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Offline NinetythirdLiberator

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Warbirds 1/72nd Snipe
« on: March 23, 2016, 11:59:20 PM »
Hello All,

I'm starting this little Snipe for a Gordon Stevens Group Build over on HyperScale.  It will be in a post war silver but folks over here might still be interested.  We need to put some more new blood into the Vac Builds over here too!  ::)

This is just the kit contents shot and the first of the parts removal.  It looks like a nice delicate kit and I can use my almost finished WNW Snipe for some extra detail!  ;D




More soon...Dan




Offline IanB

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Re: Warbirds 1/72nd Snipe
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2016, 01:01:54 AM »
Nice! I'll be watching this....

Ian

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Re: Warbirds 1/72nd Snipe
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2016, 07:53:15 AM »
Excellent to see another vac kit being assembled, looking forward to following along Dan, looks to be a very interesting kit.

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Re: Warbirds 1/72nd Snipe
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2016, 05:07:50 PM »
love to see the vac builds. i have the warbirds thomas morse

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Re: Warbirds 1/72nd Snipe
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2016, 01:17:44 AM »
I am looking forward to this one! I once owned this kit back in the OLD days!
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Re: Warbirds 1/72nd Snipe
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2016, 02:37:10 AM »
 Dan,
The Warbirds Snipe is excellent kit my old friend. I'm very much looking forward to following your latest Vacuform Saga.
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Offline NinetythirdLiberator

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Re: Warbirds 1/72nd Snipe
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2016, 02:17:03 AM »
All,

After some other projects, I want to get back to my vac Snipe.  I do love Roden kits since they usually give you plenty of spares!  You can see I put in a pretty convincing engine and I'll be using a couple of guns from the spares.




Everything fits pretty well and is straight so far.  The interior is very simple as you can't see much in there.  I still need to cut out part of the upper deck in front of the pit and add gun pads and a joy stick.  That will round it out nicely.

I'm also going to experiment by just using the single wing parts eg. not skinning the bottoms which I usually do.  I do this for strength but also for more convincing and more positive strut attachments.  But, I want to see if the kit as is is convincing enough.  At least the airfoil will be thin!  I believe one of the "selling points" for these was the use of only one surface.

Fun to be back with this guy. More soon...

Dan

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Re: Warbirds 1/72nd Snipe
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2016, 08:11:23 AM »
Great to see you back on this build Dan and what you have done so far is looking really good.

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Re: Warbirds 1/72nd Snipe
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2016, 03:02:40 PM »
Thanks, Des.  It's nice to get back this little guy.  I just finished building a WWII bomber and I miss my first love of modeling over here.  Good to be at it again.  ;)

I got the guns on (will need some work on the decking, though) and added the bottom wings with correct dihedral.  I also cut out the top wing opening and added a thinner piece on the trailing edge to look more scale like.  All holes are also ready for struts so now it's a bit of painting and then a jig to add the top wing!  The top wing was also slightly scored and correct dihedral added as well.




Ouch...looks like I need to shift the poor guy's seat!  :P

Hopefully more tomorrow...thanks for looking!

Dan

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Re: Warbirds 1/72nd Snipe
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2016, 05:11:34 AM »
Looking good, Dan!
Cheers,
Bud
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Re: Warbirds 1/72nd Snipe
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2016, 01:24:01 AM »
Outstanding Dan! I once owned this kit many years ago and never got beyond opening the bag! Your usual awesome vac work!
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Re: Warbirds 1/72nd Snipe
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2016, 02:35:01 AM »
I always admire your work Dan because they are vac forms which I never had the b.s to attempt. Somehow you make it all look so easy and it is impossible to feel that they are not injection moulded kits. This one will be no different.

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Re: Warbirds 1/72nd Snipe
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2016, 07:51:00 AM »
Very nice work, Dan.  Looks like this is shaping up to be another of your
masterpieces. 

Cheers,
Ernie :)
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Re: Warbirds 1/72nd Snipe
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2016, 09:21:52 AM »
Coming together beautifully Dan, looking forward to seeing more updates.

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Offline NinetythirdLiberator

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Re: Warbirds 1/72nd Snipe
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2016, 02:31:33 PM »
Thanks Everyone!  8) 8)

I got the basic colors on and started decals.  Looks pretty nice with the silver and blue contrast! 



Tomorrow I'll do some detail painting and start putting top wing into place.  Should go pretty quickly now...

Cheers and thanks for looking at this post war Snipe!

Dan