A-OK GB Done!

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A-OK GB Done!

Joined: July 8th, 2008, 10:57 am

March 26th, 2012, 10:22 am #1

Or I'm calling it done anyway. Not my best effort--painting on the fuselage roundels in particular defeated me--but on the other hand I'm pretty satisfied with the subtly worn look I managed with the camouflage.

In summary: Built out of box except for blanking off the empty cavern within the wheel wells and adding a small post on top of the rudder for the radio aerial. Oh, and a prop from another kit to replace the short-shot kit item. Paints are mostly Gunze Sangyo, which I have come to dearly love. Insignia and fuselage codes are masked and painted, except for cheating on the red of The fuselage roundels as mentioned in a previous post. Canopy framing is strips of painted decal.

A fun build, unfortunately interrupted by time away from home, which sort of messed with my momentum. My main goal on this one was to work on my painting skills, and in that respect it was a helpful experience.

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Thanks for all the encouragement along the way!

Stuart
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Joined: June 13th, 2009, 11:31 pm

March 26th, 2012, 10:40 am #2

Thats a great build and a great finish
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Joined: August 20th, 2010, 11:34 am

March 26th, 2012, 10:55 am #3

Or I'm calling it done anyway. Not my best effort--painting on the fuselage roundels in particular defeated me--but on the other hand I'm pretty satisfied with the subtly worn look I managed with the camouflage.

In summary: Built out of box except for blanking off the empty cavern within the wheel wells and adding a small post on top of the rudder for the radio aerial. Oh, and a prop from another kit to replace the short-shot kit item. Paints are mostly Gunze Sangyo, which I have come to dearly love. Insignia and fuselage codes are masked and painted, except for cheating on the red of The fuselage roundels as mentioned in a previous post. Canopy framing is strips of painted decal.

A fun build, unfortunately interrupted by time away from home, which sort of messed with my momentum. My main goal on this one was to work on my painting skills, and in that respect it was a helpful experience.

Some pics:













Thanks for all the encouragement along the way!

Stuart
Abso-bloody-lutely lovely Stuart a great build of an iconic kit - well done sir! n/t
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Joined: June 4th, 2008, 11:45 pm

March 26th, 2012, 11:50 am #4

Or I'm calling it done anyway. Not my best effort--painting on the fuselage roundels in particular defeated me--but on the other hand I'm pretty satisfied with the subtly worn look I managed with the camouflage.

In summary: Built out of box except for blanking off the empty cavern within the wheel wells and adding a small post on top of the rudder for the radio aerial. Oh, and a prop from another kit to replace the short-shot kit item. Paints are mostly Gunze Sangyo, which I have come to dearly love. Insignia and fuselage codes are masked and painted, except for cheating on the red of The fuselage roundels as mentioned in a previous post. Canopy framing is strips of painted decal.

A fun build, unfortunately interrupted by time away from home, which sort of messed with my momentum. My main goal on this one was to work on my painting skills, and in that respect it was a helpful experience.

Some pics:













Thanks for all the encouragement along the way!

Stuart
I bought a hurricane for the AOKGB but it hasn't got out of the box yet.

At one level I'm hoping it rains all through Easter so I can get some building done!

If I do, it won't look as nice as yours though!

Cheers,

Andrew

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Joined: April 26th, 2006, 10:40 pm

March 26th, 2012, 1:50 pm #5

Or I'm calling it done anyway. Not my best effort--painting on the fuselage roundels in particular defeated me--but on the other hand I'm pretty satisfied with the subtly worn look I managed with the camouflage.

In summary: Built out of box except for blanking off the empty cavern within the wheel wells and adding a small post on top of the rudder for the radio aerial. Oh, and a prop from another kit to replace the short-shot kit item. Paints are mostly Gunze Sangyo, which I have come to dearly love. Insignia and fuselage codes are masked and painted, except for cheating on the red of The fuselage roundels as mentioned in a previous post. Canopy framing is strips of painted decal.

A fun build, unfortunately interrupted by time away from home, which sort of messed with my momentum. My main goal on this one was to work on my painting skills, and in that respect it was a helpful experience.

Some pics:













Thanks for all the encouragement along the way!

Stuart
Wonderful results on an old classic, love the painted markings and spinning prop pics !!!

Thanks,
Allan

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Joined: May 9th, 2008, 1:37 pm

March 26th, 2012, 4:01 pm #6

Or I'm calling it done anyway. Not my best effort--painting on the fuselage roundels in particular defeated me--but on the other hand I'm pretty satisfied with the subtly worn look I managed with the camouflage.

