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AdamSzendrei

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Looks like it's coming along great!! This kit went together pretty good for me without much filler needed
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Indeed looking really good.
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 well, one day, one day I will pick up a sows ear and make a silk purse from it!


lol you and me both... one day [smile]


Amen to that!!! [biggrin]

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G'day guys,

Thanks for all the comments and the banter. Again, apologies for the silence, work called again and have been away from the bench for a while. Finally got some quality extended time in this weekend and really pushed through. I'm still not a believer in this kit but must say that once some paint goes down it does look good.

First up I faced my PE demons and got the HUD installed. I was dreading this as usually I try and put these together and they collapse in a mess of PE and clear plastic. The trick, I found, is to install the two PE frames for the HUD with PVA glue (Micro's Kristal Klear) and let them sit for 30 minutes and get some grip. Then install the clear parts (again with PVA glue) as the frame still has some give as the PVA glue dries. My previous attempts at this involved CA glue which has no give and snaps as soon as you try to manoeuvre the clear parts in. Happy times:


Did some work on the resin burner cans


Then on to the undercarriage bays. Had plans to detail up some more but it was seriously sucking the life out of me so stopped. I just received the first two parts of Ammo by Mig Encyclopaedias. The second book on interiors and assembly is outstanding. First 3 pages had a Hornet undercarriage section, which I followed step by step. Thoroughly recommended! Might re-attack later once I've finished painting:




Got the canopy masked. I always like to try and get the rubber seals on the canopy so I used the Eduard canopy mask set for the first mask and sprayed Tamiya Rubber Black. The instructions call for that mask to be removed and the full mask to be put on to cover the rubber colour. Always hate this as something bound to go wrong. So I used the 0.5mm tape and went around the edge to protect the rubber black paint. First time I've done this so we'll see how it comes out:



Finally got around to painting. Pre-shading first. Bitty sloppy, but I'm hoping this bird will be a bit dirty so wasn't too concerned:




And this is where I got up to. Go a few coats on the underside. Using Mr Colour H308 lacquer based paints. Would prefer not to but that is the only type I can get my hands on for this colour. Apart from the fumes (thank you Mr 3M for the face mask) this is lovely stuff. A bit temperamental in getting the thinning ratio correct (not as forgiving as acrylics) but the finish is superb. Haven't finished this yet but decided to call it a day:

 



That's about it. Away for work again this week, but hopefully back at the bench next weekend to get the painting finished.

Cheers!

Sean




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Neat work on the HUD [thumb]

Love the detail in the wheel bays too.  going to be a looker this one [biggrin]

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Agree with Paul, the wheel bays are great! Nice job.

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Great job!
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Lookin Great there Sean!

Yea those HAS F-18 Kits can be a challenge at times, But they sure look good when done! Your doin' a fine job!

The Mr Color lacquers really are nice, But as U said..... They do need odd thinning ratios. I usually start at 70% + thinner to paint and go from there... But They sure lay down nice and smooth! I also think that works to your advantage as well, slower build up of base color. You can better control the amount of pre-shade coverage.

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Hello fellow Aussie and nice work on the Hornet Sean. Look forward to seeing it progress. [smile]
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Great work and progress...excellent.

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that is some great progress. I really like the detail in the landing gear bays also. looks good all around!
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Thanks for the comments and the encouragement. Currently sitting in a hotel in Bandung about 150 km from my bench. Really want to get back to this now after your comments and having a look again at the photos.

Re the lacquer paints. Seriously, if you get them thinned right it is like silk. Beautiful stuff.

Cheers!

Sean

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thanks for the info on the paint! hope you are back to the bench and home soon. be safe.
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.Currently sitting in a hotel in Bandung about 150 km from my bench.



Damn Sean! I miss Bandung!! Great place to go to get away from the Jakarta heat!!!


Used to go all the time wen I was working there, and when ever I go back on Vaca.... Been 4 yaers since I've been.

I know ur there for work, But it is a nice break!

If ya haven't heard of it, There is a bakery that has the best stuff....  Kartika sari. U have to give it a try!




Dave
 

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G'day Dave,

I know Kartika Sari very well. Always have to buy treats from there for the girls in the office. Bandung is nice, but if you went there tomorrow you probably wouldn't recognise the place. Overcrowded and dirty. On the weekends half of Jakarta heads up there which is less than pleasant.[mad] 

Cheers!

Sean

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