Some more of my stuff and modifications.
I think I keep those old tanks around to remind myself of where I started. Either that or I’m just lazy, and they’re pieces that didn’t need paint. Of course now is when I notice the British ones missed out on their wash. Just when you think the punch list is done.
@folewnik. Can’t wait to see them, I can imagine the tragic scenes. One warning, to much list makes them hard to pick up.
You’re Rockin it Hard Mister !!! Way cool
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“Meanwhile, in the basement of Doom.”
Was staring at a pair of twisted G-8Ns when I started to notice a few similarities to another bomber. Figured since I had a little time, went to work.
Plastic left over from control tower job made fuselage plug, milliput filled the nose. Still can’t believe I got the fin to stick.
Not perfect, but I think they’ll pass as B-29. Still debating how I’m going to do the windows.
There’s an idea! Great work on that mod. If I may make a suggestion on the windows- you could go with medium or dark grey. Black would also work.
Edit- forgot to mention: to “un-twist” those pieces from HBG, warm them with a blow dryer and they’ll most likely return to their original shape. Be careful you don’t over-warm and wilt the piece. Sometimes dipping the twisted section in very hot water will also work. I’ve used this method successfully on their Avengers’ twisted fuselage & crooked wings, and B-24 bent wings
Don’t forget straightening ship hulls and tank gun barrels. Although, now you mention it, I think these wings were forgotten.
You’ll have to forgive an old man with CRS. HaHa.
Yes! Although I’ve not photographed the tanks yet and FOlewnik used his heat gun to straighten the hulls of the Japanese light cruisers. Oh no- you have CRS, too? It’s genetic in my family and although my parents claimed to have it as soon as they started having kids, it didn’t seem to hit me until after 50. Fortunately, “Can’t Remember Stuff” isn’t contagious!
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Exceptional work on the mods! Did you hand letter the fuselage and tail?
82 and tail letters decals, circles drawn.
Normally I’d draw black numbers and such but I ordered a set of white decals, was sent black by mistake and told to keep them.
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Impressive. I know just how hard that is. They look just great. For the cockpit I would paint the entire area black,let dry ,and then come back over it with a darker grey metallic, Leaving a thin black line a the bottom to outline the edge.Then paint one coat of wash to mute the metallic just enough to look like glass. Canopy lines in black over that if warranted.A suggestion only.
Thanks for input. None of my metallics really fit. Remembered I have a Vallejo gunmetal blue to late.
In back is a sanded down B-17 I was using for testing that didn’t turn out to bad either. Dress it up as a Russian copy Tu-4.
Finally a Jagdpanther! I guess 3rd time is a charm.
First 2 attempts were with the current Panther hull, couldn’t get the symmetry right.
Went back to the first gen. panther for this one. The hull being a bit longer and the lack of skirts might help.
Also, I think I’ve found a good cannon barrel replacement material. This is the bamboo core from an incense stick.
Nice ! Can you light the incense to give it a smoking barrel look ? : )
I love the smell of sandalwood in the morning!
Been bringing my artillery and AA pieces up to current appearance standards. Got bored with that assembly line work, made these.
Have a heavy transport house tech. rule, normally a small tape flag on aft mast is now this.
Since I had the U.S. naval colors out, I pushed through with the Lexington rebuild.
Here’s the previous look.
Reused everything but the rear structure, boosting the fwd. island about 1.5mm. Rear section fabricated with styrene stock.
Think I might have gone a little to big? Still 100% better. That’s what I get for trying to use the rear of a classic tank turret the first time.
Stay safe all.