David Knights' Weblog

June 11, 2020


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A nice blog entry on cockpits and some tips and techniques.  Worth a read.

February 12, 2020

MiG-17 cockpit

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 6:01 am
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If you are going to build the new Airfix MiG-17, and especially if you are going to add detail to the cockpit, this 360 view of the cockpit courtesy of the USAFM will be most helpful.

January 23, 2018

2018 Modeling #8 & #9

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Date: 1/21/2018

Time 12:00 a.m. to 12:40 a.m. (.67 hrs.) & 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (2.0 hrs.)

2018 Total time: 9.4 hrs.

I had a 9 day gap since my last modeling session.  Not good. I will try not to let that happen again, since I’ve become convinced that modeling isn’t like riding a bike.  If you don’t model regularly, you do lose skills and lose your place on your current project.

One benefit of keeping track of my modeling time like this is I’ll be able to tell how many hours it takes for me to complete a project.  My goal is always to finish 5 kits a year, but that may be unrealistic given the number of hours I model in a year and the number of hours that it takes for me to complete a project.  We will see.

I know I keep promising photos, but really there isn’t much to photograph.  I did a lot of work on the cockpit of the T-33.  I used a dot filter technique to break up the monotone color of the interior.  I followed it up with Roy Sutherland’s Future wash technique.  This was my first time using this technique and I am generally pleased with it.  Next time I’ll use more pigment in the wash.

I swear there will be photos next time, and I hope it won’t be another week and a half.

January 14, 2018

2018 Modeling #7

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:29 pm
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Date: 1/12/2018

Time 10:46 p.m. to 11:34 P.M (.8 hrs.)

2018 Total time: 6.73 hrs.

OK, I lied.  I promised a photo to go with the next post.  However, most of the work I did on the T-33 was drybrushing the cockpit and attaching one of the wing tanks.  Nothing exciting.  Nothing that would merit a photo.  That said, I promise a photo with the next post.  I also promise something longer and more interesting.

August 17, 2012

Way cool

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:31 pm
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A great reference for modelers.  See here.

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