Let's Build Greeblie Pack #12 - A Skyhopper Group Build

Blitzkreig

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The left and right halves of the cockpit are mounted on separate pieces of styrene so they can be slid into position after painting and applying decals. I made a mockup of the body out of extra acrylic to figure out the location of everything in relation to the angles and it worked beautifully.

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Great job. It came together nicely. Looks like your about ready for paint. I need to get back to mine. My last couple days off have been spent hanging Christmas lights.
 

bcgd

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Great job. It came together nicely. Looks like your about ready for paint. I need to get back to mine. My last couple days off have been spent hanging Christmas lights.
Thanks. I was really able to capitalize on my extended weekend. Be careful hanging those lights. Ladders and guys our age can have a fraught relationship.
 

bcgd

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No more Wonder Woman plane! Primed with Tamiya primer and then given a light once over with piece of 1500 sanding sponge to knock down any rough patches. Just a couple touch ups needed.

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Pilot with “LoRes” paint job in position to test placement and everything fits perfectly.

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Next will be figuring out the color and doing test swatches.
 

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Blitzkreig

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No more Wonder Woman plane! Primed with Tamiya primer and then given a light once over with piece of 1500 sanding sponge to knock down any rough patches. Just a couple touch ups needed.

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Pilot with “LoRes” paint job in position to test placement and everything fits perfectly.

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Next will be figuring out the color and doing test swatches.
Is coming together really nice. Great work.
 

moffeaton

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They will be on Etsy, the first 10 or so will have the whole “stand” (includes the 4” metal rod and off the shelf stuff) for free. It’s a one and done run,
I don’t think any one will miss out.
 

bcgd

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Hey, everyone! It's been awhile since I've posted but that doesn't mean progress isn't being made, especially in the paint department.

The main body colors went down nice. I used a mix of Archive-X for the grey. The white is Tamiya XF-2 White. The red stripe was 1975 SP Daylight Red knocked back a little with a pinch of 1975 Coach Green.

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Next the cockpit was buttoned up with the LoRes pilots complete with "camera grade" paint job.

I added a styrene bulkhead behind the pilots. I was looking at some pictures of the original and it look like there was something back there. Also it seems that the control panel decals were applied to a piece of styrene on the side so I did that as well. While on the topic of decals, shout out to Moffeaton for the decals. They're a must if you're building this kit and are available at his Etsy store.

Those black bars under the front windows were more challenging than they looked and took a couple of attempts to get them right. The proportions (length v. height) were tricky.

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With that it's time to start weathering. I'm going for the 50 year old aged white paint look. I'm using oils for this effect and so far I'm pleased with the results. More to come...

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Studio Kitbash

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Looks FANTASTIC. Esp. impressed by your 50/50 light vs dark reefer grey paint discovery. Reminds me of another ship that was painted in a 50/50 mix.
 

bcgd

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Happy New Year, everyone!

Let’s fast forward: It’s finished! Due to a combination of laziness colliding with momentum I don’t have many pictures of the in between stages. Actually I do and I can post them later but the truth is I finished my first true studio scale build and I’m excited to share it. Now it just needs an accurate stand (hint, hint).

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moffeaton

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Love it! Stands are coming!!! I had eveything in hand but realized the hubs were missing a process so they went BACK to the machinist, so waiting … again. I have three of these on the bench so I’m dying for them right along side you. Soon, oooof
 

Blitzkreig

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Happy New Year, everyone!

Let’s fast forward: It’s finished! Due to a combination of laziness colliding with momentum I don’t have many pictures of the in between stages. Actually I do and I can post them later but the truth is I finished my first true studio scale build and I’m excited to share it. Now it just needs an accurate stand (hint, hint).

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Well done
 

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