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  1. Thankyou for the comments guys, very much appreciated Bevan, sorry no updates recently as life's been a bit full on at the moment with exams and so forth If I get some spare time I might be able to get an update happening. -till then , Cheers, Peter.
  2. My Aires cockpit for the Revel Bf 109g-10 is altogether to narrow and doesn't even touch the fuselage sides at all. Its almost like the set was designed for another kit. I'll be doing a lot of modifying to get mine to fit. Great detail, shocking fit !!! Good luck with your builds and have fun. Cheers, Peter
  3. Amazing set up, very very cool !!! I really like your white board marker idea for the inside of your spray booth, did you custom make that yourself ? I like the glass bench top to, that would definitely make cleaning up glue and paints spills easier. It must be so nice to work in such a creative atmosphere. Squoosh over a little Ice Man, I'm movin' in too !
  4. Thanks Jeroen All the best for your Mossie. cheers, Peter
  5. Thanks Honza,very much appreciated. Any news with your corsair ? I was really enjoying your start to it.... Cheers, Peter.
  6. Hi everyone, finally got the fuselage and tail weathered in to match the rest of the airframe. Artists oils were mixed with enamel thinner and set up over night then blended and stained into the finish with coton bud sticks and a small dry flat brush. Colours were different mixtures of Black, Burnt Sienna and Phthalo Blue. I hope you like the photos below ........... Starting to come together now ....... I might have to brighten up that "1" again, it seems to have gone missing in the weather. Good time for whale watching off the Queensland coast Thats it for now, let me know if you're enjoying my progress. Cheers, Peter
  7. A bit more weathering on the right wing now.........
  8. Not sure how to depict the left front undercarriage door (which is the one on our right when viewing the picture ) Whether the "126" just didn't turn out in the photo or perhaps there was another number that was over sprayed. There vaguely appears to be three numbers, the middle number could be a 1 and the last number could be a 6 or a 3 but who the heck knows ? I'm hoping the "126" simply didn't turn out in the photograph. Any thoughts ?
  9. Thanks Scooby, very much appreciated, Cheers, Peter
  10. Looks good James, I've gotta get get me some Hobby zone too ! cheers, Peter.
  11. Hi all, Not much time for modelling lately, but never the less here's a small update. To complement my Metalizer chipping I wanted to depict some traces of yellow green chromate primer and some salmon showing through on the airframe. The chips were painted on with my own made up mixes of Vallejo paint applied with a small brush. The effect is not entirely finished here, so I will continue with it subtlety on the other appropriate areas of the airframe along with additional weathering processes. Please check it out in the following shots below....... A selection of some of the undercarriage parts in the weathering and assembly process..... The wheels are from Barracuda Studios and Eduard Brassin, both very nice products ! Here are the undercarraiage doors if you wish to pose your model 'in flight'. I won't be using them on the finished model obviously, but they did come in handy for practising various weathering techniques before committing them to the model. You can see the two different tones of washes I used on each door. On the right is AK Interactive's Streaking Grime and on the left is my own custom mix of artists oils including lamp black, burnt Sienna and smidge of a dark navy blue colour. I ended up incorporating both tones into the model anyway. You can also see where I 'warmed up' with the cromate chips before applying them to the project. In the next shot below you can see that I've blended the upper surface markings in with the rest of the weathering. A quick hello to Brisbane modeller NZDavid who was asking a question on his Facebook page a while back about why I sprayed my markings after weathering the airframe. Well, as you can see it's really not to problematic to do so afterwards, it's just a simple matter of repeating ones own steps again. I hope this helps. Hopefully that Brisbane winter isn't treating you blokes to unkindly down there this time of year Nothing compared to the grey murk of Vienna each December though ! The undercarriage legs will receive a dry brush and some specks and scratches with coloured pencils before spraying the numerals and painting the brake lines. Well, thats it for now, happy modelling and thanks for dropping in. Cheers, Peter
  12. Hi Ralph,cowl crisis averted ! David Parker's P-51d was pretty nice, heres the link to the progress pics if it helps......... http://public.fotki.com/afvmodeller/p-51/ Cheers, Peter.
  13. High Ralph, don't you hate those WTF moments ! Shouldn't be to hard to blend in though.( assuming you've glued the shim to the forward cowl part ) If you make the gap/ natural panel line at the back of the shim you can blend the forward part of the shim with the rest of the cowl using a small piece of fine grade sand paper wrapped around a pointed tooth pick. Work slowly and gently around the raised fasteners or protect them with small piece of Tamiya tape. Keep on with a metal scheme it's going to look fantastic once finished, Cheers, Peter.
  14. Nice one Dan, looks like you're having fun ! Sadly, it would be a long flight for me from my end so no QMHE for me either this year. Oh well. Cheers Peter.
  15. A small update..... Aircraft numbers have now been sprayed on and I've added some weathering to the star and bar, rear fuselage and tailfin. This was done with different mixtures of sand, brown, white and black oil paints washes. I've used lighter tones on the top of the fuselage to sujest sun bleaching although it may not show up to well in these shots There's still more panel line and rivet washes to add to blend it in with the work thats on the forward fuselage. But ........little by little, layer by layer its coming together. Thanks for looking, happy modelling, Cheers, Peter
  16. Hi everyone, here's a bit of a sidetrack from my Corsair and Spitfire but I couldn't help starting with this one as the cockpit set just looked so nice ! Its the Aires 1:32 bf 109g-10 cockpit for the Revell kit. Paints are Gunze acrylics and fine details were picked out with Vallejo. Seat belts are from HGW and I find that the supplied fabric really bends and sags realistically. I always thought luftwaffe seatbelts were a kaki colour though, not olive green? A coat of Testors metaliser provided a base for the paint chipping and the cockpit placards are from Airscale. A few more details to add but soon it will be ready for placement into the fuselage....... ah the fun part I plan on doing one of the schemes from the Baracuda decal sheets. Thanks for looking,happy modelling, cheers, Peter
  17. Thankyou Laurent ! Honza, have fun with the Corsair and please post your build pics cheers, Peter
  18. While we're talking about cool navy warbird pics check out this Dauntless in the link below, now that's a subject I would love to do ! http://modelhobby.eu/2012/08/wwii-pacific-theatre-in-color/dauntless-sandiego/
  19. I'm not sure about the colour scheme theory but its interesting to say the least. Thank goodness I didn't paint mine bright fluro pink with pokerdots ( just like Steel Panther ) The photos are awesome, thankyou for posting them. The picture from front on provides plenty of artistic inspiration, I'll definitely use it. Cheers, Peter P.s whats up next on your modelling bench ?
  20. Honza, sounds interesting do you have any pics with that theory ? I'm following the suggestions on the baracuda cals sheets and just trying to match the weathering in the black and white photo of the original. I'm happy as long as I'm still "in the ball park"as they say. I prefer to focus on the artistic side of things as apposed to getting to hung up in historical accuracy. Ted, a bit of sun up there eh, sounds good ! Cheers, Peter
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