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Anti-Aicraft :: 2019
SpeedyJ
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Posted: Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 03:14 AM UTC
Time to update. Not a big fan fan of the tiny detail in PE, today it had to be. Went quite ok, with some cold beers it actually became fun to finish that.
Except for some styrene parts that will fit anyway, all the sub builds are ready for primer now.
Some picture:






More to come very soon. PE hurdle done, more easy parts to come.
Box is about empty, so a schedule pays off.
Next will be the finishing of the 202 Sonderanhänger (second one) to lift the gun for transport.

Hope you all like it,

Cheers
SpeedyJ
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Posted: Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 03:18 AM UTC
Forgot this piece:


SpeedyJ
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Posted: Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 02:42 PM UTC
Subassemblies got a primer coat this early morning. Used Mr. Color Black 1500 from a can.




The weather is great. Very hot and humidity is ok!
More to come later.

Kind regards,

Robert Jan
SpeedyJ
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Posted: Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 07:17 PM UTC
Base coat applied. Tamiya Dark Yellow from the can.
Before that I assembled the parts, all went ok. A joy to build this kit. Bronco did a very good job on this one.
Assembled


This is what I'm aiming at. Full transport mode on Sd.Ah.202. Think this is a pre war picture of the Gun. No shields, looks just awesome.


Because it's a really hot and sunshiny day, humidity is low, paint cures like it's in an oven. Great!
So here it is in a first layer of Tamiya Dark Yellow.





More to come later.
Enjoy the weekend everybody, with lots of good modeling and a cold beer to celebrate.

Cheers

Kind regards,

Robert Jan
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Posted: Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 01:32 AM UTC
What? Bangkok, no humidity. A rare day indeed. Any time I've ever been there the unique aroma and the humidity hits you the moment you step off the plane at the airport. Send me some mangoes and sticky rice.
SpeedyJ
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Posted: Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 02:00 AM UTC
Living a 45 minutes by Taxi up north, and it was a really remarkable day.
We had good thunderstorms over the last weeks, They will come, for sure, but this week started today will be very hot and dry.

Cheers,
darkmoon2010
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Posted: Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 03:00 AM UTC
After a long time, I will show some progress.

Today I did the camouflage and during the last days I worked on the gun.





The idea for the camouflage pattern came during the paint job and there is no historical template. But I think it looks very good.
GulfWarrior
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Posted: Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 07:13 AM UTC
Excellent work, Thomas!

TacFireGuru
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Posted: Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 08:30 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Mike:

Always the olive green option... The Italians seemed to pack their ammo in that colour box.



Peter, OD it is. Thank you!!

Mike
petbat
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Posted: Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 07:42 PM UTC
Robert nice job on the PE.

Thomas, love the camo design.

They are looking great guys.

Mike, you are welcome. Glad I could assist.
V2Phantom
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Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019 - 01:09 AM UTC
Thomas
Your gun looks great! I also like the way the camo looks at this stage.

Robert Jan
Excellent PE work! It looks perfect with no glue marks or smears even with the tiny PE parts. Well done!!
Have fun modeling
Mike
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Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019 - 01:15 AM UTC
The painting has started on both stages of the Talos although I only have the primer coat on each to show. The first stage (rocket) is primed in MR Surfacer and the ramjet stage is primed in the pink primer from Mission Models. I had a devil of a time trying to get my camera to focus on these parts so sorry for the less than sharp photos!







Have fun modeling!
Mike
SpeedyJ
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Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019 - 01:50 AM UTC
Thanks Mike for the heads up. The PE was the challenge on this part of the build. I put the subs on shelf for a while, been busy in my head and I would have screwed up on that. But this weekend all was relaxed and easy. Had a great day yesterday, but it ain't over yet (something with the fat lady). More fiddly business to finish.
Love the Revell kit you build, brings back good memories. The scale is so special. We, my brother and me, once build the big launcher with the big rocket. Great detail for that time.

Have a nice week all,

Robert Jan
petbat
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Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019 - 06:54 AM UTC
Mike, I had never heard of Mission Models primers before now. What are they like in your opinion?

