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KDA-1 (Q-2A) Firebee (ICM 1/48)
« 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

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Re: KDA-1 (Q-2A) Firebee (ICM 1/48)
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2021, 08:07:00 PM »
First step : assembling of the trailer and preparation of other parts

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Re: KDA-1 (Q-2A) Firebee (ICM 1/48)
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2021, 08:08:14 PM »
White primer for some parts ; black primer for other

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Re: KDA-1 (Q-2A) Firebee (ICM 1/48)
« Reply #3 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

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Re: KDA-1 (Q-2A) Firebee (ICM 1/48)
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2021, 08:46:32 PM »
Lets hope this will be straightforward build :))

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Re: KDA-1 (Q-2A) Firebee (ICM 1/48)
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2021, 08:55:21 PM »
Very cool subject and as I may tell nice work so far

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Re: KDA-1 (Q-2A) Firebee (ICM 1/48)
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2021, 09:59:53 PM »
Thank you !
And yes, that will be build straight from the box


(Well, hope so...)

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Re: KDA-1 (Q-2A) Firebee (ICM 1/48)
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2021, 04:29:49 PM »
Funny work this morning, applied rust with sponge on the trailer. AK 3D Acrylics used.

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Re: KDA-1 (Q-2A) Firebee (ICM 1/48)
« Reply #8 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  :))

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Re: KDA-1 (Q-2A) Firebee (ICM 1/48)
« Reply #9 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.

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Re: KDA-1 (Q-2A) Firebee (ICM 1/48)
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2021, 02:35:37 PM »
Nice progress !

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Re: KDA-1 (Q-2A) Firebee (ICM 1/48)
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2021, 04:25:21 PM »
Thank you !

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Re: KDA-1 (Q-2A) Firebee (ICM 1/48)
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2021, 12:22:34 PM »
Model assembled. Next steps : sanding, putty, sanding...  :-green

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Re: KDA-1 (Q-2A) Firebee (ICM 1/48)
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2021, 12:33:26 PM »
...and after hard work someone ask how much finished model cost :-smey :-smey :-smey

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Re: KDA-1 (Q-2A) Firebee (ICM 1/48)
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2021, 12:58:31 PM »
Sure ! ;)