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heywooood
08-20-2004, 06:51 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/heywooood/wildcat2.jpg

and..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/heywooood/wildcat.jpg

thanks to Luthier and 1c....

This is a lightly weathered Wildcat from Trumpeter in 1/32 scale... I used to have a less addictive habit before FB came along..
I hope I dont get sucked back into modeling, I can only afford one obsession at a time.



http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v250/heywooood/ac_32_1.jpg
"Check your guns"

[This message was edited by heywooood on Sat August 21 2004 at 02:38 PM.]

heywooood
08-20-2004, 06:51 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/heywooood/wildcat2.jpg

and..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/heywooood/wildcat.jpg

thanks to Luthier and 1c....

This is a lightly weathered Wildcat from Trumpeter in 1/32 scale... I used to have a less addictive habit before FB came along..
I hope I dont get sucked back into modeling, I can only afford one obsession at a time.



http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v250/heywooood/ac_32_1.jpg
"Check your guns"

[This message was edited by heywooood on Sat August 21 2004 at 02:38 PM.]

chris455
08-20-2004, 07:36 PM
Nice, Heywood!

http://members.cox.net/miataman1/p47n2.jpg

heywooood
08-20-2004, 07:53 PM
thanks Chris...

These Trumpeter kits are well engineered with the working control surfaces and whatnot.
The fit and form is excellent too.

I love the Wildcat almost as much as you love the Jug I s'pose. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif



http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v250/heywooood/ac_32_1.jpg
"Check your guns"

chris455
08-20-2004, 08:56 PM
I've always admired the "Wily" Wildcat and her younger brother, the Hellcat.
There's just something about the Grumman Ironworks that I've always liked.
I hope with so much bad A** US iron hurtling through the skies PF won't tempt me to be "unfaithful" to my beloved Jug! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

http://members.cox.net/miataman1/p47n2.jpg

Obi_Kwiet
08-20-2004, 08:57 PM
You know if you do that kind of stuff in 3DSmax it's a benefit to us all... ;-) Exelent model BTW!

heywooood
08-20-2004, 09:40 PM
Obi... I would love to learn how to do that!

One of the minor problems with making the 4D plastic (and balsa) models is that you need a 4D place to keep them in... also - some of the products used to assemble and paint them are a little toxic. One of the reasons I posted this one is that literally no one would have otherwise seen it. And rumour has it that some of you guys are warbird fans. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Thanks BTW for those nice remarks! I really appreciate that.



http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v250/heywooood/ac_32_1.jpg
"Check your guns"

Loki-PF
08-20-2004, 11:44 PM
Heywood,

Nice job! Looks great. I've been toying with the idea of some PF models as something to do with myself until PF comes out!

That or I gotta find a navy blue skin for a Jug and fly "onlineislands" ALOT!

Salute
Loki

CowboyTodd41
08-21-2004, 12:34 AM
Heywood,

I built Trumpeters 1/32 scale A-10 and was very pleased with the fit, and am currently building they're 1/32 F-105G (It's HUUUUGE!) ands I was wondering about the overall fit and ease of build on that Wildcat. Help a brother out?

http://www.spankdonkey.com/jamming/view.php/1782.png

BSS_Vidar
08-21-2004, 01:17 AM
I'm a modeler too! I have the Trumpeter 1/32 Wildcat, P-38, and Corsair. They're things of beauty. The 1/350 Nimitz comes out in October... can't wait! Nimitz was my first ship in the Navy. I also have the Trumpeter 1/350 Hornet with the Enterprise resin conversion kit.

I had a job offer to build for MGM/Universal Studios back in the early 90's, but I was too busy flyin jets for Uncle Sam's Navy. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

BSS_Vidar

heywooood
08-21-2004, 03:10 PM
Cowboy... The Wildcat has the best fit overall.. but you must decide whether you want the wings fixed in the folded position or the extended position as the hinge design, while fairly well executed, still leaves things a bit 'floppy'. But, aside from that one issue, this is an excellent kit.

Vidar - studio gigs aren't easy to get...you must have some talent. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif



http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v250/heywooood/ac_32_1.jpg
"Check your guns"

JG7_Rall
08-21-2004, 04:21 PM
Holy cow! I can model well but could NEVER paint like that? How did you get so good? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif

http://home.comcast.net/~nate.r5388/fw190sig.jpg
"Son, never ask a man if he is a fighter pilot. If he is, he'll let you know. If he isn't, don't embarrass him."
Badges!? We don't needs no stinkin' badges!
Flying online as Hutch51

SkyChimp
08-21-2004, 06:04 PM
I agree Rall. I was always good at putting them together. But I NEVER could paint well.

