the other day.

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On 2/10/2020 at 11:02 PM, CDW said:

I'm looking forward to that 1:32 Wingnut Wings Lancaster that's coming out sometime this year.The prototype looks amazing. No aftermarket needed for that bad boy but it will require a lot of space to display it. 🙂

Going to need a hangar for that CD :P

On 2/6/2020 at 8:44 AM, CDW said:

This is a really big aircraft. Trumpeter provides sufficient detail where required and it does not need much of anything in the way of aftermarket items IMO. I will add some wiring and such, but it's nice right out of the box.

I have the 1/24 Zero from Trump built OOB and the Pit was excellent as is.

On 2/11/2020 at 12:00 AM, lmagna said:

You mean you don't have the 1/24th Airfix Mosquito stashed in the back somewhere? That would be a true monster. You would probably feel like you were building the real thing.

 

What did you use to apply the graffiti?

I P/U one some years back for cheap it makes my Hk B-25 look small.I wish I could get into the Navy side of things in the PTO but they are all blue and grey unlike the AAF.I like the build and you are not cheating in 1/32 you just get/we see it better.:P ;) Kevin

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Finally completed the painting of our house last week, but this week got started on our detached garage. This morning, visited an outlet called, Habitat for Humanity, where they sell new and used home/building construction materials for charity fund raising. They have excellent bargains on a large variety of useful items. I picked up a brand new solid core door for my garage for a measly $45...my kind of deal. Brought it home and installed it and painted it, then pressure washed our garage in preparation of painting. Tomorrow we may get rain so I could get more modeling time in if I'm lucky.

 

Here's what I've been doing in between other chores. Wing construction. The wings have some working features built in including a wing fold mechanism, working flaps and ailerons, machine gun and ammo box/chute details, removable gun access covers. I don't care much for working features on my models, but will probably pose my flaps as dropped. I am picturing the wing fold mechanism just so you can see it but plan to glue the wings in the extended position. Photo etch strips cover the gaps where the wings close together. In the photos, you can see one of the strips in position with the others to be added.

The Avenger wings have a massive chord length, likely meaning they give lots of lift for heavy bomb loads.

 

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not a huge fan of moving parts either........if they fit good and snug....great.  the ailerons on the Nine o Nine keep falling....gotta adjust 'em every now and again.  besides,  I don't play with them on a daily basis ;)   great start on the wings!

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On 2/25/2020 at 8:38 PM, popeye the sailor said:

oh....I showed the admiral the picture you posted for me.........then I showed her how you were using the masking......justify buying it.   she noticed your paint rack........she likes that ;) 

The paint racks came from a vendor on Etsy. He laser cuts MDF material and you assemble them yourself. Very simple and well fitting, cheap. They are made to fit the small Tamiya size bottles or you can buy them to fit the smaller Vallejo style bottles.

 

Here, I've attached the wings to the fuselage and am slowly adding the necessary parts so that I can begin painting the model. Soon.

 

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The tri-color US Navy scheme requires a lot of masking. Would be nice if there was a pre cut paint mask available. In hindsight, I could have cut my own paint masks much easier if I had done that before starting construction, using my kit parts as a pattern. Next time.

Getting closer to the finish line now.

 

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3 minutes ago, CDW said:

The tri-color US Navy scheme requires a lot of masking. Would be nice if there was a pre cut paint mask available. In hindsight, I could have cut my own paint masks much easier if I had done that before starting construction, using my kit parts as a pattern. Next time.

Getting closer to the finish line now.

 

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Looking fine craig,   how long do you do you keep the masks on before removing them?

 

OC.

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1 minute ago, Old Collingwood said:

Looking fine craig,   how long do you do you keep the masks on before removing them?

 

OC.

With the paint/thinner I'm using, about an hour and the masks can come off safely.

However, because of the tri color scheme, I will add more masks before the masks you see here will come off. Probably later tonight or tomorrow.

Paint used: Mr Color with Mr Color 400 leveling thinner

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9 minutes ago, CDW said:

With the paint/thinner I'm using, about an hour and the masks can come off safely.

However, because of the tri color scheme, I will add more masks before the masks you see here will come off. Probably later tonight or tomorrow.

Paint used: Mr Color with Mr Color 400 leveling thinner

Do you think the masking tape I put on mine  yesterday can come off now  after that Tamiya Rattle can black semi gloss.

 

OC.

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Posted (edited)

Looks like the patient is down for major surgery Craig! For once I am appreciating the monotone OD scheme of the Vietnam era Huey. I would be lost if I was trying to duplicate what you are doing.

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1 hour ago, CDW said:

The tri-color US Navy scheme requires a lot of masking. Would be nice if there was a pre cut paint mask available.

And I've got this to come,🤔 I may, no, will be asking lots of questions 😉

Looking good though Craig 

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15 minutes ago, Edwardkenway said:

And I've got this to come,🤔 I may, no, will be asking lots of questions 😉

Looking good though Craig 

Look your color guide over very carefully. Use your kit parts to trace the appropriate masking scheme on plain paper, then you can transfer that to masking film. Look for self adhesive masking film such as this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07ZRTXXLS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 

 

If you look at my model, the color changes follow the wing root where it meets the fuselage. On the lower wing, it's an off-white color. The fuselage immediately adjacent to the wing is intermediate blue. On the upper wing, it's navy blue (dark blue). the fuselage is intermediate blue where the wing touches the fuselage. This can be done with masking tape as I'm doing, but it would have been much easier if I had used the masking film approach.

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Next will mask the fuselage at the upper wing root, and then paint the tops of wings navy blue. This will complete the basic tri color camo scheme, but there are some details to paint and add before decals and weathering.

 

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1 hour ago, mtaylor said:

Looking great, Craig.  I've got a question... is the turret all black or is the lighting?   

The top tri color is US navy blue, a very dark blue. The reason the ball turret looks all dark is because of the painting masks in place. Once masking is removed, all you will see is a dark blue framework with clear panels.

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