V2Phantom
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Posted: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 01:24 AM UTC
Hi Peter
The Mission Models primers and paint line has only been around a few years. They have released a growing line of paints and primers so I thought I would give them a try as I need to replace my quickly disappearing Model Master enamel paints.This is the third model that I have used the Mission Model paints on and really like them. They spray well and have good, smooth coverage.They are a bit tricky at first as you dilute them with only 20 - 30% of their thinner. The primer is pretty robust but this is the first time I have used their pink primer (used both gray and white before). MMP has a special polyurethane additive that you can add to their paints but the primer does not use the additive. I have wet sanded the primer and it seemed to work better than other acrylic paints that I have tried. There is a very active Facebook page focused on using these paints.

In a quick summary, so far so good using the Mission Models primer. I wanted to use the pink primer on the Talos as I will be over-coating this with Mission Models red and yellow. I'll post how this turns out soon.
Have fun modeling
Mike
SpeedyJ
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Posted: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 01:33 AM UTC
Interesting info on Mission. See if it ships to Thailand from Australia's BNA, they are very picky. See a lot results on other forums as well.

Thanks for the insight.

Robert Jan
petbat
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Posted: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 09:06 AM UTC
Thanks Mike. I may need to invest in some as I'm tired of decanting the Tamiya rattle can......
V2Phantom
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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 01:42 AM UTC
While I am painting the Talos, I also have been finishing the launcher for the missile. It is now complete with the exception of wiring to connect the missile along with some other larger external data/power wiring. The lancher has been finished in using several different shades of Alclad including a slightly scorched look for the center area. So far, so good!







Have fun modeling!
Mike
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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 09:24 AM UTC
V2Phantom
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Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 02:04 AM UTC
Peter
I learned a good lesson today when I read your last post. I should not read and be taking a sip of coffee at the same time! I almost wore it when I started laughing!! Thanks for making my day!
Have fun modeling
Mike
MLD
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Posted: Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 07:00 AM UTC
After finishing building the Fine Molds Millennium Falcon (wip for 15+yrs) for Hangar Queen pt whatever,



and having my wife knock the sci Fi campaign Launcelot off the table (she 'thinks' she found all the piece)


I just packed those parts away...

I finally got started on my Meng AA gun.



Other than those awful fiddly bits on top of the barrels, steps 1 and 2 are done. Pretty small assembly overall.
MLD
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Posted: Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 01:20 PM UTC
a little more bench time today..

I have to wonder if the guys who run Meng heard the AFV Club folks bragging about 'using the most, smallest parts possible' and replied " Hold my beer and watch this!"

first three steps, 40+ parts and all but smaller than a razor blade.




time for a beer

GaryKato
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Posted: Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 04:47 PM UTC
I'm watching this build because I have the same kit.

Even Visors don't help as much for me. I'm attempting to put the last PE ring of drive sprocket teeth on my Wiesel MK20A1 and those locating pins on the sprocket are hard to see.
MLD
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Posted: Monday, July 01, 2019 - 01:08 AM UTC

Quoted Text

I'm watching this build because I have the same kit.

Even Visors don't help as much for me. I'm attempting to put the last PE ring of drive sprocket teeth on my Wiesel MK20A1 and those locating pins on the sprocket are hard to see.



Gary,
The light coating of Mr Surfacer 1000 is a huge help.
I've got a strong visor, lots of light, good tweezers, a variety of cutting tools, and of course.. that beer to settle the nerves..

I should have gone to Dishmodels.ru first. There are a couple of great 'walkarounds' with lots of helpful placement and detailing images. Edit there is one on p19 of the artillery section, the one on page 23 is an anti aircraft mount and is different from the kit.

whaaa.. dishmodels now downloads as 'all files' and are not viewable once saved..??

The link in question
https://www.dishmodels.ru/wshowp.htm?p=2190&id=94179

Shows parts L 15 and 17 as they SHOULD be oriented, not as the instructions show..


Mike
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Posted: Monday, July 01, 2019 - 07:24 AM UTC
yeah, rats. the 10 sec video of the barrel and sight elevating in unison won't load.. oh well.