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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.
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.

ODS: 1/32 Tornado Snoopy Airways FINISHED!

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3 years 5 months ago #211 by Grant
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Pic is there now. Also gives an impression of the paint chipping/flaking. Another thing I need to do is make some FOD covers.

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3 years 5 months ago #212 by Xtr3meNZer
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Wow, very dirty indeed! Going to be great watching you weather this beast
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3 years 5 months ago #213 by Craig Sargent
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That is looking like a good base for some extensive weathering. Amazing how grubby these jets got in such a dry warm climate.

Inspiring me to get back to my Jaguar build.

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3 years 5 months ago #214 by 1/35th Battalion
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Outstanding work to date Grant. B) I think you should be able to bring this to an amazing conclusion within the next 53 days. ;)

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3 years 5 months ago #215 by KitModellerNZ
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I can't wait to see this one all dirtied up.

Have you considered using watercolour pencils? I'm going to use them on my A-7 after the panel washes
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3 years 5 months ago #216 by Tiger
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Unreal paint job there Grant, bit of a process but worth it in the end I think.
Very cool
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3 years 5 months ago #217 by Grant
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KitModellerNZ wrote: Have you considered using watercolour pencils? I'm going to use them on my A-7 after the panel washes


I experimented a bit just now and got the effect I'm after. It's a combination of fine brush chipping, a panel wash and an oil filter and a bit of extra oil grime. It's going to take multiple sessions to get the whole thing done though.

I put the decals on this morning. So few of them . :lol: They set down very nicely though. They are the Flightpath Tornado decals.






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3 years 5 months ago #218 by Xtr3meNZer
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Awesome decals, they look great

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3 years 5 months ago #219 by Bishop
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Holds up beautifully in close ups. That's a class act.

Amateur plastic surgeon!

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3 years 5 months ago #220 by IAN
Yeah you got this, Grant.

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3 years 5 months ago - 3 years 5 months ago #221 by Grant
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Straight in to the weathering. I got one side of the front an a wing done. Nikki has extensive wear on the leading edges, so I concentrated chipping there. Then I gave it a sludge oil wash and finally a pin wash. I'm finding it very hard to get pictures that show the surface properly, but in person it has a nice grubby sun bleached look. I'm glad I left the preshading quite stark because the weathering takes it back a bit.












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3 years 5 months ago #222 by Viperbuilder
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It's really starting to look the business now Grant. Great job so far.

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3 years 5 months ago #223 by Andrew
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Wow great progress since I last checked in on this :woohoo:

Nice beginnings on the weathering B)

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

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3 years 5 months ago #224 by Fritz
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I am really liking this, beautiful work!

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3 years 5 months ago #225 by grover
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That's looking brilliant Grant. Love the worn effect you're achieving.

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3 years 5 months ago #226 by Xtr3meNZer
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Awesome work on the chipping mate!

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3 years 5 months ago #227 by Von Drinkoften
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Wow that is looking superb mate. Really looking the biz now with decals on and weathered a bit. B)

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3 years 5 months ago #228 by PJNZ
Very nice! and very believable rendering of this interesting subject

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3 years 5 months ago #229 by IAN
Check you in-box mate, PM sent.

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3 years 5 months ago #230 by Grant
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A couple more hours of chipping and washing.



I don't think I'll go as far as this:




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3 years 5 months ago #231 by Bishop
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Goodness, that's a real plane? I really like the chipping work you've done, not over the top like this photo heehee. It looks really effective.

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3 years 5 months ago #232 by Xtr3meNZer
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Really noice work

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3 years 5 months ago #233 by grunzter
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Wow, this is looking awesome... :woohoo:

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3 years 5 months ago #234 by Von Drinkoften
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:ohmy: :ohmy:

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3 years 5 months ago #236 by yak
That is amazing :ohmy:

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3 years 5 months ago #237 by Dangermouse84
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That is OUTSTANDING!

Slow is steady, steady is fast

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3 years 5 months ago #238 by Grant
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Cheers all. I'm finished with the chipping and washes. I added the undercarriage which I'll weather next. Then I'll paint some more of the details, add some weathering with the airbrush, including the distinctive stains from the thrust reversers, and then give it a matt coat before turning my attention to the ordnance. Getting there. :S

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3 years 5 months ago #239 by Bishop
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I continue to be blown away at how good the preshading looks.

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3 years 5 months ago #240 by Tiger
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Now that is looking sharp :)
Chipping and weathering is just making this bad boy pop.

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