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TheNobleWizard

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Andy

Referring back to post 47 and the green hue on the exhausts, did you airbrush the green on or brush it and which colour did you use?  I think I have seen the reference photo you refer to and your result is first class but I am not sure how to go about replicating it.

Any advice you or anyone else can offer would be much appreciated.

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Andy

Referring back to post 47 and the green hue on the exhausts, did you airbrush the green on or brush it and which colour did you use?  I think I have seen the reference photo you refer to and your result is first class but I am not sure how to go about replicating it.

Any advice you or anyone else can offer would be much appreciated.

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Chris


Hi Chris

Now there is a question...I am not in the habit yet of writing down colours (perhaps I should start!!).

From memory:
I sprayed the interior black (these are resin exhausts so lots of detail);
I then brush painted Vallejo Model Air Burnt Umber for the brown section from the rear of the exhaust;
I then brush painted (sort of dry brush) the green - I think this was several layers of GW Old pot Goblin green;
I then gave the green a wash of Citadel Shade - Biel-Tan Green;
I think I then lightly dry brushed the green with a light GW Grey;
Finished off with a wash of good old GW Devlan Mud....

As I say Chris I think that is how I did it....good luck...


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In my last post I mentioned I had moved along on the build but had not had a chance to upload any pics. Here we are then....

The PE around the cockpit was painted black, which showed off the details well. I did not put all of the PE onto the cockpit edges as I was conscious that having crew in the seats made it a tight squeeze anyway so more PE was going to create problems...





I then needed to start thinking about the chute and attaching it to the rear of the fuselage in the hatch where it is stored. To do this I built up squares of styrene to form a block.







Then I drilled a suitable hole in the block...



This hole then accepts a brass rod which I hope will be strong enough not to bend with the weight of the chute...



With that complete I could finish building the fuselage, install the exhausts etc..











I then moved on to the weapons. I decided to go bombs, Aim-9s and Sparrows. I used Mr Surfacer 500 to put the coating on the boms. I thought the coating did not extend all the way over the bomb but that the nose was left uncovered. Having seen photos since I am not sure that is correct...anyone confirm this?









In preparation for finishing the tail end I sprayed the scratch built elements and inside of the chute htach with green as it will be exposed when the chute is extended...





Having finished the crew and the ejection seats I decided it was time to test fit them (I just wanted to admire the crew in the cockpit really!!!!)...











I did find that a little bit of foot surgery was required on both crew members. Both lost their boots/feet to allow installation past the PE cockpit consoles etc...I am happy how they came out though.

All of the little bits and pieces have been sanded, primed and I have started pre-shading the fuel tanks...



That is all of the photos for the moment but today I have polished up the canopy and masked it. The seats and crew are glued in and I am waiting for them to dry. The canopy will be going on later tonight (needed to dry fir and adjust it a bit to fit for PE etc). I will hopefully be fully primed by the end of the weekend.

Final thoughts for now....due to time constraints I MAY finish the F4 without the chute and diorama if I am running out of time. I don't want to miss getting it entered as finished in the GB. I will do the chute and blurred runway if I get time but if I don't, I will add the chute at a later stage...as I say just thoughts for now...


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Looking great there andy. If I remember right from when I was looking it up again for ted, the coating for the bombs actually goes up and stops at the little cone that we had to glue on these while that cone stays smooth. The bomb is stored in the magazine without the tail section, and without the little nose cone on the end(since the cone is the fuse and it would probably not be a good thing to have a bunch of bombs stored with fuses in the magazine). Good luck with getting finished early enough to get the diorama done, and looking forward to your next update.

Kenny

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Thanks for the bomb info Kenny. Too late for this one but no doubt there will be more in future..

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Reply with quote  #66 
It looks great Andy ! The crew look amazing with the sundowners bone domes ! Don't stress over the diorama, concentrate on the Phantom and once that is out of the way you will be able to devote your full attention to it, you still might have time to get it all finished as planned
I'm really pleased to see the progress you have made mate, and once you get the bits and bobs out of the way, the rear will come together quicker than you think

Keep it going Andy

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TheNobleWizard

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Andy

Thanks for the info on the paints. Love the photos, hope mine looks that good when I get to this stage.

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Thanks Pete and Chris. No problem re the paints Chris, that's what we are here for...sorry I didn't make notes as i went along.

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oh man, that is all looking FINE. I agree with Kenny on the info about the TAC for the bomb tips but hey---they look smashing anyway! its exciting to see you getting closer and closer to the finish. I feel the same about the diorama. mine is much simpler but I will finish the Phantom and mount it in flight at least---if time allows, a diorama to boot. GREAT work, really great work!
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Great work so far!!![thumb]
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That is looking very impressive Andy love the crew figures very nicely detailed and painted looking forward to seeing more great job.
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Thanks guys, appreciate the comments and support.

Raining today so had a chance to move forward....canopy is on and sprayed black, fuel tanks and bits sprayed white and red as appropriate, decals on the pylons (first decals in quite some years and I have never used sol and set before but they seemed to go on fine) also some more masking done ready for primer.....photos in due course...

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Nice work on those helmets! She's coming together nicely. 

I love it when there is no extras needed when applying decals. I have a trick where I use liquid model cement instead of mico sol and set. You have to be really sure you have your decal in the proper place when you use liquid cement as it dissolves the thin backing and depending on who made the decals they can crackle a bit. After the glue dries however, most decals tend to settle perfectly. I've had the most problems with Testors decals though (thick backings). 

Don't use that trick unless you're desperate though. To see it in action may cause you heart problems as you literally watch your decal suddenly appear to go all sorts of wrong lol. My trick requires knowing and testing the decals before trying it on your kit. Although to the credit of liquid cement, I have never had any problems with the paint under the decals. Every once in a while there is some touch-ups needed on the decals, so its not a method I recommend to the feint of heart... or beginners.


Looking great Andy! 



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The front office and figures are stunning Andy! great paint work [thumb][thumb][thumb]
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Cheers For the comments guys...I was pleased how the pilots turned out. Hopefully the helmets will stand out in the final overall effect as they should match the tail decal kind of???!!!!

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