mostrich's workshop of 2020

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Re: mostrich's workshop of 2020

Postby Floki » Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:52 pm

That's looking good
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Re: mostrich's workshop of 2020

Postby Stikpusher » Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:20 pm

:shoutout: :shoutout: :shoutout:

Very nice! And rapid too! I can’t get over how quick some of you guys are building! :bow:
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Re: mostrich's workshop of 2020

Postby Duke Maddog » Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:25 pm

Agreed! I wish I could achieve that kind of speed! I need it for most of my builds!
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Re: mostrich's workshop of 2020

Postby mostrich » Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:08 am

Thank you!
The Tiger's being primed (Tamiya Red Oxide out of the rattle can) and subsequently received its base layer of 1944 Dunkelgelb (AK Real Colors). The phone sensor had a hell of a time capturing that tone. Needed to screw around with Photoshop a bit to pull it from grey to yellow.
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Re: mostrich's workshop of 2020

Postby Floki » Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:06 am

Looking good! I really like using AK Real Colors paint it thins very nicely and can really build up very thin coats. I see you got the pioneer tools already on I find that extremely hard to paint them like that you have a trick for doing it easily?
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Re: mostrich's workshop of 2020

Postby Norman » Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:27 am

Nice paint job.

Floki wrote:I see you got the pioneer tools already on I find that extremely hard to paint them like that you have a trick for doing it easily?


I always put a small piece of paper under it and paint them.
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Re: mostrich's workshop of 2020

Postby Stikpusher » Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:25 pm

Norman wrote:Nice paint job.

Floki wrote:I see you got the pioneer tools already on I find that extremely hard to paint them like that you have a trick for doing it easily?


I always put a small piece of paper under it and paint them.


:writing: ... small piece of paper under tools.... simple, yet brilliant!
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Re: mostrich's workshop of 2020

Postby speedgraflex » Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:18 pm

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A beautiful angle, and impeccably built, Torben. Truly. I love the airbrush color shots as well but this is really an impressive angle. Not only does this defy scale, your work is top! One day soon I would like to see a process series. Preferably with an Eduard Royal class kit!
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Re: mostrich's workshop of 2020

Postby Stuart » Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:29 pm

That is a cracking build Torben, it's great to see you on the bench again!
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Re: mostrich's workshop of 2020

Postby mostrich » Sun May 24, 2020 12:07 pm

Thank you, Gentleman! As always your thoughts and comments are most appreciated.
Yes, I'm going to paint them like Normen suggests. I think the Jagdtiger is a design that gives you the option to paint it all in glued position because of the plain surfaces and the overall tidy outfit. Won't do that on any other tank, though.

As some of you might know, I'm working in an Environmental Test Laboratory and one part of our business is to help suppliers qualify their products before they sell them to Airbus, Boeing or any other manufacturer. As a test engineer I witnessed the whole certification process of the A350, whose front fuselage section is getting build in my hometown. The kit was in my stash for a few years now and I think it was 2018 when the decals of my favourite airliner came in. Finnair was the first airline that started commercial flights with an A350 between Hamburg, Oslo, and New York and was the first A350 I saw in flesh. It's also a rather reluctant design and therefore more easy to build as a model.
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I decided to fill all the clear parts with putty to achieve a perfectly smooth surface. Fit of the side windows was quite good, but the cockpit window part was more of a dicey fit with a huge step on the lower end. The decals show the windows black and I personally like that plain style.
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All inner surfaces of the nacelles and the turbofan area were primed gloss black and coated with Alclad Stainless Steel. Don't mind the ejector pin marks, they won't be seen later.
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Masking for the aluminum nozzle ring has already begun.
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The most characteristic feature of the Rolls-Royce Trent turbofan engines is the shape of the turbine blades of the first compression stage. Revell did a good job shooting them. As you can imagine it was a PITA to cut them from the sprues.
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That girl is huge even in 1/144. Luckily the fit between wings and fuselage is outstanding and the seam lines will be hidden later. So I can paint all the big sections seperately.
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