Regards,
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BSS_Vidar
08-21-2004, 06:06 PM
OK, I'll post a little of my work http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/10.gif

Hasagawa 1/32 F-18A Hornet converted to F/A-18C:
http://groups.msn.com/USSAbsolute/tracymannsmodels.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=642

Hasagawa 1/32 scale Falcon - Belgian Air Force Tigermeet '98:
http://groups.msn.com/USSAbsolute/tracymannsmodels.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=158

Love doing Trek:
http://groups.msn.com/USSAbsolute/moreoftracysmodels.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=1299

I can even push a little paint too:
http://groups.msn.com/USSAbsolute/moreoftracysmodels.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=1230

BSS_Vidar

SkyChimp
08-21-2004, 06:09 PM
Nice work Vidar.

Regards,
http://members.cox.net/us.fighters/signature.jpg

heywooood
08-21-2004, 06:18 PM
Rall... I've had to inhale a lot of paint vapor. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/53.gif...
One thing I like about this hobby is that you can always get better at it. I am always impressed by the work of other modelers especially where finish work is concerned.
I use alot of reference photos and after the base paint colors are applied and dried, I use watercolors for weathering and wear/fade effect. LESS IS MORE is a good rule.


Vidar - those are GREAT models. And you can work a camera too. I need to work on that.


http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v250/heywooood/ac_32_1.jpg
"Check your guns"

gwanna
08-21-2004, 06:26 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by heywooood:

I used to have a less addictive habit before FB came along..
I hope I dont get sucked back into modeling, I can only afford one obsession at a time.

[This message was edited by heywooood on Sat August 21 2004 at 02:38 PM.]<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Oh Yeah!!

Now I am juggling a supervisor's role, a family (OH BOY!), IL2FB and my modelling.

It's all just becoming one big blurr.

I love all the WWII stuff but am still trying to learn weathering. It just don't look right with all of them looking like they just rolled out of the factory. I have also taken an interest in dioramas, but just don't seem to have the time to get into it.

I have suddenly realised I am getting older and probably won't complete half of what I have intended.

Gunny124
08-21-2004, 07:40 PM
Geez, you guys just showed me what a no talent hack modeler I am. Seriously Guys, OUTSTANDING work.

Wood, my only suggestion would be weighted tires. That would set her off.

Been staying away from the Trumpeter models 'cause everytime I read a review in Fine Scale, they don't slam them, but something didn't go right. Maybe I'll have to take a second look at that 1/32 Corsair.

JG7_Rall
08-21-2004, 08:10 PM
Awesome work Vidar...top notch stuff!

Heywooood, do you paint parts as you go? I've tried doing that, but never know HOW much to put together before I start painting http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif Really frustrating too, I've ruined a few models this way

http://home.comcast.net/~nate.r5388/fw190sig.jpg
"Son, never ask a man if he is a fighter pilot. If he is, he'll let you know. If he isn't, don't embarrass him."
Badges!? We don't needs no stinkin' badges!
Flying online as Hutch51

heywooood
08-21-2004, 08:49 PM
knowing what to prepaint and when is part of the 'fun' of modeling. I go over the plans and see what colors I will need..then try to establish an order of assembly/painting that may or may not coincide with the plan sheets.

I usually paint small parts separately, after removal from the sprues and cleanup with the blade and sandpaper.
The airframe will usually be complete except for landing gear and other small parts when I mask and paint it. Masking is key..it is hard to line up the tape and imagine the color you have'nt painted yet as being there.

I know this isn't a modeling forum, sorry if I go long here, but this hobby has me by the throat. (this is where I should prolly say "PT me and I'll answer any questions you have about it"



http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v250/heywooood/ac_32_1.jpg
"Check your guns"

heywooood
08-21-2004, 09:05 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Gunny124:
Geez, you guys just showed me what a no talent hack modeler I am. Seriously Guys, OUTSTANDING work.

Wood, my only suggestion would be weighted tires. That would set her off.

