Race against the snow - Part II : Finished & defeated

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Race against the snow - Part II : Finished & defeated

Joined: December 24th, 2005, 1:07 pm

February 20th, 2012, 12:01 am #1

Hello everybody

Almost two weeks ago we had snow in Belgium

And I decided to build a winter model - so I could take outdoor pictures in the snow



Just a little after I had started, weather forecasting predicted higher temperatures - meaning the end of the snow



Great - I could've known !

I still had almost 2 days left - if I wanted to take outdoor pictures on Sunday afternoon, the last day with sub zero temperatures

Friday evening - Febr. 10th

Tamiya rattle can fine surface primer



I was in a race but I didn't want "something the dog ate" on my shelves - so I spend some time on touching up



White paint - a terror in my dreams !

I discovered I didn't have Vallejo Model Air white in my paint stash... but luckily I had bought Tamiya white a few weeks before, for another future project on which I wanted to test this paint range

It worked well - though I was unsure with what to thin it - I used a little Tamiya lacquer thinner and it did the job though it didn't feel "normal"



Saturday - Febr. 11th

A quick masking job to paint the undersides - after cleaning up the under carriage doors



Then glue them in place temporarily with a little Maskol



Vallejo Model Air 008 pale blue... as used for many schemes... but looking okay



Many parts on this kit need clean up work



Two types of "wheel holders" (parts 38 or 39)... but no indication as to which one to use



So I went for the pretty one

Despite looking rough - cleaning up the parts was very easy



I discovered an ugly fit

Should I fix & loose time ... ?



Of course

Some evergreen cut in angles - and some glue



Let it set for an hour & sand = fixed



I masked the straight canopy frames - for the touch up coat

But for one reason or another the paint was glossy...



And it remained glossy

As you can see here after I hand painted the curved canopy frames



I had to do another touch up coat to fix the previous touch up coat



This brought me to Saturday evening, and I decided to let the paint cure overnight

Sunday - Febr. 12th : Last day of snow

First I placed the under wing decals and they worked marvellous

It was also the perfect time now for me to discover the instrument panel decal !



Note I didn't use Future

Mostly because I was worried how it would affect my white paint in the long term & I didn't want to loose too much time



I also didn't put a clear coat on the model after decaling - for the same reasons

Cutting off the exhaust pipes one by one from their backing plates



Gluing the multi part under carriage in place would need some time

By now I knew I would not be able to finish the model on Sunday afternoon



The wheel axles where too long, so they needed to be trimmed in situ



Then I rushed through Sunday evening with working on final bits & a soft black wash

I choose only to use the top under carriage doors as they all are much too thick and I didn't have time to thin them & repaint/weather them



I was hoping there still would be some snow on Monday during lunch break...



Well...

Monday - Febr. 12th : Lunch break

There was still some snow...



But it was not much



And then it started to rain



Ah well... maybe next winter



In the evening I left for Prague

Where there was still snow !

My girlfriend said I should've brought the model with me

Sigh... had I known...



I returned from Prague this weekend and I decided to do some final work on the undercarriage doors

Sunday - Febr. 19th : One week after defeat

Thinning them down - most right one not yet done - all others done



And I added a very subtle burnt umber wash



And a pitot tube



I have to admit - the little Yak has really grown on me



The model looks rough in the box

But the soft plastic makes cleaning up parts very easy



Fit on most parts was excellent



This was - after all - a very pleasant build

And I'm pleased with my first winter finish



But next time I use a green primer - just to show a little green under the winter camo



Though apparently this aces aircraft (note victory markings behind canopy) was kept pretty white



I still wanted "snowy" outdoor pictures - so I went out again



Never mind the snow less trees in the back ground (there was a big earthquake and all snow fell out of the trees !)



I wonder why most victory markings are in white - you almost don't see them on this winter camo scheme



It is funny but this is the first major Soviet type in my 150+ collection (though there is somewhere a white Heller Polikarpov I-153)



But I'm getting the taste of them... and certainly for A-Model kits



While I was taking pictures... it started suddenly to rain again (ah Belgium !!!)



But it was not rain



It was white..... but it was not snow



Time for the Yak to visit other - drier - locations



And a little later the sun was back



I think it is time to build a Soviet summer subject... maybe a Lavochkin



I'm sorry for the long mail, but I didn't have time to post "more and small" - so here is one big chunk for your Monday pleasure (or Sunday evening fix if you live in the Americas)

I want to thank you all for your support - and for keeping this forum alive (well I hope)

Over & out with my favourite picture




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William De Coster / Belgium / previous builds on HS : Plastic Stories

1/72 - A-Model - Yak-1 : Part I

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God
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February 20th, 2012, 12:55 am #2

William,

I see those shots turned out great! You licked it. I like the colors too. Red markings are hard to beat against white.

Your weather is like ours at times. Sunny, rain, sleet, rainbow, wind...all within 10 minutes.

Anyway, great result. Now you need to try some white wash over camo! That's fun too.

Cheers.
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February 20th, 2012, 2:19 am #3

Hello everybody

Almost two weeks ago we had snow in Belgium

And I decided to build a winter model - so I could take outdoor pictures in the snow



Just a little after I had started, weather forecasting predicted higher temperatures - meaning the end of the snow



Great - I could've known !

I still had almost 2 days left - if I wanted to take outdoor pictures on Sunday afternoon, the last day with sub zero temperatures

Friday evening - Febr. 10th

Tamiya rattle can fine surface primer



I was in a race but I didn't want "something the dog ate" on my shelves - so I spend some time on touching up



White paint - a terror in my dreams !

I discovered I didn't have Vallejo Model Air white in my paint stash... but luckily I had bought Tamiya white a few weeks before, for another future project on which I wanted to test this paint range

It worked well - though I was unsure with what to thin it - I used a little Tamiya lacquer thinner and it did the job though it didn't feel "normal"



Saturday - Febr. 11th

A quick masking job to paint the undersides - after cleaning up the under carriage doors



Then glue them in place temporarily with a little Maskol



Vallejo Model Air 008 pale blue... as used for many schemes... but looking okay



Many parts on this kit need clean up work



Two types of "wheel holders" (parts 38 or 39)... but no indication as to which one to use



So I went for the pretty one

Despite looking rough - cleaning up the parts was very easy



I discovered an ugly fit

Should I fix & loose time ... ?



Of course

Some evergreen cut in angles - and some glue



Let it set for an hour & sand = fixed



I masked the straight canopy frames - for the touch up coat

But for one reason or another the paint was glossy...



And it remained glossy

As you can see here after I hand painted the curved canopy frames



I had to do another touch up coat to fix the previous touch up coat



This brought me to Saturday evening, and I decided to let the paint cure overnight

Sunday - Febr. 12th : Last day of snow

First I placed the under wing decals and they worked marvellous

It was also the perfect time now for me to discover the instrument panel decal !



Note I didn't use Future

Mostly because I was worried how it would affect my white paint in the long term & I didn't want to loose too much time



I also didn't put a clear coat on the model after decaling - for the same reasons

Cutting off the exhaust pipes one by one from their backing plates



Gluing the multi part under carriage in place would need some time

By now I knew I would not be able to finish the model on Sunday afternoon



The wheel axles where too long, so they needed to be trimmed in situ



Then I rushed through Sunday evening with working on final bits & a soft black wash

I choose only to use the top under carriage doors as they all are much too thick and I didn't have time to thin them & repaint/weather them



I was hoping there still would be some snow on Monday during lunch break...



Well...

Monday - Febr. 12th : Lunch break

There was still some snow...



But it was not much



And then it started to rain



Ah well... maybe next winter



In the evening I left for Prague

Where there was still snow !

My girlfriend said I should've brought the model with me

Sigh... had I known...



I returned from Prague this weekend and I decided to do some final work on the undercarriage doors

Sunday - Febr. 19th : One week after defeat

Thinning them down - most right one not yet done - all others done



And I added a very subtle burnt umber wash



And a pitot tube



I have to admit - the little Yak has really grown on me



The model looks rough in the box

But the soft plastic makes cleaning up parts very easy



Fit on most parts was excellent



This was - after all - a very pleasant build

And I'm pleased with my first winter finish



But next time I use a green primer - just to show a little green under the winter camo



Though apparently this aces aircraft (note victory markings behind canopy) was kept pretty white



I still wanted "snowy" outdoor pictures - so I went out again



Never mind the snow less trees in the back ground (there was a big earthquake and all snow fell out of the trees !)



I wonder why most victory markings are in white - you almost don't see them on this winter camo scheme



It is funny but this is the first major Soviet type in my 150+ collection (though there is somewhere a white Heller Polikarpov I-153)



But I'm getting the taste of them... and certainly for A-Model kits



While I was taking pictures... it started suddenly to rain again (ah Belgium !!!)



But it was not rain



It was white..... but it was not snow



Time for the Yak to visit other - drier - locations



And a little later the sun was back



I think it is time to build a Soviet summer subject... maybe a Lavochkin



I'm sorry for the long mail, but I didn't have time to post "more and small" - so here is one big chunk for your Monday pleasure (or Sunday evening fix if you live in the Americas)

I want to thank you all for your support - and for keeping this forum alive (well I hope)

Over & out with my favourite picture




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William De Coster / Belgium / previous builds on HS : Plastic Stories

1/72 - A-Model - Yak-1 : Part I

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God
Now that you've mentioned it, I don't think I have any VVS aircraft in the collection either. Ah, a VVS group build........
Cracking job on this one William, thanks for the Prague pics, look like a wonderful old city.

Thanks,
Allan

Youth, talent, hard work, and enthusiasm are no match for old age and treachery.

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Joined: January 14th, 2009, 2:52 pm

February 20th, 2012, 2:56 pm #4

Hello everybody

Almost two weeks ago we had snow in Belgium

And I decided to build a winter model - so I could take outdoor pictures in the snow



Just a little after I had started, weather forecasting predicted higher temperatures - meaning the end of the snow



Great - I could've known !

I still had almost 2 days left - if I wanted to take outdoor pictures on Sunday afternoon, the last day with sub zero temperatures

Friday evening - Febr. 10th

Tamiya rattle can fine surface primer



I was in a race but I didn't want "something the dog ate" on my shelves - so I spend some time on touching up



White paint - a terror in my dreams !

I discovered I didn't have Vallejo Model Air white in my paint stash... but luckily I had bought Tamiya white a few weeks before, for another future project on which I wanted to test this paint range

It worked well - though I was unsure with what to thin it - I used a little Tamiya lacquer thinner and it did the job though it didn't feel "normal"



Saturday - Febr. 11th

A quick masking job to paint the undersides - after cleaning up the under carriage doors



Then glue them in place temporarily with a little Maskol



Vallejo Model Air 008 pale blue... as used for many schemes... but looking okay



Many parts on this kit need clean up work



Two types of "wheel holders" (parts 38 or 39)... but no indication as to which one to use



So I went for the pretty one

Despite looking rough - cleaning up the parts was very easy



I discovered an ugly fit

Should I fix & loose time ... ?



Of course

Some evergreen cut in angles - and some glue



Let it set for an hour & sand = fixed



I masked the straight canopy frames - for the touch up coat

But for one reason or another the paint was glossy...



And it remained glossy

As you can see here after I hand painted the curved canopy frames



I had to do another touch up coat to fix the previous touch up coat



This brought me to Saturday evening, and I decided to let the paint cure overnight

Sunday - Febr. 12th : Last day of snow

First I placed the under wing decals and they worked marvellous

It was also the perfect time now for me to discover the instrument panel decal !



Note I didn't use Future

Mostly because I was worried how it would affect my white paint in the long term & I didn't want to loose too much time



I also didn't put a clear coat on the model after decaling - for the same reasons

Cutting off the exhaust pipes one by one from their backing plates



Gluing the multi part under carriage in place would need some time

By now I knew I would not be able to finish the model on Sunday afternoon



The wheel axles where too long, so they needed to be trimmed in situ



Then I rushed through Sunday evening with working on final bits & a soft black wash

I choose only to use the top under carriage doors as they all are much too thick and I didn't have time to thin them & repaint/weather them



I was hoping there still would be some snow on Monday during lunch break...



Well...

Monday - Febr. 12th : Lunch break

There was still some snow...



But it was not much



And then it started to rain



Ah well... maybe next winter



In the evening I left for Prague

Where there was still snow !

My girlfriend said I should've brought the model with me

Sigh... had I known...



I returned from Prague this weekend and I decided to do some final work on the undercarriage doors

Sunday - Febr. 19th : One week after defeat

Thinning them down - most right one not yet done - all others done



And I added a very subtle burnt umber wash



And a pitot tube



I have to admit - the little Yak has really grown on me



The model looks rough in the box

But the soft plastic makes cleaning up parts very easy



Fit on most parts was excellent



This was - after all - a very pleasant build

And I'm pleased with my first winter finish



But next time I use a green primer - just to show a little green under the winter camo



Though apparently this aces aircraft (note victory markings behind canopy) was kept pretty white



I still wanted "snowy" outdoor pictures - so I went out again



Never mind the snow less trees in the back ground (there was a big earthquake and all snow fell out of the trees !)



I wonder why most victory markings are in white - you almost don't see them on this winter camo scheme



It is funny but this is the first major Soviet type in my 150+ collection (though there is somewhere a white Heller Polikarpov I-153)



But I'm getting the taste of them... and certainly for A-Model kits



While I was taking pictures... it started suddenly to rain again (ah Belgium !!!)



But it was not rain



It was white..... but it was not snow



Time for the Yak to visit other - drier - locations



And a little later the sun was back



I think it is time to build a Soviet summer subject... maybe a Lavochkin



I'm sorry for the long mail, but I didn't have time to post "more and small" - so here is one big chunk for your Monday pleasure (or Sunday evening fix if you live in the Americas)

I want to thank you all for your support - and for keeping this forum alive (well I hope)

Over & out with my favourite picture




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William De Coster / Belgium / previous builds on HS : Plastic Stories

1/72 - A-Model - Yak-1 : Part I

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." -- Mohandas Gandhi
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 3:06 pm

February 20th, 2012, 5:48 pm #5

Hello everybody

Almost two weeks ago we had snow in Belgium

And I decided to build a winter model - so I could take outdoor pictures in the snow



Just a little after I had started, weather forecasting predicted higher temperatures - meaning the end of the snow



Great - I could've known !

I still had almost 2 days left - if I wanted to take outdoor pictures on Sunday afternoon, the last day with sub zero temperatures

Friday evening - Febr. 10th

Tamiya rattle can fine surface primer



I was in a race but I didn't want "something the dog ate" on my shelves - so I spend some time on touching up



White paint - a terror in my dreams !

I discovered I didn't have Vallejo Model Air white in my paint stash... but luckily I had bought Tamiya white a few weeks before, for another future project on which I wanted to test this paint range

It worked well - though I was unsure with what to thin it - I used a little Tamiya lacquer thinner and it did the job though it didn't feel "normal"



Saturday - Febr. 11th

A quick masking job to paint the undersides - after cleaning up the under carriage doors



Then glue them in place temporarily with a little Maskol



Vallejo Model Air 008 pale blue... as used for many schemes... but looking okay



Many parts on this kit need clean up work



Two types of "wheel holders" (parts 38 or 39)... but no indication as to which one to use



So I went for the pretty one

Despite looking rough - cleaning up the parts was very easy



I discovered an ugly fit

Should I fix & loose time ... ?



Of course

Some evergreen cut in angles - and some glue



Let it set for an hour & sand = fixed



I masked the straight canopy frames - for the touch up coat

But for one reason or another the paint was glossy...



And it remained glossy

As you can see here after I hand painted the curved canopy frames



I had to do another touch up coat to fix the previous touch up coat



This brought me to Saturday evening, and I decided to let the paint cure overnight

Sunday - Febr. 12th : Last day of snow

First I placed the under wing decals and they worked marvellous

It was also the perfect time now for me to discover the instrument panel decal !



Note I didn't use Future

Mostly because I was worried how it would affect my white paint in the long term & I didn't want to loose too much time



I also didn't put a clear coat on the model after decaling - for the same reasons

Cutting off the exhaust pipes one by one from their backing plates



Gluing the multi part under carriage in place would need some time

By now I knew I would not be able to finish the model on Sunday afternoon



The wheel axles where too long, so they needed to be trimmed in situ



Then I rushed through Sunday evening with working on final bits & a soft black wash

I choose only to use the top under carriage doors as they all are much too thick and I didn't have time to thin them & repaint/weather them



I was hoping there still would be some snow on Monday during lunch break...



Well...

Monday - Febr. 12th : Lunch break

There was still some snow...



But it was not much



And then it started to rain



Ah well... maybe next winter



In the evening I left for Prague

Where there was still snow !

My girlfriend said I should've brought the model with me

Sigh... had I known...



I returned from Prague this weekend and I decided to do some final work on the undercarriage doors

Sunday - Febr. 19th : One week after defeat

Thinning them down - most right one not yet done - all others done



And I added a very subtle burnt umber wash



And a pitot tube



I have to admit - the little Yak has really grown on me



The model looks rough in the box

But the soft plastic makes cleaning up parts very easy



Fit on most parts was excellent



This was - after all - a very pleasant build

And I'm pleased with my first winter finish



But next time I use a green primer - just to show a little green under the winter camo



Though apparently this aces aircraft (note victory markings behind canopy) was kept pretty white



I still wanted "snowy" outdoor pictures - so I went out again



Never mind the snow less trees in the back ground (there was a big earthquake and all snow fell out of the trees !)



