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    • Here is the update on the ongoing B-1A HYBRID ..Youl'le notice there is only one image available  you can view more of the update picture of the projects on the Google link ! (FEB 29th  ) .. Today , I continue the work in the side access panels   ! If you like to help out on this projet I need these ... : from the REVELL 1/48 B-1 LANCER stenciling for the WHITE prototype aircraft, this was on the decal sheet of the first edition of the B-1 kit.. I'm also seeking the NOSE WINGLETS LEFT TAIL STABILIZER .. used parts are welcome as long they are useable ! A big thank you for helping out , without your help I won't be able to do a good job on the project !...    ..If you like to view more WIP of this project and 2 other 1/48 B-1 bombers ,This is 'PHASE 2' by the way follow this Google link   https://goo.gl/photos/QkeSiGZuvcRfG7yV7 Enjoy and it's an 'rendez-vous' next week for more on this particular project..!. Jmarc
    • Thanks very much Gil, I am happy with my work for once.  The highlighting and shadowing is the hard part I think and that is what I have yet to do.  I will say that the size of these guys and the depth of relief on their clothing causes very minor “natural shadows and highlights”.  My wife is trying her best to help me with the colors for the faces, they’re tough.  Also, There is an issue with the size of the hands of the RAF pilot discussed in the other forum but its not painfully obvious the way I have them set up.  I’ll keep thinking about the surface, I do want do do something there. No plans to compete, it wouldn’t stand the scrutiny of a magnifying glass, but I’ve loved every minute of putting this plane together.  And thanks again for following along and most of all for helping out.
    • Well Ron, you have pointed out a significant difference. The RAF hand shading his eyes is 15 mm long which is 240 mm full size. That’s 9.5” from base of palm to tip of middle finger. The overall figure height works out to 6’-3” tall, which is my height and the similar measurement of my hand is 8”. Most of all his hand is almost twice the “volume” of the hand on the other figure.  Similar math on the arm is actually pretty close, only off, compared to mine, by the same 1.5”. I think both of the hands on the RAF guy are way too big. I’m just going to assume that the flight jacket is much bulkier than the leather jacket on the other guy. In the photo the US guy’s shoulder is slightly above that of the RAF guy. They both measure exactly 120 mm tall.   I was so focused on gluing these things and painting that my brain never saw this until you responded and I took another look at the photo of the two of them together.  Maybe I’ll stage the USAAF guy in front of the plane and keep the RAF guy behind it 😀   Thanks again for responding. 
    • Thanks very much for your kind words!  So I’ll use semi-gloss clear. And . . . now that you say it, looking at the two side-by-side it sure looks like the RAF arms and hands look too big.  I hope it’s a photo perspective thing, I’ll look.  Otherwise the manufacturer screwed up I guess.  
    • Your paint work is excellent. As to the gloss coat for the bomber jacket, maybe a semi-gloss would be better. Those jackets got plenty beat up. Also, is it me or do the arms on the RAF pilot look out of proportion (too large) to the rest of the figure? 
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