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  1. Lancair IV's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    May 2008
    It's Model Sunday. Lets see what you've worked over the past 7 days.

    My LUT is moving along. The tower is complete and I started the swing arms.

    Attached Images Attached Images Model Sunday 03-14-2010-100309-piping-001-jpg  Model Sunday 03-14-2010-100309-piping-002-jpg  Model Sunday 03-14-2010-100309-piping-003-jpg  Model Sunday 03-14-2010-100309-piping-004-jpg  Model Sunday 03-14-2010-100313-swingarms-1-2-3-4-001-jpg  Model Sunday 03-14-2010-100313-swingarms-1-2-3-4-002-jpg 
    Rob Byrnes
    Novi, Mi.

    On the Bench
    1:48 Monogram B-17 Flying Fortress (Extreem Detail)
    Scratch build Lancair 235

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    1:48 US WWII Bombers B-26, B-29

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    1:48 Accurate Miniatures P-51
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  2. sydeem's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Aug 2006
    Can't believe all that is just cardboard.

  3. Nortley's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Jan 2008
    Hi, here is a little more progress on the Honda racer. With the wheels and chain done, it is pretty much a straightforward model kit now, but with great fit and detail. I haven't counted the engine pieces, but the cylinder block is a stack of individual fins. It sure gives a realistic look at 1/12. There are two main colors to the engine, aluminum and a sort of pale bronze which is actually a cast magnesium alloy. There are very good reference photos in the kit and on line. To emphasize the idea that the engine is an assembly of parts and not a monolithic casting Model Sunday 03-14-2010 , I'd mix up a palette cup of the basic color. After a false start with the mix in the corrected instructions, I faked the pale bronze color from a mix of Testor's platinum metallic Model Sunday 03-14-2010 , anthracite grey, and a drop of brass. I sprayed a part, or group of parts with this mix, then dumped the airbrush Model Sunday 03-14-2010 back into the palette cup, where I stirred in a drop or two of either one of the original colors or some similar color, and sprayed a couple more parts. Repeat until all magnesium parts are done. The parts were a good color, but looking at the pictures there was an irregularity to the sand Model Sunday 03-14-2010 cast parts. I mixed up some real weak grey and steel, and misted this over the parts. When that was dry a spray of dullcote gave the flat cast look I was after, with the slight variety in color that might be expected in the small foundry runs these parts had.
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    Scorpio - Builds models the way the prototype should have been built.

  4. hot ford coupe's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Sep 2005
    I didn't get a chance to put anything up today. I spent part of the day in the ER with the wife. So far everything's o.k.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)

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