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Title: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on August 19, 2018, 03:16:14 PM
The Renard 31 was the only aircraft 100% Belgian made that participated in combat to all the 18 days campaign of 1940.
Frrom just released the kit. Short run but at first sight, a nice one!
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on August 20, 2018, 09:43:48 AM
Not common subject, great :-ok
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: Second Air Force on August 21, 2018, 11:48:28 AM
Yes, looks really nice!!
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on August 21, 2018, 09:01:17 PM
It was a very nice aircraft... Love that bird!
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: modellius on August 22, 2018, 12:40:10 AM
I just love these exotic birds, waiting for the build !
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on September 01, 2018, 04:58:24 PM
Serious work begins  :))
I have the best documentation possible for what concerns the Renard 31...
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on September 01, 2018, 05:01:50 PM
...The book is simply a must to have. Checking the drawings included and the description of the cockpit interior, I read that the seat of the observer doesn't have a backseat. So, I will replace the seat provided by Frrom by a new one made from scratch (with Evergreen) as you can see on the photos...

Why no backseat? Simply because uit was more easy without it for the observer to pivot between the radio and the machinegun...
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: modellius on September 01, 2018, 05:45:28 PM
fantastic !
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on September 01, 2018, 08:34:59 PM
Thank you ;)
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on September 15, 2018, 12:56:47 PM
Back on the Renard 31: I've glued the seatbelts of the pilot seat; and used some Mr Surfacer 500 into the fuselage. The observer seat is placed; but I'm actually awaiting infos from friends of the Brussels Air Museum for what concerns the seatbelts of that seat: same than the pilot? How are they fixed?
On the other hand, I received infos for the fuselage interior: it must be painted in grey color because the aluminium dope color of the origin was overpainted in grey to avoid that the eyes of the crews were blinded with the sun reflexion...
I'm also awaiting infos for what concerns the instrument panels: are they still alu, or also overpainted in grey?
Hope to have answers soon...  ;)
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on September 15, 2018, 01:43:18 PM
Do you have any archive photo of this instrument panel?
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on September 15, 2018, 03:45:22 PM
Yes, there are photos in the book but I don't know if the aluminium color was kept at the time of WWII...
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on September 21, 2018, 08:47:15 PM
I have received the infos I was looking for!
So the observer seat is now equiped with seatbelt. In fact, seatbelt was the same than the one of the pilot.
For the instrument panel, not sure it was left in aluminium - but not sure it was overpainted in gray!
So, I will work logically: if the interior was overpainted in grey to avoid to the crew to be blinded by sun reflexion, it's logical tio paint the instrument panel in grey...

Little progress: mr Surfacer sanded; the little gap between the top and bottom parts of the wing filled with Perfect Putty (you apply putty, use a q-tip with water and that's all...) and, of course, observer seat completed
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on September 21, 2018, 09:42:07 PM
So there is from now reference about grey color :)
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on September 21, 2018, 10:08:15 PM
Yes. It's an excellent information
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on September 23, 2018, 11:58:51 AM
Today I've removed the last little parts from sprue; sanding them also. Now I have to work on the propeller, to correct some little default... Not a terrible work to do ;)
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on September 23, 2018, 11:59:51 AM
Relaaaaxxxxx :))
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: modellius on September 23, 2018, 09:56:24 PM
good !
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on September 26, 2018, 06:28:44 AM
Thank you!
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on September 30, 2018, 11:46:51 AM
Airbrushing primer revealed some mould lines to be removed: on the leather of the cockpit ans on the little parts. It was a long sanding phase; but result is good.
I've also filled the joins on the radiator with Perfect Putty and, with the same putty, corrected the propeller bosse.
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on September 30, 2018, 12:08:27 PM
A lot of tiny work
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on September 30, 2018, 07:26:43 PM
Tiny for sure but necessary ;)
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: modellius on October 01, 2018, 11:08:12 AM
lot of work mate ! keep up the good job !
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on October 01, 2018, 08:57:04 PM
Thank you mate!
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on October 21, 2018, 11:33:14 AM
Priority is given to the Dornier 27, but I will continue to work on the Renard 31...
The seats and the part coming between the two cockpits are prepaired for wood paint: first, base of Tamiya XF-60
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: modellius on October 22, 2018, 01:51:53 PM
good !
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on October 22, 2018, 04:15:41 PM
Thank you ;)
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on October 28, 2018, 04:22:50 PM
First I have masked the observer seat, then airbrushed light grey (Gunze H325) on the elements of the cockpit interior: as previously said, crewmen asked that the alu color of the interior was repainted in grey due to the reflection of light.
Then I removed the masking tape and applied generously Mars Brown oil paint. After 1/4 hour, I removed the paint with a brush, slowly, patiently... Result sounds good. Now I have to paint seatbelts and details...
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on October 28, 2018, 04:40:32 PM
Seatnbelts is of French type?
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on October 28, 2018, 05:18:29 PM
Looks similar indeed...
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: modellius on October 29, 2018, 05:55:43 PM
Looks nice !
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on November 10, 2018, 06:23:54 PM
Thank you!

