Paws4thot

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Paws4thot

890 posts

I'd agree that there's a lighting effect going on with the splinter. In the directly overhead shot the difference in tone is much more evident on the fuselage than the wings (as is the old "Airfix rivetter" doing overtime).

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

Paws4thot

890 posts

Friendly warning; you will need more nose weight than can fit inside the radar fairing. This must be added before the fuselage halves are closed.

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

Paws4thot

890 posts

I totally agree with Heather, subject to the caveat that you might want to accent frequently opened access hatches (eg gun bays on WW2 fighters).

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

Paws4thot

890 posts

@GNR-Gordon-4

Are those old kits, james_mower? They look like they are.

 

GNR-Gordon-4

The RAF belt (note singular) kit has been out for several years. It's not like a now 75 year old design is actually going to change!

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

Paws4thot

890 posts

Wot!? No aircrew!? Wink

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

Paws4thot

890 posts

@Rob Sandy

Most recent?

Italeri XB-70 Valkyrie in 1/72.

Wanted it for ages but managed to scoop it on eBay.

Just take note, despite the destructions claims, you can only build the XB-70 from that kit. The YB-70 had a different wing dehedral.

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

Paws4thot

890 posts

@Tomek - Cheers; I thought those might be Clearfix.

 

@jopres - Lots of military vehicles are painted silver (or white) inside because that makes it easier to trace fluid leaks. I don't have a specific reference for the Quad though.

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

Paws4thot

890 posts

Nice job. What medium did you use for the windows?

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

Paws4thot

890 posts

@RussellE

Would love to see the Wallace and Gromits kits re-issued! They're as rare as hens teeth now! Yell

Licencing issues? Well, except for the A35 van obviously.

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

Paws4thot

890 posts

I use the acrylic mini-pots too, just not always on the kits they came with. For instance the grey I got with the 1/24 Harrier doesn't "look right" for a GR3 IMO, but it is right for the dashboard on a Ford Escort mk2 (and yes I know Airfix never kitted one of those).

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

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