January 17th 2016 will mark 25 years since the US-led Coalition began airstrikes in a prelude to boots on the ground to force the withdrawal of Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi forces from Kuwait. To mark the 25th Anniversary, we will be commencing a Kiwimodeller Group Build, beginning January 17th 2016, and finishing on the 15th of July 2016.
The build is open to any scale and any subject that played a role in Operation Desert Storm. This includes Iraqi forces. The model must be built in its entirety within the specified build dates and the build should be accompanied by a thread in the group build forum documenting regular progress. Post shots of your sprues at the beginning of your thread.
By the end of the GB (and no later than 24 hours after the completion date) participants should post five pictures of the completed build in the GB completed builds thread. There is no entry fee for the GB, but a donation for the upkeep of Kiwimodeller is welcome The winner of the group build will be decided by popular vote.
Voting will run for the week following the 15th of July, ending Midday the 22nd of July. A deadlock will be decided by a separate run-off vote.
I would leave it a few days and see if it flattens out when completely dry. It may just need a light sand unless there is water trapped underneath. You could try piercing a bubble to see. There are no rude words legally allowed here to describe this. It hasn't beaten you, you just need to sneak up on it at a later time, when it least expects it, you know, like the Spanish Inquisition.
Bishop wrote: I would leave it a few days and see if it flattens out when completely dry. It may just need a light sand unless there is water trapped underneath. You could try piercing a bubble to see. There are no rude words legally allowed here to describe this. It hasn't beaten you, you just need to sneak up on it at a later time, when it least expects it, you know, like the Spanish Inquisition.
Thanks all. To be honest I was becoming less and less satisfied with the whole build given its inaccuracies and lack of detail. This really just made my mind up for me. I've now taken the expensive route to fixing the issues. I just hope my girlfriend doesn't see the boxes when they arrive. Stay tuned for ODS Tornado MK.2!
Mate i am genuinely sad to hear this, you'd done so much good work. Its odd those blisters.... i have never seen paint do that before!!! i have done two salt washes on a Tomcat and a Falcon and that requires a lot of running under warm water and i have never seen it peel or blister like that.
Don't consign it to the bin!!!! keep it together and go back to it,...
grover wrote: Nice Grant. Let us know the differences between the two kits.
It's already evident from the sprues that they are light years apart. The surface on the new kit is very refined. The undercarriage are a huge improvement on the weird things provide on the old kit. I just hope the fit is good. My patience for filling seams has been tested a bit lately.
I'm looking forward to getting stuck in this weekend. My partner is away, so it's going to be me, the kit, and a couple of bottles of decent wine.
Xtr3meNZer wrote: The pit is looking really good there mate... do you use a wash to give the variation in paint tones, or use a different paint colour?
The variation is achieved with a patchy wash using two different colours.
Unbelievably, I just opened the clear parts bag and both canopy parts have cracks around the sprue attachment points that extend into the visible area. I just emailed ROG, so I'll see if I have any luck getting replacements. Is this build cursed?
I heard back for Revell about the canopy parts, no luck unfortunately. Good of them to reply but it looks like they don't put much effort into parts service, unlike Airfix say.
I'm unsure what to do here. The cracks are very fine, and could actually just be imperfections caused by tension around the sprue connections. I might just dip the parts in future, paint them up and see how they look. It's certainly not something to get worked up about. Every little frustration is a learning experience I guess.
I think a 'Klear Dip' is the best way to go, certainly what I would do (and have done recently - the F-15 canopy was a real PITA ). Surprised that you found RoG unresponsive, I've had nothing but very good service from them in recent years.
Its sad RoG didn't come to the party, they were pretty unresponsive to my queries for new Nacelles for the HE 219 i built, but the parts turned up anyway.
Maarten who lives a bit closer also got on to them on my behalf and i received two sets! Maarten got his emails answered and they delivered the parts to him much quicker. I think i got my parts from them about a week later, no correspondence to indicate they received my email or would be sending parts, they just arrived.
The pit looks awesome mate, well done for sticking with it!!
The response was that the kit was out of production and sold out, which struck me as an odd thing to say to a parts request, so I interpreted as a perfunctory "we can't be bothered". I'll take pictures of the parts later on. Maybe most viewers won't see the cracks on the final model, but I'll know they are there. I wonder if this is something to do with the plastic that Revell is using for the clear parts? The glass on the He-111 was also susceptible to tension cracks after being glued in.
Some of you may have seen that I spat the dummy with this build (and then deleted said post). Yesterday I sat down with the kit for a few hours and sorted the issues out. I'm now ready to go forward again. I think I was just having a bad modelling day. Anyways, either this or the A-10 will be completed before the deadline for this build.