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About spliffsecond

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  1. Yet another Tamiya Corsair Birdcage 1/32

    Thanx, it's not my dayjob, I just have the luxery to do lots of things 'on the side'. I know about the sheriff, but apparently thats how they write it in France, this was for my 'holyday' barber in Carcassonne. Grtz free
  2. Yet another Tamiya Corsair Birdcage 1/32

    Thanks Cees, havent got any modelling done this summer. Life got in the way and I got two jobs of gold Leaf lettering this summer, to nice to pass by I hope to continue in the fall. Grtz free
  3. LSM some sections don't show

    Same problem here. Grtz free
  4. Soo.... What did you just get???

    Few weeks ago it was to hot to do some work, so i got on a spending spree. My PayPal account is still recovering I now have 62 days of vacation before me, so lets hope i can use some of them to do some modeling. grtz free
  5. Soo.... What did you just get???

    Nice, now i see your masks in the background. Looks like you are wel prepared. If the helmet was on display before, take care with wax resudue left over from cleaning with pledge or similar. This can realy wreck havoc with your paints. A good silicone degreaser should remove most of it. Grtz free
  6. Soo.... What did you just get???

    Danny, are you going to put custom art on the helmet? grt free
  7. Stampe SV 4b 1:72

    So gents, A few weeks ago I had to bring my 3,5 year old to my LHS and he behaved like a charm, didn't have to tell him once to not touch anything. So, since he was bugging me for a red airplane and my corsair will be anything but red I bought him (or me ) a nice little kit of an iconic belgian aircraft, the Stampe SV 4b it's an Azur kit and it gave me the opportunity to try some MRP paint and ushi rigging (win win ). 1:72 is really small, the IP's I learned a new way to mask canopy's spray some regular household aluminium with 3M photomount and stick it to the canopy while burnishing it with a wooden stick afterwarts just cut out what you dont need with a new scalpel of course. MRP performed just marvelous, i didn't expect otherwise. But how do you do small touch ups, that can't be done with an airbrush ? any idea's But soon i realised that this size won't do for a 3 year old, you should have seen his dissapointment when he saw that his plane was even smaller than the box it came in. So i got side tracked again and made him a 1:24 rubber plane by blowing up the 3 view from the kit, it is not a looker and it does not fly well because i build it like a tank, it's for a 3 year old , but i had fun doing it. So back to the main attraction, I learned about the importance of jigging, Still I managed to break the front struts, tear of the top wing, twice ! and have a strud pling in to oblivion while finishing the rigging but i kept on keeping on and can now proudly say, my first finished model in many many years. It's full of my own mistakes and bad workmanship but it's finished non the less and learned me the valuable lesson that it's to early for me to finish the corsair because i don't have the skillset yet. So i started another kit 1:48 this time, to get a little more experience. Grtz free Final photo's:
  8. Soo.... What did you just get???

    Hey oz, i paid €122 taxes and shipping included. They have cheaper kits and more costly kits. I wish i could afford all of them. For the moment i just look at the boxes i own, i don't dare to start one, yet. Grtz free
  9. Soo.... What did you just get???

    missed out on the first series, i could not resist to preorder. Been sidetracked on the corsair by something else will post soon grtz free
  10. Yet another Tamiya Corsair Birdcage 1/32

    Gentleman, I prodded on and got some things done, as you will see i sometimes do very good things and sometimes very bad things. The day started good, Walk this way? Drats, the insignia coulours are not the same (i wanted it darker) but didn't expect this So i had to remask the lighter one and go over it again, in the proces i lost the rather nice fading effect I went outside for some pictures, dont mind the napkin, the chipping on the second wing came out rather well And then mister stupid knocked on my door and started to put down an overly thick showroom glosscoat this was a stupid reflex from when i clearcoat pinball playfields, when it goes on a little dry, flood it. On pinball playfields it doesn't matter, i need the clearcoat to fill inperfections but here i lost almost all of the rivetting I sanded most of it back, and am now in the prosess of opening up every rivet The underside and other wing where clearcoated aswell and no mishaps there, Lucky? To change my mind from the clearcoat debacle i started to decal, saying that Tamiya decals are thick is an understatement, they are really thick. It took several passes of solvent to get them to conform to anything and even tough i trimmed of all the carrier film the really small ones appear to lay on top instead of embedding knowing this i absolutely drowned "Daphne C", so much that i burned trough the clearcoat,after all it came out rather nice That's all for now, I hope i can get that top wing in an ok condition, i would hate to strip it again!!!!! Still procastinating on the fuse Grtz free
  11. Revell Spitfire IX is out

    http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235019567-is-it-really-worth-revell´s-32nd-spitfire-mk-ixc/ grtz free
  12. Yet another Tamiya Corsair Birdcage 1/32

    Got some more done today, starting the underside, slowly does it really slow goes a long way i think it came out better than the topside i went with ultramarine blue and black for the insignia, had to use golden inks because i could not get the hue with what i got from tamiya That's all for now grtz, free
  13. Yet another Tamiya Corsair Birdcage 1/32

    Thanks for the nice comments, After 2 weeks of priming, cleaning, priming, cleaning, priming, .... i was finally able to put some colour on the outer wings. had to remake the nav light in clear acrylic because i could not glue the tiny vacformed one. Had to strip back the primer so many times i was loosing my rivets, out came the toothbrush finally i settled on black gloss base from alclad as a primer, Gloss black and withe from tamiya for the canvas parts then some aluminium also from alclad, chipping medium AKinteractive, yellow chromate from tamiya, clearcoat, chipping medium gloss black from tamiya and then finally the main colour. All acryics where deluted with mr leveling thinner. Also put down a white coat where the insignias will come and masked them off. Can anyone give me a reference for the insignia blue, or do i just match the Tamiya decals? Again it isn't perfect, but i' am learning an all new way of painting and what you see is a result of pure perseverance there are still some surface flaws, but i have to move on. The next one will be better . The fuse is still getting stripped, but now i have the sequence of how i want to paint it, it is just a matter of finding the time. untill then, all comments are welcome, i 've got a lot to learn. Grtz free
  14. Yet another Tamiya Corsair Birdcage 1/32

    So gentleman, I spent way to much time on a really small detail but, i finally got something to show. How many canopy's a man has to make before he's got a good one? This is how i went about, first scribe the lines on a piece of litho Drill, punch, cut, ... And after some filing, then roll it on a soft surface to make the arc, rinse and repeat for the inside, make some small fittings, glue it all together with a fine piece of celluliod inbetween, paint it and voila, It's far from perfect, but will do just fine in replacing the original canopy that i destroyed. btw, i choose to have 'dirty' windows with dust in the corners and scuff's it just didn't look right with pristeen windows. This is the best i can do with my current skillset, but lets not forget, it's really small and macro photo's take no prisoners.... @JeroenPeters sorry no beercan Next to the sorry looking original And it fits the airframe, it rides a bit high in the pictures but i didn't push it down enough, i was trying not to damage the tiny rear view mirror that i spent 3!!! hours fitting. my impromtu photo studio I miss matched the alignment of the numbers, because i want it to look like it's been replaced, notice the slightly different color. I still need to clean the spill from the setting solution then for some wheatering. That's it for now, i am gonne rest up a bit and then (finally) on to the fuselage grtz free
  15. Yet another Tamiya Corsair Birdcage 1/32

    @David Hansen no worry's thats why i post images. I noticed the seam, that's the reason the fuse is still waiting for paint. I called it battle damage but i' ll see what i can do to make it better. I am still working on the canopy, almost there, pictures soon grt free