In summary: Built out of box except for blanking off the empty cavern within the wheel wells and adding a small post on top of the rudder for the radio aerial. Oh, and a prop from another kit to replace the short-shot kit item. Paints are mostly Gunze Sangyo, which I have come to dearly love. Insignia and fuselage codes are masked and painted, except for cheating on the red of The fuselage roundels as mentioned in a previous post. Canopy framing is strips of painted decal.

A fun build, unfortunately interrupted by time away from home, which sort of messed with my momentum. My main goal on this one was to work on my painting skills, and in that respect it was a helpful experience.

Some pics:













Thanks for all the encouragement along the way!

Stuart
The flat of the stb wheel is a touch out, but now I'm picking on you

I wonder how they sprayed the roundels in practice and did they always
come out dead centre. TBH I can't see the problem with your execution at all.

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Joined: April 2nd, 2007, 11:33 pm

March 26th, 2012, 4:28 pm #7

Or I'm calling it done anyway. Not my best effort--painting on the fuselage roundels in particular defeated me--but on the other hand I'm pretty satisfied with the subtly worn look I managed with the camouflage.

In summary: Built out of box except for blanking off the empty cavern within the wheel wells and adding a small post on top of the rudder for the radio aerial. Oh, and a prop from another kit to replace the short-shot kit item. Paints are mostly Gunze Sangyo, which I have come to dearly love. Insignia and fuselage codes are masked and painted, except for cheating on the red of The fuselage roundels as mentioned in a previous post. Canopy framing is strips of painted decal.

A fun build, unfortunately interrupted by time away from home, which sort of messed with my momentum. My main goal on this one was to work on my painting skills, and in that respect it was a helpful experience.

Some pics:













Thanks for all the encouragement along the way!

Stuart
That little Hurri would be at home on any contest table, I might add. Stupendous job. Very neat build and it sure looks like the ol' hunchback. I love that airplane...


Cheers.

Regards,

Dan From Tacoma, Washington USA
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 3:06 pm

March 26th, 2012, 4:47 pm #8

Or I'm calling it done anyway. Not my best effort--painting on the fuselage roundels in particular defeated me--but on the other hand I'm pretty satisfied with the subtly worn look I managed with the camouflage.

In summary: Built out of box except for blanking off the empty cavern within the wheel wells and adding a small post on top of the rudder for the radio aerial. Oh, and a prop from another kit to replace the short-shot kit item. Paints are mostly Gunze Sangyo, which I have come to dearly love. Insignia and fuselage codes are masked and painted, except for cheating on the red of The fuselage roundels as mentioned in a previous post. Canopy framing is strips of painted decal.

A fun build, unfortunately interrupted by time away from home, which sort of messed with my momentum. My main goal on this one was to work on my painting skills, and in that respect it was a helpful experience.

Some pics:













Thanks for all the encouragement along the way!

Stuart
I would be very please with that Hurricane - looks great.

Thanks for posting.

Cheers, Vic
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Joined: March 26th, 2009, 10:54 pm

March 26th, 2012, 6:37 pm #9

Or I'm calling it done anyway. Not my best effort--painting on the fuselage roundels in particular defeated me--but on the other hand I'm pretty satisfied with the subtly worn look I managed with the camouflage.

In summary: Built out of box except for blanking off the empty cavern within the wheel wells and adding a small post on top of the rudder for the radio aerial. Oh, and a prop from another kit to replace the short-shot kit item. Paints are mostly Gunze Sangyo, which I have come to dearly love. Insignia and fuselage codes are masked and painted, except for cheating on the red of The fuselage roundels as mentioned in a previous post. Canopy framing is strips of painted decal.

A fun build, unfortunately interrupted by time away from home, which sort of messed with my momentum. My main goal on this one was to work on my painting skills, and in that respect it was a helpful experience.

Some pics:













Thanks for all the encouragement along the way!

Stuart
It's a lovely paint job!

Regards,
Adrian
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Joined: January 29th, 2009, 9:29 pm

March 26th, 2012, 7:07 pm #10

Or I'm calling it done anyway. Not my best effort--painting on the fuselage roundels in particular defeated me--but on the other hand I'm pretty satisfied with the subtly worn look I managed with the camouflage.

In summary: Built out of box except for blanking off the empty cavern within the wheel wells and adding a small post on top of the rudder for the radio aerial. Oh, and a prop from another kit to replace the short-shot kit item. Paints are mostly Gunze Sangyo, which I have come to dearly love. Insignia and fuselage codes are masked and painted, except for cheating on the red of The fuselage roundels as mentioned in a previous post. Canopy framing is strips of painted decal.

A fun build, unfortunately interrupted by time away from home, which sort of messed with my momentum. My main goal on this one was to work on my painting skills, and in that respect it was a helpful experience.

Some pics:













Thanks for all the encouragement along the way!

Stuart
I hope my 1/48th machine turns out half as nice ...

Cheers
Andrew
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