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4 years 8 months ago #2 by grover
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I think I'll do a low-vis British Air Force scheme. Does anyone have spare or left over 1:72 modern RAF low-vis decals or know where I can source some?

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4 years 8 months ago #3 by Xtr3meNZer
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Good luck! I'm sure you will knock this one out of the park also!

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4 years 8 months ago #4 by grover
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Cheers mate. As long as it's fun. There seem to be a number of different schemes you can do based on the Macross universe.

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4 years 8 months ago #5 by grover
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This is what I might aim for. Now to find some 1:72 decals


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4 years 8 months ago #6 by jackielinz
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Haha...awesome one. we should do a Macross group build..LOL

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4 years 8 months ago #7 by Flying_Kiwi
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grover wrote: I think I'll do a low-vis British Air Force scheme. Does anyone have spare or left over 1:72 modern RAF low-vis decals or know where I can source some?


funny enough i do i will have a look for you tonight, they are from a sheet which had typhoon markings

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4 years 8 months ago #8 by grover
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Flying_Kiwi wrote:

grover wrote: I think I'll do a low-vis British Air Force scheme. Does anyone have spare or left over 1:72 modern RAF low-vis decals or know where I can source some?


funny enough i do i will have a look for you tonight, they are from a sheet which had typhoon markings


Cheers, make, only if they are not planned for use.

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4 years 8 months ago #9 by jackielinz
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Grover mate, where did you get the kit from please?

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4 years 8 months ago #10 by grover
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I bought it off Webby I think it was. He was selling some kits, I saw it and love watching macross as a kid so I grabbed it.

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4 years 8 months ago #11 by jackielinz
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grover wrote: I bought it off Webby I think it was. He was selling some kits, I saw it and love watching macross as a kid so I grabbed it.


lucky!! i better get busy searching the net for one

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4 years 8 months ago #12 by grover
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Let us know if you find any.

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4 years 8 months ago #13 by Flying_Kiwi
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hey mate these are the decals






if like like you shoulda put a ring around it - i mean circle the bits you want and i will send them to you.

I just need the decals for the hawk top pic,... its a anniversary repaint to resemble the old RAF bomber scheme,...looks very cool

the low viz are from the typhoon, bottom.

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4 years 8 months ago #14 by grover
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Mate, that would be mint. Just those few from the bottom Typhoon would be brilliant. So the lo-viz ones, the squadron crest and a set of the aircraft numbers if that's ok mate. :cheer:

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4 years 8 months ago #15 by jackielinz
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grover wrote: Let us know if you find any.


Grover, found the VF-0 on HLJ but out of stock till December, I will get one when it's in stock, put 1 on hold anyway. Jolly Roger decal as well!!
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4 years 7 months ago #16 by grover
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After a full on week at work running a conference, I finally got some more time today at the bench. Job number 1 was painting the cockpit so I could put it all together. I was going to paint it a mid grey
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But decided on Nato Black instead. Given the choice to do a "fictional" paint scheme, I think I get to take liberties with the details.
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While those parts were drying, I carried on with the build, putting the tail area together.
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4 years 7 months ago #17 by grover
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I've never done a kit like this and with limited knowledge of the makeup of the plane, I'm learning a lot putting this together. Like putting together moving parts like the swing wing mechanism. Swing might be a bit of a stretch given the range of movement, but they still move.
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I took care putting the halves together and will be ensuring I'll keep moving the parts during the build to keep them free.
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I'm also learning a lot about the make up of the other parts like these intakes, and having to plan the painting strategy as I go.
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4 years 7 months ago #18 by jackielinz
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Awesome mate, looks great!
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4 years 7 months ago #19 by grover
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I'm also doing this as a wheels up model. This means altering the doors as they aren't built for this by default. The wheel bay is quite deep too
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Wondering how I would support the doors as I put them in, I had a master stroke and filled in the wheel bay with some foam. It worked great but the fit of the doors wasn't great.
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Another movable part are the exhaust nozzles. These will be painted with metalizers
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4 years 7 months ago #20 by grover
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Once the cockpit parts were dry, I brush painted the pilot in an imaginary scheme
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And using the brush I use for buffables, I dry brushed details on the fairly sparse cockpit.
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Because of how I will be painting this, I need to do a bit of assembly after painting. I'm having to keep the parts organised.
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4 years 7 months ago #21 by grover
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Thanks Jackie :)

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4 years 7 months ago #22 by jackielinz
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Love the detailed progress update, good learning for me. Much appreciated
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4 years 7 months ago #23 by grover
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Thanks mate. As well as looking at what I'm learning about the building, I'm really looking at using this as a chance to push my painting skills, but that means preparation as much as anything.

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4 years 7 months ago #24 by jackielinz
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Patience is never my strong point..hehe...keeps on forgetting things
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4 years 7 months ago #25 by jimmy07
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Lookin nice mate! Was this based off a TV show?

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jackielinz wrote: Patience is never my strong point..hehe...keeps on forgetting things


Nore mine, but I seem to be mellowing with age :unsure:

jimmy07 wrote: Lookin nice mate! Was this based off a TV show?

Yeah. It was a mech / plane anime. I didn't see it very often but enough that it left an impression on me. Google Macross

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4 years 7 months ago #27 by Xtr3meNZer
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Looking cool mate, getting there :)
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4 years 7 months ago #28 by grover
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Cheers K2.
Finishing off the final bits for the build, but found some of the visible parts of the engine nacelles are showing the ejector pin marks. A bit of putty on them, and the front wheel well doors to flatten them out should do the trick. Next will be masking the canopy and some of the other glass bits.
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4 years 7 months ago #29 by Mikep
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Looking good. Making me want to start on one of mine. How are you finding it going together?
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4 years 7 months ago #30 by grover
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It actually goes together pretty well Mike. No real fit issues and the engineering is quite nice, so it should allow some transformation. There will be some clean up and there were little bits if flash around done of the small cockpit parts, but it's 1:72 so I guess that's excusable. Quite enjoying this build so far and looking forward to getting her into paint.

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4 years 7 months ago #31 by Mikep
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Thats good to know :) When I get more practice I will be building one of mine

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