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A-10 Warthog by Revell

Discussion in 'Modelling' started by Half Track, Sep 7, 2020.

  1. Half Track

    Half Track Well-Known Member

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    Supposedly snap-tite, don’t be deceived, glue is needed. Tweezers, modeling knife. I added paint to some parts. Stick-on decals.


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    BRRRRT!
    nice.
     
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    Nice...
    The engine nacelles need a refit. The wing attachments are not flush either...at best some sanding should fix that, otherwise some modellers putty...fill in the gaps and then sand down and paint...
     
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    Yep, agreed. Revell has never been know for a great fit, at least not in the past few years. Tamiya, yes. As it was even with this simple model I used a modeling knife to trim parts. I am far from a master at this, just build one once in a while if I get bored. Some come out fine, some not so much. She’s glued together now, to tell you the truth I never used the modeling putty but I suppose it is available at a craft or hobby store.
     
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    yep...most modellers shops (stores) have all you need...
    A pet hate is that the colour is added when the plastic is made for the molds...so the colour comes from "within" - As such not realistic...I like to paint all models regardless of how close the company has got the colour...aircraft are really painted and the eye can pick that up. You can also come up with some of your own colour schemes that would make the aircraft look pretty cool...I remember painting an Me262 in dark and light gray tiger stripes for example or a Mustang with the "Starsky and Hutch" car colour scheme...looked schmikka! ( I was pretending it was a post war racing plane)
    You can paint certain areas with silver paint first then the base colour...then scratch the surface paint off to show the silver underneath as "wear" on any part of the aircraft that hits the air square on....should be some blacking from the gun also...
    And I see you balked at the canopy frame...come on HT, have a crack! You can use modellers masking tape to make that a relatively easy and accurate job.
    The P40 in the background looks good.
    OK i'll stop being a prick now...hey its a warthog, looks cool!
     
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    I always appreciate any comments. All taken with an open mind. And, a pirate ship, rigging gets dusty. Only standing rigging,

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    AArrgh! She be a beauty!
     
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    Thanks. Don’t know about any green/starboard, red/port running lights in the 18th century but I added them anyway. A bit of color. Once again, a Revell model that the masts had to be held in place until the glue dried. Painted and assembled years ago. Hardly that patience within anymore.
     
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    Aahh...the trick is to apply the glue and leave it until it becomes tacky (semi dry) THEN place them. You shouldn't have to wait for it to sit right and dry. I hope I've saved you hours of holding a piece in place until the glue dries! : )
    I bought a cabinet with glass doors to display my models...stops dust and spider webs build up and so no cleaning required.
     
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    Happy to help a fellow modeller mate...

    have you ideas as to what your next model might be?
     
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    Not really. Actually my modeling may be coming to it’s last chapter, at 75. But lookie here, a Revell P51D Mustang, about four months ago, for you to critique. I taped it off, spray painted with small cans of modeling spray paint, flat black and light aircraft gray, added some paint and assembled. It is “my” version of Miss Marylin II. Missing the image of her under her name and not the correct corresponding letters, is what it is. And once again, with Revell, the wing did not fit into the fuselage properly, even with cutting. I tried putty but it fell out so I used Frog Tape to cover the “gap” 92CC4CD1-DE18-46CE-AD94-BD2019A78644.jpeg and painted over it. lol
     
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    I like what you've done...again the canopy needs finishing, makes such a difference to the look. The front struts of the canopy is usually the same colour as the engine up front. So the two struts that the pilot looks through should be black - usually what the canopy touched should be the same colour. Using modellers masking tape will give you a crisp line - The amateur tries to do it free hand! (And like me, stuffs it up.)
    Its a handsome model mate.
     
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    Thank you and They did have the colors just as you show here, but I am not good enough to duplicate. And they had the option of Big Beautiful Doll there also on the instructions. Putting the decal on I wrecked her image.
     
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    Bloody decals...some are so fragile for by big mits…
    I used to keep all the decals I didn't use all in a box...so if I stuffed up or wanted something different, I would sift through what I had and use that. Have you tried a Corsair? All dark blue...easiest paint job for me.
     
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    Yes, I built one about 15 years ago, long gone now. Molded in blue as I recall.
     
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    ....A-10 is a classic....wow....performed as designed.....thanks for sharing the pics/etc
    ..for some reason, we had one firing on our range we used for mortars/etc...it fired the cannon--and like they say, it was a very short burst ...short, but deadly
     
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