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Looking Awesome Sean, I've really got to finish my A6 build
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Cheers Neil, I'm sure your HB A-6 will be a hell of a lot better than the venerable Revell A-6, but anywho we make do with what we've got. In fact my HB A-6A arrived last week which almost made me push this one to the side and start over again with the HB kit. Too much time invested so I'll crack on.

Speaking of which, got the upper side done today. Used Mr Color 325 lacquer paint.



This is my third build trying to use Mr Color lacquer paints, and by Jove, I think I have the hang of them. Thin them about 60/40 or more and spray close and slow. Works for me anyway and the finish is smooth as silk. Just glad I invested in a new 3M mask as the fumes are horrendous.

Still have masking tape on as I have to paint the nose and some of the tail before getting down to the nitty gritty detail painting.



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I never thought of using lacquer thinner with flat paint to relieve the powder finish. I've got to try that. Looking very good despite the fit issues and filling/sanding.
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The painting is looking great! Are you joining the GB with the new kit? Would be great :-)
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I never thought of using lacquer thinner with flat paint to relieve the powder finish. I've got to try that. Looking very good despite the fit issues and filling/sanding.


Thanks Ted. For whatever reason Tamiya acrylics perform superbly with lacquer thinners, especially matt colours and they dry even faster. Just have to keep the psi down to 15 and keep the airbrush close to the surface. Good luck with it.

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The painting is looking great! Are you joining the GB with the new kit? Would be great :-)


Cheers Fabian! Thanks for your feedback.

I'm up for the GB seeing as this build is drawing to a close. Also, I only have 6 months left here in Indonesia, so may as well kick it up a notch and see what I can achieve during that time. Don't know if I can do back to back Intruders. Love the aircraft and actually really enjoying this build, and definitely want to build more of them, but might try something else from the stash:



Apart from the A-6 could go for F-14, F/A-18C, F/A-18F, EA-18G, EA-6A (not pictured), EA-6B, AV-8BII, F-4, or the Sea Vixen. Decisions, decisions .........

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Doesn't look like much progress, but the rest of the painting done today with the leading edges, the anti-glare black on the nose, and the intakes.




Currently putting a future gloss coat on for decals tomorrow.

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I never thought of using lacquer thinner with flat paint to relieve the powder finish. I've got to try that. Looking very good despite the fit issues and filling/sanding.
Thanks Ted. For whatever reason Tamiya acrylics perform superbly with lacquer thinners, especially matt colours and they dry even faster. Just have to keep the psi down to 15 and keep the airbrush close to the surface. Good luck with it. Sean


since a lot of modelers clean their AB with Lacquer Thinner, I am guessing that the Lacquer flows well and levels itself very well. Thank you!--BTW--NICE STASH...I hope you do enter the GB. The Intruder is looking really smooth and crisp. beautiful just as it is now. can't wait to see the finals.

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Haha, perfect stash for the GB :-). The intruder is beautiful, very nice work!
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Thanks for the comments. The trouble with the stash is that I can't make up my mind for the GB. At the moment it's between the EA-6B and the Sea Vixen (with the EA-6A as an outside chance). The F-14s are for my own GB which is to build a Tomcat from each squadron. That will happen when I'm not being posted every 2-3 years.

Anywho, decals on and letting them settle before putting another gloss coat on and doing some weathering (panels lines will be put back into the tail first, of course). The decals from Super Scale (Squadron) are beautiful. The colours are deep but the decals are nice and thin. Went down a dream with the Microscale decal solutions. Here she is:








Thanks for looking!!

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Again very nice and clean work, fantastic!
Edit: how are you going to "put back" the tail panel lines?

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Wow Sean! Another Great build! Love what ya did with an old classic! Great choice in markings!

Need to see ya in the GB!

Dave


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Wow very nice job so far.
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Sean, that is some beautiful work that you have done. Great skills!
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Again very nice and clean work, fantastic! Edit: how are you going to "put back" the tail panel lines?


Thanks Fabian. Simply cut the decal with a nice sharp scalpel along the panel line. Then hit it with some more Micro Sol (or other decal softener) and hopefully the decal will settle down into the panel line leaving the depth to give it a panel wash. Without doing this the decal looks unnatural, in that the panel line just disappears behind the marking, which wouldn't happen on the real thing.

I find that these colour decals take two to three goes as the decal tends to melt back together before it conforms to the panel line.

This is what it looks like now:



Looks a bit nasty at the moment, but a gloss coat and wash brings it all back to life.

My S-3 Viking is an example and was a good result for me considering the size of the tail, the number of panel lines and the complexity of the decal:


Cheers!


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