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DEDMANcjp

Covid project finally completed

 

Alcock and Brown Vimy .  First non stop Atlantic crossing. Also two other ocean beaters

 

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voncrapenhauser
On 6/30/2021 at 11:24 PM, AKA_Big10 said:

Thanks for the compliment on my Mustang. I probably should had toned it down some but left it as it was. I really did enjoy the build and experimenting with the weathering. I have been told by some that it is too much but that is okay with me, some of these mustangs during the war got nasty and I do believe that most folks are accustomed to seeing bright and shinny airshow birds. 

 

That was my 7th Eduard Mustang so I will be tanking a break from them, next work is Tamiya's P-38 Lightening. 

Different modellers have different styles, yours looks great, modeling is also about experimentation.

Great work.

15 hours ago, DEDMANcjp said:

Covid project finally completed

 

Alcock and Brown Vimy .  First non stop Atlantic crossing. Also two other ocean beaters

 

 

 

Sweet vimy , I have not seen that kit since I was a kid, well done.

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2 hours ago, voncrapenhauser said:

Different modellers have different styles, yours looks great, modeling is also about experimentation.

Great work.

Sweet vimy , I have not seen that kit since I was a kid, well done.

Thank you Von.

I got it used at Hannants.  Very old

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Feathered_IV

The floats are on at last (no dramas fortunately) and the beaching gear is coming along.  

 

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LuseKofte
1 hour ago, Feathered_IV said:

The floats are on at last (no dramas fortunately) and the beaching gear is coming along.  

 

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Send it to me and I test the floats

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Black basing and free hand camo were on the menu for the long week end :

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On 7/2/2021 at 1:55 PM, DEDMANcjp said:

Thank you Von.

I got it used at Hannants.  Very old

LOL Like me ....old and a bit worn on the edges lol.

 

Y wing was a long hard slog but finally finished.....Phew!

 

Last 3 pics are of original props at half the scale approx of mine for reference of just how bad the Original models looked ,they did not have even a pilot figure  which was a surprise to see...

 

Now to find a shelf big enough lol.

 

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On 7/4/2021 at 2:35 PM, Feathered_IV said:

The floats are on at last (no dramas fortunately) and the beaching gear is coming along.  

 

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Looking great The S 6 looks great in those colours I always thought.

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Buglord

Great job Von..... You must have a big house.....😛

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voncrapenhauser
On 7/6/2021 at 11:23 PM, Buglord said:

Great job Von..... You must have a big house.....😛

Not really my collection is restricted to a man cave and a cupboard lol.

I usually sell my models when I get bored looking at them, I think i will be keeping this one for while,so I have to rearrange.

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Building a Gato Class Submarine and I'm trying to figure out the weathering. Trying to figure out if the chipping in these photos goes down to bare steel or is it the primer showing through? Any thoughts? T55 is on hold, I've been lazy and haven't done much work on it.

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Nice one on the Y-wing VC.  What a beast.  I wonder if you could mount it vertically on a wall?

 

Got the wood finish done and sealed with a flat coat.  Adding the brackets and whatnot from shapes cut out of painted decal film.  Hopefully I can get the S.5 sitting in place over the coming weekend...  🤞

 

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On 7/9/2021 at 2:54 PM, Feathered_IV said:

Nice one on the Y-wing VC.  What a beast.  I wonder if you could mount it vertically on a wall?

 

Got the wood finish done and sealed with a flat coat.  Adding the brackets and whatnot from shapes cut out of painted decal film.  Hopefully I can get the S.5 sitting in place over the coming weekend...  🤞

 

 

Shelf found for Y wing.

 

Great work feathered your wood finish looks great .....better than the real wood matchstick lol.

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On 7/9/2021 at 9:54 AM, Feathered_IV said:

Nice one on the Y-wing VC.  What a beast.  I wonder if you could mount it vertically on a wall?

 

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2nd Big build well underway,

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Got my mate to take some better pictures of The Y Wing, I only have a cheap camera.

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That Y wing is huge , You will need a big display case for that.... Top Work.👍

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14 hours ago, voncrapenhauser said:

Got my mate to take some better pictures of The Y Wing, I only have a cheap camera.

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Jeez Von! That’s magnificent! Beautiful job. 

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Almost there.  Just the chrome-painted spinner and black axle hubs left to go.  The weather is dark and rainy today, so as soon as I can get some decent sunlight and a properly flat surface I can take some final shots.

 

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All done now.  Here's some gratuitous S.5 spam.  