I wonder why most victory markings are in white - you almost don't see them on this winter camo scheme



It is funny but this is the first major Soviet type in my 150+ collection (though there is somewhere a white Heller Polikarpov I-153)



But I'm getting the taste of them... and certainly for A-Model kits



While I was taking pictures... it started suddenly to rain again (ah Belgium !!!)



But it was not rain



It was white..... but it was not snow



Time for the Yak to visit other - drier - locations



And a little later the sun was back



I think it is time to build a Soviet summer subject... maybe a Lavochkin



I'm sorry for the long mail, but I didn't have time to post "more and small" - so here is one big chunk for your Monday pleasure (or Sunday evening fix if you live in the Americas)

I want to thank you all for your support - and for keeping this forum alive (well I hope)

Over & out with my favourite picture




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William De Coster / Belgium / previous builds on HS : Plastic Stories

1/72 - A-Model - Yak-1 : Part I

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God
I enjoyed the 'entire trip'. It has been awhile since I last visited Prague...

Cheers, Vic
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February 20th, 2012, 7:31 pm #6

Hello everybody

Almost two weeks ago we had snow in Belgium

And I decided to build a winter model - so I could take outdoor pictures in the snow



Just a little after I had started, weather forecasting predicted higher temperatures - meaning the end of the snow



Great - I could've known !

I still had almost 2 days left - if I wanted to take outdoor pictures on Sunday afternoon, the last day with sub zero temperatures

Friday evening - Febr. 10th

Tamiya rattle can fine surface primer



I was in a race but I didn't want "something the dog ate" on my shelves - so I spend some time on touching up



White paint - a terror in my dreams !

I discovered I didn't have Vallejo Model Air white in my paint stash... but luckily I had bought Tamiya white a few weeks before, for another future project on which I wanted to test this paint range

It worked well - though I was unsure with what to thin it - I used a little Tamiya lacquer thinner and it did the job though it didn't feel "normal"



Saturday - Febr. 11th

A quick masking job to paint the undersides - after cleaning up the under carriage doors



Then glue them in place temporarily with a little Maskol



Vallejo Model Air 008 pale blue... as used for many schemes... but looking okay



Many parts on this kit need clean up work



Two types of "wheel holders" (parts 38 or 39)... but no indication as to which one to use



So I went for the pretty one

Despite looking rough - cleaning up the parts was very easy



I discovered an ugly fit

Should I fix & loose time ... ?



Of course

Some evergreen cut in angles - and some glue



Let it set for an hour & sand = fixed



I masked the straight canopy frames - for the touch up coat

But for one reason or another the paint was glossy...



And it remained glossy

As you can see here after I hand painted the curved canopy frames



I had to do another touch up coat to fix the previous touch up coat



This brought me to Saturday evening, and I decided to let the paint cure overnight

Sunday - Febr. 12th : Last day of snow

First I placed the under wing decals and they worked marvellous

It was also the perfect time now for me to discover the instrument panel decal !



Note I didn't use Future

Mostly because I was worried how it would affect my white paint in the long term & I didn't want to loose too much time



I also didn't put a clear coat on the model after decaling - for the same reasons

Cutting off the exhaust pipes one by one from their backing plates



Gluing the multi part under carriage in place would need some time

By now I knew I would not be able to finish the model on Sunday afternoon



The wheel axles where too long, so they needed to be trimmed in situ



Then I rushed through Sunday evening with working on final bits & a soft black wash

I choose only to use the top under carriage doors as they all are much too thick and I didn't have time to thin them & repaint/weather them



I was hoping there still would be some snow on Monday during lunch break...



Well...

Monday - Febr. 12th : Lunch break

There was still some snow...



But it was not much



And then it started to rain



Ah well... maybe next winter



In the evening I left for Prague

Where there was still snow !

My girlfriend said I should've brought the model with me

Sigh... had I known...



I returned from Prague this weekend and I decided to do some final work on the undercarriage doors

Sunday - Febr. 19th : One week after defeat

Thinning them down - most right one not yet done - all others done



And I added a very subtle burnt umber wash



And a pitot tube



I have to admit - the little Yak has really grown on me



The model looks rough in the box

But the soft plastic makes cleaning up parts very easy



Fit on most parts was excellent



This was - after all - a very pleasant build

And I'm pleased with my first winter finish



But next time I use a green primer - just to show a little green under the winter camo



Though apparently this aces aircraft (note victory markings behind canopy) was kept pretty white



I still wanted "snowy" outdoor pictures - so I went out again



Never mind the snow less trees in the back ground (there was a big earthquake and all snow fell out of the trees !)



