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  1. Clunkmeister

    OS2U Kingfisher by Kitty Hawk

    Oh boy oh boy oh boy! I have mine all ready to go with all the PE and extras, but an F-5F and Lanc got in the way. You’re gonna clobber this one, Carl. Then, hopefully W.12?
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    Mig-9 LEM

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    Kitty Hawk F-5F by a clueless prop guy

    If I could, I would.
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    Kitty Hawk F-5F by a clueless prop guy

    Those look like they belong under a Canadair 6, never mind a D!
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    Kitty Hawk F-5F by a clueless prop guy

    Pics to follow.
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    How do you shade snow? What colors?

    Agreed. Snow is reflective. Like water, it reflects the surrounding terrain. Blue sky, bluish tinge to snow and icy tops reflect the sunlight like prisms. Grey sky, the snow is dull. But if you have vehicular traffic, whether it’s taxiing aircraft, land vehicles, or legged methane producers, the rust and footsteps mix with the dirt, etc, and snow quickly gets grey, brown, and dirty.
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    How do you shade snow? What colors?

    MARTIN, behave! Cough cough, sputter sputter.
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    Kitty Hawk F-5F by a clueless prop guy

    Gotta check the kit. Not a big fix, but an obvious goof if you build the wrong block numbers
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    Kitty Hawk F-5F by a clueless prop guy

    I’m going to use Eduard’s ejection seat and improve the panel some. Other than that, maybe wheels. But I’ve seen a few of these built, and they turned out amazing. Skip the engine, do the Hasegawa style fuselage assembly so it’s exact. I heard the belly pan is a pain and the rocket container is tough to build retracted.
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    Kitty Hawk F-5F by a clueless prop guy

    It’s not unexpected. The kit’s engineered for open hoods, and I didn’t plan to close them until Thursday when the fog cleared. Good news is that the hatchet job will be invisible, bad news is that it looks much cooler with the hoods open. Life goes on. yes Ivan, the F-86D will be an “adventure”. But I’ve seen some incredible builds of that kit, and it can be done. As for Texas ANG, I’ve yet to find proof in photography that they flew the D. They flew a few bulletnosed Sabres, but I think they had different wings.
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    How do you shade snow? What colors?

    Yep, snow is never “white”. It ranges from bluish to different shadings of grey. oh, and for the ultimate realism, a little yellow spotting here and there is normal. Notice the grey around the Snow Snake burrow.
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    Kitty Hawk F-5F by a clueless prop guy

    Well folks, Kitty Hawk throws me a slight curve ball. This is to be a display model at hobby shows, so it’s gotta be closed up. Open canopies, speed brakes, etc get broken constantly when picked up and handled at shows. That nugget of information completely slipped my mind during the build, so here we go. Yay. Because the kit is designed to have the canopies open, two guesses what that means. And the first guess doesn’t count. Yep, the canopies don’t fit! Oh, they fit the openings just fine, but the kit gives you all the scale goodies such as inner canopy rails, latch mechanisms, lifts, locks, everything. So, not only does all that go away, but the scale thickness of the plastic canopy means the rear canopy hits the top of the rear seat. By about 1/32 of an inch. So, out come the trusty nippers and #11 for some creative modeling. Heheheeeee
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    Kitty Hawk F-5F by a clueless prop guy

    Nothing ventured, nothing gained, my friend! Next Kitty Hawk kits for me to build are the OS2U and the big ol’ Sabre Dog. But I never saw myself building this one, so who knows? Maybe I’ll snag me a Mirage or an F-5 recce Bird when they hit the streets. I like the kits. OOB yes, and maybe a few details are generic or not for your exact chosen prototype, but even OOB, they’re challenging enough to make the build enjoyable and not robotic. The coolness of resin without the headaches and resin dust.
  14. I really like it. Not an armor guy, but I think I might be able to stomach his one.
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    Kitty Hawk F-5F by a clueless prop guy

    Or by having to wear bib overalls and a straw hat.
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