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    1/35 Tamiya Chieftain Mk. 5 from CFB Suffield, 1970's

    Chieftain by Brett Watt, on Flickr BATUS painted their armoured vehicles in a desert yellow color, with green semi-hard-edged camouflage to break up the silhouette and profile. I started this paint job by applying a coat of Tamiya Yellow Green XF-4, over Stynylrez Black primer (yes, mine is not...
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    1/35 Tamiya Chieftain Mk. 5 from CFB Suffield, 1970's

    Update: Lots of time swinging the golf clubs and travelling around the country on holidays = no bench time. I finally took the afternoon yesterday and finished the assembly of this kit: Chieftain by Brett Watt, on Flickr Chieftain by Brett Watt, on Flickr Primer by the end of the day!
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    1/35 Tamiya Chieftain Mk. 5 from CFB Suffield, 1970's

    Other than the PE you see, everything else is OOB. I'll be using the kit barrel, but I'm going to drape it in camo netting to hide the nasty seam line over the thermal wrapping and buckles. As for the tracks, I'll be using the rubber band tracks, unless... Lots of the Takom Chieftain kit...
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    1/35 Tamiya Chieftain Mk. 5 from CFB Suffield, 1970's

    IMG_1550 by Brett Watt, on Flickr I do love me some cool PE on a tank. I really find it therapeutic! IMG_1552 by Brett Watt, on Flickr This, in addition to the assembly and extensive sanding of all 12 road wheels, is where I am at. I've put in about 8 hours a day at the workbench yesterday...
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    1/35 Tamiya Chieftain Mk. 5 from CFB Suffield, 1970's

    Canadian Forces Base Suffield is located in the southeastern tip of the Province of Alberta, in Canada. It's the largest Army training area in the entire Commonwealth. In 1971, the British Army started using the base for extensive armoured and infantry training, and has been there ever since...
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    1/144 Revell Boeing 747-400 "Ed Force One" FINISHED

    I'm positive that it's gonna hang from the ceiling, a la every one of our 12 year old selves' bedrooms! ;D
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    1/144 Revell Boeing 747-400 "Ed Force One" FINISHED

    Re: 1/144 Revell Boeing 747-400 "Ed Force One" Final Pics: Ed Force One Boeing 747-400 by Brett Watt, on Flickr Ed Force One Boeing 747-400 by Brett Watt, on Flickr Ed Force One Boeing 747-400 by Brett Watt, on Flickr Ed Force One Boeing 747-400 by Brett Watt, on Flickr Ed Force One Boeing...
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    Bandai A-wing fighter "Jade Seven"

    Man, you did a really nice job on this model! Excellent work!
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    1/144 Revell Boeing 747-400 "Ed Force One" FINISHED

    Re: 1/144 Revell Boeing 747-400 "Ed Force One" Hey guys, this will likely be the last update before the final reveal photos... I installed the ExtraTech photo-etch engine compressor blades into the engines. The PE is a bit too small, so it's off centre a bit. The spinner cone is cut off of...
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    1/144 Revell Boeing 747-400 "Ed Force One" FINISHED

    Re: 1/144 Revell Boeing 747-400 "Ed Force One" Doh, that's from the Flory Models Saturday Morning Q&A members-only show. That's what you get for copying & pasting updates st 11 PM... My bad!
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    1/144 Revell Boeing 747-400 "Ed Force One" FINISHED

    Re: 1/144 Revell Boeing 747-400 "Ed Force One" Update time! I just realized that I only have 10 days until I have to present this. Time to get cracking on these engines! I pulled these off the sprue, cleaned them up, and primed them in Stynylrez this morning. When I got home and got...
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    1/144 Revell Boeing 747-400 "Ed Force One" FINISHED

    Re: 1/144 Revell Boeing 747-400 "Ed Force One" Well... I have kind of already buttoned up the landing gear bays... :P I did inquire with Revell, but it was going to be an 8-12 week wait before I saw the sprue. Wedding & due date on July 2, so I wasn't going to be able to wait that long.
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    1/144 Revell Boeing 747-400 "Ed Force One" FINISHED

    Re: 1/144 Revell Boeing 747-400 "Ed Force One" When it's on the model, it's quite good. The issue I have with it is the process of getting it on there in the first place. My first two bottles of white have gotten so thick that they are almost un-spray-able. I've thinned them down with some...
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    1/144 Revell Boeing 747-400 "Ed Force One" FINISHED

    Re: 1/144 Revell Boeing 747-400 "Ed Force One" The last two weeks have been a lot of filling and seam repair. I have used a variety of techniques to accomplish this: home-brew styrene filler + Extra Thin, plastic strip shims, plain old filler putty, and building up layers of material using...
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