Been staying away from the Trumpeter models 'cause everytime I read a review in Fine Scale, they don't slam them, but something didn't go right. Maybe I'll have to take a second look at that 1/32 Corsair.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
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Yeah - weighted tires...I almost did this one with the gear retracted..I usually do. I guess aftermarket resin wheels are available ( not sure since this is a newer recent kit ) but these are rubber so I didn't want to try to shave 'em down. As far as Trumpeter goes..I have done four of them and the only one I had an issue with was the Mustang 1/24 scale. The wings have an odd warp along the leading edge.
The 1/32 Mig-3 and the F-15/Mig-15 jet- trainer were good and this one was easy after I decided what to do with the wing fold mech. (ignore it and fix the wings in extended pos.)

The form of the models and the panel lines etc. are accurate and the moveable surfaces are a nice touch.


Loki-PF..sorry I missed your post - thank-you for nice comments. I have been doing new US campaign from Extreme-One lately...very good.



http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v250/heywooood/ac_32_1.jpg
"Check your guns"

[This message was edited by heywooood on Sat August 21 2004 at 08:48 PM.]

JG7_Rall
08-22-2004, 11:00 AM
Heywoood,

Could you please post some more pics of this plane or even some others? I'm sure they're all great! I'll be happy to host them for you if need be.

http://home.comcast.net/~nate.r5388/fw190sig.jpg
"Son, never ask a man if he is a fighter pilot. If he is, he'll let you know. If he isn't, don't embarrass him."
Badges!? We don't needs no stinkin' badges!
Flying online as Hutch51

heywooood
08-22-2004, 02:36 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/heywooood/migpedestal.jpg

well.. theres this Mig I posted on the FB GD forum..I'm afraid there were only two pics of the Wildcat that turned out..I need to work on my non existant photography skills..

heres another one of the Mig
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/heywooood/mig-3.jpg

this is the same pic of the Wildcat in original size.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/heywooood/wildcat2.bmp



http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v250/heywooood/ac_32_1.jpg
"Check your guns"

[This message was edited by heywooood on Sun August 22 2004 at 01:45 PM.]

JG7_Rall
08-22-2004, 06:58 PM
That's incredible. I still can't get over your painting skills. Looks like a machine or something did it!

http://home.comcast.net/~nate.r5388/fw190sig.jpg
"Son, never ask a man if he is a fighter pilot. If he is, he'll let you know. If he isn't, don't embarrass him."
Badges!? We don't needs no stinkin' badges!
Flying online as Hutch51

heywooood
08-22-2004, 10:36 PM
wow..thats a really nice compliment.

I have never displayed any of my projects before as I mainly build for my own amusement and as a form of stress relief, so I say thank-you to you, Rall...and to 1c for giving us masochistic glue sniffers one more way to appreciate these WWII planes of fame.
A really awesome 3D way, be sure http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif



http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v250/heywooood/ac_32_1.jpg
"Check your guns"

huggy87
08-22-2004, 10:54 PM
Awesome model. You put everyone I ever made in my younger years to shame. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/cry.gif

Nimits
08-22-2004, 11:17 PM
One look at those, and I feel as if I might as well give up models; I'll never make one that looks THAT GOOD.

PapaSmurf630
08-23-2004, 07:41 AM
Hello Heywooood,

I am currently doing a 1/48 B24 Liberator so was wondering if you could answer some questions...Sorry if I should've pm'ed you instead but hell, here goes...

Do you use some kind of air brush to get the finish of the paint so smooth? Also, in the past when I have masked the edge's of camouflage e.g. where the blue meets the white on your model, the edge is 'too' sharp and I have never found a way to 'soften' the edges.
Also, you said in a previous post that you use water colour to weather your models. Doesn't this rub of or do you go over them with some kind of varnish?? I have just finished a 1/24 scale B2 Stuka and for the weathering on that I just thinned the paint on my paint brush with a bit of methylated spirit. Worked a treat.

Sorry about the list of questions, just never found any modeller forums with a friendly community.

heywooood
08-23-2004, 07:17 PM
Papasmurf - short and sweet :

I do not use an airbrush..I have owned them and they are not vital to a good finish anymore. Good prep - good masking technique - good spraypaint from Tamiya or Testors is all you need for most paint schemes as they come in all the right colors now. There are exceptions ofcourse but I stay away from those if I can. "A mans got to know his limitations"-Dirty Harry Callahan

The only thing I can say about a good 'feathered-edge' is that you need good stiff paper stock, 3m blue lowtack painters tape, and a solid plan as to exactly how you are going to apply the paint. You must elevate the edges of your paper masks above the surface of the model (1/16 - 3/32") and be careful not to spray under that edge. I use a thick, two sided tape set back from the edges of the paper mask 1/4" or so for this and I have had good luck. Always use a low tack tape.