 

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3 hours ago, Feathered_IV said:

All done now.  Here's some gratuitous S.5 spam. 

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I stand in awe of your achievement..... Just stunning, best one yet from what I've seen.

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Feathered_IV

Hey thanks.  I’m glad its finished at last.  The silver could do to be a bit better I think.  I’ll have to work on that next time, although I have no idea what the next one will be. 

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voncrapenhauser
On 7/17/2021 at 2:53 AM, Buglord said:

That Y wing is huge , You will need a big display case for that.... Top Work.👍

I wish I had thought of that 1st LOL!

 

Thanks for all the comments,yes I think not to bad for a prototype.

7 hours ago, Feathered_IV said:

Hey thanks.  I’m glad its finished at last.  The silver could do to be a bit better I think.  I’ll have to work on that next time, although I have no idea what the next one will be. 

Yes silver is probably the hardest to get right , sometimes I resort to Alclad ,Their range of Metalics is great,I use chrome as a base then dull it down till required finish.

Fantastic job all the same feathered......awesome.

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1 hour ago, voncrapenhauser said:

I wish I had thought of that 1st LOL!


Wait, is thinking about things before buying stuff you want something I’m supposed to be doing? This is disastrous news. 

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3 hours ago, voncrapenhauser said:

I use chrome as a base then dull it down till required finish.

 

I'm so glad you said that.  I used chrome paint for the very first time the other day on the prop spinner and was thinking how much more fine grained it was compared to other silvers.  Especially in small scales.  I was wondering how it would go, mixing or spraying thin coats over the top.  I'll definitely be giving it a go  👍

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23 hours ago, Hoots said:


Wait, is thinking about things before buying stuff you want something I’m supposed to be doing? This is disastrous news. 

LOL! 

 

Yes when thought about a 1/18th Y Wing I must addmit "where,s It gonna go?" Did not occur,just I said "I want one I want one!  "lol.

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Latest oh The thunderfighter build.

 

Best mate has done all the lighting ,wiring and some assembly ,The rest as he says is my problem lol.🤪

 

Latest pics courtesy of him on his workbench, as you can see way more organized.......sorta.

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On 7/1/2021 at 8:49 PM, DEDMANcjp said:

Covid project finally completed

 

Alcock and Brown Vimy .  First non stop Atlantic crossing. Also two other ocean beaters

 

 

 

You know when I lived in Eire (Southern Ireland) in 1980's we visited Allcock and Browns landing site and there was nothing there???.

Just one road sign pointing into a marshy feild "400 yards to the landing site".

Not sure if anythings changed since then but it always seemed to me that such a Trailblazing flight should have been remembered better.

 

looked it up.

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3 hours ago, voncrapenhauser said:

You know when I lived in Eire (Southern Ireland) in 1980's we visited Allcock and Browns landing site and there was nothing there???.

Just one road sign pointing into a marshy feild "400 yards to the landing site".

Not sure if anythings changed since then but it always seemed to me that such a Trailblazing flight should have been remembered better.

 

looked it up.

That,s better.

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Pity it ended like this.  A brave accomplishment

Salute

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ZachariasX
1 hour ago, DEDMANcjp said:

Pity it ended like this. 

That is like me doing a regular landing in the HP400 in RoF.

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voncrapenhauser
6 hours ago, DEDMANcjp said:

Pity it ended like this.  A brave accomplishment

Salute

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More of an arrival than landing.

As they say "any landing you can walk away from is a good one"......And they did.

Thanks for the pics.

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On 7/11/2021 at 11:55 AM, DEDMANcjp said:

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Earth is flat!
Change my mind!

PS: I'm kidding, okay?

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Birdman

So who's building a flat earth model?

 

Speaking of flat (colors) this is the next build coming along:

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Resuming work on this watchmaker's project.  

 

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That's like a really big, gag matchstick, right?

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Uufflakke
37 minutes ago, cardboard_killer said:

That's like a really big, gag matchstick, right?

 

Do you really think Feathered's matches and coins are real ones?

Aahw, com' on.

 

 

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voncrapenhauser
On 7/25/2021 at 6:22 PM, Uufflakke said:

 

Do you really think Feathered's matches and coins are real ones?

Aahw, com' on.

 

 

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Ok ok Im convinced now lol.

Feathered even built a realy big hand to sit his S5 on.

The jig is up Feathered.

 

 

Lol just kidding.The FE looks fantastic, love that interior.

 

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Finished the Il-2, not an easy build for me, the instruction were especially cr*p 😑 and I ended up speed building out of sheer frustration 😅

pleased with the end result though:

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