An effort to regain some skills on wingy things

Andy the Sheep

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Some pictures of the builds I made in the last few months to try to recover some skills in dealing with airplanes after 35 years away from sprues, glues and paints.
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The MC 202 and the EFA are 1/72 Italeri, the Tiffy is 1/72 Airfix, the Tempest is 1/72 Academy and the Sea Fury is 1/48 Trumpeter.
Sea Fury and MC202 are brush painted, while the others are airbrushed.
Comments and hints are welcome and no one will receive a glove as an answer ;).
 

Lee Drennen

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Your lost of skills are far better that my Current skills. They are very nice builds and look fine to me
 

Dave Ward

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Andrea,
nice mix of fighters, I particularly like the Macchi - you have space limitations? If not, I was going to suggest a bomber, twin engined ( or more ), a bigger canvas to work with! :thumb2:
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Andy the Sheep

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Dave, the space is becoming a problem. Anyway, I have in my stash the MC202 in 1/48... I think that that kit will allow me to test the airbrush version of the "smoke circles" camo scheme; I'm still uncertain between a free hand tentative or an apparently more complex masking solution...

Thank you very much to Tony, Peter, Paul, Del and Lee.
According to your comments, I came to the conclusion that I will have to post better pics ;), meaning that my skills as a photographer seems so poor that when I want to show defects, the only result happens to be a defectless subject.... :confounded:.
I know I made several mistakes. E.G., I'm less than proficient in masking transparencies, I applid decals on matt surfaces, often resulting in silvering expecially when decals are as bad as the Academy ones, and the yellow external leading edge of the Tempest is not in scale.
Maybe I'm a bit fussy, but that's the fun, or, at least, a substantial part of the hobby and there are many examples (Barry W is one among them) that "better is possible".
 

Dave Ward

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Andrea,
freehand looks better, keeping an even thickness of line will be tricky - but I wouldn't know where to start with a masking operation!! I think experimentation is in order, using a spare wing etc!
Dave
 

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I think they're a great Andrea selection of builds. In time your masking and scale representation will improve as you build. I'm still learning at every next model so that keeps the fun in the hobby for me.

Cheers,
Richard
 

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Hi Andrea,

I am not a wing thingy builder even though I am currently building one behind the scenes. I think your work looks fine and I especially like the one with the 5 blade prop and the racing stripes (Sea Fury???). For being away from building models for so long, you should be very pleased with your results. We all learn something new almost everyday in this hobby and that's what makes it so much fun....

Believe me Sir, you are doing a heck of a job and as long as you are having fun, go for it....

Prost
Allen
 
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