Sunday, February 28, 2016

Eggplane YF-19 - WIP 5

Decaling does make a difference

Mentioned in WIP 4, this post will be about assembling the Fold Booster and decaling the plane.

Parts for the Fold Booster
With a little bit of glue (Mr. Cement S), the pieces are assembled.
Top and bottom view

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Eggplane YF-19 - WIP 4

 Lots and lots of gluing required
With the D-Style Gustav completed, it is time to assemble the eggplane after all the paint job done in WIP 2 and WIP 3.
Parts for the main plane compartment

The parts which is missing from the picture above are the clear red pieces which was modified in WIP 3. Before any assembling can start, the first order of business is to glue the two grey pieces together.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

D-Style Gustav - WIP 8 (Final)

Transport ready and waiting
With the platforms completed in WIP 7, let us link both together and connect them to the Gustav which was completed in WIP 6.

Linking the 2 platforms together is as easy as ABC. Just attach the peg into the hole and you are done.

Both platforms linked together

Platforms can be moved up or down
The same method is used to connect the platforms to Gustav.
Gustav connected to the platforms
A little comparison between the original (right; Image taken from flickr) and the painted Gustav

Top and aerial view of the completed Gustav 
To conclude this review, below is a list of all the pros and cons and the conclusion of what I think about the kits according to my personal experience.
- Lots of details
- Cute
- Includes pilots
- Moving wheels

- Huge nub mark at the front
- Loose pieces
- Requires glue

Overall, this is a nice and fun side project. There are a lot of details on the shell and at the platform area if you are willing to spend some time coloring them up. There is nothing much to be said about this kit. There are no articulation involved. The good thing is that the wheels do move.

While assembling this kit, it is best to have the hobby cement on standby. Not sure if I bought a faulty kit or if this is happening to other modellers as well. This is not a big issue though. Just be careful on where you hold the piece while putting the cement. 
All in all, I would highly recommend this kit. This is also a good kit for wetting your toes if you are planning to have some hand painting and masking practice.

All WIPs for the D-Style Gustav:
WIP 1 - Dilemma, dilemma, dilemma
WIP 2 - Just keep trying, trying, trying
WIP 3 -  Adding a little color here and there
WIP 4 - To paint or not to paint?
WIP 5 - D-style pilots
WIP 6 - Escargot anyone?
WIP 7 - Here comes the train

Saturday, February 20, 2016

D-Style Gustav - WIP 7

Here comes the train

With the completion of the Gustav in the previous post, this post will take a look at the assembly process of the platform/train.

Parts required for both the platform

Attach one side of the base to the platform

Friday, February 19, 2016

D-Style Gustav - WIP 6

 Escargot anyone?
With the painting completed about a month ago, it is time to revisit the Gustav for the assembling process.
The first step in the manual is to assemble the base.
Parts for the base

Pilots in their respective seats. It does look a bit cramp but I guess Moonbay and Fiona doesn't mind.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Eggplane YF-19 - WIP 3

Another major round of hand painting
More hand painting work from WIP 2.
The first color to be used will be the Gaia Color 074 Neutral Grey IV.
This color will only be used to paint 2 small parts located at the bottom of the plane.

The 2 areas which requires the Neutral Grey IV

Friday, February 12, 2016

Eggplane YF-19 - WIP 2

Major round of hand painting
With all the spray painted parts dry, the work for hand painting can finally start. Before getting the paints out, there is one major thing which needs to be done first: Gluing of the gun.
Guns in 2 separate pieces
Two types of cements will be used: Tamiya Cement and Mr. Cement S.
Tamiya cement (Left) and Mr Cement S (Right)

Why use both and what are the differences? For an easier explanation, a video will be attached explaining the differences between the 2 cement types.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Updates (15)

Let's usher in the year of the Monkey
I would like to take this opportunity to wish all the readers out there a very Happy Chinese New Year. May the year of the Monkey bring good fortune and blessings to you and your family. Go out and enjoy this festivity with your loved ones and enjoy the family reunion.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Eggplane YF-19 - WIP 1

From one small kit to another
Mentioned in the Gustav post, I was itching to start a new kit. Got this kit early this year and I will once again try hand painting the smaller details of the kit. As for the larger parts, it will be fully painted.
Let's start this kit off with the artwork on the box:
Top of the box
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