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1 year 10 months ago #181 by Maarten
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'' I could sense things were about to kick off, so I got out of there !''


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1 year 10 months ago - 1 year 10 months ago #182 by KitModellerNZ
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Pigments manipulated and hit with a mist of white spirit through the airbrush. Don't be fooled into buying that specialised 'pigment fixer' in the small bottles... it's just white spirits :lol:


Topsides completed, now adding detail parts such as the drains. Will dirty up with some dust pigments around the gear and add some stains around the shell ejectors tomorrow.
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1 year 10 months ago #183 by Bishop
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Oh goodness that’s looking good.

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1 year 10 months ago #184 by Andrew
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Just spent the last 30 minutes catching up with this. Looks awesome! :woohoo:

It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.
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1 year 10 months ago #185 by Tiger
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Pretty cool, it's been great watching this come together.
Shame to see it come to an end soon but hey...... we know there will be another to follow :woohoo.
Still watching B)
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1 year 10 months ago #186 by KitModellerNZ
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The end is nigh. Literally just the torpedo to weather and glue into the bomb bay, crew entry door to be fitted, pitot to be added to the wing and prop added and she's done.

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1 year 10 months ago #187 by Gary
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Wow she's turned out very nice, I like everything about it, the weathering is subtle and it all just looks right.



'Yea, Though I Fly Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I Shall Fear No Evil. For I am at 50,000 Feet and Climbing.'
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1 year 10 months ago #188 by Bishop
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Yep, what Gary said, that’s just awesome!!

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1 year 10 months ago #189 by shaunfletcher
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I love that subtle dusty feel to things. Sweet.
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1 year 10 months ago #190 by Viperbuilder
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Really nice job KM.

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Revell 1-72 Hunter FGA.9
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1 year 10 months ago - 1 year 10 months ago #191 by KitModellerNZ
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Finished off the torpedo with a bit of Tamiya smoke airbrushed around the joins and glued her in.



Have just added the finishing touches and she is now sitting on the bench - finished.
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1 year 10 months ago - 1 year 10 months ago #192 by KitModellerNZ
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I've just ordered a photography backdrop, so until that arrives, this will probably be the only photo of the finished kit.

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1 year 9 months ago #193 by Terry
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Beautiful build KM. Love the dusty weathering effect on the paint work. Pukka.
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1 year 9 months ago #194 by IAN
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Been a l-o-n-g process, but as ever, results are very worth the time-taken.

Great build, sir !



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1 year 9 months ago #195 by Andrew
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Awesome finish B)

It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.
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1 year 9 months ago #196 by Bishop
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Great looking torpedo. Outstanding stuff!

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1 year 9 months ago #197 by KitModellerNZ
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Thanks guys, I'm glad you've enjoyed watching this one. I'm amazed at the length of time this build covered. Apart from a week or two where I didn't touch it, I've pretty much worked on it most days.

Would I build another? Yes... but not straight away. I'd like to build the TBF as an RNZAF bird and make up for the fact that the RNZAF never had TBMs.

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1 year 9 months ago #198 by grover
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Congrats on finishing a stunning kit mate. Just awesome

Kane
On the Bench - Zvezda Star Destroyer
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1 year 9 months ago #199 by Fritz
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Gorgeous build! Look forward to seeing more pics.

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