AN-12 Cub Russian Airforce Blue 33 [Roden 1:72]

Image
User avatar
Spud
Posts: 4213
Joined: Sat May 05, 2012 10:42 pm
Location: Cork
Contact:

Re: AN-12 Cub Russian Airforce Blue 33 [Roden 1:72]

Postby Spud » Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:26 pm

nice. filler sucks tough :D
Image

TRM
Posts: 95
Joined: Sun May 06, 2012 9:15 pm

Re: AN-12 Cub Russian Airforce Blue 33 [Roden 1:72]

Postby TRM » Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:25 am

Any update is a good one!! I like seeing the engines on! I sure you will have that fit under control! Keep ti going!! ;)

User avatar
martay
Posts: 2102
Joined: Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:49 am

Re: AN-12 Cub Russian Airforce Blue 33 [Roden 1:72]

Postby martay » Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:33 am

man this girl is just testin ya int she, im really lookin forward to seeing just how well you are gonna make this crap kit look, it will give me faith and inspiration mate, i much admire your patience and skills, that glue soup is still a tip ill remember well, keep up the good work Vinny man :D
Man with hand in pocket, feel cocky all day
Image

User avatar
Vinny
Posts: 4024
Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:31 pm
Location: Cork

Re: AN-12 Cub Russian Airforce Blue 33 [Roden 1:72]

Postby Vinny » Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:09 pm

Hey lads,

Well I resigned myself weeks ago to the fact that I wouldn't be getting this finished by the deadline. :( Sometimes life just gets in the way of modelling and it is a hobby after all. I also ordered some glue that I wanted to try out for this build at the start of February. It didn't get dispatched until the start of March and it still hasn't arrived! :evil: I also have been getting bogged down with the internals of this model, which are taking a lot of time to complete. I've also been catching up with Dexter while working on this... which means I end up looking more at the TV than at the model. Anyway, here are a few progress shots to keep you up-to-date. The build hasn't defeated me but it's a slow one... I will continue on as normal.

I wanted to add a sense of weight to the tyres so I decided to slowly soften them using a hot screwdriver tip. You have to make sure that the screwdriver is heated on a hot surface (like a hob or iron) and not over a flame. As you'll see from the close-up it adds a nice bulge to the tires. It can be risky but take it slowly and practise on some spare wheels. Saves buying pricey resin ones too. :o)b

Image

Image

Image

The landing gear bay had no detail whatsoever so that had to change.

Image

Using plasticard, square rods, square tubing, and various size wires, I knuckled down to some scratch building.

Image

Image

Image

Painting began by first giving the bay a primer/base colour of black. Then I airbrushed on the grey but predominantly hitting the area from one direction. This leaves some of the black in the nooks and crannies and creates a nice sense of depth and take care of a lot of the shading achieved by washes etc. (I was convinced I had photos of these stages but obviously not... apologies for that) I did add a pin wash at the end to pick out the details. I think it's a slight improvement on the kit part anyway. Shame most of it won't be seen :roll:

Image

Image

Next is the flightdeck which again is pretty stingy on detail.

Image

A good tip for filling up unwanted holes, and avoid the whole tedious filler and sanding procedure, is to glue some stretched sprue into them and after they set just cut them off with a blade.

Image

This is where the etch set came into play and it's my first major etch project that involves bending and folding tiny parts. The flightdeck itself has taken the best part of a week to build. As you can see the seats alone were kits in themselves. Something looked odd about the seats and I noticed that there were no cushions so I added them using plasticard shaped to resemble something cushion-like. I also added extra belts using metal foil from the art shop.

Image

The bulkhead at the back of the flightdeck with etch and some bits of plasticard and wire attached.

Image

How the cockpit will look with all that brass! 8-)

Image

Painting of the cockpit comes next and should take a while considering its size and al the details. [smilie=hypnotised.gif]

Until next time!

Vinny [smilie=thumb.gif]

User avatar
BrIAN332
Posts: 1148
Joined: Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:25 am
Location: CORK

Re: AN-12 Cub Russian Airforce Blue 33 [Roden 1:72]

Postby BrIAN332 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:28 pm

Great update Vinny,love all that extra attention to detail esp the cockpit area,looks class,great work :DX

Brian :o)b

User avatar
Spud
Posts: 4213
Joined: Sat May 05, 2012 10:42 pm
Location: Cork
Contact:

Re: AN-12 Cub Russian Airforce Blue 33 [Roden 1:72]

Postby Spud » Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:35 pm

Holy Shite!!! [smilie=jaw-dropping.gif] what a shame to paint all the interior, that is bloody epic Vinny. landing gear bay is epic also this will be a really sweet build once complete in about 10 years at current pace :D
Image

FUBAR
Posts: 231
Joined: Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:50 pm
Location: Cork

Re: AN-12 Cub Russian Airforce Blue 33 [Roden 1:72]

Postby FUBAR » Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:45 pm

Took the words right put of my mouth spud! @o) all that etch would make me jump off sumit really high lol

d_anonymous_modeller
Posts: 583
Joined: Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:32 pm
Location: Corcaigh

Re: AN-12 Cub Russian Airforce Blue 33 [Roden 1:72]

Postby d_anonymous_modeller » Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:32 am

Man.This is turning out sweet.Nice job on the tyres,lots of cockpit & the seats are class.Tis a big project alright Vince but your turning out some great stuff on it.Keep at it bud.

User avatar
Georgeconna
Posts: 1999
Joined: Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:31 am

Re: AN-12 Cub Russian Airforce Blue 33 [Roden 1:72]

Postby Georgeconna » Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:39 am

class vince, you now how to spice up a mod, thats for sure.....
Cheers

George

Image

User avatar
vw8243
Posts: 1227
Joined: Tue May 22, 2012 9:41 pm
Location: cork city

Re: AN-12 Cub Russian Airforce Blue 33 [Roden 1:72]

Postby vw8243 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:45 am

Vinny

excellent [smilie=bow.gif]
Image Image


Return to “The Dirty Russian Build”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest