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Offline JudgeDredd

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My next model...
« on: April 15, 2017, 12:28:15 PM »
I actually started this prior to starting the Su-27. Normally I don't start a model until I've finished one...which is why I haven't done any modelling in the last year because I hadn't finished the Su-27. However, I had started this and then decided to take part in a Group Build "From Russia With Love" and so I had to start the Su-27.

So this has been sitting in the box - all primed (literally) - waiting for me to finish the Su-27. Now I have, I can crack on with this.

I'm looking for a fairly quick finish for this. Only a wee bit of building left, the painting and weathering and very few decals.




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Re: My next model...
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2017, 01:43:14 PM »
I think it looks kind of mean in Olive Drab.

I could add some earth colour to it to give it camo - I might...




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Re: My next model...
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2017, 02:16:24 PM »
Tamiya makes nice kits.
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Re: My next model...
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2017, 02:46:18 PM »
Yep - and they generally go together very nicely.
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Re: My next model...
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2017, 03:46:06 PM »
JD, every time you post one of these I have to talk myself out of ordering a model kit.  :D
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Re: My next model...
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2017, 10:45:49 PM »
Why?  :DD

Just get one.
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Re: My next model...
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2017, 07:23:15 AM »
Flying now....

To do...
  • A few touch ups with a brush here and there
  • Klear coat
  • Decals
  • Klear coat
  • Weathering








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Re: My next model...
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2017, 07:25:26 AM »
Looks great!
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Re: My next model...
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2017, 07:54:53 AM »
Damn that looks nice! Are the tracks individual links or one long rubber piece each?
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Re: My next model...
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2017, 09:45:43 AM »
Thank you.

The tracks are 1 piece rubber. I'm not sure Tamiya have moved to multi-piece individual track links yet. Meng and Dragon certainly do. I don't think I'm into separate track links yet.
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Re: My next model...
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2017, 11:45:50 AM »
Right - all "touch ups" and brush painting done and tracks are on

The front has a slight "fit" issue. I knew that was there before painting and could've filled it, but that would've meant having all the road wheels and tracks in place and that wouldn't have been totally practical. The weathering may take the eye away from it













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Re: My next model...
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2017, 11:54:43 AM »
 :bd:
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Re: My next model...
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2017, 12:05:28 PM »
I think it looks great. If you had not said anything I wouldn't have noticed your "fit" issue. Very nicely done.
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Re: My next model...
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2017, 12:20:18 PM »
Thank you. I think it's turned out pretty cool. It was a nice model. Went together well mostly. Not a huge amount of parts and detailed enough...but then, that's Tamiya.

I'm just wondering at the moment if I can apply my Klear coat with the airbrush or whether it should be with a brush as I normally do it.
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Re: My next model...
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2017, 03:09:22 PM »
...you're gonna need some more display shelves soon.................
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