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King Cobra17 Sep 2019 4:38 p.m. PST

The kit was missing the spinner, but otherwise, a fun kit to build.

Hoping this Link works!

link

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP17 Sep 2019 5:36 p.m. PST

The link worked, but your detailed notes describing the kit and explaining the photo-taking process didn't make it into the album. grin

What scale is that kit? Is it an RC plane, or is it just photoshopped into the outdoor scenes, or… something else?

- Ix

King Cobra19 Sep 2019 1:02 p.m. PST

1/72 Plastic Hasegawa Kit

picture

Pictured over my backyard. Used MS Paint to remove antenna.
Held by 3D clip.

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP19 Sep 2019 7:59 p.m. PST

Well done. The antenna editing was pretty successful.

That was a pretty inspiring photo set. I may have to do something like that with my planes – though it will take me quite a bit more chicanery, since mine are 1/200.

- Ix

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP19 Sep 2019 9:25 p.m. PST

What kind of paints does one use on a 1/72 model? Did you spray paint before assembly?

- Ix

King Cobra30 Sep 2019 12:42 p.m. PST

For this model a used Tamaya XF-11 IJN Green and XF-12 IJN Grey. I used acrylic because my hobby shop did not carry those two colors in enamal.
Brushed Holloway House Quick Shine over the model before setting the decals with Microset then Microsol. Another coat of Quick Shine to protect the decals. Then I sprayed Testors Dullcoat (from a can) to return the model to a flat look.
Cowling was flat black mixed with gloss blue enamels.

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