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Ryan B.
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I'm pretty close to making a sow's ear out of a sow's ear, trying to turn the Minicraft Ju-88C-6 into one of the long-ranging Bay of Biscay fighters. Absolute worst part, in a crowded field of competitors, is the featureless, weirdly-shaped gondola.
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Masking rib tapes the Curtiss Sparrowhawk. Realising the "easier way" that I came up with actually takes longer than the hard way that I came up with earlier. :oops:

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This weekend I’m back at home. Holiday nearly over. Back to school blues. BUT. More of this...

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Finishing up a DH Heron (couple of touch ups and then that’s finito) painted a couple more superb Heroes Models pilot figures and couldn’t resist starting the Curtiss aircraft company’s sad swansong, the Blackhawk.

I’m not sure my painting skills are doing the Heroes Models figures justice. The two on the left are done. Ish. Two on the right need washes and highlights.

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LOVE the Heron!
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By some miraculous combination of time and mind, I'm actually working on my planes. Fokker T.V, Fokker D.XXI, Anson and the TF-104...

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Ryan B. wrote:I'm pretty close to making a sow's ear out of a sow's ear, trying to turn the Minicraft Ju-88C-6 into one of the long-ranging Bay of Biscay fighters. Absolute worst part, in a crowded field of competitors, is the featureless, weirdly-shaped gondola.
Know the issue. What makes this even more bizarre is this part was added to the original Crown Ju88A-4 mould to enable the modeller to do the nightfighter version. Sad when the worse part of an ancient re-pop is the new part. Thank heavens for the Cartograf decal sheet, I say. Anyway, this is how I dealt with the crappy gondola back in the Night/Black GB.

And Angus, that Heron's a beauty. :mrgreen:
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Wha! Smeg, I wish I'd read your posting before I started my project; it would have been an inestimable aid, or, possibly, a timely bark of deterrence. You were certainly right about "that damned gondola", especially after drilling out a recessed groove (a la the bottom of a Ki-45) for the forward-firing MG some of KG40's aircraft carried in their gondola. About the only result I'm proud of on this one was using short lengths of fishing string instead of stretched sprue for the gun barrels. (Hmm. I notice spellcheck on this site doesn't recognize the word "sprue".) Yours came out excellent, by the way.

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right now, i have 5 1/144 F-16's on the go, in the near future, im planning 4 more Sea Kings in the near future (German Marineflieger, Royal Navy, US Navy & one unknown).
on the bench:
-Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II "Area 88"


planned:
-Airbus A400M (Belgian AF)
-Area 88 Air Base diorama

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Finishing work in a couple of hours. With luck I can get some time in this evening, masking and painting tiny aileron rib tapes.

Yep. Come with me if you want to live... :roll:

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Hopefully, I'll be finishing the paintwork on my A&W Mitsubishi J4M "Luke" (in the "What-if?" forum). The main scheme is done and now it's painting the yellow leading edges and other details plus touching up here and there.

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