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RNZAF GB: Sword 1/72 Strikemaster Finished!

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3 years 6 months ago #31 by Tiger
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Looks awesome, 3rd times the charm for the camo aye :)
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3 years 6 months ago - 3 years 6 months ago #32 by Grant
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Jeepers, talk about thin decals. I had a couple of frustrating moments but got there eventually. I'll let this dry a bit and then give it a panel wash and a bit of a fade.


I should also say that despite setting down nicely, the decals have all sorts of size and shape problems that you notice.
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3 years 6 months ago #33 by yak
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Shame about the decal sizing issues. but it still looks bloody good to me

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3 years 6 months ago #34 by Xtr3meNZer
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Looking damn fine from where I am standing!

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3 years 6 months ago #35 by Grant
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Almost there. Washes and flat coat applied. Next up removing the masking and attaching the final parts.

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3 years 6 months ago #36 by Grant
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And done. Overall a very pleasant build. Nice kit too, but takes a bit of work. Better pictures to come.

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3 years 6 months ago #37 by Kiwimav
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:ohmy: :woohoo:



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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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3 years 6 months ago #38 by Xtr3meNZer
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Oh that does look nice. Looking forward to seeing more :)

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3 years 6 months ago #39 by Grant
Final pics. These are using a new camera so seem a bit white/over exposed. But I think I might have to lift my modelling game given the level of detail they show. :ohmy: Onto the next build. B)

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3 years 6 months ago #40 by Gary
Very nice, especially considering it's scale, well done old chap :)



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3 years 6 months ago #41 by Terry
Nice that you did the nose mod. Kit has scrubbed up into a proper wee gem.
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3 years 6 months ago - 3 years 6 months ago #42 by Bishop
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Looking really good. Turned out very well. I love huge models I can spray freehand because I have only had bad experiences with masking

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3 years 6 months ago #43 by Tiger
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Blimmin awesome Grant
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3 years 6 months ago #44 by Xtr3meNZer
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Agreed Grant, this is a little beauty. Nice work, you have done very well considering the small size of this one.
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3 years 5 months ago #45 by Wally
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Fantastic work, especially considering how small it actually is ...
WELL DONE!!!

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