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Offline Sgt. Scream

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Re: "Battle For Skira" modern PLA vs. USMC
« Reply #60 on: August 10, 2014, 08:39:33 PM »
Very cool...can't wait to see it mounted.  You going to dirty it up at all?


To some degree, yes. A few marks of rust here and there, minimal chipping paint effects and streaks of oil and dust. After all, the Q-5 is in service since a long time.

Offline Sgt. Scream

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Re: "Battle For Skira" modern PLA vs. USMC
« Reply #61 on: August 12, 2014, 06:09:16 PM »

Today I've painted the panel lines. I used Revell's matt black enamel paint, thinned down with turpentine. This needs to dry until tomorrow evening and then I have to carefully clean any excess paint around the recesses. Stay tuned.

Offline georgec

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Re: "Battle For Skira" modern PLA vs. USMC
« Reply #62 on: August 12, 2014, 07:01:00 PM »
Have you ever tried 'Future' floor wax for washes and as a high gloss protective layer before a Matt varnish? This link

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=199870&page=1

Has details of the product in Germany and a link describing its 'magic' properties as a high surface-tension varnish.  Does particularly amazing things to the clarity of plastic canopies

Offline sundayhero

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Re: "Battle For Skira" modern PLA vs. USMC
« Reply #63 on: August 12, 2014, 10:41:11 PM »
Personnaly, I'm using future floor for the decals. It's very eficient to hide "silvering" effect.

I can't wait to see the next step. I'm very interesting with your pannelling technic. I like paneling, but it takes ages to do since I'm simply "drawing" them with a 5/0 brush and black ink.

Offline Sgt. Scream

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Re: "Battle For Skira" modern PLA vs. USMC
« Reply #64 on: August 15, 2014, 05:33:03 PM »

Today a considerable amount of time went into cleaning the panel lines' excess paint away. After I was done with this step, I added some weathering and dirt to the aircraft, using washes and Tamiya weathering set powders. I think I am going to leave the Fantan this way, finally adding pilot, canopy, payload and base with the next steps.

Offline Westfalia Chris

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Re: "Battle For Skira" modern PLA vs. USMC
« Reply #65 on: August 15, 2014, 06:24:26 PM »
While the panelling looks rather nice, I think it is a bit heavy compared to your work on the choppers you showed before, which were a bit more subtle, which is more to my liking. It may, of course, just be the lighting in that it makes it look more stark than it actually is. Nevertheless, I'm looking forward to seeing the finished article.

Offline Sgt. Scream

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Re: "Battle For Skira" modern PLA vs. USMC
« Reply #66 on: August 21, 2014, 08:04:50 PM »
Hongdu Q-5 "Fantan" - finished
We went from this


to this


"Fantan" and base finished


ready to fly CAS missions, using guns, rockets and two FAB-250 bombs to support ground troops



The aircraft is held in place by a strong magnet. The base can be adjusted in height.

Offline von Lucky

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Re: "Battle For Skira" modern PLA vs. USMC
« Reply #67 on: August 21, 2014, 09:21:04 PM »
Love it. Was really worth the effort you put into it.

Looking forward to you making a second one :)
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Offline Gunbird

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Re: "Battle For Skira" modern PLA vs. USMC
« Reply #68 on: August 21, 2014, 09:21:31 PM »
Just what the Chinese doctor ordered! You make a model like that look really good.

How much more needs to be finished before you can get a game in?
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Offline Sgt. Scream

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Re: "Battle For Skira" modern PLA vs. USMC
« Reply #69 on: August 21, 2014, 09:30:20 PM »
Basicly all the infantry.  :o o_o

Offline Gunbird

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Re: "Battle For Skira" modern PLA vs. USMC
« Reply #70 on: August 21, 2014, 09:31:37 PM »
Get cracking then!  ;D

Offline Dangerdaz

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Re: "Battle For Skira" modern PLA vs. USMC
« Reply #71 on: August 21, 2014, 09:48:39 PM »
Looks marvellous!

Offline sundayhero

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Re: "Battle For Skira" modern PLA vs. USMC
« Reply #72 on: August 21, 2014, 10:10:37 PM »
Really nice ! Is this a  vacuum formed styren kit ?  I didn't know it existed for anything else than slotcars !

What will you use for PLA infantry ?

Offline Sgt. Scream

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Re: "Battle For Skira" modern PLA vs. USMC
« Reply #73 on: August 22, 2014, 12:05:24 AM »
Really nice ! Is this a  vacuum formed styren kit ?  I didn't know it existed for anything else than slotcars !

What will you use for PLA infantry ?

Yes, it was. made in Poland by a little company called Warrior Models.

Elhiem's new range of PLA.

 

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