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The 4 Connies - Paint On!

May 14 2010 at 11:21 AM

Ted Preston  (Login TeddieP)
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Hello once again fellow Hyperscalers - I humbly offer thee on this fine morn an update (at last) on the Four Connies project. Before proceeding to the painting stage, I added twin (VHF?) antennas to the undersides of the three Minicraft fuselages, parts which aren't included in the kit:
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The painting and masking of all four birds took me more than a month, but the results look good. MM Flat White topside, Humbrol 11 for the natural metal. Here's one of the Minicraft kits:
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And the Revell kit:
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The group shot:
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Test fitting engine nacelles on what will be the National Airlines version:
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Uh oh - here's a problem, Houston. The plan was to do pencil panel lines on the Minicraft fuselages. I kept the pencil as sharp as I could, but the lines look way too heavy, and I ended up with lead smudging on the flat white finish. Blast und Dang! I guess pencil panel lines just aren't appropriate in 1/144 scale. I stopped here and I'll respray the white:
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Next step will be my favourite part - decals! Oh - here's a bonus pic for you. I picked up an aviation poster for 50 cents at a garage sale and reframed it for the man-model cave. I like the way the little fella seems to be looking up at the balsa Hurricane hanging from the celing!
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Best! Ted!

WIP Build:
Connies Pt.1; Connies Pt.2; Connies Pt.3; Connies Pt.4; Connies Pt.5

Previous WIP Builds:
Vickers Tank Pt.1; Vickers Tank Pt.2; Vickers Tank Pt.3; Vickers Tank Pt.4; Vickers Tank Pt.5; Vickers Tank Pt.6; Vickers Tank Finish

Tall Tales:
Cold War Incident
The Lucky Mig

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