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Grant's A-4K 4 years 4 months ago #31

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Looking good mate!!! Watching this closely...

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Cool work Grant. Are you finding the modelling therapeutic in your op recovery....?

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PJNZ wrote: Cool work Grant. Are you finding the modelling therapeutic in your op recovery....?


Yeah, it's been good. I've got five more weeks to fill and I've been told not to work.My plan these days s a morning clinic first thing, then coffee and some modelling. Looking forward to starting the Harrier after this. I've also ordered some stuff for the train layout to move that along. :whistle:
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Nice Grant. Your posts sound positive and like you're enjoying your building
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Your progress sounds great, considering what you've just had done. Are you allowed to drink coffee, I bet booze is off the menu, not that it's such a bad thing compared to the alternatives.
Modelling is so therapeutic, it really helped me after surgery and I know it's used in various VA hospitals in the US.
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Thanks. Attitude counts for a lot I think. It sounds cliched but the last year has given me a real shake up and makes me want to make the most of things from here on.
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Decaled and glossed ready for some weathering. Further detail parts will go on last. Don't look too close. :lol:


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Mice King George in the background :)

Aircraft is looking bloody good!

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Xtr3meNZer wrote: Mice King George in the background :)


Shelf of doom model. It's about 80% done, just needs some gaps where the deck meets the hul filled, the details parts, weathering and rigging (and all the dust washed off :lol: ). I put it on the workbench to nag at me. Not really sure why I didn't finish this. It was a while ago and expensive compared to the other kits I was buying. Maybe I didn't think I could make a good job of it. I have an Academy 1/32 F-16 in a similar state. :dry:


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Oops, *Nice lol

Well she looks good mate, and will be good to see her finished one day :)

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Awesome looking ship!

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Our shelves of doom (heehee) seem to have some amazing stuff on them. I must say, I seem to have a whole bookcase of doom. :whistle:

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Nice (and quick!) progress on the A4.. looks great so far.
Also like the look of your King George... I'd be very happy if I could achieve something half as tidy as that! You must finish it!

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Finishing this off. Gluing on the underparts:



Adding fiddly bits:



My hands were particularly shaky. :blink:

I've since given it a flat coat and painted some of the small details. Completed build to follow.
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Exciting!! almost there :silly:

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These Skyhawks are flying out the modeling door everywhere. Great work.

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Bishop wrote: These Skyhawks are flying out the modeling door everywhere. Great work.


Yeah, awesome to see

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Great stuff!
On the home stretch now ...

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It's finished. I'm waiting on some good light to take pictures. It as a fun build cutting the kit up and making details. Ordinary result though, I'd like to tackle this subject again with a better kit in a bigger scale.

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Woohoo, congrats mate. Looking forward to the pictures

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It's great seeing all the lil "Scooters" flying around...love it
Great lil aircraft. Well done ya'll !!

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You'll have to let us know how the masking fluid worked out as well :)

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Xtr3meNZer wrote: You'll have to let us know how the masking fluid worked out as well :)


It worked excellently. You need a reasonably steady hand to apply but it was so much quicker than masking with tape. It also allows easy touch ups in case you need to reapply. I'll use it again.

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Xtr3meNZer wrote: You'll have to let us know how the masking fluid worked out as well :)


It worked excellently. You need a reasonably steady hand to apply but it was so much quicker than masking with tape. It also allows easy touch ups in case you need to reapply. I'll use it again.


Good to know Grant! How does it compare to other masking fluid?

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Cheers Grant - Will have to check it out

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Xtr3meNZer wrote: You'll have to let us know how the masking fluid worked out as well :)


It worked excellently. You need a reasonably steady hand to apply but it was so much quicker than masking with tape. It also allows easy touch ups in case you need to reapply. I'll use it again.


Good to know Grant! How does it compare to other masking fluid?


I had previously used the Mr Hobby stuff it seemed to go off too quickly and was too thick. This seemed more fluid and workable.

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I use the Vallejo stuff and before that the one from the people that do Decal Set and Decal Sol but the Vallejo one wins hands down.

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Cheers guys..on the next mighty ape order,,...yes G1...I will use the link! :silly:

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Gey Nos, if you find it on Mightyape, or anyone, can you let me know. I can't seem to find it... :S

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Some finished pics. :whistle:













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