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  1. danimal518

    Diorama Base

    Thanks! I'm gonna order the celluclay and use that!
  2. danimal518

    Diorama Base

    Hello friends, I'd like to build my first diorama. I'm working on an Emhar 1/72 Emhar Mark IV tank and I'd like to put it in a diorama/vignette. My question is regarding the base. I bought a small (and cheap) picture frame to use as the border of the base. I've heard of people using modeling...
  3. danimal518

    B-Wing

    Making the liquid sprue was pretty easy. I took a jar that was half full of Plastruct Bondene and put bits of sprue in. I came back a day or two later and added more. I kept doing this until it was nice and thick. I originally made the mistake of making it in a bottle without a brush applicator...
  4. danimal518

    B-Wing

    I checked the air pressure on my AB, and I shot the Vallejo at about 15psi. I'll try dialing it down to 12 next time and see how that works. Now to find an excuse to paint something with my limited Vallejo collection.
  5. danimal518

    B-Wing

    I got some time late last night and tonight on the bench. First I put the engines on the engine plate. I'm pretty happy with how this turned out. I also glued the cockpit together. There was a nasty gap, so I used some homemade liquid sprue to fill it. This was my first time using liquid...
  6. danimal518

    B-Wing

    John this is the B-Wing I bought from you a while back ;D OK, so my bad for not posting more frequently on here, but I have been documenting my work. I'm not sure what this piece is, but I glued it together. You can see the seam very clearly in these pictures Then a little bit of sanding...
  7. danimal518

    Respirator question

    That's really helpful! Thank you! Now to place my order.
  8. danimal518

    Respirator question

    Hello gentle people, I just wanted to know what type of respirators everyone on here is using? I'm looking to buy one, but I'm not sure what i should be looking for. I airbrush using Tamiya and testors acrylics, some Vallejo. I use lacquer thinner to clean my AB. I'm also going to start...
  9. danimal518

    Oil vs acrylic wash

    I've got a question about the difference between oil and acrylic washes. I've heard that you should put a drop or two of dishwashing detergent into an acrylic wash to break the surface tension. Is this something that should also be added to an oil wash? I just bought some Vallejo model wash...
  10. danimal518

    B-Wing

    Been a long time since I've posted on here. I just started the old AMT B-wing and figured I'd get involved in the forums again. I taped a toothpick to the back of the cockpit for ease of handling then base coated the cockpit using a mix of Tamiya dark grey and a touch of flat black. And the...
  11. danimal518

    Pre contest quickie: AT-AT

    Looks fantastic! I love your paint job and weathering.
  12. danimal518

    Airfix 1/72 Albatros DVa

    I tried to mask and paint that thing (not sure what it's called) on the top wing and I accidentally removed the top wing altogether. I'm taking the opportunity to fix the issue I had with the struts not fitting correctly at this time too. Since I used white glue, I just carefully pulled them...
  13. danimal518

    Airfix 1/72 Spitfire Mk1a

    Thanks JMac! I was surprised at the amount of detail in this little kit, especially considering I only paid $7 for it! I've done a little more work on this plane. I removed the fuselage from the sprue tree, but haven't cleaned it up yet. I also hand brushed a few details and glued the seat to...
  14. danimal518

    Airfix 1/72 Spitfire Mk1a

    This is the 2nd model I bought after getting back into modeling and has been sitting in my stash ever since. While I wait for some paint/glue to cure, I figured I'd work on this. It's good to have a few models on the bench so you can always be working. Here's the box art I painted the inside...
  15. danimal518

    Airfix 1/72 Albatros DVa

    Took me longer than I expected to get into the mancave to work on this puppy. Here are some pictures of the plane with both wings attached. The rear stabilizer is a little crooked, which I didn't notice when I attached it. I also wasn't able to get the front part of the left strut to attach to...
  16. danimal518

    Airfix 1/72 Albatros DVa

    That's a great idea! I'm gonna try that tomorrow when I get a little time at the bench. I'll post an update afterward.
  17. danimal518

    Airfix 1/72 Albatros DVa

    Alright, I managed to get some build time in last week. Here are some progress pictures: I added the bottom wing, the engine, the machine guns, and the landing gear. And yes, those are holes I drilled in order to rig the plane later. A little bit of gunmetal paint chipped off the...
  18. danimal518

    Airfix 1/72 Albatros DVa

    I let the oil dry for 8 days. It was dry to the touch about 4 days ago, so I gave it more time just to be sure it cured. I sealed the oil with Future. No pictures because everyone has seen a sealed paint job. I'll continue with construction later. Probably won't have time to get to the bench...
  19. danimal518

    Airfix 1/72 Albatros DVa

    Alright, I've moved along to the fuselage now. I pre-shaded the panel lines and painted it tamiya desert yellow a few weeks ago. I also painted the back testors insignia red about a week ago. I opted to just continue the build and leave the wings as is. As my second plane model and my first...
  20. danimal518

    Airfix 1/72 Albatros DVa

    Thanks yanpol! I managed to paint over the milliput yesterday. I knew it wouldn't look the best just yet, but I wanted an idea of what all the micro-imperfections looked like and where they are so I can address them. It looks better than I thought it would, but it still needs some attention...
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