It is currently December 14th, 2017, 5:26 am

All times are UTC [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 50 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Disorders bench
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Disorders bench
PostPosted: November 14th, 2017, 1:48 am 
Offline
Staring out the window
User avatar

Joined: April 5th, 2011, 4:34 pm
Posts: 3984
Location: Maryland, near Washington DC
The black basing seems to be working really well on the M8. Whats your ultimate plan for the finish?


Top
 Profile   
 
Disorders bench
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Disorders bench
PostPosted: November 14th, 2017, 3:42 am 
Offline
The Bug Has Well And Truly Bitten
User avatar

Joined: August 5th, 2017, 6:10 pm
Posts: 447
Location: Calgary Alberta Canada
That is nice weathering on the greyhound and nice panel lines on the f-16

_________________
With Gratitude,

Michael Modeller 48


Top
 Profile   
 
Disorders bench
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Disorders bench
PostPosted: November 18th, 2017, 9:26 pm 
Offline
Active Participant
User avatar

Joined: April 30th, 2015, 12:50 pm
Posts: 767
Location: Belfast
Thanks guys.
Construction and decaling finished:
Image

Image

I damaged the star on the front hull and had to take this from a Sherman kit, it should be a star inside a full circle not a broken one. But I won't mention it if you lot don't.
There was another three part circled star for the engine deck, but it was a nightmare to position and align, so it was scrapped. I'll just add some stowage to cover the area.
Stowage and weathering next.

SoftScience, I don't plan on any heavy weathering, maybe I'll add a small diorama base and use the kit figure.

_________________
Regards, Paddy.


Top
 Profile   
 
Disorders bench
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Disorders bench
PostPosted: November 18th, 2017, 10:34 pm 
Offline
The Bug Has Well And Truly Bitten
User avatar

Joined: August 5th, 2017, 6:10 pm
Posts: 447
Location: Calgary Alberta Canada
If you did not say I would not have know about the star.

It happens, it is looking real good. A friend kid is doing a kit

like this...

_________________
With Gratitude,

Michael Modeller 48


Top
 Profile   
 
Disorders bench
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Disorders bench
PostPosted: November 19th, 2017, 4:51 am 
Offline
Modelling Gent and Scholar
User avatar

Joined: May 1st, 2011, 12:31 am
Posts: 5463
Location: Adelaide. South Australia
Beautifully done Paddy.

Nigel


Top
 Profile   
 
Disorders bench
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Disorders bench
PostPosted: November 19th, 2017, 10:15 pm 
Offline
Active Participant
User avatar

Joined: April 30th, 2015, 12:50 pm
Posts: 767
Location: Belfast
Thanks guys.
A bit of a set back while weathering. :twisted:
The decals reacted with the thinner
Image

This was the first time I used Humbrol thinners, usually its just good old DIY store thinners. Not sure if it had anything to do with it.
I tried recoating them with Klear but it made no difference.
So I'll just have to sand them off, touch up the paint and go with different set. :twisted:
Funny thing is, the front star from the Sherman kit wasn't affected. :shock:

_________________
Regards, Paddy.


Top
 Profile   
 
Disorders bench
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Disorders bench
PostPosted: November 19th, 2017, 10:37 pm 
Offline
Active Participant
User avatar

Joined: April 30th, 2015, 12:50 pm
Posts: 767
Location: Belfast
I made a start on this tonight.
Image
There's a fair bit of plastic to get through:
Image
Image

The suspension bogies come with real springs and actually works:
Image

Clean up of the parts is minimal and the fit is very good. This is where I got to tonight. The wheels come with separate rubber tires, which means painting the wheels and bogies separately, then adding the tires.

Image

_________________
Regards, Paddy.


Top
 Profile   
 
Disorders bench
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Disorders bench
PostPosted: November 19th, 2017, 10:39 pm 
Offline
The Bug Has Well And Truly Bitten
User avatar

Joined: August 5th, 2017, 6:10 pm
Posts: 447
Location: Calgary Alberta Canada
Why am i unable to see the images?

Update: Before it just said Image, i see the photos now. Just a bug....

_________________
With Gratitude,

Michael Modeller 48


Top
 Profile   
 
Disorders bench
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Disorders bench
PostPosted: November 19th, 2017, 11:03 pm 
Offline
Active Participant
User avatar

Joined: April 30th, 2015, 12:50 pm
Posts: 767
Location: Belfast
Michael modeller 48 wrote:
Why am i unable to see the images?

Not sure. I haven't done anything different.