Little work but that required some attention: the seatbelts are painted... And some other cockpit details
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on November 10, 2018, 06:52:52 PM
Seat now get in highlight!!!
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on November 10, 2018, 06:57:48 PM
Yes but of course work is not finished yet...
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: modellius on November 18, 2018, 04:07:06 PM
good !
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on December 16, 2018, 05:50:46 PM
I did not paint the instruments of the instrument panels: better was to use an aequous black pencil.
Then some chipping and some parts of the cockpit interior are glued together
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on December 16, 2018, 08:36:24 PM
Aequous black pencil? This is still possible to find? We have this in far past
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on December 17, 2018, 06:49:42 AM
Yes, you can find those pencils in artistic specialized shops
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on December 23, 2018, 03:39:47 PM
Pébéo gloss varnish airbrushed; then Tamiya Black Panel Liner
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on December 23, 2018, 05:01:05 PM
Ooohhhh... this remind me that I have to gloss coat Spitfire interior I built in moment
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on December 24, 2018, 11:17:57 AM
Last sitting before Christmas...
Pébéo matt varnish then pastels and finally a drop of Klir for the instrument glasses...
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on December 24, 2018, 11:27:47 AM
Enough for this year, I guess ;)
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on December 24, 2018, 03:19:44 PM
Probably...
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on December 26, 2018, 11:57:19 AM
Cockpit closed. Looks good...  :-love
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on December 26, 2018, 12:03:29 PM
 :-clap :-clap :-clap
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on December 26, 2018, 03:59:17 PM
😉
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: Second Air Force on December 26, 2018, 08:58:51 PM
Nice!
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on December 27, 2018, 05:38:11 AM
Thank you my friend
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on December 28, 2018, 07:46:33 PM
Today I've fixed some parts. I've also checked how the tail was fitting: not so good (probably due to excess of sanding). So I've added a little part of Evergreen and put some cyano on the fixed part of the tail. Tomorrow I will sand that drop of cyano when dry; then some putty will be needed on the fuselage, around the wheel legs and just in front of the tail...
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on December 28, 2018, 08:36:26 PM
Minor but important details ;)
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on December 29, 2018, 07:56:22 AM
Yes indeed, and the Renard will be splendid when finished
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on December 30, 2018, 07:45:41 PM
Little work once again, but good one with the tail.
First, I've reinforced the mobile part of the rudder with a metal part, to give more strenght when I will glue the mobile part of the tail to the fixed one.
Then, the little photoetch part PP5 was to be placed on the tail... But even if tiny, the part would have created a space between the mobile and fixed parts... So, with a razor blade I made an emplacement on the mobile part: that's perfect now, and strenghtened!
I have also placed a little bit of Evergreen under the fuselage. Probably due to an excess of sanding, there was a space between the radiator and the fuselage.
(NB: radiator just positioned for the photo; not glued yet...)
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on December 30, 2018, 08:01:53 PM
No idea about you but I enjoy in such tiny fittings :)
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on December 30, 2018, 10:29:46 PM
Me too my friend.
One of the interrests in our hobby...
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on December 31, 2018, 10:16:34 AM
Last sitting for 2018: Vallejo and Tamiya White putties... The reservoir is positioned and asked for putty too... And finally the tail is ready!
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on December 31, 2018, 10:39:54 AM
Excellent! Look like to be best build on forum in 2019 ;)
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on December 31, 2018, 11:05:51 AM
Excellent! Look like to be best build on forum in 2019 ;)

Thank you for your kind comment, but there will be lots of excellent builds in 2019 on this forum ;)
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on December 31, 2018, 12:30:13 PM
 :-jump :-love :-razz :-ok
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on January 04, 2019, 07:49:45 PM
Good sitting today - Well, good for nerves control!  :-green
I've placed some little parts. The little air intakes were opened by myself. The metal bar behind the radiator needs for some putty. I've also made a hole in the gun of the machinegun and I prepaired all the little photoetch parts... Not easy to work on those tiny parts because so tiny... But all came finely.
I've not glued the photoetched parts because I was tired and hands were shaking...
To be said that there is a photoetch part for the blades of the little propeller. But too difficult to place (you have to remove the plastic blades then to sand heavily the part); I preferred to sand the plastic blades to make them finer...
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on January 04, 2019, 08:15:16 PM
I first time met this generator long time ago, when I have to illustrate on interwar combat airplane, it have it too.
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on January 04, 2019, 09:39:02 PM
Yes, it is also present on the photos of the book about the Renard 31...

I finally managed to "build" the machinegun and the wing...
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: modellius on January 16, 2019, 05:33:34 PM
stunning mate !
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on January 17, 2019, 03:55:43 PM
Thank you.  On hold actually, just the time to finish the Dornier
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on February 13, 2019, 06:21:12 PM
Back to the Renard 31!
I think it's better to begin the painting phase with the upper surfaces, because I will use some Vallejo metal paints for the lower surfaces and it's better to  mask the khaki once painted.
So, masking phase... Not finished; next time the wing...
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on February 13, 2019, 07:09:05 PM
Few hours of mask work for few minutes of airbrushing... plastic modelers life ;)
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on February 13, 2019, 07:21:28 PM
Exactly 😂
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: modellius on February 14, 2019, 04:28:33 PM
yep, sad truth.... hours of masking/unmasking for 2.5 minutes of spraying.....
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on February 24, 2019, 11:56:54 AM
The primer revealed some defaults on the back of the fuselage and on the front of the wing; so I had to use Tamiya White Putty... Sanding done; now new primer to be applied...
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on February 24, 2019, 12:57:11 PM
Now look so smooth, after update this will be perfect :))
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on February 24, 2019, 07:29:08 PM
Hope so my friend.
Have forgotten to say that i've removed the photoetch parts of the undersurface of the wing... This will facilitate the forthcoming manipulations. Photoetch will be replaced just before painting the undersurfaces
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: modellius on March 03, 2019, 06:24:49 PM
nice corrections, will be great to see it painted
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on March 04, 2019, 08:00:26 AM
Thank you. I have put masks on the undersurfaces of the wing again; ready for a new primer...
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on March 18, 2019, 07:37:42 PM
White primer again... All is OK now
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on March 18, 2019, 07:49:22 PM
Paints lets go :))
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on March 18, 2019, 10:02:26 PM
Yessss!
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: modellius on March 19, 2019, 07:17:13 PM
lets go painting !
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on April 28, 2019, 11:25:54 AM
I've changed my mind for what concerns the way to go for painting the Renard...
Black polyurethane base (Vallejo) was applied before to use Vallejo metal paints - But first the fabric covered parts of the aircraft will be painted with Gunze H8 Silver: my goal is to give different nuances between the fabric parts and the metal parts.

Same process for the wing but I've encountered some problems during the paint phase and it was necessary to remove the paint and to do the work again...
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on April 28, 2019, 12:31:06 PM
Remember decades ago some articles in British magazine how to do metal and it is true, all who know material, know that it is not real metal from silver painted surfaces. I am sure your work will eb top at the very end.
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on April 28, 2019, 05:31:44 PM
Remember decades ago some articles in British magazine how to do metal and it is true, all who know material, know that it is not real metal from silver painted surfaces. I am sure your work will eb top at the very end.

