Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Update on the work in progress for the YF-19

Ok after doing the complete cockpit I did the main painting and then some of the details

i dont have the "burnt iron" colour so what i did instead was some titanium gold and the a very thined down flat black coat, I think it looks OK

The outtakes the feet and the barrels that go below the plane.

I like how the gun turned out, you can barely see the diference on this photo but the neutral gray and the gun metal made a nice contrast

the main body asembled and painted

Hasegawa thinks that we all like the valkiries on the ground, and they dont include any kind of "stops" for the landing gear doors, so I had to do some little modificatios.

here is how they turned out.

I pre-wheathered the wings woth real touck markers; I like how they look 

before the final assembly there is the need of aplying some decals on the wings and on the trusters 

It seems like we are ready!!!

aaand here we go, I took this photos just a few minutes ago, i glued the barrels to the main body and some waterslides 

also glued the wings on the trusters, on tha manual it says that you shopud glue the trusters first then the intakes and then tha wings, but there is no way that you can out the glue inside there once the trusters are in place, so I decided to do this first. 

so I guess next time youll see this fully assembled and maybe with the waterslides on, there are a ton of those to apply.
as you saw before im planing on doing some weathering and scartches, I also changed from tamiya mark fit to micro sol setting solution, and I´ve had alot of problems because of it, I was very udsed to the mark fit way of pouting decals but that thing never melted the decals, but you can be a little careless wuth the decals, with the microsol you have to be extra carefull, specialy when the decal is melting into place, if you touch the thing it will desintegrate, it already happened to me on a few spots, also, for some reason, it did nothing on the big black decals on the wings.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

So Damn Cool

This destroyed YF-21 is one of the coolest models i've seen, take a look and be amazed!!!
after watching this I want an airbrush even more, damn, why this things have to be so expensive???

On my build of the YF-19 im posting sdome pics maybe today the "main assembly and painting it's done, only a few pre-full assembly are on the way of the full assembly, so hope to update on that soon

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

What am I building?

A little more than a month ago I finished the VF-25f with tornado pack, that model was so flawed that at some point took all the fun of the scale model building, so I needed a few weeks before starting the next project, wich happens to be my faforite valkyre the Issamu Dyson YF-19:

My plan was to update this blog every week or two, but I havent been able to squeeze some time to work on this plane and a weekly update on this build would be something like, look i painted a feet!!! so after a month this is all I have:

I decided to do a two seater and forgot to do some weathering on them...
oh well, from the moment I ordered thos kit I knew I would had to do it again some time in the future, maybe, if one day I buy an airbrush ill order a 1/48 YF-19

Hasegawa gives you the parts to do this but the space on the back is very reduced so, I had to cut the feet off the co-pilot, also trim away the sides of the backseat console, because as i was testing the fit on the main body, I found that the console is too wide to fit inside the cabin, bad hasegawa, bad!!

so that's it for now, I'll try to have something more done this week, hoping I'll have enough for an update.

oh and I finally got my hands on a RVF-25, I´ve been wanting that kit for almost a year, and I finally got one, the decals are insane on that thing, but, ill keep you posted when I start with that kit.