P-38 (Reco version F-5) 1/48

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  1. veverica

    veverica New Member

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    Hello again,
    This is the Monogram 1966 model. Rescribed, partially detailled, and finished in NMF for a french reco bird during 1944. Pilot A. de St-Exupéry.
    Bye for now !8)
    AE
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  2. Airframes

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    Very nice indeed! That's the chap of 'The Little Prince' I believe. There was a drama documentary about him being shot down, here on the forum, about a year or so ago.
     
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    Very nice job.
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    Good work!
     
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    Wow, that's beautiful. The weathering is phenomenal. Great job!
     
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    Excellent finish!
     
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    Nice bird,markings and very nice weathering :thumbleft: Cheers
     
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    You are a master of weathering NMF, bravo!
     
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    That's superb, you've obviously put a ton of work into that. Looks like you've added rivets as well as re-scribed, and the weathering is exceptional. Outstanding.
     
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    That is a magnificent piece of work Veverica, really well finished and weathered to a captivating level. Well done, and please post more photos if you have any.
     
  12. veverica

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    Hello !
    Thanks to all of you. Hereby the full process hoping that it will not be to boring !
    Painted genuine cockpit
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    Front undecarriage
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    Completed undercarriage
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    Main doors and tanks
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    Reshaped spinners
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    New airbrakes
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    Rescribing panel lines and riveting the airframe
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    Cutting the original nose to replace it by a reco version
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    Filling the leading wing edge
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    The reco nose...
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    You can see how much the fitting is poor...
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    Pain starts !
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    Filling the gaps on the airframe. Long job...
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    Sanding the nose and creating the airframe of the front camera window.
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    The inner airframe shows some minor improvments on the undecarriage bays
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    General sandin done !
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    First color coats to check the quality of the work
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    Bare metal coat and first post shading simulating dirt and dust
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    Then you put national french insignias (Third Group Decals sheet for GR 33 Squad over Corsica...)
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    Nose seems to be OK !
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    Some night views... You can notice how the Bare metal finish reacts with different light.
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    The the job was finished by adding chalks, inks, pencil work... No varnish.
    Hope you are still here and see you quick with other finished stuff .
    Bye for now,
    AE8)
     
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    Oh Wow! That is seriously good! Lot of hard work gone into that one.

    Cheers

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    Exceptionally well done, and one of the most natural looking bare metal finishes I've seen.
     
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    Drooling....nice weather...a very real look to her!!
     
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    Outstanding work veverica, you are one seriously talented model maker.

    Please continue with posting work on here, I think we'd all agree that we'd love to see more.
     
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    Fantastic work!
     
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    How did I miss this thread. That is a wonderful metal finish effect. World class that is.
     
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