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  10 October 2012
Hi Milenplah,

Thanks for the nice reply, I've got wires up which can be seen here. I was beginning to think no one saw my images as this thread has gone pretty long without any reply of anyone :(

I'm pretty much all self taught with some exceptions on problems I ran into in my early days which I asked answers to from one of my tutors.
I simply started by choosing something I wanted to make (a German halftrack back then) and made it. Only the front tire caused me problems so I asked about that.
UV'ing and texturing are also self taught.
Generally if you find out things yourself they stick far easier than when using a tutorial, certainly at the start of your path.

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  10 October 2012
Well, if it makes you feel any better, even though I haven't replied to the thread in over a year I have seen every update, so at least one person is watching! I just haven't had anything to critique, but we should probably post to offer positive reinforcement at times too, so I will say I think it is looking wonderful. I love the care you are putting in to rigging all the flaps, landing gear, etc... Keep it up!
 
  10 October 2012
Haha thanks that is very nice of you! Then I know at least some people are interested

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  10 October 2012
+1 I'm too read this thread with interest
 
  10 October 2012


Last update of the week. (can't work on it over the weekend).
Paint chipping is coming along nicely albeit slow, it's a tedious process at this stage. The larger patches will come later. Currently it's details and scratches as well as the weathering around the wing hatches for the MG's and the ammo belts.
I've also tweaked the glass to not show up as dark anymore now




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  10 October 2012
Nice work and crazy detail, I love it Are you going to keep the bird that shiny?

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  10 October 2012
Hi,
Yes,just the best.One very beautiful birdI appreciate your patience.You are absolute professional. Keeeeep going soldier.........

Thanks for your reply of my question.
Sorry for my english,but it is no my native language.
 
  10 October 2012
Hi André, good to see you around here To answer your question: No, I will not keep it this shiney. The currenty state is the maximum reflectiveness of factory fresh paint, I still need to do a lot of weathering. This is roughly my planning:
-I'm putting down the paint chipping basics on the panel edges and lids first (haven't done the bottom of the wings yet) at maximum strength. (This so I can make variations later on easily)
-Secondly I'll tone down the chipping in areas and introduce the primer colour that is under it, as well as wearing that down in areas.
-Then I'll start dirtying her up with grime, oil, dust etc. and everything else you might find on a used warplane
-Then I'll add the wear of the ground crew and fix up the existing wear.

Currently the plane has basic paint, a weathering test on the cowling and prop-blades and basic paint chipping on most of the other exterior areas.

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Milenplah: You are welcome!

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  05 May 2013
It's been quite a long time since I made any updates for this plane. At some point it got really busy with freelance work and other responsibilities so I had to drop it for a while.
Some more work Yesterday but since I'm on my 4 year old laptop at the moment and don't have my tablet with me (until Tuesday) things are not going as fast as normal

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  05 May 2013
Cooooool to see progress on that one!!
Well done Joep.

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  05 May 2013
Looking great.
 
  05 May 2013
you have dead links on your WIP pages on CGtalk. can you fix them please ?

http://www.j-peters.com/Images/WIP/
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  05 May 2013
Thanks Mirko, good to see you are still alive

Telemachus: Thanks!

Scote: What do you mean? In this thread? I took them down because they were outdated and eating up a lot of bandwith of my website.

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  05 May 2013
yah on your threat. Sad that we can't see it
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  05 May 2013
Well last year at the high peak this P-47 thread was pulling 12GB of traffic a month for my website, so I had to reduce the number of images, sorry.

I did put some older images in the first post

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