Tamiya Firefly with Legend stowage - done.

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Tamiya Firefly with Legend stowage - done.

Joined: April 13th, 2008, 9:48 am

July 4th, 2012, 3:56 am #1

Tried five different coloured backgrounds, artificial light, and natural light - my camera doesn't like this one at all. Here's the best I can come up with after some ham-fisted image adjustments.

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Close-ups just wouldn't work at all.

Comments always welcome. Thanks for looking. Now to go back and stare at Konrad's cracker pics... Cheers, Ralph.
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Joined: April 8th, 2005, 11:51 am

July 4th, 2012, 3:57 am #2

Looks beautiful
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Joined: November 1st, 2003, 7:48 am

July 4th, 2012, 5:23 am #3

Tried five different coloured backgrounds, artificial light, and natural light - my camera doesn't like this one at all. Here's the best I can come up with after some ham-fisted image adjustments.

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Close-ups just wouldn't work at all.

Comments always welcome. Thanks for looking. Now to go back and stare at Konrad's cracker pics... Cheers, Ralph.
Those top down shots look great.

I think some of the image quality issues are attributable to photobucket. Most of the images look good when I paste them to PS.



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Joined: August 17th, 2005, 10:42 pm

July 4th, 2012, 1:21 pm #4

Tried five different coloured backgrounds, artificial light, and natural light - my camera doesn't like this one at all. Here's the best I can come up with after some ham-fisted image adjustments.

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Close-ups just wouldn't work at all.

Comments always welcome. Thanks for looking. Now to go back and stare at Konrad's cracker pics... Cheers, Ralph.
Dear Ralph,
I think you really pulled it off. I kept silent and watched your posts with interest. The way the storage was painted seems to have added some depth and life. I feel like the tracks and running gear could be dirtier. I picture it being manned by an experienced crew that may have been together since N. Africa. All said, a real stand-up job and a model to be proud of. Are you planning a base or any figs?

Sincerely,
Shon
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Joined: April 13th, 2008, 9:48 am

July 5th, 2012, 8:19 am #5

Hello Shon: thanks for your kind words. I know very little about the Firefly and have no reference material to inspire a good base. Don't have any suitable figures in the kit collection, so no figures either. I had hoped that the build would be tidy enough to sit on a simple wooden base. Cheers, and thanks again. Ralph.
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Joined: August 10th, 2010, 7:19 pm

July 5th, 2012, 2:16 pm #6

Tried five different coloured backgrounds, artificial light, and natural light - my camera doesn't like this one at all. Here's the best I can come up with after some ham-fisted image adjustments.

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Close-ups just wouldn't work at all.

Comments always welcome. Thanks for looking. Now to go back and stare at Konrad's cracker pics... Cheers, Ralph.
I love that green finish, looks perfectly equilibrated with the different tones of the stowage.
Nice job with the rainmarks and the dust splashes. Superb work Ralph.

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Joined: January 7th, 2009, 10:46 am

July 5th, 2012, 10:02 pm #7

Tried five different coloured backgrounds, artificial light, and natural light - my camera doesn't like this one at all. Here's the best I can come up with after some ham-fisted image adjustments.

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Close-ups just wouldn't work at all.

Comments always welcome. Thanks for looking. Now to go back and stare at Konrad's cracker pics... Cheers, Ralph.
Fast and good ... it´s possible!

I really love the way you´ve painted this little gem!

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Joined: March 26th, 2003, 4:28 pm

July 6th, 2012, 12:31 pm #8

Tried five different coloured backgrounds, artificial light, and natural light - my camera doesn't like this one at all. Here's the best I can come up with after some ham-fisted image adjustments.

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Close-ups just wouldn't work at all.

Comments always welcome. Thanks for looking. Now to go back and stare at Konrad's cracker pics... Cheers, Ralph.
Ralph,

No doubt you made the right decission with the colorful stowage on earlier stages. The finishing process toned down all those vivid colors and the result is frankly good in my honest opinion.

You are the second brave modeller making two Tamiya models for the GB, so my question is... Will you be the very first one completing three Tamiya kits for the group build?

[say yes, please]
Lu

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Joined: October 3rd, 2005, 9:15 am

July 6th, 2012, 5:38 pm #9

Tried five different coloured backgrounds, artificial light, and natural light - my camera doesn't like this one at all. Here's the best I can come up with after some ham-fisted image adjustments.

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Close-ups just wouldn't work at all.

Comments always welcome. Thanks for looking. Now to go back and stare at Konrad's cracker pics... Cheers, Ralph.
Hi Ralph!

I like very much the earth / dust hue you choosed for the wheatering. And the assorted stowage make this one an eyecatching model!

Beautiful Firefly!

Regards!
Alvaro
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Joined: March 9th, 2005, 6:23 pm

July 7th, 2012, 6:57 pm #10

Tried five different coloured backgrounds, artificial light, and natural light - my camera doesn't like this one at all. Here's the best I can come up with after some ham-fisted image adjustments.

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Close-ups just wouldn't work at all.

Comments always welcome. Thanks for looking. Now to go back and stare at Konrad's cracker pics... Cheers, Ralph.
exxx-ce-llllent !!!! nt
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