Builds Hobbyboss EMB-314 Tucano 1/48

Been a while since my last update, still been trying to grab a few mins at the bench
but its been once again hectic. So here is latest work done.
HUD fitted and front canopy now on.

Pilots were donated from a Meng F-18F and fit quite well with some leg surgery.

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Nav lights painted up

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Been a while since my last update, still been trying to grab a few mins at the bench
but its been once again hectic. So here is latest work done.
HUD fitted and front canopy now on.

Pilots were donated from a Meng F-18F and fit quite well with some leg surgery.

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Nav lights painted up

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Your canopy frames, don’t you paint the inside before fitting the glass? Only ask as when I rebuilt the Bf109, the unpainted frame inners stood out a mile.
 
Your canopy frames, don’t you paint the inside before fitting the glass? Only ask as when I rebuilt the Bf109, the unpainted frame inners stood out a mile.


I normally do but this was going to be quick-(ish) build with the canopy down
so I wasn't going to mask up the interior. ( I know I'm lazy)

Here is where I'm currently at with the build, not had much time on this
lately as we have been settling in our Ukrainian Guests in the last month or so.

Paints used are Tamiya and GSI over Mr Surfacer 1200
De icing boots on the leading edges to be masked up and sprayed next, I'm going for the well used finish
for this one so some fading out and general grime. A few bits of overspray to deal with yet but overall I'm happy.

Canopy is on glued on with PVA so I can get into it later, hopefully no paint has made it into the cockpit area and its not stuck to well. The pit is missing quite a few parts !!

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looking rather good, I’ve not touch my M3 Stuart for nearly 3 weeks.
But I’m going on a Op Nightingale dig next week, so I might take the tracks with me to do at night.
 
Your canopy frames, don’t you paint the inside before fitting the glass? Only ask as when I rebuilt the Bf109, the unpainted frame inners stood out a mile.
I know that in 1/72, one method is to paint the outer canopy frame with interior colour first, then cover than with the outer paint colour.

The result is that the inner canopy frame appears (in a good light and following wind) to be painted,

I ought to mention that I tend to paint for wargaming. I don't think it would work on larger scales, and certainly not for something you were building to show off.
 

Bubbles_Barker

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I particularly like the way the wine glass empties as you scroll through the photos...
 
No wine yet !!

Just a tad more done, anti icing done on the main planes and tail but the vertical
fin need masking up and painting.

Almost looking like a Tucano now.

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So here we are, started off so fast but ended up very slow.
Still loads left to do with this one and the decaling stage isn't over yet.

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A panel liner application night tonight, I did seal in the decals with a tad more gloss first.
AK interactive Panel liners used.

.50 cals now in place and I've only got the crew to paint and the wingtip nav lights to add to finish.

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Crew figures next in the paint shop, these were donated by a good friend from the Meng F-18.
Oxygen hose still to be fitted.

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Excellent work, well done.

However I am more concerned about the Bucc and the potential damage. I am still to start mine and want to see someone with more skill than me having a go.
 
Excellent work, well done.

However I am more concerned about the Bucc and the potential damage. I am still to start mine and want to see someone with more skill than me having a go.

It's on the back burner, the Tucano was a just a quick hit of easiness and a bit of light hearted build fun.
I'll not be forgetting the Bucc, just needed some time away from it.
 
Almost done with the crew now. Flat coat of varnish, add the Nav lights and add a bit more dirt and grime and this one will be done.

Might have to wait for the Flat varnish as the humidity is really up today, that can cause frosting issues or blooming of the varnish. Check spray first I think.

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Here you go chaps, bit of a run down.

Here it is folks the Hobbyboss Super Tucano.

I'm calling this done but it still has few snags to sort out in glorious 1/48th scale.
So Stuff I used:-

Paints:- MRP, Tamiya and GSI with a tad of Vallejo (Brush Painting) _ AK Panel liner set along with Tamiya black Panel liner.
Airbrushes used:- Iwata TR-1, Iwata CMC along with a Mr Hobby Procon PS-289 but with a 0.2 needle.
Primer:- Mr Surfacer 1200
Kit extras;- Quinta Studio cockpit set, QB Exhausts, gun barrels and control stick. 0.2 MV lens for the landing lights. Boat load of lead for the nose weight.
FCM decals - The kit decals are crap. Meng F-18 pilots. Eduard mask set.

Cam was airbrushed freehand, used this as a bit of practice to try and get get a nice demarcation for a future build involving the SEA Scheme, I need to get it tighter so some future playing with air pressure and paint mixing ratios is needed.

Good kit? So so, it looks like a Super Tucano but it's far from accurate, the underside is nothing like the real deal. missing panel lines and the fairing around the MLG is missing so its very simplified. It was a fun build and the engineering is great, next to no filler required what so ever so a relatively easy build. getting enough nose weight was not an easy task.

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The nose gear is straight, this shot its looking a bit pissed but its fine. Trick of the camera.

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Enjoy
 
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