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1 year 6 months ago #31 by Grant
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Flying_Kiwi wrote: Nice man got the perfect covering just the right side of blotchy and qudos for freehanding man, what needle you using?


Its a .21 in a new Badger Renegade Velocity that I got last week. Very impressed by the airbrush, it fits my hand nicely and the spray is beautiful. The trigger is quite firm but that is much between for control. I think I like this one more than the Paasche Talon I have been using.

I was going to freehand the whole camo job but looking at picture the Typhoon has quite a sharp demarcation on the top camo so I eventually went with blu tack. Results below. I'm 90% happy, and once the decals are on and it is post-shaded and faded this will look the part. I'm really pushing through with this one to get it finished for the group build on LSP.



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1 year 6 months ago #32 by Grant
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This build is a lot of work, but I'm getting there. Next up is painting the gear wells. And then some truly huge decals. :blink:




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1 year 6 months ago #33 by Tiger
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Looking fantastic there Grant. Awesome camo and those wheel wells are going to be busy.
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1 year 6 months ago #34 by Grant
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More work. Decals next, and then weathering which should be fun.




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1 year 6 months ago - 1 year 6 months ago #35 by Flying_Kiwi
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Fine fine work Grant the camo is looking amazing! i love LSP such a great site for inspiration, good luck on the GB

Could i ask you and our fellow modelers a question, what the [email protected] is this. i have had a revell Mosquito (48) and an airfix Spitfire (24) and a few others ... cant remember,.. all have this "biscuit formed" rear tire.... is this a modelling thing...? i'm sick of filling these things in and i'm really surprise that the Airfix Tiffie kit has it.



Tail wheel of a real Tiffie



Tailwheel of a Taifun



Tailwheel of a Super Cub



Yep no biscuit type, cameo cream bloody tires there... grinds my gears... /end_of_rant

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1 year 6 months ago #36 by Terry
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Flying_Kiwi wrote: Could i ask you and our fellow modelers a question, what the [email protected] is this.


It's an anti-shimmy grooved tail wheel. I know they were fitted to the Tempest, so I expect it was not uncommon on the Tiffie either.

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1 year 6 months ago #37 by Flying_Kiwi
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Holy cow really!!!!!! I’d never heard of such a thing
Been around tail draggers most of my life!

Was it pretty much just these high powered warbirds. Never seen it In civil aviation!

Thank you Terry!! You learn something everyday it really did bother me.

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1 year 6 months ago #38 by Flying_Kiwi
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sorry for hijacking your thread Grant.

the Vampire had an anti shimmy nose wheel!!! who knew!

The reason we don't see them on civil taildraggers is because of the anti shimmy torque springs either side of the wheel which is a more common installation.

Seen that assembly 100's of times just didn't put 2 and 2 together to say yep thats for anti shimmy, i had assumed wrongly that maybe it was part of the steering mechanism. Which doesn't make sense as on tail wheels that are castering or fixed.

Vampire Wheel



Maule Anti shimmy springs


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1 year 6 months ago #39 by Grant
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Flying_Kiwi wrote: sorry for hijacking your thread Grant.


No worries. I didn't know what it was the first time I saw one.

Decal times. Thankfully not too many. The decals looked very thick and scary but actually set down very nicely with an application of micro set. I'l do one more application I think. And then some detail painting/corrections and weathering.



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1 year 6 months ago #40 by johnsnz
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Looking good...

Without wanting to be ‘that guy’ you possibly may want to revisit the fin flash decals.

One is on back to front..

HTH

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1 year 6 months ago - 1 year 6 months ago #41 by Grant
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johnsnz wrote: Without wanting to be ‘that guy’


You mean the guy who only posts on builds to point out mistakes? :P Thanks for pointing that out though, I totally missed it.
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1 year 6 months ago #42 by johnsnz
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Sorry I should ‘atta boy’ more than I do...

The build looks great nice paint work...

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1 year 6 months ago #43 by Grant
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Ahem.


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1 year 6 months ago #44 by IAN
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Ta daaaa !!


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1 year 6 months ago #45 by johnsnz
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Looks awesome.

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1 year 6 months ago #46 by Grant
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Sludge wash etc. Lots of fun this build. :)




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1 year 6 months ago #47 by Grant
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Weathering. This is still a work in progress. But jeepers, it was a bit worrying attacking such a nice base paintjob. :pinch:






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1 year 6 months ago #48 by Bishop
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What great looking beastie!! Really like how this is turning out.

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1 year 6 months ago #49 by IAN
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Looking very good. If I can offer a thought... this is a very late war aircraft, so maybe not too heavy with the exhaust & cordite stains, chipping etc.

Not a crit just a suggestion.

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1 year 6 months ago #50 by Flying_Kiwi
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wow thats a chipping master class! nice job. what's the technique did you put a barrier between top coat and primer(hair spray) do you use tooth pics??

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1 year 6 months ago #51 by Grant
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It's actually sponged/brushed on and then abused with a worn fine sanding sponge. Then over the top of that is two coats of salt weathering. I'm keen to finish this one so I can start something else and really beat it up (a 1/35 Mi-24 Hind maybe? :cheer: ). I got modelling mojo coming out the wazooo at the moment.

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1 year 6 months ago #52 by grover
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Just caught up with the build Grant. Just superb. It's fantastic work. Well done :cheer:

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1 year 6 months ago #53 by Grant
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A bit more weathering on the bottom.



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1 year 6 months ago #54 by arrowtrader
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This looks awesome
brilliant work!

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1 year 6 months ago #55 by Bishop
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That's just outstanding.

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1 year 6 months ago #56 by Grant
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98% done. Just waiting for a replacement decal to turn up after a small disaster the other day. :pinch:


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1 year 6 months ago #58 by Gary
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Very nice indeed, certainly looks the part and you built it so fast.




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1 year 5 months ago #59 by Tiger
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That looks fantastic Grant.

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