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PostPosted: Mon 16 May 2011 03:22 am 
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Although a bit old, ok maybe really old, it still built up fairly nice. I built mine up as a Midway Avenger with VT-8. There are a lot of operating features- opening canopy, retractable landing gear, rotating gun turrent, etc. Also, I know for a fact that it's not completely accurate. I just wanted to try my best to honor the pilots of all the squadrons of The Battle of Midway.
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The door will open-
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And finally, with a 1/48 F4U-5n by Minicraft for scale- it's a big beastie-
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PostPosted: Tue 17 May 2011 00:38 am 
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Thank you mods.

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PostPosted: Tue 17 May 2011 21:49 pm 
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Is my work that bad? it's been up for at least a day now and no other comments. :scratch:

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PostPosted: Thu 19 May 2011 03:30 am 
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Anybody home? I would really appreciate some feedback on this model.

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Nice job Skyler, I see you got the door to work too 8-)

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Hello,

Nice work Skyler  :thumb:

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Starfighter:331964 wrote:
Is my work that bad? it's been up for at least a day now and no other comments. :scratch:


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The Avengers at Midway got a rough treatment at the hands of Japanese pilots, and I like your sentiment.

I like your choice of colour for the interior green. The exterior colours are not grossly wrong, and it's difficult, in any case, to match the early-war USN blue-grey. I think you did well on the colours, overall.

The prop looks like it's nicely-painted, and even includes the manufacturer's logos, if I'm not mistaken. Curtiss or Hamilton Standard ... it's hard to see.

I think you could have been a little more resourceful regarding other areas of your model. Regardless that it's not the best Avenger kit out there, this forum is a source of help. You could have sought help on painting canopy frames (noone is going to deny that it's a pain to paint glasshouse canopies, but there are certain tricks that you can do to make it less painful), and if you'd asked, you just might have been provided with appropriate markings rather than resorting to hand-painting them. Full marks for trying.

Also to your credit, there are no noticeable seams except, perhaps, the upper nose between canopy and cowling - and I'm not sure that it's inappropriate.

So, you're happy with it, obviously, or you wouldn't have posted the pictures. That's the main thing. You have some room for improvement in your techniques (as we all do!), and maybe you'll come back to this in a few years and do a "restoration". Meanwhile, enjoy it :)

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Thank you for the constructive criticism. It is greatly appreciated. Believe it or not, i used very little filler. I only used some to fill in the wing machine gun holes. It was mostly pretty painless to paint the canopy frames. Are they perfect, no. But they're good enough for me. too be honest, im not sure if the manufacturer's logos on the props are correct. I had them from a Revell Dauntless & I thought they looked good. Just something to make them look a little less bland.

As for the colors and decals, I used flat white on the bottom and intermediate blue on top. It was good enough for me, so I used them. Modelmaster enamels were used throught the build. The stars came from the Revell Dauntless. They were the closest I had to the proper insignia. As for the 8-T-1, the onlt that wouldn't require reworking was the 8. so I just the other parts on as best as I could. Please keep in mind that was my 47th model (I think. It is around 47 that I have built.) But, it was an interesting build. Once again, thanks for the ideas.

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Ratch:332537 wrote:
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Sorry boss. :oops:

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Starfighter:332656 wrote:
<snip>It was mostly pretty painless to paint the canopy frames. Are they perfect, no. But they're good enough for me.

Humour me, and use a cocktail stick to see how that goes with removing paint from where the glass should be.
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too be honest, im not sure if the manufacturer's logos on the props are correct. I had them from a Revell Dauntless & I thought they looked good. Just something to make them look a little less bland.

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As for the colors and decals, I used flat white on the bottom and intermediate blue on top. It was good enough for me, so I used them. Modelmaster enamels were used throught the build.

Modelmaster 2055 Navy Blue Gray is the right one for the upper colour, I think. Tamiya XF-24 is also a good match, apparently. The lower white is a little greyer than plain white.

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I appreciate the advice, but i'd like to leave it "as-is" for now. Some very good ideas for future builds though.

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canopy needs a bit of work but is not beyond salvation.

Some masking tape wouldn't go astray as the first things people are attracted to are the canopies, get that wrong and now matter how wonderful the kit is your in trouble , on the other hand in the canopy is an eye caycher other faults may go unnoticed.

Decals.....spare decals or after market decals are a must, again a prime eye catcher. if they go bad or look out of the place the whole thing falls apart.

At the ned of the day if you are happy tahts the main thing ,but the more you build the more you learn

I gave up building 1/72nd scale a few years back and only build 1/48th scale , while people might thing model building is universal ..its not...some guys build great armour..I can stick it together and paint it but its not what I do....same with ships.

Half the fun for me with an aeroplane is building the resources and references. It may not be the aeroplane I'm going to finish it as but I pick upsomething small, again I might never actually iclude it or be able to do it, I build OOB with bits of scarp to enhance from time to time.

If I'm haooy with it I will post it for a viewing..if not I don't. So far in my 48th scale days I'm very happy .I push my self to the limits draw on what other people do and spend more time studying the arts of modelling and looking at other models for inpsiration.

This is where you get 'it' from.

Your model has some negatives but would alos have some positives and even looking at the Corsair in the picture I would say that a poor model was the cause of your problems..as a representaion of an Avenger its awful..looks to short and fat.....and that doesn't help the final product.

Sorry if I come across a little heavy but I can see where you need to go....and suggest some ways of getting more from it.

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PostPosted: Sat 21 May 2011 04:26 am 
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I appreciate the advice, but i'm not entering contests if that's what you think I plan on doing.

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No mate. It's not about competition. Not at all. It's about what makes you happy. Enough said. You have enough tips to work from if you want them. Carry on.

For what it's worth, I think that the Lindberg models are perfect for you at the moment.

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PostPosted: Sun 22 May 2011 01:10 am 
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I don't do contests either, never felt that anything I do is worthy of some of the stuff featured,
I apologise if my posts come across as intimidating but its juts a little lift to say to guys ..up the ante,, you've got this far, some refinement and it can be become a winner.

I've never had the confidence to put my stuff up for comp..but for now...I'm happy

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PostPosted: Sun 22 May 2011 03:38 am 
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Well, like I said above, I'd like to leave it "as is" for now. And if any of you noticed that the ventral gun is missing, I added it to the model.

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