Thank you my friend. First time I will try such mix of different renderings of metal but I think result will be good...
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: modellius on April 30, 2019, 01:36:28 PM
Nice to see that you pay attention on differences between the materials, good thinking mate !
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: Second Air Force on May 01, 2019, 01:51:09 AM
Perfect method for this--doped fabric surfaces have a color all their own.
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on May 01, 2019, 03:25:33 PM
Thank you!

Gunze H8 airbrushed on the wing too...
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on May 08, 2019, 09:45:06 PM
Masking session today. Not finished yet...
I prepare for the surfaces to be painted with metal colors. Wing is ready but fuselage is in progress; I was too lazy to continue today...
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on May 09, 2019, 08:06:27 PM
Masking phase finished for the preparation before metal painting  :))
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on May 09, 2019, 08:44:12 PM
Mmmm... this long awaiting moment to remove mask :))
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: Second Air Force on May 10, 2019, 02:17:13 AM
Masking is tedious, removing it and seeing the results will be wonderful!!
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on May 10, 2019, 05:35:53 AM
Masks will not be removed after metal painting ; there will ne completed with masking the metal elements before painting the upper surfaces
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: Second Air Force on May 10, 2019, 11:45:00 AM
Sure, just looking to the future!!!
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on May 10, 2019, 12:43:46 PM
Thank you Scott
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on May 11, 2019, 06:44:08 PM
Vallejo aluminium "metal" airbrushed in two sittings. I must say that after first one, I've had the envy to remove the paint...
Vallejo metals are very good but as all Vallejo paints, drying time is too short and you have to use retarder. Anyway my airbrush stopped to spray  frequently and I had some blotches on the kit...
So, let all as it is, go for a walk and then come back...
Little sanding, airbrushing time shorter and that's good...
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on May 11, 2019, 09:07:32 PM
Nice metal shade :)
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on May 11, 2019, 09:21:12 PM
Yes, excellent result even if the paint is drying too fast for the airbrush...
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: modellius on May 12, 2019, 10:57:20 AM
Valleyo paints are demanding when you'r airbrushing them, you did a very nice job mate, like it a lot
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on May 13, 2019, 08:28:58 PM
Thank you!
I have some problems trying to make brushed aluminium: I've tried with AK Xtreme Metal Steel but the paint reacted with the Vallejo one... I've to remove the paint of one engine panel before to re-do the work but with another Vallejo paint...
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on May 13, 2019, 08:44:36 PM
Xtreme must goes first...
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on May 14, 2019, 01:02:47 PM
Xtreme must goes first...
Yes, I confirm...
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on May 14, 2019, 07:15:01 PM
Today, quietly, I've removed the paint on the panel to be corrected. I used a little brush from Tamiya just humected with a little bit of methanol
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on May 14, 2019, 07:30:49 PM
It is good now?
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on May 14, 2019, 08:24:03 PM
It is good now?

Not yet; I didn't painted it today. Black base tomorrow... maybe...
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on May 15, 2019, 07:09:06 PM
As said yesterday: black base today  :))
I've also airbrushed black base on two spare parts that will be used to test different method for brushed aluminium: I will try using a spons but also a toothpick and different paints (acrylics of course!)
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on May 18, 2019, 07:43:21 PM
When things are definitively turning bad...  :-/

Aluminium airbrushed. Panel was nice but when removing the masks... The panel under the one repainted let the paint go away with the mask...

OK. I'm zen...   :-paper

Best way to go is to remove ALL the paint on the aircraft and to restart all the painting process. I've removed all the masks and will remove the paint but I will wait a moment before to do that. Acharnement is not the solution; better to go for a walk, to let a week or two and them to be back for work!

I will win the struggle...
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on May 18, 2019, 08:35:37 PM
 :-dal :-dal :-dal
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on May 19, 2019, 06:47:44 AM
:-dal :-dal :-dal

The paint too thick at that location maybe... No other idea of the reason why because it's the only location where the paint was removed by the masking tape...
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on May 19, 2019, 12:58:27 PM
Maybe to try any other which can be applied by brush?
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: Second Air Force on May 19, 2019, 01:37:07 PM
Step away for a time, then return and defeat the problem!
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on May 20, 2019, 08:38:15 PM
I was particularily zen today; so I've removed the paint (sanding + methanol) of all the nose of the aircraft. I've also seen that some putty will be needed on the upper side of the nose; and minor corrections in the Gunze H8.
I'm confident!  :))
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on May 20, 2019, 08:41:37 PM
Fast and furious fueled by Zen :))
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: modellius on May 21, 2019, 11:40:46 AM
looks good !
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on May 21, 2019, 09:43:45 PM
;-)
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on May 22, 2019, 06:04:45 PM
Putty...
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on May 25, 2019, 03:49:28 PM
Sanding done. Looks good...
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on May 25, 2019, 04:41:57 PM
Like new
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: Second Air Force on May 25, 2019, 04:51:25 PM
Good!
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on May 25, 2019, 07:11:12 PM
Thank you my friends
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: modellius on May 27, 2019, 06:00:43 PM
well done !
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on May 27, 2019, 06:31:15 PM
Thank you my friend
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on June 09, 2019, 06:35:21 PM
Minor corrections done with Gunze H8 before to re-paint the nose.
Inspecting the parts I saw a default on the propeller; so I removed the paint; used putty and sanded the propeller bosse again...
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on June 09, 2019, 06:42:19 PM
And will be perfect at the very end ;)
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on June 10, 2019, 08:03:38 AM
Hope so my friend...
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: Second Air Force on June 10, 2019, 02:08:08 PM
Forward progress!!
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on June 10, 2019, 05:07:40 PM
;)
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on June 10, 2019, 06:17:03 PM
The work of the day: masking (again...)
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: modellius on June 13, 2019, 12:36:05 AM
Looks great mate !
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on June 13, 2019, 01:23:12 PM
Thank you my friend
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on June 17, 2019, 08:04:09 PM
Acrylic polyurethan black base (Vallejo) airbrushed.

I'm wondering if, next time, I will continue to use Vallejo or AK for metal paints...
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on June 17, 2019, 08:38:25 PM
Hope all will be fine... at least we are in this hobby to enjoy and relax ;)
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on June 18, 2019, 07:56:40 PM
Never surrender 😉
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on June 21, 2019, 04:22:34 PM
Vallejo Aluminium metal color airbrushed. Pressure 2 bars and retarder used.
I have also made different trials (on Spitfire wings...) for the mottling on the aluminium; finally the best result is obtained with an old brush and Game Colors Gun Metal...
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on June 22, 2019, 10:04:23 AM
Insomnia can be helpful for a modeller, to find some time for light work...
Brushed aluminium done, with diluted Gun Metal from Game Colors, damped with an old brush. I've also used AK True Metal for brass.
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on June 22, 2019, 11:40:04 AM
Step by step and this turn into real beauty :-love great about insomnia, I am not able to work at night, I am daylight creature :-/
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on June 22, 2019, 10:00:32 PM
Thank you my friend.

Honestly I would have preferred to sleep...
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: Second Air Force on June 24, 2019, 07:23:01 PM
At least you didn't waste the time, the results are great!
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: modellius on June 24, 2019, 07:38:01 PM
looks better and better every time !
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on June 25, 2019, 07:34:55 PM
Thank you!

Yesterday I've airbrushed Vallejo metal "Silver"; some photos reveals a different nuance on some elements. Hope the difference will be visible...
And today the only work I've done in the workbench was to mask that silver color...

Painting of the upper surfaces will begin soon!!!
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on July 04, 2019, 08:29:38 PM
White base for upper surfaces - helpful for homogenisation...
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on July 06, 2019, 08:45:59 PM
Gunze H80 airbrushed
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on July 07, 2019, 04:24:24 PM
Insomnia again last night...
So I was gone to the workbench and removed the masking tape. Result looks good and, this time, no problem with Vallejo metal paints.
I constated I've forgotten to paint the windshields; I made that today and also the machinegun (Metalic black; Gunze H28)
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on July 07, 2019, 05:05:38 PM
Definitely you work perfect under dictate of insomnia :))
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on July 07, 2019, 05:41:54 PM
As it seems, yes... 😄
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on July 14, 2019, 12:27:08 PM
Early this morning I've painted the exhausts (not so easy I must say; used a 3/0 paintbrush and lot of attention); the base of the machinegun and the tyres
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on July 14, 2019, 01:57:45 PM
Wonderful results in engine exhaust!!!
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on July 14, 2019, 06:03:33 PM
Thank you my friend
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: Second Air Force on July 14, 2019, 11:20:59 PM
Yes, those turned out wonderful, steady hand!
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on July 20, 2019, 02:49:08 PM
Thank you Scott!

