LetLetLet ~ Warplanes

Let Let Let - Warplanes => Aircraft Modeling => Topic started by: draken35 on November 19, 2021, 08:06:12 PM

Title: KDA-1 (Q-2A) Firebee (ICM 1/48)
Post by: draken35 on November 19, 2021, 08:06:12 PM
The Firebee is an American drone dating from 50s/60s. ICM released that strange bird at 1/48th scale. Few parts but very nice
Title: Re: KDA-1 (Q-2A) Firebee (ICM 1/48)
Post by: draken35 on November 19, 2021, 08:07:00 PM
First step : assembling of the trailer and preparation of other parts
Title: Re: KDA-1 (Q-2A) Firebee (ICM 1/48)
Post by: draken35 on November 19, 2021, 08:08:14 PM
White primer for some parts ; black primer for other
Title: Re: KDA-1 (Q-2A) Firebee (ICM 1/48)
Post by: draken35 on November 19, 2021, 08:10:25 PM
The trailer is painted in yellow. For the first time I used Scalecolor Artist paint ; first impression is very good. For other parts I used AK Acrylics 3D metal paints
Title: Re: KDA-1 (Q-2A) Firebee (ICM 1/48)
Post by: No.1 on November 19, 2021, 08:46:32 PM
Lets hope this will be straightforward build :))
Title: Re: KDA-1 (Q-2A) Firebee (ICM 1/48)
Post by: modellius on November 19, 2021, 08:55:21 PM
Very cool subject and as I may tell nice work so far
Title: Re: KDA-1 (Q-2A) Firebee (ICM 1/48)
Post by: draken35 on November 19, 2021, 09:59:53 PM
Thank you !
And yes, that will be build straight from the box


(Well, hope so...)
Title: Re: KDA-1 (Q-2A) Firebee (ICM 1/48)
Post by: draken35 on November 21, 2021, 04:29:49 PM
Funny work this morning, applied rust with sponge on the trailer. AK 3D Acrylics used.
Title: Re: KDA-1 (Q-2A) Firebee (ICM 1/48)
Post by: draken35 on November 21, 2021, 04:31:03 PM
And just after, red (AK Real Colors) in the nose. And a better photo of the trailer  :))
Title: Re: KDA-1 (Q-2A) Firebee (ICM 1/48)
Post by: No.1 on November 21, 2021, 04:53:19 PM
Sponge is best for such effects, years ago I also use it for leather effects and it work fine.
Title: Re: KDA-1 (Q-2A) Firebee (ICM 1/48)
Post by: modellius on November 28, 2021, 02:35:37 PM
Nice progress !
Title: Re: KDA-1 (Q-2A) Firebee (ICM 1/48)
Post by: draken35 on November 28, 2021, 04:25:21 PM
Thank you !
Title: Re: KDA-1 (Q-2A) Firebee (ICM 1/48)
Post by: draken35 on December 09, 2021, 12:22:34 PM
Model assembled. Next steps : sanding, putty, sanding...  :-green
Title: Re: KDA-1 (Q-2A) Firebee (ICM 1/48)
Post by: No.1 on December 09, 2021, 12:33:26 PM
...and after hard work someone ask how much finished model cost :-smey :-smey :-smey
Title: Re: KDA-1 (Q-2A) Firebee (ICM 1/48)
Post by: draken35 on December 09, 2021, 12:58:31 PM
Sure ! ;)
Title: Re: KDA-1 (Q-2A) Firebee (ICM 1/48)
Post by: modellius on December 15, 2021, 09:45:59 AM
excellent !
Title: Re: KDA-1 (Q-2A) Firebee (ICM 1/48)
Post by: draken35 on December 15, 2021, 08:50:02 PM
Thank you! ;)
Title: Re: KDA-1 (Q-2A) Firebee (ICM 1/48)
Post by: draken35 on January 14, 2022, 07:08:00 PM
Beginning of painting...
Title: Re: KDA-1 (Q-2A) Firebee (ICM 1/48)
Post by: No.1 on January 14, 2022, 08:11:02 PM
Pleasure time :))
Title: Re: KDA-1 (Q-2A) Firebee (ICM 1/48)
Post by: draken35 on January 15, 2022, 07:58:12 AM
Sure!
Title: Re: KDA-1 (Q-2A) Firebee (ICM 1/48)
Post by: draken35 on October 07, 2022, 01:04:23 PM
Time to resume this one too !

Painting : white is Tamiya XF-1 ; red is Signal Red from AK Real Colors
Title: Re: KDA-1 (Q-2A) Firebee (ICM 1/48)
Post by: No.1 on October 07, 2022, 01:19:30 PM
Crisp work!!!
Title: Re: KDA-1 (Q-2A) Firebee (ICM 1/48)
Post by: modellius on October 16, 2022, 08:28:13 PM
You did a superb work my friend !
Title: Re: KDA-1 (Q-2A) Firebee (ICM 1/48)
Post by: draken35 on October 22, 2022, 09:09:30 AM
Well, I had big trouble trying to correct the paint on the wing tanks, with the masking tape that didn't remain in place... That was so bothering that I decided to make another deco : this will be a Navy one now !
Title: Re: KDA-1 (Q-2A) Firebee (ICM 1/48)
Post by: No.1 on October 27, 2022, 10:51:26 AM
Well, nerves are keep save, other deco works also fine ;) Situation like that always bring me to the roots- I work kits to enjoy and relax, not to get angry and nervous.