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Author Topic: Ad Astra & Etc.. Horten Finished!  (Read 8561 times)

Offline Mr. Peabody

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Ad Astra & Etc.. Horten Finished!
« on: June 29, 2014, 04:49:29 PM »
In typical Gamer fashion I have recently thrust aside numerous projects WIP in order to get my pulp air-force sorted PDQ.  ;D Fortunately this project is based around a selection of ready to paint models so I should be returning to my usual routine of painting a never ending selection of 20mm WWII Soviet kit in short order... ::)

The plan is to mat spray and weather a couple of 1/48 scale diecast aircraft and give them some nice pilot figures. Also on the project pile there is a Dust Tactics 'Horten' which comes primed, ready to paint. Last of all, there is a Flying Wing 'ornament' from the Sky Captain film, which only requires a mount for a flying stand to make it ready for play.

First up, pilots

The superb Copplestone Castings half-figures by Will Hannah. These paint themselves. I should have let them... lol These two will pilot a 1/48 Boeing P-12E and a Hawker Fury, both from Hobby Master.

Some minor filing was needed to get a good fit in each cockpit and a spot of greenstuff will get them into the right position once everything is ready.




These two pilot the Dust Tactics Horten. Mostly hidden under a cockpit canopy, bright and colourful seems the best way to go.



« Last Edit: July 26, 2014, 03:29:48 AM by Mr. Peabody »
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Re: Ad Astra & Etc.. A Pulp Air Project
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2014, 08:12:54 PM »
Mr. Peabody, those are great pilots, looking forward to seeing them in their flying machines!  :-*


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Re: Ad Astra & Etc.. A Pulp Air Project
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2014, 09:33:17 PM »
Mr. Peabody, those are great pilots, looking forward to seeing them in their flying machines!  :-*

What he said.

What are your thoughts on the Horten?
Its been on my want list for awhile, just waiting for funds.

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Re: Ad Astra & Etc.. A Pulp Air Project
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2014, 10:58:26 PM »
That stuff is awesome Peabs!  We'll keep you off the 20mil Soviet stuff yet!
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Re: Ad Astra & Etc.. A Pulp Air Project
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2014, 12:10:18 AM »
Gents, thanks.... I still feel like I am just finding my feet with the 28's.
What are your thoughts on the Horten?
Really happy with it. Looks like it will be huge fun to fly about the table. Will likely only run it as a bomber though. Don't really like the big cannon.

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Re: Ad Astra & Etc.. A Pulp Air Project
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2014, 12:49:29 AM »
So feeling a bit like Bader?,....looks like you've found your feet.  :-*

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Re: Ad Astra & Etc.. A Pulp Air Project
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2014, 01:01:52 AM »
Thanks Prof. Lets see how long I can stay on the 28mm hobby horse. It's more fun than I remember. :)

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Re: Ad Astra & Etc.. A Pulp Air Project
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2014, 02:58:44 AM »
Ok, it's time to get airborne. Probably went overboard with the weathering. But the grubbier these diecasts got, the more I liked the look of them...

A coat of matte varnish and some simple weathering with oil paints for the Hawker Fury and the Boeing P-12E.


The pilots are mounted with a small blob of Milliput.

Start with a good sized lump and carefully push the half-figure down to the right height, then let it all set-up.


This diecast Fury starts out as a very plain model, but it doesn't take much to get it ready for the tabletop.


The P-12e is a cool looking aircraft.
Classic inter-war style.


Here is a 'before shot' of this Boeing P-12E from Hobby Master.
The pilot figure that comes with the plane may be closer to scale, but the Copplestone half-figure brings the diecast to life...


There is a lot of detail and texture in the wings.
It's just waiting to be picked out.


Next up, the Horten...

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Re: Ad Astra & Etc.. A Pulp Air Project
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2014, 03:03:31 AM »
These come prebuilt?

Oh dear, you just sang the siren song of mister lazy. Meaning me.

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Re: Ad Astra & Etc.. A Pulp Air Project
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2014, 03:11:31 AM »
Outstanding!   :-* :-*

Let's get those boys in the air.  ;)

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Re: Ad Astra & Etc.. A Pulp Air Project
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2014, 03:31:44 AM »
ACK! Forgot to mention adding the mounting for my flying stands... A short bit of 5/32" brass tubing is epoxied into the bottom of each fuselage, close to the centre of gravity / fulcrum.

These come prebuilt?
Oh dear, you just sang the siren song of mister lazy. Meaning me.
Yes indeed... Like all diecasts, you want to watch out for a decent price because these can be pricey, but they are ultimately worth the convenience of being almost table-ready.

Outstanding!   :-* :-*
Let's get those boys in the air.  ;)
Thanks Dave. Pulp Alley has me inspired to get stuff done. I tip my hat to you & to Mila.


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Re: Ad Astra & Etc.. A Pulp Air Project
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2014, 04:43:10 AM »
Man, I can't wait till playtime!!  You worked wonders with those! :-*

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Re: Ad Astra & Etc.. A Pulp Air Project
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2014, 06:27:06 AM »
Don't forget this one from the same set. 1/48th.

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Re: Ad Astra & Etc.. A Pulp Air Project
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2014, 09:45:00 AM »
Hello all

Mr. Peabody, that hawker Fury belongs to the Portuguese Air Force. :D
Very nice plains sir.
The weathering results very well and those pilots are a most.
Well done.

Cheers

Rui

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Re: Ad Astra & Etc.. A Pulp Air Project
« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2014, 10:03:12 AM »
some really intriguing and well painted pilots and aircraft  :-*

 

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