First work this morning: gloss varnish (Pébéo)
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on July 20, 2019, 02:51:10 PM
...And this afternoon, first decal setting session  :))
Lower surface of the wing and left (port) side of the fuselage.

Decals are thin but fragile. Anyway, once in place they are very nice and conform to reliefs
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on July 20, 2019, 03:33:09 PM
Finally!!!
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: Second Air Force on July 20, 2019, 04:59:27 PM
All coming together!
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on July 21, 2019, 10:28:50 AM
This morning: all decals are in place  :))
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on July 21, 2019, 11:48:13 AM
Bravo  :-clap :-clap :-clap
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on July 21, 2019, 07:22:59 PM
Thank you my friend ;)
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: modellius on July 21, 2019, 08:40:38 PM
looks great !
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on July 22, 2019, 05:42:49 AM
Thank you
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on July 27, 2019, 09:16:12 AM
This morning I've airbrushed gloss varnish again, to seal the decals.
I've taken no photo; you cannot see the difference with the last ones...  :-green
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on August 01, 2019, 02:07:32 PM
Those last days I've checked my doc and especially the book "La saga du Renard 31" to look on the photos how the paint of the real aircrafts was chipped... I was surprised because there were very, very few chipping: paint was really smooth and uniform. So, I've been precautionous for that phase.
Then today, Tamiya Panel Liner black was applied...
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on August 01, 2019, 06:03:59 PM
 :-clap :-clap :-clap
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on August 02, 2019, 07:08:38 PM
Thank you my friend ;)
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on August 03, 2019, 02:22:11 PM
Matt varnish airbrushed on upper surface and fabric covered with aluminium dope.

...Well, the result looks very good to me. I'm wondering if I will use pastels or not... I think that in the actual case it's not really necessary but I'm waiting a little bit before to take my decision
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on August 03, 2019, 03:36:04 PM
Well, be lazy and let it like this ;)
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: Second Air Force on August 03, 2019, 04:39:30 PM
Further, these were maintained very cleanly it seems, so extra work on your part is probably not necessary? It is a true beauty, that I can see!!
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on August 03, 2019, 05:47:48 PM
Well, I think both of you are right... 😉
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on August 04, 2019, 08:14:11 PM
Today I made numerous stages on the workbench for the Renard, because the last details to do were asking for sure hand and concentration...
The photos show you the progress during the day.
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on August 04, 2019, 08:16:26 PM
...And I finished the work...  :-love

Not an easy kit, but result can be great as you can see...
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on August 04, 2019, 08:17:30 PM
 :-clap :-clap :-clap
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on August 04, 2019, 08:38:51 PM
Thank you my friend ;)
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: modellius on August 06, 2019, 09:03:02 AM
Excellent work mate !
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on August 06, 2019, 05:32:00 PM
Thank you mate :)
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on August 06, 2019, 07:22:31 PM
Final presentation
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: modellius on August 07, 2019, 08:06:58 AM
excellent mate !
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: Second Air Force on August 07, 2019, 11:44:24 AM
This is beautiful, all the time spent masking has paid off perfectly!
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on August 07, 2019, 02:23:35 PM
Thank you Scott  :))

...But I've not finished yet with the Renard 31: I still have two other on the shelves, and the envy to build them quickly... One of whichg will be very special  ;)

Opening the boxes: there is a part missing (part #A6) in one box... Non need to contact Frrom; I made it from scratch based on the one present in the second box!
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on August 08, 2019, 11:48:22 AM
Comparrison between the original part and the one scratched...
All the plastic parts are removed from sprue, for both kits
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on August 08, 2019, 07:15:32 PM
Show must go on :-razz :-obey :-jump
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on August 08, 2019, 07:32:48 PM
Yes ;-)
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: modellius on August 09, 2019, 10:18:40 AM
I just love scratch work, well done mate !
Title: Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on August 09, 2019, 08:51:29 PM
Thank you mate!