I use watercolors (not cheap ones)to weather and also to enhance panel lines...You can control the strength of the color on the brush just by adding or subtracting the amount of water you use and it can be worked with a damp paper towel. After an hour or so it sets up just fine. You can set it all with a clear semi-gloss, clear matte, or clear gloss final coat ( always the next to last step) if you want to. The very last step for me in finish work is pulling the canopy masks off.
Your method is good too so just do whatever makes you happy. Thats what its all about anyways.



http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v250/heywooood/ac_32_1.jpg
"Check your guns"

Sakai9745
08-24-2004, 04:51 AM
Have you ever worked on ships? I just picked up a Tammiya Bismarck kit, 1/350 scale. I've already finished airbrushing the base schemes , but was wondering if your weathering technique would also work for ships.

Trumpeter, huh? Just might check out the 1/350 scale Hornet.

BTW - adding my own http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif

Al - SF, Calif

"Defense Dept regrets to inform you that your sons are dead cause they were stupid."

Nanuk66
08-24-2004, 05:40 AM
Wow, theres some good modelling work goin on here!!

Very impressive both Heywood and Vidar.

Quality work gents!

Puts my crappy airfix models to shame!!

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English lesson 101:
The word is 'Lose' not 'Loose'. e.g.
That IL2 is gonna lose the fight against that 109.
That IL2's wing looks loose, its gonna fall off.
If i dive too vertically i will lose my wing. k thx.
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gates123
08-24-2004, 04:51 PM
Heywoood can you make me a Yak-3? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

http://www.fightingcolors.com/custompagestuff/b17visibility72.jpg
Did anyone see that or was it just me?

heywooood
08-24-2004, 06:28 PM
I have asked Trumpeter..(they had a 'what would you like to see in kit form next?' questionaire..) to do a 1/32 scale Yak-3 and Yak-9 (also Pe-2) I hope they will do so soon.

Eduard does a 1/48 scale Yak-3, but I have yet to experience their products...you can see it here (http://www.squadron.com/ItemDetails.asp?item=EU8029) and another one here (http://www.squadron.com/ItemDetails.asp?item=EU8028)

I have two projects already lined up...a P-40B and an F4u-4 both in 1/32 scale but I could do a Yak for a pal http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif..ermm you know what I mean... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif Let me know if you have a preference in Squad. markings or 'flage patterns..

http://www.flyandrive.com/images/flyingtigers/older02.jpg
Chuck Olders' P-40B # 68


http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v250/heywooood/ac_32_1.jpg
"Check your guns"

[This message was edited by heywooood on Tue August 24 2004 at 10:01 PM.]

heywooood
08-24-2004, 11:04 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by heywooood:
I have asked Trumpeter..(they had a 'what would you like to see in kit form next?' questionaire..) to do a 1/32 scale Yak-3 and Yak-9 (also Pe-2) I hope they will do so soon.

Eduard does a 1/48 scale Yak-3, but I have yet to experience their products...you can see it http://www.squadron.com/ItemDetails.asp?item=EU8029 and another one http://www.squadron.com/ItemDetails.asp?item=EU8028

I have two projects already lined up...a P-40B and an F4u-4 both in 1/32 scale but I could do a Yak for a pal http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif..ermm you know what I mean... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif Let me know if you have a preference in Squad. markings or 'flage patterns..

http://www.flyandrive.com/images/flyingtigers/older02.jpg
Chuck Olders' P-40B # 68


mmmm...Tomahawk... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif
http://www.flyandrive.com/images/flyingtigers/flyingtigers02.jpg


http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v250/heywooood/ac_32_1.jpg
"Check your guns"

[This message was edited by heywooood on Tue August 24 2004 at 10:01 PM.]<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>



http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v250/heywooood/ac_32_1.jpg
"Check your guns"

gates123
08-25-2004, 11:06 AM
Jus kid'n Haywooood you put in too much time in these models, you deserve to keep them in your collection. Although I REALLY like this one.

http://modelingmadness.com/reviews/axis/luft/cleaver152h.htm

Gate

http://www.fightingcolors.com/custompagestuff/b17visibility72.jpg
Did anyone see that or was it just me?