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Jason Gaspard

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Cheers, Ted!

Today I pressed on with the decals, all done now and letting them set before cleaning up the water spots and sealing them in. After a close look at both the original and replacement decal sets I opted to go for the replacement even though they all had odd wavy damage to them from being placed in their plastic bag with no paper on top to protect them...the decals were in contact with the bag and caused this:

Luckily the setting solutions flattened them out nicely, if you look very closely you can see some artifact of the damage caught in the flash but it's invisible otherwise. I spent a lot of time on this one since the wings will be in the stowed configuration the one on the top of the other wing will not really be visible. I honestly lost track of how many applications of solvaset this took.

The walkways were an absolute chore, 5 decals on one side 6 on the other and the hexagon up front was especially fun since I got rid of the seams and lines they used to reference their placement...that one is made of 4 decals.

A couple more things to point out....
err, derp?

They reacted well to the solutions and laid down well with very little silvering as you can see

I did, however take out some insurance by removing the large sections of excess clear film from the following decals, otherwise I'm positive they would have silvered badly or just looked crap. I toyed with the idea of removing the film from around the others as well but the return on that time investment would have been rather minimal compared to the big ones...

but they are glossy and their finish is not uniform, as you can kind of see, this makes them look silvered when they are not...not too bad and the gloss/matte coats may tone this down.

While I was in the decaling mood I dealt with the deck tractor also, I included a teaser shot to show the result of the modifications I needed to make to make the front gear fit inside the forks.






I will do the wash and weathering after the gloss, then some detail painting on the tractor and touchups on the plane.

Thanks for looking!


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That looks beautiful. BE WERE OF BLAST? [biggrin]
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Thanks Thomas!


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[rofl][rofl]
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OK---that ALL looks great from here. I know you see "more" in person and becasue you are so close [emotionally] to the project, but seriously, if it looks OK from 24" [avg viewing distance of john Q public] you've got it down. I think you have done a fine job of pulling everything off very well. the tractor is going to add a LOT to the overall scene.
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Thanks Ted, I am pretty happy with how it has progressed.

I got the wash done and did the wear effect to the ailerons


As you can see, they wear pretty distinctly from moving up and down...



my attempt with oils:




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already airborne! YAY.....that joint wear looks the real thing! are you sure its a scale model?![wink]
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Ted is right, looks like the real deal! Your efforts and attention to detail is showing, great work.
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Outstanding work Jason !

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Very well done [thumb]
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How did you do that weathering on the Flaps. Outstanding!
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Cheers guys, it's coming together nicely.

Thomas,

I didn't take photos of the technique on the model but this is what I did...

mask above and below the area 

then placed some oil paint on the upper side

then with an absolutely dry brush, no thinners whatsoever, I dragged down until I had the effect




Initially I tried doing this with pigments but the gloss coats I had applied made it too slick and they had nothing to grab onto so oils were plan b...

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Thanks for sharing that. Excellent [thumb][thumb][thumb] [image] 
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Well, finished up the aircraft today...the gear doors were a real chore and should have been done before I installed the gear. I wanted to really be careful with the familiar red trim on USN aircraft doors, tedious masking and lots of touchups paid off I think.







The airbrakes drop when stowed and powered down due to lack of hydraulic pressure, so those were glued in place





The wings were a tighter fit than they were at the dryfit stage, maybe layers of paint? but I didn't really spray those areas... It was touch and go but they are in, aligned and just needing a bit of weathering on the mechanisms. The kit detail is very nice, especially the PE wiring loom, and part of the reason I wanted to spend the extra time and display it this way.



Then the flat coat, I opted for a lacquer matte for a change, the acrylic one I usually use tends to be tricky to get thinned well so that it does not spit and it is a real chore to clean out the AB after application.

with the self leveling thinner this stuff really laid down nicely, but I am very happy that my booth is vented outside!!

This is the most rewarding stage for me, it pulls all the layers together so much, even the decals almost look painted on.




I got the deck tractor weathered up also




The 12x18 print of my "fixed" base should arrive tomorrow and I have started on the figures...stay tuned.

thanks for looking!


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She's looking beautiful Jason. Looks like we have a great Top Gun contender soon :-)
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