Wednesday 31 May 2017

Japanese Aircraft Online Model Contest 004 - DANILO RENZULLI

The model is in 1/72 from the Special Hobby kit with a few enhancements.
I must first say that after all that work  I'm  not very satisfied with this kit - especially at the front end.
The cowling shape resembles very little the original one despite my best to replace the kit's one with a resin piece from the AML kit. In both cases they are not as rounded as it should be, so....
I carved out the exhausts stakes from the resin cowling and replaced them with shaped plastic rods. The interiors have been enriched with p/e from the kit while the lower flaps come again from the AML kit as well as the canopy. The wheels are from a Kora decal sheet offered with resin ones.
All markings have been sprayed with masks I made myself. Painting has been achieved by spraying first Alclad aluminum then - using the "salt technique"- spraying a mixture of blue, black and a tad of white, all from Humbrol. No protective coat has been applied.
The quality of pictures is not very good as I was in a hurry I didn't have a better camera at hand.
Danilo Renzulli - Italy

Wednesday 24 May 2017

Japanese Aircraft Online Model Contest 004 - ALEX TRAN

Alex Tran sent over an excellent presentation and WIP of his 1/72 "Hayabusa", HERE, as well as many many photos of his model. Thank you very much Alex for your contribution to our contest and your patience.



Monday 22 May 2017

Japanese Aircraft Online Model Contest 004 - LEON KLOKE

Hey there!
I hope I am not too late to sent you some pictures of my just finished Hayabusa.
I build it just for the contest and I am quite satisfied with the results - at least for my standards. I hope you like it. The scale is 1/72. Manufacturer is special hobby.

Leon Kloke - Germany

As promised I send some more photographs of the reworked/more detailed Hayabusa. She really was a nice build - except the engine cowling which was a real pain! Well I know she isn´t a show-stopper. As mentioned before I am very pleased with the result. She was built OOB except from some cockpit detail, added wires to the landing gear and some improvement of the gun-sight.
The finish is hand-brushed. The model depicts a machine from 64th Sentai in Burma 1944. She might be a bit too weathered but anyway I like it that way.
Thank you for sharing!