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Post by rsv1000 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:29 pm

its slow going but we are getting there now. plus I have a airbrush . let the fun begin :P Imagegetting close to the painting of the airframe

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Re: thunderchief

Post by paddyboy » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:33 pm

Hi Buddy :P

Haven't seen too many 'chief builds, so will be peeking at your progress :thumb:

Cheers

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Re: thunderchief

Post by rsv1000 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:48 pm

just got a airbrush so im going to have a play around with that for a bit before atempting any paint on the thud.
This kit has been underway for about 10 years so i want it finished :grr:

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Re: thunderchief

Post by rsv1000 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:02 pm

more progressImage

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Re: thunderchief

Post by rsv1000 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:03 pm

:clap: and a little moreImage
some more filling is needed and a good clean up but its starting to take shape now, finding it great relaxation to be back with the models . if i could just get rid of the beer belly things would be better .
any way a but closer to get some paint on . all the best Neil :clap:

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Re: thunderchief

Post by paddyboy » Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:12 pm

Hi Mate :P

You keep us posted on the progress, and I will keep peeking and replying :thumb:

Keep it up :thumbs:

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Re: thunderchief

Post by rsv1000 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:25 pm

thanks for the encouragement

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Re: thunderchief

Post by paddyboy » Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:27 pm

Hi Neil :P

Looking at what you have done so far, you don't need me to boot your bum :lol:

Just keep going, mate :thumbs:

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Re: thunderchief

Post by rsv1000 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:55 pm

its mostly painting and decals left to do now so i feel like we are getting there now

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Re: thunderchief

Post by rsv1000 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:37 am

just a quick update , spending a bit of time trying the airbrush out to get the hang of it before committing to the model ( thinning being a bit problematic at the moment so might end up doing the thud in a natural metal Finnish just to get it done )All the best Neil

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Re: thunderchief

Post by tc2324 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:41 pm

rsv1000 wrote:just a quick update , spending a bit of time trying the airbrush out to get the hang of it before committing to the model ( thinning being a bit problematic at the moment so might end up doing the thud in a natural metal Finnish just to get it done )All the best Neil
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Re: thunderchief

Post by rsv1000 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:05 pm

yes i am thinking of going down that route pick up a cheep kit to practice on :whistle:

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Re: thunderchief

Post by rsv1000 » Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:50 pm

OK slowly getting the hang of the airbrush and committed paint to modelImage
a few things to fill but very happy the way it went on using life color paint . It needs a bit more practice but we are getting there with the airbrush , mixing seems to be the critical thing :thumbs:

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Re: thunderchief

Post by paddyboy » Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:48 pm

Hi Neil :P

looks like you're getting the hang of the airbrush :thumb:

Happy New Year

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Re: thunderchief

Post by rsv1000 » Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:54 pm

Yes very pleased with the whole set up lifcolour paint seems to work well , will be getting the tan on the upper surfaces next :clap:

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Re: thunderchief

Post by rsv1000 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:16 pm

OK tan on upper surfaces now have to leave it for a while to dry going to do it free hand so might take a while :whistle: Image

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Re: thunderchief

Post by paddyboy » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:48 pm

Lookin' good Neil :thumb:

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Re: thunderchief

Post by tc2324 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:16 am

Any more on this Neil?
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Re: thunderchief

Post by rsv1000 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:39 am

hi all , OK Slight halt on progress as im off too see the Mrs in Germany for 2 weeks (heavy snow there today) so will building snow men and drinking lots of German beer for a while. Need to go over the tan a little more as its a bit thin in places but all in all its starting to get there.
Have to say the compressor and airbrush kit is very good , gets 5 stars in my book and im sure with more practice will get a lot more out of it. Also very impressed with lifecolour paints.
So guten tag all and look forward to getting the thud finished .
Will say hello when i get to Germany :thumbs:

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