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04 Feb 2021 10:04 a.m. PST
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Anton Ryzbak30 Dec 2020 1:25 p.m. PST



I spent a pleasant afternoon building and painting this little gem, more here link

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP30 Dec 2020 1:30 p.m. PST

Nice. I love the early WWII biplanes.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP30 Dec 2020 4:47 p.m. PST

Nice plane and great brushwork

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP30 Dec 2020 6:36 p.m. PST

This is a nice looking biplane. You've become quite the master at assembling these old kits into a fantastic looking model.


Personal logo Mister Tibbles Supporting Member of TMP30 Dec 2020 6:37 p.m. PST

That is awesome!

[q]Nice. I love the early WWII biplanes.[/q]

People forget about them, but I love them. A bit slow for the period, of course, but highly maneuverable. I especially like the Gloster Gladiator and Sea version. That plane served many areas, especially Malta.

BTW I agree with you on painting yellow. *shiver* And all those dots! Thank goodness all my Italian planes are all pre-paints for Wings of Glory! I do not have the patience for that paint scheme! LoL.

About the Walthers Solvaset, ditch it. The stuff is nasty. I used it in the 1970s with thick decals, but learned better in the 1980s. I use Micro Set from Microscale decals.

Micro Sol is amazing but takes some skill. It's for those tough areas to decal, like over rivets. I never got good at it, but it literally makes the decal part of the paint.

Do a google search on Micro Set and Sol. You'll find some good how to videos on them.

Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP30 Dec 2020 10:24 p.m. PST

A pleasant afternoon…?

That would have taken me a fortnight, with occasional pauses for psychotic breaks. Building biplanes is hard enough; add in that insane Italian three-color billion-spot cammo, and the mercury will burst the top of my internal thermometer for sure.

Well done.

- Ix

Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP30 Dec 2020 10:33 p.m. PST

PS: I can confirm the efficacy and ease of use of Micro Set and Micro Sol – they've worked brilliantly to decorate dozens and dozens 1/200 and 1/144 warbirds. I haven't tried anything as big as 1/72 plane, but I do have vague plans to try adding decals to 1/2400 carrier decks some day.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP31 Dec 2020 3:23 a.m. PST

Very nice!

Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP31 Dec 2020 12:12 p.m. PST

PPS: I also have troubles painting yellow cowls, and WWII had a LOT of them, so they're a constant thorn in my side. My most recent technique is to spray paint the nose of the plane yellow and paint all the non-yellow bits by brush, since spray yellows have no problems with coverage. Late last year I bought Army Painter's "exact match" spray and brush-on Daemonic Yellow so I can do touch-ups to fix mistakes.

Heedless Horseman Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2021 12:50 p.m. PST

If that is the same 'kit' that I built as a kid, back in the early 70s, it went together well…and was a surprisingly 'tough' little beast, unlike most biplanes. Think it ended up as a battlefield 'wreck'… and may be still there, somewhere! :)

Anton Ryzbak03 Feb 2021 3:23 p.m. PST

Heedless Horseman,
It is the same old Revell kit from the 1965, I had been toting the model from house to house for the last thirty-five years…….I finally got around to building and painting it! Who says procrastination doesn't pay off.

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