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I have done very little on this kit but but enough to start the thread.

As mentioned elsewhere, I'm trying to bring back the spark of enjoying model building and for me it seems the answer is dumping weathering! Just build the kit for what it is...a plastic model. It doesn't fly, it doesn't burn oil, and it doesn't leak fluids. I know this is controversial so bear with me.

No pre-shading, no black basing, no post shading....if it says paint is green, then I shall paint it green! 

The only concession I will make to weathering is to use lightened colors to enhance the scale effect of the unit. (basically adding 20-25% white or otherwise to avoid a complete toy like appearance.)

Thanks for following along.

Ryan

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Looks great Ryan. It'll be like the built up models you see on many Japanese kit boxes. The paint/condition is prefect on them.

Building something clean can be much harder than covering up the mistakes with some excess weathering (which I've done on occasion).

 

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I like that idea, "box top model".  I built this very kit years ago when I needed a "mojo builder" build.  It was just the ticket for me, hope you enjoy the build as much as I enjoyed mine!

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Great work so far. I'm not big on heavy weathering on my models, mostly because

I lack the skill, honestly speaking. I've seen models with mud slathered on them and

truthfully, I hate that. Hopefully, I'll eventually become skilled enough to add a slightly

weathered appearance on my models but for now, I'll build models as I like them for

my own enjoyment.  I like what you've done so far and I hope you enjoy your build.

I've been trying to purchase the subject of your build for some time but this model

seems to be universally sold out!

Regards;

Paul.

 

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Nice looking work, Ryan!

I've questioned going back to my modelling roots:  One paintbrush for everything.  No airbrush.  No filling and sanding.  And best of all...    Twisting the parts from the sprue. 

I think it would kill me...lol

 

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Great kit, I built one last year and it was a pleasure to sit at the bench with it, and I like the way that you are thinking, I'm a used but not abused type of builder so not a fan of heavily weathered subjects even though they may be historically correct.

Cheers

Dennis

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This was my first brush with the instrument panel, looks ok but I stripped it!

I found out the main panel was to be RLM66, plus I'm going against my highlighting rules with the grey rings around the dials.

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Ryan

IP looked good to me but I Completely understand where you are going. Looks like we were posting exactly at the same time and I at first didn’t see the last two photos.
I’ve never been a weathering guy, preferring my models to be build in a museum condition or fresh out on the flight line. I do like to use pin washes to highlight details and a bit of e haunt smoke but that’s it for me. 
Keep ‘em comin

Peter

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On 1/8/2022 at 10:48 AM, harv said:

Good luck with Kitlinks !!....harv

I will never buy from Kitlinks again.  They stiffed me on an order of a few Taurus engines, which are not exactly inexpensive.  All my emails went unanswered, including one that went directly to Loic.  Beware dealing with them.

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