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I spent a lot of time this weekend doing the not so fun stuff like seams and filling.  I also cleaned up the seam on the canopy.

Here it is with the seam all sanded....
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And after being polished...

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It's ready to be taped up.

  Also, while fitting the canopy on the fuselage I realized that my pilot was sitting to high and his head was stopping the canopy from fitting properly.  So I had to take him out and refit him and the seat, then re-paint and glue back in.  Not a big difference but everything fits.

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And finally, here is how the whole thing looks.

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Getting close to primer.

Thanks for looking,

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Looking good and very nice progress. Looks like your always one step ahead of me, lol. Had the same trouble with the pilot(s), of goes the ass ;-)
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Hi everyone,  I spent a couple of days earlier this week away from this kit working on another hobby of mine.  Took me 3 nights of work but I got it all built, just needs the motor and electronics and it's finished. 

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It has an 1100mm wingspan and should be loads of fun to fly once it's complete.

Anyways, back to the CF-18,

Construction is all done and I was able to get a good coat of primer on it.  Not sure what everyone else uses but I have been priming with Stynylrez for some time now and I love this stuff.  You can put it done with light coats or heavy coats and it dries smooth everytime.  And it dries fast, I can handle the model within minutes of painting.  Here is the model primed....

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and here is a close up of the wing detail...

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Now,  I have heard a lot of negative comments, not to me specifically but in general, about pre-shading panel lines as a weathering technique.  I don't understand why people don't like it or think it's a bad way to paint a model.  It works for me and I'm happy with the results I get and after all, it's my model and I'm the one who looks at it everyday.  And here it is, with pre-shading....

[DSC_0232_1488545350208_zpswvsth0jn] 

More to come, hopefully I'll get the main colour on tonight.

Thanks for looking,

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Reply with quote  #34 
Pre-shading for the win!

Both planes looking awesome [smile]

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Very clean work, looks great with primer on. I never had "bad" comments about preshading. Actually everyone is always very friendly and polite on this forum, so please work your model the way you like :-). But it's funny that you mention this because I'm playing with the thought of try out black basing for a change. Not completely sure yet, maybe I do a test on one of the drop tanks first?
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Sorry, I didn't mean to say that negative comments were from anyone on this forum, just in general from online videos and websites.  I think that you should paint a model in whatever manner is easiest for you to achieve the end result you are looking for.

Here is an example of a plane I primed in black and highlighted to get the effect I wanted.  In the end I am happy with the finished result.

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Thanks,

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Nice! That's really effective! When I finally get round to doing a hurricane I may employ this technique to bring out the fabric ribbing [smile]
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No worries Timbo, I understand exactly what you mean :-). Thanks for sharing, I love learning different ways to improve my own modeling skills!
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Exactly your model [thumb] do with it as you wish and both planes are coming along great 
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great work all round! preshade, black base, etc. We are all "doing it our way"---lol.
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Hello again,

  I managed to get the colour on the model and I'm happy with the results.  I do however have 2 questions to ask....

First, How long does everyone let the paint dry before putting a clear coat on?

Second,  knowing the scheme I have chosen for this plane and that a lot of the plane will be covered in decals, will the pre-shading look bad because it won't show thru the decals?  Should I add another coat of paint to dull the pre-shading a bit more?  Or once the decals are all down and the panel line wash is on, will it hopefully look ok as it is?  

Anyways, here is the top....

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And the bottom....

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Thanks for looking.

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Looking great. You could always post shade with a heavily thinned Tamiya smoke after the decals are down.

Oh and I don't wait long before glossing but that's just me

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Great idea, I didn't think of that.  A post shade would blend everything together nicely.

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Paint looks great!
I let my paint usually over night before going over with a gloss coat. Also think you can blend in decals afterwards. Maybe it's not necessary after weathering but of course is up to you to decide on the look of your model.

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Looking good, cant wait to see the decals on next
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