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So not much done really, but progress is progress I guess lol ! I'm back working on the new mancave over the weekend, but I hope to get it finished in a few days, so fingers crossed I will be updating from my new bench Cheers for looking in Pete


That will be awesome. Landing gear looks great Pete, it paves the way for a well-weathered snotty F-14 ahead. Ready for the boneyard hey? I've been thinking about mine, and looking at other builds, I might leave the PE off until last, paint that separately black or aluminium or something, so there's some contrast going on. But looking at yours, it looks pretty awesome all done white too.
Cheers Simon, they are way dirtier than I had planned, but I'm going for a really weathered look to the whole thing, based on a couple of pics I have of an in service bird, so it should look ok in context I do want to pick out a couple of the photo etch pipes with a bit of paint, but they are just so tiny I'm not sure I can do it without getting paint everywhere lol , I will be able to get some paint on the wires I added to the nose gear though, it's a bit thicker and not so close to the strut I put the etch on mine before painting purely to try and get a half decent bond, the etch is so thin it's half the thickness of my thinnest lead wire (0.2mm) so there isn't an awful lot of gluing surface, I had to use tweezers to get them on the struts, so if you do paint yours before fiiting them be careful not to scratch the paint off It's not a job to be done after a cup of coffee lol ! Pete


Re: the last little bit. I know what you mean, I've practically given up drinking for this build. Reduces the shakes just nicely ... caffeine? Hmm going to have to give that some thought. lol

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Just saw this build. Looking real nice so far. Also that is one big plane. Petecave mkII should make it a lot easier to work on that.

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Pete forgive my stupidity what is this "salt" method you use and what effect does it re create. sorry if its a dumb question
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Just saw this build. Looking real nice so far. Also that is one big plane. Petecave mkII should make it a lot easier to work on that.

Kenny


Thanks kenny, it is a very large model, it's a little bit bigger than the f-15, and yes big models like this will be no problem in the new cave

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Pete forgive my stupidity what is this "salt" method you use and what effect does it re create. sorry if its a dumb question
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Hi Gary,

It's just a masking technique a bit like dabbing on masking fluid with a sponge to create chips, but using rock salt from a grinder instead.

after the base colour is on, you spray water on the surface, then cover it in the rock salt and spray a slightly different shade of the base over the top, this can be done multiple times, the salt creates a very soft mask and replicates the distressed and weather beaten finish that some naval aircraft display after long operations at sea.

I haven't used this technique on a whole model before, so have no idea if It will work out lol, but I have used it a few times to weather smaller parts, when i get to the paint job I will take some pics of the process

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Gary, Bobby does a great demo of the salt weathering method with the Hobby Boss F-14D Super Tomcat here, episode 21 by the looks: http://www.genessis-models.co.uk/members-area/f-14dvp3.html
It does give a nice blotchy effect.

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What a great and BIG kit Pete ! Beautiful bomber-cat !

Interesting and realistic work on the main gear, really loving that "dirty" on-duty look.

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Thats a stunning undercarriage beautifully life like, 
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wow!!  very nice!!
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What a great and BIG kit Pete ! Beautiful bomber-cat !

Interesting and realistic work on the main gear, really loving that "dirty" on-duty look.

Cheers, Laurent.


Thank you Laurent

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Thats a stunning undercarriage beautifully life like, 


Cheers Simon,

It's definitely well used lol, it should look ok in the end

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wow!!  very nice!!


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I decided this morning to crack on with the undercarriage, I can't use the airbrush yet as I need to remove the glass in the window and fit a panel that I can vent the spray booth through, and the weather is bad up here again, heavy snow is due over the next couple of days so I can't get outside to do it I'm going to use a kitchen hob extractor as a new booth, but it's at my Inlaws house (a fair drive away) so I will have to wait until we visit them or they us.

I painted the backs of the main wheels, just a bit of metallic grey a wash and some orange and black pastel, followed up with a few scrapes in dark grey

I haven't done anything with the tyres yet so they are still really shiny, im going to leave them until the end of the build before I sort them out as they will only pick up dust
20150129_101237 by brundledonk, on Flickr

20150129_101334 by brundledonk, on Flickr

I had a dig around in my spare decals box and found some data stencils, so I decided to use them to dress up the gear a little bit

Front gear oleo has been painted, and decals are on
20150129_105057 by brundledonk, on Flickr
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It's not accurate but looks like they belong on there lol
20150129_105106 by brundledonk, on Flickr

I put one on each of the main gear struts too
20150129_105143 by brundledonk, on Flickr

Just need to weather the nose gear and then try and figure out what to do next, i really need the booth up and running so I can spray down here, I daren't try it without extraction even with my mask on, the ceiling is so low there is nowhere for the fumes to go, so I'll be breathing it in for days, it will be more than unicorns I'll be seeing if i try lol, I'll be meeting my maker

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Looking good. Hope you can get your extractor fan setup soon. Don't want to lose you to the fumes.

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