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Operation Desert Storm 25th Anniversary

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.
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ODS: 1/32 Tornado Snoopy Airways FINISHED!

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3 years 6 months ago #181 by Viperbuilder
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That looks an improvement Grant but I'm with the "close the gap" guys if you can. If you look closely at the image of the real curtains there is a fair amount of overlap between top and bottom. If you do the same you'll get rid of the gap.

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3 years 6 months ago #182 by Grant
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Mk.2.5 I closed the gap by overlapping the pieces and folding the edges. The shadow form the light makes it look like there is still a gap but there isn't. Actually if you look at pictures of these on the web there are a variety of shapes/foldings/gaps evident. Anyways, this is done. With a bit of paint and weathering it will look okay. :P



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3 years 6 months ago #183 by IAN
There ya go ;)

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3 years 6 months ago #184 by Von Drinkoften
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Nice work Grant B)

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3 years 6 months ago #185 by Fritz
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Looks bloody good!

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3 years 6 months ago #186 by Bishop
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Yep, that's better, it will look very convincing under paint. Very nice work

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3 years 6 months ago #187 by Terry
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Overlap on the curtain looks good Grant. I'm looking forward to your next update.

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3 years 6 months ago #188 by Viperbuilder
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Looking much better and more convincing now Grant. Well done. Hope the celebration or sedative went well with the contents of the wine bottle. :)

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3 years 6 months ago #189 by Grant
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Thanks all. My health hasn't been good lately (kidney is still in good shape thankfully). It's probably just down to the stressful job I've gone back into in the last six months. I'm taking a few days leave to relax. I might get a bit of bench time. :)

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3 years 5 months ago - 3 years 5 months ago #190 by Grant
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Base coat on. Spotted some other areas in need of filling attention, but almost up to the fun part. There is some really nice detail on this kit in places.






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3 years 5 months ago #191 by Von Drinkoften
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Looks a real beauty Grant and the colour looks good to. B)

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3 years 5 months ago #192 by Bishop
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Looks fantastic actually. That's a great colour

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3 years 5 months ago #193 by grover
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Yup, love the look of that Grant.

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3 years 5 months ago #194 by Xtr3meNZer
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I was going to say nice colour as well, but everyone beat me to it.. so... umm... Like how smoothly the paint has gone down :)

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3 years 5 months ago #196 by Maarten
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'' I could sense things were about to kick off, so I got out of there !''


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3 years 5 months ago #197 by Bishop
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Yep, nice. Will you mist over the top of that or give it another complete top coat?

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3 years 5 months ago #198 by Grant
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Bishop wrote: Yep, nice. Will you mist over the top of that or give it another complete top coat?


That was still very much the beginning. I added even more colour to the preshading, and then began with the desert pink. This is a long process on such a big model. Progress:






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3 years 5 months ago - 3 years 5 months ago #199 by Grant
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Some other things: my mods on the curtains have blended in nicely with the paint. And also a warning: the instructions for the undercarraige are wrong. Part 94 should be part 95 and vice versa. That led to some serious head scratching. :S
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3 years 5 months ago #200 by grover
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So many kits I've had with little instructions wrong like that Grant. Annoying for sure. She's looking really nice though mate.

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3 years 5 months ago #201 by Flying_Kiwi
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good to know i will be remembering that for my build


Excellent progress mate!

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3 years 5 months ago #202 by Bishop
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This style of painting clearly takes patience (which is why I like rattle cans Heehee), and you're doing it beautifully.

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3 years 5 months ago #203 by Xtr3meNZer
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So jealous of those straight lines on the pre-shading... it's like you use a ruler lol

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3 years 5 months ago #204 by Grant
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Ha, I thought they were a bit slap dash. :lol: One thing I noticed yesterday was how posture can really help air brushing. Sitting upright and relaxed (and not cramped over the model trying to get a good view) made my working hand more free and accurate.

I'm going to sneak into the garage and give this a bit more attention.

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3 years 5 months ago #205 by Von Drinkoften
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That preshading does look bloody tidy mate. Wish I could do that :ohmy:

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3 years 5 months ago #206 by Grant
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Detail painting done, glossed and ready for decals. Pic is very average sorry.

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3 years 5 months ago #207 by Bishop
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Gee that looks good. All the effort building up the coats over the preshading has paid off. Looking forward to seeing it with the decals.

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3 years 5 months ago #208 by Xtr3meNZer
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This really is looking awesome.

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3 years 5 months ago - 3 years 5 months ago #209 by Grant
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Thanks. Weathering is going to be pretty extensive. Check out this close up of Debbie. Are those brush marks on the refueling housing? :ohmy: Edit: picture won't post. I'll update later.

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3 years 5 months ago - 3 years 5 months ago #210 by IAN
Difficult to say, could be staining from multiple refuelings, does give you some idea of just how filthy these machines got in just a short time,

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Yep I tried to post the same photo and it failed aswell !! - comment still stands.

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