Custom painted 1:18 Aircraft TKO UPDATED 1/02 F-14 Vandy 1

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Custom painted 1:18 Aircraft TKO UPDATED 1/02 F-14 Vandy 1

Post by tko211 » Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:52 am

So I got REALLY bored this spring & summer waiting to buy new 1:18 scale airplanes. So bored in fact that I decided to conduct an experiment or rather a project. I thought it would be fun to take one of every kind of 1:18 scale plane and do a custom paint scheme, then share them on the forum.

I have several completed and several more in the works. I would like to schedule an update featuring a new plane every week for as long as I can do it or as long as my wallet holds out. :wink:

So this is my introduction, my next step is to figure out how to post photos up and take some pics. Here is where I am at in the overall project list. Right now I have a good head start!

1. P-40 (completed)
2. F-104C (completed)
3. Me-262A (completed)
4. P-51D (completed)
5. Zero (completed)
6. MiG-15 (completed)
7. Corsair (completed)
8. Stuka (completed)

9. Avenger (90% in progress)
10. F-86 Sabre (20% in progress)
11. Fw-190D-9 (90% in progress)
12. Bf-109G (75% in progress)

13. Spitfire (in the box still)
14. Me-262 two seater (in the box still)
15. P-47D bubbletop (in the box still)
16. P-47 Razorback (in the box still)
17. P-38 (in the box still)

18. Me-109 (need to buy plane)
20. Hellcat (need to buy plane)
21. F-16 (need to buy plane)
22. F-18 (need to buy plane)

What else am I forgetting? Let me know.
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Post by exether_mega » Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:05 am

Sounds good Zach :wink:

Can't wait to see your paint work :D

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Post by Razor17019 » Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:12 am

TKO,
Here is a link to the thread on posting pics:
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Can't wait to see your handy work when you get finished.

Didn't you post a pic of your "airfield" all the planes in your driveway or was that someone else?
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Post by tko211 » Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:17 am

Thanks for the photo post info! I am going to try to get one up today.

Yeah, that was my driveway with all the 21C planes that had been built at that time. That was years ago and I think I now need a longer driveway. This mass custom project alone is pretty large! 22 planes... something like that? Am I missing any that you recall?

A-10, B-25, Dauntless, and so on yes. I know I am missing them. What about planes we have now?

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Post by aferguson » Tue Sep 30, 2008 12:15 pm

don't think so unless you count the V-1.
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Post by VMF115 » Tue Sep 30, 2008 1:48 pm

Cool can't wait to see them. 8)
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Post by tko211 » Tue Sep 30, 2008 5:06 pm

Here are some quick pictures taken with my iphone. I might need to do a better job with a better camera in the future.

This used to be an AVG flying tigers P-40B from 21st Century Toys. I have forever wanted to have a Russian fighter in the collection and for now this might be one of the only ways to see it become a reality.

This was simply a "mask & rattle can" job with some airbrushed weathering. I also did not want to mess with decals so i used a vinyl plotter to create masks for the red markings to be painted directly on. Photos are a little hard to pick out but- the lettering just aft of the canopy is:
3A POHANY "for the people" as I am told it translates to. There are also 6 stars near the front windscreen to denote 6 victories. The stars on the tail need to be about 15 to 20% larger. I plan to correct this the next time I need to cut vinyl masks for the Avenger and FW-190D-9 this week.

This may not be 100% historic or might have other short comings that could be pointed out. Overall I am happy with this quick repaint and I am making these things for me so go gently. I know others on this forum have far greater talent in this arena than I.

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Post by popeye357 » Tue Sep 30, 2008 5:14 pm

Man, that looks awesome, Im planning to do a ruskie 262

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Post by grunt1 » Tue Sep 30, 2008 5:14 pm

She's a beauty! :D

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Post by chunks » Tue Sep 30, 2008 5:21 pm

popeye357 wrote:Man, that looks awesome, Im planning to do a ruskie 262
The one reportedly flown by "Vasily's Army", in Imperial Russian markings?

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Post by tko211 » Tue Sep 30, 2008 5:24 pm

popeye357 wrote:Man, that looks awesome, Im planning to do a ruskie 262
Funny you should mention! LOL. I ALMOST did the 262 in russian markings. I would love to see yours being that I ultimately did the 262 in different German markings.

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Post by AlloySkull » Tue Sep 30, 2008 5:34 pm

Man that thing is sexy! O.O
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Post by tko211 » Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:58 pm

Ok I couldn't wait to post up one more.

This is my BBI Japanese Zero custom painted into my favorite Zero scheme. I really liked this one when 21C covered it in the 1:32 scale line up. I have long thought this one should have been the next repaint from BBI. I did this one about a year ago actually.

It was a pretty easy one to do. Just started with the Bad Cat Aviation exclusive, some masking tape, airbrush, a quick vinyl cut mask to paint on the tail number and she was added to the imperial fleet. I like this one a lot.

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Post by RAD 2112 » Tue Sep 30, 2008 7:26 pm

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Post by vmf214 » Tue Sep 30, 2008 7:38 pm

Nice looking Zero!

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Post by Killerf6 » Tue Sep 30, 2008 7:44 pm

Wow very nice.

You do good work :D
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Post by pickelhaube » Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:41 pm

Good job . I really like the Zero.
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Post by exether_mega » Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:17 pm

Great Job TKO ! I realy like the way you painted your Zero :D

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Post by tmanthegreat » Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:43 am

Amazing work TKO, and I especially like the "Nishizawa" Zero 8) That is also one of my favorite 32x Zero repaints from 21c.

Speaking of the ME-262, the Czech Air Force used captured German examples as well as a few "home grown" versions immediately following the war in that brief period before the country voted itself into the Soviet sphere of influence. There are plenty of pictures and a few museum examples. Essentially, the plane has a less-elaborate solid green-drab cammo scheme with the Cezch roundels on the wings and tail. This was one of the few postwar uses of the ME-262 as a frontline fighter :wink:

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Post by 1958Zelda » Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:06 am

Great paint jobs! 8)

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Post by grockwood » Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:07 am

Those are a couple of great repaints. Hope to see more.

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Post by MG-42 » Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:15 am

* Post some more pics ! * 8) :D




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Post by Light.Inf.Scout » Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:51 am

Those look great...love the Russian P 40 :D
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Post by popeye357 » Wed Oct 01, 2008 1:28 pm

More pics please!! the more I look at the P40, the more I want one, the weathering is great! The Zero must look real good next to its siblings too:) I was thinking about doing a 262 in Japanese colors but the more I looked at the difference in design the more I shied away from it. Heres what the Ruskie will (hopefully) look like:
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Post by popeye357 » Wed Oct 01, 2008 1:45 pm

Also, what is a Vynil Plotter and where do I get one?? Thanks.

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