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I haven't had much time to work on anything, but I got to do some work on these three 1/48 kits.
First up is a Dragon Apollo CSM that I am thinking about building it mounted to a Dragon Lander Maybe Apollo 13? Not sure yet
I am trying to figured out how to get the taped overlap look on the CSM. Here it is withe the EA-6B and L-19 for size.
Second is the Bird Dog I started, and have put on hold untill I get a Book that Scott told me about. I was on the fence on building a OE-1 that Ed McMahon flew in Korea, or Ike's L-19. Also Snake sent me some great Pictures, that help me get this far
And the Family Truckster that has been fighting me for a while. I was leaning twards a VMAQ-2, But I might do a VAQ-135 with Kenny on the Tail ( Sorry Terence )
Thanks for looking, and I hope to get more done on the 1/200 DC-10 and KC-135R. Darren
Re: Hi Larry, Thanks. Its the Model USA Kit also. Hope you post some of your work.
July 30 2012, 1:53 PM
I had lots of flash also. It's the first kit I've ever seen that included an addendum to the instructions detailing how to correct the errors, deficiencies, short shot pieces, poor/ill fitting clear pieces. However, so as not to be a whiner, let me add that the addendum was accurate.
What I'm trying to replicate:
A close up of the kit decals:
I'm not through yet, but I have since added the 'antenna' like thingies on top of the fuselage, and the tail wheel.
It will take some patience but it can be done as I have seen pictures of models done this way (using Bare Metal foil).
but if you don't want to try that, just paint the Command Module with Alclad Chrome & go from there. Another possible way to do this is to scribe the tape pattern into the CM, then shoot it with Alclad Chrome. This has been discussed on the yahoo space modelers group forum.
For Apollo 13, Glenn Johnson did a 1/48 scale build of this which appeared in Fine Scale Modeler magazine years ago. You could use this article help build the "explosion damaged" Service Module.