Edited by Mooneyzs, 09 June 2014 - 11:22 AM.
The Official 2014 "All the Rest" Community Build-Extended to April 31st
Posted 09 June 2014 - 11:22 AM
Posted 10 June 2014 - 05:16 AM
That Stuka is looking wild !!!
The panel lines on the flying bomb will make a huge difference in the final product.
You fellows are doing some fine work. Keep it up !
Posted 11 June 2014 - 12:07 AM
Thanks Ray!! Can't wait to see another one outta you.
Edited by mustang1989, 11 June 2014 - 12:09 AM.
Posted 11 June 2014 - 11:47 PM
Thanks Wayne! Man it's been a while since I've seen you! How's the sub coming?
Posted 15 June 2014 - 08:45 AM
I ended up getting a little more work done to the cart of this build. I added some bondo to it got it sanded down as well as got some primer on it and gonna sand the primer down next and add a black base before I paint it a steel color or the base
Here is the bondo applied:
Here it is with primer on it:
Posted 15 June 2014 - 04:56 PM
Posted 17 June 2014 - 04:24 PM
I got some black primer sprayed on next and now it is ready for some steel color for the base. I need to break out the airbrush and mix some paint up and then gonna attempt some weathering via the salt method. Hopefully I don't mess it up too bad or that it is easier than I think. I need to read up on the technique first. But getting excited about it.
Posted 17 June 2014 - 06:03 PM
Everything is looking super!
I got a few moments today and worked some more on my USMC Iwo Jima Sherman.
I added some detail to the front slope.
The real tank had oak planks bolted to the side to thwart magnetic mines. The planks were spaced out about two inches and that space filled with concrete. I replicated the wood sponson armor with .030 sheet cut to fit.
I used some sliced hex rod for the bolts. The wood texture was courtesy of my razor saw. The front slope had additional boards protecting the gap. Again .030 sheet, textured with my saw blade stands in for the planks.
More to come, it's been a busy few weeks here.
I'll get some more shots of the U boat up soon as well.
Posted 20 June 2014 - 10:09 PM
More to come, it's been a busy few weeks here.
Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:13 AM
Got the wash applied to the upper and lower surfaces as well as the elevators. Also been working on stuff like the landing gear assembly and painting. On the topside the panel lines were really brought out but on the bottom the effects of the wash are more apparent with staining and panel line definition I'm finally figuring out how to get the paint coats on thin enough to let the effects of the pre-shading to "bleed through" as clearly seen on the bottom and some of the areas on topside. Haven't gotten good enough yet to remember to pre-shade between the different colored coats of camo. Better luck next build though.
Edited by mustang1989, 21 June 2014 - 12:17 AM.
Posted 21 June 2014 - 05:42 PM
Wayne.... That thank is looking great man. Glad to see you making some progress on it.
Joe... Nice job on the weathering. The Stuka is looking great!
I was able to shoot a base color on the cart. I was too lazy to break out my air brush and mix up some steel color so I chose a color which I thought would look close to steel. well I am sorta wrong because i think it has a little too much metal flake in it but it may not be bad because I am going to attempt the salt chipping method so many other colors will go on but wanted some areas to be a bare steel. Let me know what you guys think and if you would shoot an actual steel color on instead. I think I would have rather just mixed some paint up for the air brush rather than just using a spray can now....lol
Posted 21 June 2014 - 06:32 PM
You guys are building some great stuff, WOW, from the weathering, scratch built parts, and clean work I have a hard time showing my pics.
Got some more work done, but be nice now I am just a novice. Oh well, here are the pics.
Posted 21 June 2014 - 08:42 PM
Love me some Stuka!
Chris that paint will work just fine. That should look great when appropriately chipped.
Mark that is a nice clean build of one of my fave motorcycles.
Posted 22 June 2014 - 02:42 AM
Chris:As Wayne said, that's going to work just fine. I use the same method on my aircraft interior builds and it works like a dream.
Mark:Did you say novice???? That looks great. Automotive builds are something I'm working towards in getting as good as you guys here are. Thumbs up on this build!!!!!! Let me know when you are ready and which picture to use and I'll get you posted on the intro post dude. You know you gotta sign up for round two and show us how you pull some of this kind of good work off.
Everybody:Thank you for the encouraging comments. I applied the flat coat this morning and noticed a little silvering in a couple of the decals. I'll have to weather those just a little more to hide some of that mess but other than that it aged/faded the paint nicely. The sun and weather in the Mediterranean theatre was never kind to aircraft.
Posted 23 June 2014 - 05:17 AM
Posted 23 June 2014 - 11:15 PM
I'll echo that Ray! Man that's alot of stuff packed onto the top of that bad boy Wayne! Thats all going to look great all painted up.