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PostPosted: October 18th, 2017, 9:47 pm 
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Thought I'd show what I'm up to in my little corner of the loft ;-)

First on the list is this:
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By no means a state of the art kit, but nicely detailed and a pretty decent fit. Anyway it only cost about £14.
This is how far I've gotten:
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One thing I don't like about it is the two piece AIM-120 missiles. I thought about buying aftermarkets, but they'd be dearer than the kit!!!
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PostPosted: October 19th, 2017, 12:27 am 
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How’s the overall fit?

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jssel wrote:
How’s the overall fit?

It's quite good overall. A little filler and some sanding, but nothing major.

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Well, after saying the fit was good, it was time to add the intake to the underside. This was going to take a bit of work:
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To reduce the gap I sanded the top side of the intake to get it to sit lower:
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This still left a gap. So I inserted some thin plasticard and glued it into place:
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When it was dry, I trimmed it with a scalpel and sanded it flush:
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I also spent the evening sanding seams on the missiles and drop tanks.
Moving slowly but surely and really enjoying the build.

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Well it's starting to look kinda F-16ish:
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The canopy is just set in place. I tinted it with Tamiya X-19 Smoke. It went a bit hazy, but when it dried I gave it another coat of Klear, which seemed to help.
After making a set of AIM-120s by joining the two halves and adding the fins, I realised the kit supplies a second set of 120s that are moulded in one piece :evil:
When I get the canopy masked and fixed in place, it's on with the primer. :grin:

Up next is this:
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PostPosted: October 22nd, 2017, 12:33 am 
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F-16 is coming along nicely. It's a good looking aircraft. The Greyhound should be a good one to build also. I don't think Tamiya produce any bad models :grin:

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Nice work on the F16, that looks to be coming n together really nicely...... and after all who doesn't like an F16?

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Thanks guys. I agree about F-16s - Lovely aircraft. And Nigel, You're right about Tamiya kits, I love building them.

I made a start on the M8 today. Thankfully the driveshaft came as a single piece with just a few bits to add. I dreaded trying to get everything aligned.
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After about 45 mins I had the lower hull finished:
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The F-16 still needed a few more slivers of filler after I added the tail and nose cone, so I never got the primer done.
Hopefully tomorrow

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The Tamiya M8 is a great little kit.


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A pair of good-looking projects!
Nice work,

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Good going on the F16. I will file that info away for future. M8 looks very good.

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Thanks for looking in guys.
I've got all the main colours on the F-16:
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The modulation is a little heavy, so I'll tone it down tomorrow. I've still the armaments to paint as well as the detail painting on the aircraft itself.

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I toned down the modulation and added a few coats of Klear:
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The other bits and bobs with a few coats of Klear as well:
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I sprayed the yellow and brown ordnance markings on the missiles and bombs. I'll mask them before spraying the base colours.
What I don't like about the Italeri ordnance are the markings are engraved on.
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Quite nice.

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Thanks Jeff. :grin:

Back with the Greyhound today.
As it has an open turret and I'm leaving the forward hatches open, I added a little detail inside. I used plastic strip and rod to make the comms boxes and used copper wire to simulate the wiring. I also added a few canteens which were found mounted inside AFVs.
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Base colour added:
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After weathering:
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I drilled out the barrel of the 30 cal for the turret:
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As it stands this evening:
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