_________________
Regards, Paddy.


Top
 Profile   
 
Disorders bench
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Disorders bench
PostPosted: November 19th, 2017, 11:07 pm 
Offline
Modelling Gent and Scholar
User avatar

Joined: July 31st, 2013, 11:04 am
Posts: 8150
Location: Milton Keynes
Not good news on the silvering!
I do like the look of the Centurion, it'll be interesting to watch this progress

_________________
"Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so"


Top
 Profile  WWW  
 
Disorders bench
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Disorders bench
PostPosted: November 20th, 2017, 4:01 pm 
Offline
Staring out the window
User avatar

Joined: April 5th, 2011, 4:34 pm
Posts: 3984
Location: Maryland, near Washington DC
oh no! Sorry to see decals go bananas. The model was looking really good too.

Looks like that humbroll garbage dissolved the decal adhesive.


Top
 Profile   
 
Disorders bench
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Disorders bench
PostPosted: November 20th, 2017, 4:37 pm 
Offline
Modelling Gent and Scholar
User avatar

Joined: May 1st, 2011, 7:41 pm
Posts: 5704
Location: Middlesbrough
What a shame about those decals. It was looking like a real stunner I'm sure you will fettle it.

You do seem to get plenty of parts with that Centurion! That would be a years worth of modelling for me. :lol:

_________________
2017 - A:11 B:9 C:0
Current Projects:
South African Air Force 1958 - 1981 (Springbok and Castle)
East German Air Force 1956 - 1990


Top
 Profile   
 
Disorders bench
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Disorders bench
PostPosted: November 20th, 2017, 4:37 pm 
Offline
Mad, Sad and Dangerous To Know!

Joined: November 26th, 2011, 6:11 pm
Posts: 13204
Location: Pontefract West Yorkshire
That's a real shame re the Greyhound decals, Paddy and hopefully the restoration won't take too long. I've never used Humbrol thinners either and have always used cheapo DIY store white spirit to thin enamels and/or artist's oil paints to make washes. I know from my own experience in weathering military models that sometimes thinners in washes can accentuate the decal film a little but I've never seen it happen to that extent. Maybe the Humbrol stuff is a little "hot"?

AFV Club make some really nice armour kits and that Sho't Kal certainly looks to be excellent.

_________________
Doing - Airfix Sea Harrier FRS.1 (1/48th).

Work is the curse of the modelling classes!
IPMS#12300


Top
 Profile   
 
Disorders bench
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Disorders bench
PostPosted: November 20th, 2017, 11:19 pm 
Offline
Active Participant
User avatar

Joined: April 30th, 2015, 12:50 pm
Posts: 767
Location: Belfast
Thanks guys.
Softscience, you've hit the nail on the head. It does seem like the decals lost their adhesive. Thing is they were well sealed in with Klear.
OldTonto, you're right about the parts count, this could take a while!
Shaun I think I'll go back to the cheapo thinners.

Moving on with the Shot Kal.
Things that other kits have as single pieces, come in five parts here!
The spare track holder is two pieces and has to be carefully joined:
Image

The spare track itself is molded in a different type of plastic and its beautifully detailed, only problem is, all the beautiful detail can't be seen when installed but instead the side with the ejector pin marks faces out!!!
Image

I'm not actually complaining as its a fantastic kit. The detail in the parts is outstanding. An example is the sprocket casing. The cast texture is amazing:
Image

This is where I've got to tonight:
Image

As far as the Greyhound goes, I've removed the decals and fixed up the paint. I'll let it dry thoroughly then start the gloss coating again.
Image

_________________
Regards, Paddy.


Top
 Profile   
 
Disorders bench
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Disorders bench
PostPosted: November 25th, 2017, 11:26 pm 
Offline
Active Participant
User avatar

Joined: April 30th, 2015, 12:50 pm
Posts: 767
Location: Belfast
As it stands tonight:
Image
I've added the rear deck, air filters on the fenders, the ERA blocks on the fenders as well as an array of other tiny bits.

The detail is excellent, although I'm not sure it will all stay in place to the end of the build, as I'm sure to knock it off again.
Case in point, is the cable guides/holders. very thin plastic that looks great, but is destined for the carpet monster :whistle
Image

The small PE fret has the exhaust covers, which look fantastic:
Image

One thing I don't like about this build are the instructions. They can be a bit vague on parts placement. I need to go and do a bit of research on some small details on the rear deck.

I've sent for these from FOG models:
Image

As for the Greyhound, its decals are finished and glossing done:
Image

_________________
Regards, Paddy.


Top
 Profile   
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 50 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Macinscott 3 style by HighDefGeek