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Posted: Saturday, July 05, 2008 - 10:08 PM UTC
Hi all,

Thanks to all the encouraging words and support I finally managed to get just enough enthusiasm over the last couple of weekends to finish my latest Kit review for SAMI. So as a thank you I thought I'd post some pictures of the completed kit.

The kit is Eduard's P-39 L/N Airacobra in the MTO Dual Combo i decide to do one in the Markings of USSAF, 93rd FG, Tunisa 1943 and the other in Italian Air Force 97^ Squadriglia 9 Gruppo, 4 Stormo 1944.







Any comments welcome (and I'll try not to take offence )

Sam
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Posted: Saturday, July 05, 2008 - 11:15 PM UTC
Although I do not buy the magazine, I can honestly say you've done an excellent job on building the kits Samantha.
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Posted: Sunday, July 06, 2008 - 12:57 AM UTC
Apart from the fact that the tracks are missing, these are beautiful. Any change of some interior shots? I'm starting to realise how much more effort (in a way) goes into making planes look this good, now that I'm working on one myself. I have never done so much filing and sanding before...

Nice one Sam

Henk
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Posted: Sunday, July 06, 2008 - 03:47 AM UTC
Sam.

Excellent as per usual, so pleased to see you back at the bench.

Andy
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Posted: Sunday, July 06, 2008 - 04:13 AM UTC
Thanks for the comments it's nice to be back at the bench but I still get the odd off days when all I want to do is just stay in bed all weekend

Henk, as requested some interior shots.







Sam
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Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2008 - 11:03 PM UTC
Really nice builds, great to see you back in the saddle Sam.
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Posted: Friday, July 11, 2008 - 12:26 AM UTC
They look really really good,
and the choice of a P-39 in Italian markings is really an original one!

ric
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Posted: Friday, July 11, 2008 - 04:06 AM UTC
The P-39's came out beautifully , It looks like I could jump in and take them flying Nice job Bob
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Posted: Sunday, July 13, 2008 - 04:56 PM UTC
Hi Sam,

P-39s look fantastic, camo is very nicely done. Quick question, what to you use to highlight panel lines as you seem to have a very real but still subtle look there.

Steve
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Posted: Monday, July 14, 2008 - 02:29 AM UTC
Well done Sam!
They look great
Nige
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Posted: Monday, July 14, 2008 - 07:13 AM UTC
Thanks Steve & Nige

Quoted Text

what to you use to highlight panel lines as you seem to have a very real but still subtle look there.

This was my first time at pre-shading and i think it went well for the faded panel look. as for the panel line all i do is after decalling I apply another coat or two of Johnson Klear and then i apply a wash of Paynes Grey oil paint thinned with Pure Turpentine and then leave it for 30 mins or so. Then I normally do one of two ways of removing the excess, depending on the look I want, one way is the use a piece of kitchen towel and gently wipe away the excess in the direction of air flow this way any missed excess will streak and add to the effect. The second option is to use cotton buds and wipe across the panel line (not down).

Hope this makes sense.

Sam
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Posted: Monday, July 14, 2008 - 07:54 AM UTC
Loveeeerly Sam, I have the Eduard P-400 in my stash which I'm now itching to build.

Great to see you back at it
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Posted: Monday, July 21, 2008 - 09:02 AM UTC
these two kits show why you definitey shouldn't pack up the hobby. as my first question about the panel lines has already been asked and answered, heres two more-
what did you use as the background for your pics, and what scale are they? (i'm guessing 1/72!)
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Posted: Monday, July 21, 2008 - 09:52 AM UTC
The background is light blue card from Staples which is carefully bent up (its actually bulldog clipped into a cardbord box that has had a side and the top removed. The card goes up the back part of the box and the two sides are painted matt white which helps with lightning etc.)

They are both 1/48 scale
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Posted: Monday, July 21, 2008 - 10:25 AM UTC

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The background is light blue card from Staples which is carefully bent up (its actually bulldog clipped into a cardbord box that has had a side and the top removed. The card goes up the back part of the box and the two sides are painted matt white which helps with lightning etc.)

They are both 1/48 scale



Lovely kits Sam.

I'll have to try the card and box option.
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Posted: Friday, July 25, 2008 - 09:58 AM UTC

Quoted Text

The background is light blue card from Staples which is carefully bent up (its actually bulldog clipped into a cardbord box that has had a side and the top removed. The card goes up the back part of the box and the two sides are painted matt white which helps with lightning etc.)

They are both 1/48 scale


you know i think i actually have an offcut piece of "wide vinyl" wallpaper thats a pale blue colour, i rescued from a skip on a job with the idea of rigging something up like that to photograph stuff against. i just have to brave the cupboard under the stairs to find it.
cue indiana jones music!