I wonder why most victory markings are in white - you almost don't see them on this winter camo scheme



It is funny but this is the first major Soviet type in my 150+ collection (though there is somewhere a white Heller Polikarpov I-153)



But I'm getting the taste of them... and certainly for A-Model kits



While I was taking pictures... it started suddenly to rain again (ah Belgium !!!)



But it was not rain



It was white..... but it was not snow



Time for the Yak to visit other - drier - locations



And a little later the sun was back



I think it is time to build a Soviet summer subject... maybe a Lavochkin



I'm sorry for the long mail, but I didn't have time to post "more and small" - so here is one big chunk for your Monday pleasure (or Sunday evening fix if you live in the Americas)

I want to thank you all for your support - and for keeping this forum alive (well I hope)

Over & out with my favourite picture




* <i></i> * *
William De Coster / Belgium / previous builds on HS : Plastic Stories

1/72 - A-Model - Yak-1 : Part I

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God
You are as regular as clockwork with your reports every Sunday evening - wish I could do that! Something to look forward to every week.

That is one nice build (and a spectacular finish) of an A-model kit. They have a reputation for poor quality, which I don't think is quite fair (except for some of their very early kits). I started their I-207 some months back, and that is a fantastic little kit. Lots of cleaning up and a few fit problems, true. But the best surface detail I have seen in a long time and plenty of parts for the interior. But I digress...

How about a 1/72 vehicle to go with that - a GAZ AA, perhaps?

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February 20th, 2012, 10:26 pm #7

William,

I see those shots turned out great! You licked it. I like the colors too. Red markings are hard to beat against white.

Your weather is like ours at times. Sunny, rain, sleet, rainbow, wind...all within 10 minutes.

Anyway, great result. Now you need to try some white wash over camo! That's fun too.

Cheers.
It's true !

Crazy weather - except snow when you need snow

Yes, white and red looks pretty striking, and I want to do some more subjects like that - but I also want to do a white wash - something like you did with your Airfix Pe-2... so many ideas, so little time !

While posting the pictures I noticed I forgot to "bulge" the tires - I got out of this habbit, but once you start looking at it and noticing it... it looks kinda dumb, so next one I will try to remember

Take care



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William De Coster / Belgium / previous builds on HS : Plastic Stories

1/72 - A-Model - Yak-1 : Part I

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God
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February 20th, 2012, 10:33 pm #8

Now that you've mentioned it, I don't think I have any VVS aircraft in the collection either. Ah, a VVS group build........
Cracking job on this one William, thanks for the Prague pics, look like a wonderful old city.

Thanks,
Allan

Youth, talent, hard work, and enthusiasm are no match for old age and treachery.

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Airfix Hurricane 1/72: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 Finish

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I would love that - I'm still in the mood for this - maybe we can pull that off on this forum, there are so many subjects in 1/72 scale... and I still need to close some gaps in my collection, a Lavochkin, a Pe-2 and an SB-2... and even an I-16

But I also have Italian, Japanese and French gaps to close... so many ideas, so little time !





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William De Coster / Belgium / previous builds on HS : Plastic Stories

1/72 - A-Model - Yak-1 : Part I

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God
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Joined: December 24th, 2005, 1:07 pm

February 20th, 2012, 10:38 pm #9


"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." -- Mohandas Gandhi
I just noticed your P-40 on the Airfix forum - I have to remember to hop over again to comment, I'm already working on my next project and I try to limit my Hyperscaling time - less talking, more walking (or something along these lines)

Hope all is well in J'burg too - and not too hot, I sure could use some extra degrees here, temps between 0 and 5 degrees is not exactly paradise

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William De Coster / Belgium / previous builds on HS : Plastic Stories

1/72 - A-Model - Yak-1 : Part I

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God
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Joined: December 24th, 2005, 1:07 pm

February 20th, 2012, 10:43 pm #10

I enjoyed the 'entire trip'. It has been awhile since I last visited Prague...

Cheers, Vic
... of Pragues gravity field

I will try to keep you informed - modelshow season starts late in Czech Republic, end of March - by that time we already had 3 shows in Belgium - and I hope I can improve my English somewhat, because after re-reading my post today I noticed some awkward sentences - next time I will try to proofread & edit more

Good to hear from you again Vic, been a while since we saw some plastic from you ?

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William De Coster / Belgium / previous builds on HS : Plastic Stories

1/72 - A-Model - Yak-1 : Part I

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God
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