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Something different, 21st November

Permanent Linkby Cain Tiberius on Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:41 pm

So it was our 2nd Wedding Anniversary 6th November, and my Amazing Wife bought my a couple model kits :)
A 1/72 scale B-17 Flying Fortress :- long story short, I collected WW2 aircraft when I was a kid. Always wanted the B-17 and never had one :/
And a 1/48 scale F-14 Tomcat :- my favourite 'modern' aircraft.

I've painted these to a higher standard than when I was younger obviously, but not going to my 40k levels.
First up, the F-14

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I altered the crew names, plane registration and tail markings to make it personal, but the rest I left as was.

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The kit was nice but I didn't want to have the undercarriage down. And my only complaint is that the undercarriage doors didn't fit. I'm not talking thickness due to detail. I mean surface area of the doors compared to the compartments. The doors of the front carriage bay where to small for the space leaving a really big gap. And the rear carriage bays were to small for their doors. ><

And the B-17

The interior detail is quite extensive,

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I was never happy hanging prop plans up with stationary props, so I tried something new (to me anyway) to simulate the blur of spinning blades.

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My wife asked me if I was going to custome it. I said no. She said not even to put her on it?! /sadface... I said I didn't need to as it already had her name on it 'Little Miss Mischief'. She nearly thumped me, lol.

I also tried Citadel Ardcoat for the first time. Must say I really liked it.

Comments and Crits always welcome folks

Nathanael

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Re: Something different, 21st November

Permanent Linkby Freddie the fist on Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:45 pm

Looking good mate. i used to "paint" model planes when i was a kid and have fancied giving it another crack with my improved painting skills but not having anywhere to put it when its done is putting me off. it not like i can tuck it away in a case like my minis.
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Re: Something different, 21st November

Permanent Linkby Cain Tiberius on Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:06 pm

I know exactly what you mean bud!! But.. My wife is letting me hang them from our bedroom ceiling :D I've hung the B-17 up already. She thinks its cool now, but I wonder if she'll still like it when the ceiling is full of them, lol.
I'm not hanging the F-14 up though. I want to stick to WW2, so only putting them up.... Ok ok I admit it.. I've been flying the Tomcat arround the house Topgun style.. =P
There is 1 big influence from 40k that is sticking its head in here though.... Where as a kid I'd have 1 of these, 1 of those, 1 of another.... I find now that I'm wanting to build 3 or 4 different B-17 models (even if they are from different squadrons in real life) Have them on the ceiling in formation with a couple P-51's flying escort. And 109's and Focke Wulf's (wolves?) flying towards.
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