**** DONE - 1/48 A6M2-N "Rufe" - Your Favorite Aircraft of All Time GB

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  1. ccheese

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    #1 ccheese, Feb 26, 2012
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    While this is not my favorite aircraft of all time, I can't find a PB4Y-2, and don't want to get into a B-24J conversion. I do not believe I have the experience for that, as this will be my first complete scale plastic build.

    Due to a misunderstanding, I am already a month behind !

    Username: ccheese
    Name: Charles
    Category: Novice (1st build)
    Kit: Tamiya A6M2-N "Rufe"
    Scale 1/48
    Accessories: None.... right out of the box !

    Charles
     

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    Great... I'm looking forward to the build, Pal. Keeping my fingers crossed. Good luck. :thumbleft:
     
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    Look forward to this Charles! My brother built this kit, I believe it was very straightforward (as most Tamiya kits are).
     
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    Go slow and enjoy it. Everybody here has your back if you need help.
     
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    I have built two of these over the years. It is a good fitting kit, and looks stunning in the lilac shade.
    Take your time and it will be just fine.
     
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    NICE Charles.....you sly old Fox you.....slipping in when we were not looking....:D
     
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    Worked on the cockpit, today, and it's pretty well done. Also put the bombs together and painted them, plus the ladder.
    I will say Tamiya's instructions leave much to be desired when it comes to colors. Monogram tell you what color every part
    is. Pic's attached.... Sorry my camera does not take good close-up's.

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    What a cool kit, great progress so far :)
     
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    I think I saw a PB4Y model last week with two sets of markings.

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    Looking very nice Charles. :thumbright:
     
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    Where ???

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    Great start mate.
     
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    Great work Charles!

    The Matchbox 1:72 Privateer (kit #PK-606) is now put out by Revell, kit #40606: PB4Y-2 Privateer/ Liberator RY-3 (C.Mk.IX)
     
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    You're off to a great start Charles.
     
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    Got some work done on the Rufe, today, also got a better pic of the cockpit. Painted the inside if the starboard fuselage half, constructed the dolly and it's painted. Got the engine painted. The cowl put together, filled the seams, sanded and painted. Also got the back side of the prop painted.

    Sorry about the pic's.... you'd think a $1,200.00 camera would take better close-ups !!

    Slow but sure...

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    #20 T Bolt, Feb 28, 2012
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    Nice start Charles! I have the same problem with my $700 Olympus, just doesn't want to focus close. The way I get around it is to take the picture from a greater distance set on high res and crop the picture close before I resize to 800x600. Works pretty good. Using a tripod and shooting at f-22 for a longer depth of field helps a lot too.
     
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