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Start Date: 12 December 2015
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When 3 Cobras rise from the desert...

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4 years 2 months ago #181 by grover
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Nice progress K2. Be keen to see what you do with weathering.

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4 years 2 months ago #182 by Xtr3meNZer
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It's not going to be too heavy... a bit of darkening around the engine exhaust... but of panel line washing around the raised detail, and wash with the rotor mechanism to give it a it of depth... Hopefully I do it right haha

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4 years 2 months ago #183 by Fritz
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I am really liking it K2! Great job :D

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Tamiya 1/48 F-117A
Hasegawa 1/48 TA-4K
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Hasegawa 1/48 A-4M

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4 years 2 months ago #184 by Xtr3meNZer
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Well, gave it a was last night with Flory washes, and took a lot of it off. Still left a fair bit on, and she's looking pretty dirty now. WIll probably clean it up a little more, and then flat coat tonight. Then just the lights and little things to finish up. Not too far away.

Here's a side by side shot... I really need light, so looking forward to getting some proper pics this weekend in some actual sunlight.

Sorry for the pics again.

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4 years 2 months ago - 4 years 2 months ago #185 by Xtr3meNZer
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Calling it done. Pretty happy with how it's come out. Better pics to come later today, as I have the day off to look after the sick mrs :)


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4 years 2 months ago #186 by grover
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Well done K2. Looks excellent

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4 years 2 months ago #187 by Grant
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Top result. :) Does the snake look sort of green in that first pic to anyone else? :whistle:

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4 years 2 months ago #188 by Gary
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Yes it looks like someone has used the green from the Taimya drybrush set but it couldn't be Kane as he didn't care about whether it was black or not............ :whistle:



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4 years 2 months ago #189 by Craig Sargent
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Nice work on the Tzefa. Looks good.

I'm sure the colour of the snake is a trick of the light. Or Gary's eyesight. :woohoo:

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4 years 2 months ago #190 by Xtr3meNZer
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Hahaha K1 - Nice GIF there :P

No, this is all black. I did put a Flory Grime wash over the whole thing, which may have greened it up? I'll post better pics once the sun burns away the fog, and it should show it nicely :)

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4 years 2 months ago #191 by Xtr3meNZer
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4 years 2 months ago #192 by Powder
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Great job there K2 - Still looks green to me :P
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4 years 2 months ago #193 by Bishop
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:woohoo: Oh that looks so good. What a great finish.

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4 years 2 months ago #194 by Hadley
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Kane and Kane, and any one else...
The last page of the decals says alternative, suggesting for a different paint scheme, should I add some or all of these? Or just leave it how it is?

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4 years 2 months ago #195 by Andrew
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Xtr3meNZer wrote: Calling it done. Pretty happy with how it's come out. Better pics to come later today, as I have the day off to look after the sick mrs :)




Quite a busy helipad at your place B) I see you have a Lego Fire Helicopter parked up too :lol:

It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.

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4 years 2 months ago #196 by Xtr3meNZer
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Hadley picked that up as well :P Yeah, it's my sons lego set :P Starting him off with lego, and then model I think next year. He's quite looking forward to it, as I have said once he's six he can have a model :P

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4 years 2 months ago #197 by Xtr3meNZer
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And honestly, I didn't give it any green... I gave it a Flory wash with "grime" and then matte coat... looks black in real life :) with sandish weathering

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4 years 2 months ago #198 by Von Drinkoften
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That's a great looking Cobra K2. Those washes really make it. Very cool. B)
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4 years 2 months ago #199 by Viperbuilder
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Wow...the Cobra looks visually interesting in the IDF scheme. I really like the job you've made on this one Kane.

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4 years 2 months ago #200 by Calum
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Great looking Cobra there. Love the IDF cobra schemes with the snake along the fuselage.
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4 years 2 months ago #201 by Kiwimav
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Great build K2

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Lots of 1/35 Armor mainly WWII German and a few Modern British/American pieces, 1/32 Aircraft and 1/48 Aircraft. Aircraft chosen to replicate RNZAF and RAAF types through the years. Some RAF & USAF types exist also.
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4 years 2 months ago #202 by Hadley
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In case anyone wants this kit the last one is well priced at mighty ape

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4 years 2 months ago #203 by Hadley
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In the build:
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1/48 AH-1W Cobra

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4 years 2 months ago #204 by Andrew
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Nice work on all three guys B)

It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.

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4 years 2 months ago - 4 years 2 months ago #205 by Xtr3meNZer
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Nice work on getting it over the finish line mate! All three done :) nice clean looking build there. Cool to see all the different types of decals that could have been done. Hopefully get to see them all next to each other this year at Armistice
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