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About spliffsecond

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  • Birthday 11/07/1974

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    Asse - Belgium

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  1. Yet another Tamiya Corsair Birdcage 1/32

    So, first AK chipping medium then gloss black from tamiya After that top coat blue, taking my time here, I thought i was done, but i think i 'll need one more coat to unify everything. h here you see the difference with the wings i did before, s so after a light coat on to chipping. see you soon, grtz free
  2. Yet another Tamiya Corsair Birdcage 1/32

    Hi, thanx all, i turned her over, white undercoat for the insignias and i also did the fillercap for the fuel (gives the red a better chance to be bright) reverse masking for the insignias and numerals followed by a coat of alclad aluminium Then AK heavy chipping fluid and Chromate primer XF4 tamiya And than some chipping, So, after some clearcoat this is now drying, mayby i'll find some time tomorrow to start the topcoat. Starting to get back i the groove Back soon Grt free
  3. Yet another Tamiya Corsair Birdcage 1/32

    I think i got the base colour for the underside covered, and with a little less lighting if this looks alright after drying i will move on to the top, finally Back soon grt free
  4. Yet another Tamiya Corsair Birdcage 1/32

    Thx coolbox, I hope it will turn out ok in the end. I’m just finding out while doing it. I don’t have a set plan. Just dont want to drown it in paint and get away with the least amount of paint possible. Topside will be more elaborate with aluminium, primer and blue, meaby not everywhere but surely in those area’s prone to wear. Grt free
  5. Yet another Tamiya Corsair Birdcage 1/32

    So, next pass on the underside the small hair and other debris you see are already cleaned up and hopefully tonight the last coat goes on. thats all for now grtz free
  6. Yet another Tamiya Corsair Birdcage 1/32

    So, i finally found time to continue with the corsair. The seam on the belly seems finally gone. And i started with a first pass on the underside . More soon
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. LSM some sections don't show

    Same problem here. Grtz free
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Soo.... What did you just get???

    Danny, are you going to put custom art on the helmet? grt free
  13. 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:
  14. 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
  15. 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