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PostPosted: Mon 10 Jun 2013 00:59 am 
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Thanks all, I really ought to try and keep this up to date more often. However, I thought some of you might want to see what I'm working on at the moment...this is the Fujimi F-35B kit.
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It's only available for sale in Japan, and while it's probably the most accurate 1/72 kit to date, it seems to be aimed at the kids snap together market. As a result, there's a few minimum requirements, like getting a resin seat, and not using the kit weaponry if possible. Also, the door configurations offered by the kit are only truly accurate if you close everything engine related. However, ignoring that, I'll be displaying what I can in the open position. The build is part of a Tornado SIG group build, so if you want to see more, it can be found here.
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PostPosted: Mon 10 Jun 2013 07:14 am 
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Very nice start on the jet James. :)

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PostPosted: Mon 10 Jun 2013 13:10 pm 
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Blimey, James. You must have found a way to get 48hrs in a day, that is a very quick build rate. :thumb:
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PostPosted: Wed 12 Jun 2013 00:51 am 
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Cheers guys. a very quick update, as I do have to sleep sometime, but this is what I've been concentrating on the past couple of days. The F-35 is on hold for a short pause, as it wasn't a present from the kids, and I thought it high time I showed some appreciation and built the kits they've given me. So, here's this one so far, aiming for at least an approximation of the A-10's original trial schemes, in this case JAWS variation III (nothing to do with sharks -it's Joint Air Warfare School or something similar)
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Actually this one was intended to be a test of masking techniques, but I couldn't get balls of plasticine/blue tack small enough to stay in place, so it ended up getting a total re-spray and the hairy-sticked to get to the point you see it in the above picture.
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PostPosted: Wed 12 Jun 2013 06:18 am 
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Yes it´s bit of a challenge on that part. Have you tried to make the camo by dabbing paint with an ear bud? Also worth a go making a stencil with holes made through card board. A laborious process, but seeing you´re in mood to test the water with different painting techniques…

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PostPosted: Wed 12 Jun 2013 18:27 pm 
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I like that, very funky :thumb:
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PostPosted: Wed 12 Jun 2013 21:22 pm 
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Thanks guys. Bissy - I did think about a cottonbud or perhaps a bit of sponge but they wouldn't have given the correct shapes or sizes (in some cases the dots are less than 1mm across). A mask would have presented similar problems, as I'd need to create one for each colour. I also thought about doing it with maskol, but that wouldn't have given any feathering around the edges. So I gave up and used a paintbrush. Anyhow, it turns out there weren't many more decals to add, so this one is now done. I may try it again sometime in 1/72, using one of the techniques I attempted on this one.
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PostPosted: Wed 12 Jun 2013 23:01 pm 
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Cool scheme 8-)


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PostPosted: Thu 13 Jun 2013 18:18 pm 
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The camo is well done :clapping:


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PostPosted: Sun 16 Jun 2013 11:37 am 
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An unusual scheme - I like it. :thumb:


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PostPosted: Sun 16 Jun 2013 14:37 pm 
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Great work on the camo :clapping:

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Lovely A10 James.

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Nice one James. :clapping:

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PostPosted: Thu 29 Aug 2013 22:08 pm 
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Thanks all. A quick update, but I've got this on the bench today.
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A little more to do before the decals, but this'll be Spanish
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Hi James: Your color scheme on the A10, is a success. It looks like that dam color vision test they gave me when I, went in the Army an also from the flight surgeon on my flight medical. I didn't pass the test either time :shock: :roll: :mrgreen:


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You are very brave to tackle a complex camo scheme like that on the A10, well done! the harder we push ourselves the better we get.


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PostPosted: Fri 30 Aug 2013 18:40 pm 
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Thanks guys. The Harrier's now done, so I'll be building some more aircraft for the Strategic Bombing Offensive Group Build next, following which I've a Revell Mirage F.1 and an Academy Super Etendard to build, both in 1/72.
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How did it go together James ?


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Mostly very nicely. There are a couple of difficult/annoying points, and one possible error, but I'm sure Spitfire1677 will cover these in his review. Overall, it's great, but having reviewed kits for the ATF in the past before, I'm not keen to pre-empt a build review. Suffice it to say, none of the problems would put me off buying it. I think it's a great kit.

Having said that, based on the sprues for the GR.3, what I will miss is the pylon adaptors from the old kit for carrying a pair of bombs - I've used them on a number of Torando's.
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Nice 'Matador' James :thumb:

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