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TedUSA

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Reply with quote  #91 
you can use food coloring mixed with Future [klear] or any clear medium[?] except water to get the colored tinting. Be aware that what your mix needs to VERY dark initially. I tested it on some clear sprue before actual application to my model. At first I mixed it to look like the "tint" I wanted to see---it barely showed! Then I kept adding more and more food color but the effect did not happen. I finally mixed enough food color to make the mixture look very dark--almost blackish? when I applied it to a fresh piece of clear sprue, it came out perfect. Its kind of the long way around but you can get food coloring almost anywhere---its cheap, and you will have red, green, blue, and yellow. you can mix your own "tinting colors" and keep them in small glass bottles [I find these at the craft stores--just ask] or similar.

I used it on the top glass of a HUD on my F-16 build, pg 4

http://genessis-models.websitetoolbox.com/post/monogram-148-f16-kit-5401-6768180?&trail=60

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I picked up some citadel paints but thanks for the tip Ted.  I'll be keeping that one banked in the old brain meats for later. [thumb]
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wow, nice tip Ted, never even thought of that. 

time to go shopping! [smile]

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Just a short update.

Been waiting what seems like forever for my paints to arrive.  still no show so I've just decided to go with something that looks reasonably close.

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The lighter grey on the bottom needs another coat but i'm almost ready for a coat of klear and the decals.

I've almost finished the props too.  just a couple of decals for some white stripes half way along each prop then it'll be a quick flat/satin coat to finish them off.

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Going to be close to the wire, but I should be done in time.

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Conscious of the looming deadline I've been pressing on and I'm pleased to say this build is almost complete.

All the painting and weathering is done and there’s just a few little finishing touches left to do before the final reveal.

Had a bit of a nightmare with the decals.  They were so thick the only thing that would get them to conform nicely was a brush over with Tamiya extra thin!!  Even then it took a couple of coats on some of them to get rid of the silvering.

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got there in the end though and I'm fairly happy with the overall look.


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For the glass tint I used the Citadel glaze and to be honest it wasn't as good as I had hoped.  It dried really cloudy.  managed to get it to clear again with some enamel gloss over the top but next time around I think I'll try the food colouring idea Ted suggested.

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to finish up with I've got a couple of things to tidy up.. The refuelling probe came off and disappeared at some point during painting and my darling wife has managed to snap one of the aerials on the front of the cockpit by "trying to move my model to a safer place"[rolleyes] so a bit more scratching to do as well as the gun mount that needs doing as the final finishing touch.

hopefully I'll have the final reveal up by next weekend.



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Brush over with tamiya extra thin???
It really does the job?

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Brush over with tamiya extra thin??? It really does the job?
on these decals it did. Only brush once over then let it dry before another coat but it's the only thing that seemed to touch these things. This was after putting them down with the Mr mark decal solutions.

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Last post before the final reveal!! [biggrin]

I found the ideal replacement for the original refuelling probe... the tip of a ballpoint pen.[idea]

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I cut off the end and glued it into some styrene tube.

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all painted up I think it looks even better than the one out of the box.

the broken aerial was a simple fix with some fuse wire.

then I finished off the rear mounted gun.  this is what I was aiming for:
ramp mount



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and all fitted I'm quite happy with the end result:

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finally I'm going to put some FOD covers over the engine intakes which are drying now and then I'll take the final reveal shots.

the really handy thing about the way this thing folds up in real life is I can get away with leaving the wings resting on the top without gluing them down.
this makes it easier if I ever need to transport it anywhere and also means I can open it up to show off the interior detail.[smile]




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Apparently the acceleration of the Osprey is really something else!!
maybe these guys should have fastened their seatbelts[tongue]



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Reply with quote  #100 
Impressive scratch building on the gun, looks great!
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Reply with quote  #101 
thanks guys,

here's the final reveal: http://genessis-models.websitetoolbox.com/post/148-italeri-bellboeing-v22-osprey-7829658?pid=1290093220#post1290093220

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