Slam's builds - the good, the bad and the fugly

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  1. Slam

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    #1 Slam, Sep 11, 2014
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    Hey, all, thought I'd put up some photos of my builds. Some of these are in Andy's thread about the Western Canadian Regional contest but some haven't seen the light of day until now. Comment as you see fit, just be gentle...and funny...

    Franzisket's 109E-7. Hobbycraft kit with some tweaks.
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    Monogram Typhoon. Rescribed it, added a cockpit, reshaped the prop blades and kissed and cuddled and then spoiled it with poor color choices. Fugly. Someday I'll repaint it.
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    Eduard's Weekend Edition Yak-3. Weekend? Yup. Started on Friday night, finished on Sunday evening.
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    Dragon Ta152-H (that's 'H', Simon, not 'C'). The kit was incomplete so I robbed a canopy from a Tamiya 190 and wheels from a (gasp!) F-4 Phantom! Heresy!
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    TriMaster FW190D-9. Still a great kit.
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    Dragon Ta152-H (H!)... This one made it into the October 2014 FineScale Modeler.
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    Tamiya Bf109E-7. Tweaked the photo to give it a period look. Rommel jogged my arm just as I snapped the pic...
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    Hobbycraft Bf109E-4. Vac canopy, brass gun barrels, dropped the slats and elevators. Posed the rudder. And on and on...
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    Eduard (Zvezda) La-7. Neat kit but I found the gear fiddly.
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    Tamiya FW190A-3 converted to an A-1. I read that some of the early 190s were sent to Russia and my imagination took over from there.
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    Hope you enjoy them!
     
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    A very nice collection. Well done. :thumbright:
     
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    I did enjoy them, but where are the fugly ones?
     
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    Yea I was wondering the same thing! lol

    Beautiful work.
     
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    Had the same thought Jim :thumbright:
     
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    Excellent work! I didn't see a ugly one in the bunch!
     
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    Thanks, gents, means a lot coming from this crowd. That Typhoon haunts me. I had done so much work and then killed it with incorrect colors. Makes me cringe to this day. I shot some more pics of other builds today and I'll get them up on Monday.

    One reason I signed up for this site was the support everyone got no matter what the outcome (which is good for this hobby but maybe not so much for rocket scientists or new parents). The other reason was the WEALTH of information and knowledge here. And the undercurrent of English humor...
     
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    No ugly ones there. Replacement 190 canopy and Phantom wheels worked out well. Amazing how the Phantom wheels and 190 wheels look so much alike.
     
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    With all mate.. no fuglies in there at all! Well done!
     
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    Lots of non109's and faux190s there Simon. As with the others, I think tarring the Tiffie with the fugly moniker is a bit harsh. You're right that the colours aren't quite right but other than that, it's a nice looking build.

    Jan will enjoy your black 13. All in all a nice display and I like how you photograph them.

    Sorry but can't think of anything funny right now but probably will about 2 minutes after I hit the "post" button.
     
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    no ugly ones for me
     
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    A Nice selection Simon, good work mate!
     
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    It is a very beautiful collection, and I hope to continue to grow :thumbright:..... maybe comes that ugly model you predict. :tongue1:

    We all have one (or more than one) on shelves or hidden !! :oops: ...nothing happens 8)

    Cheers,
     
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    Lovely 13's.....





    Oh, sorry, ma bad.....the others were nice too! ;)





    ......and I mean very nice!





    Is that gentle enough, or would a hug and pat on the shoulder be preferred?
     
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    A pat on the head and a "Next time, use the right colors," may help.

    Okay, here are some more, and I'll start with the worst of the bunch. This one really is FUGLY.

    Minicraft F4U-4. I STILL haven't finished it and it's been gathering dust for about 6 years now. I left off after smash-molding a canopy for it and never got around to painting the canopy frames. This was my first attempt at using brushed-on filters, and I failed at that. I'd put in a True Details cockpit, hoping that would help. Yeah... It didn't. The plane still looks like a porker.
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    How about a Tamiya FW190 with far too much overspray? The period photos of this ship show it as being quite dark. But maybe I went too far. Dragon wheels, to mitigate the fact it's a short-arse.
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    An Otaki Bf109. Slammed it in two days. How about that - a 109 with thick wings and tractor tires. What's not to like?
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    Another slam. Hobbycraft's Mule. How apt. One color! I shut my eyes and hit the trigger...
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    Tamiya 190D-9. Again, with Dragon wheels. What am I gonna do when the Dragon kits need their wheels back? Made up the color scheme to try out some (very) old dry transfers I had.
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    I'll delve even deeper into the vault for my next instalment...
     
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    Looking great. :thumbright:
     
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    Cheers, bro! That Corsair... It's just hurtin'. Left gear's broken and you can tell in the pics. I still haven't done the exhaust stains and what I'd really like to do is paint some green and white stripes on it just so it doesn't look so miserable all the time. It sulks. For some reason, though, I just can't bring myself to throw it away, but I punish it by leaving it in a cracked and broken case.
     
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    #20 Crimea_River, Sep 15, 2014
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    Gotta admit, the canopy on that Corsair IS fugly but I like the paint job actually. As for the others, yeah, the 190's camo could be tighter but all the rest are very good. Veritable purses from sows' ears in some cases.
     
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