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Old 11-21-2016, 10:47 AM   #1
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Some Kit Builds

I've just started 1/400 airline collecting and posted a couple of photos in the 1/400 scale threads. In that post I mentioned I'd been building model aircraft for years, mostly US Navy birds.

I thought I'd post a few photos of my builds here. Just want everyone to see, while I'm new to die-cast airliner collecting, I've been an aircraft guy for a long time.



A Hasegawa 1/48th F6F Hellcat. Kit was modeled after the Hellcat in this well known WW 2 Pacific USN Carrier photo.



Notice the "096" roughly painted on the cowl. Grumman painted the last three digits of the a/c bureau number on each aircraft. The squadrons usually painted them out, but things were rushed aboard the USS Yorktown so the fighters went into service as delivered.



A Grumman F3F-2 fighter.



A Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat fighter.



A French SPAD.



An AH-1Z Viper of the USMC for something modern.



A UH-1Y Yankee USMC Huey.



And so that they aren't all military, a DC-3.



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Lovely builds N34 all of them but there's something special about the Spad,excellent job on the rigging and welcome to Wings....
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Thanks Vince.

The SPAD is the 1/48th scale Eduard kit and unlike my other builds, was completely hand painted. I didn't use an airbrush at all.

I thought I'd try hand painting the camo since all WW I birds tended to be hand painted anyway.

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No problem N34,you did a great job with the hairystick,even at 1/48 those WWI fighters are still small...
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Very nice builds ! Well done !
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Re: Some Kit Builds

Here are a few shots of my build of the Amodel 1/72nd scale Learjet 60XR.







The color scheme is my own using some of the kit's decals and some slanted numbers from Draw Decals.

The kit isn't an easy build.
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Fantastic job ....

Edit: What did you use for the paint,airbrush or rattle can...
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That Learjet looks amazing!
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Thanks for the kind comments.

Vince, The model was airbrushed using Model master Acryl acrylic semi-gloss black. Once the decals were applied, a couple of coats of gloss clear were added.
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Vince, The model was airbrushed using Model master Acryl acrylic semi-gloss black. Once the decals were applied, a couple of coats of gloss clear were added.
Cheers N34,you've said about an airbrush before but i know a couple of people that prefer rattle cans for a plain colour and just keep the airbrush for camo (just bein' nosey in other words )....
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Vince,

Speaking of being nosey...

I like using acrylics because of the lack of smell and easy clean-up. I'll use rattle cans if that's my only color choice, or if I'm painting white. I've never found a white paint, acrylic, enamel or lacquer that airbrushes well for me. Rattle can whites go on much easier.
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I only use acrylics and the hairy stick,given the hassle of extracter etc in an enclosed space the only time i've tried a can was on a couple of 1:43 cars outside and it didn't work out as planned!...
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