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quinaultkings

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Looking good Gary. Your weapons officer looks nervous, like he is going for his ejection handles LOL.

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Again just a few hours this evening after work, spent some time detailing out the cockpit, using various sections of styrene, scratch built some electronics boxes, and air tanks, and some wiring, also built up the rest of the wing sections and the rear stabilizers, sanded out the Tamiya surface primer now Iam happy with all the seams,and joints, and the intakes are smoothed out as well.Next job will be a few light coats of Vallejo White primer, before hopefully getting the Red sections of the wings and fuselage painted.
Heres todays photos.












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Coming along a treat Gary. Aidan
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Loads of progress Gary ! I still am in awe that this is in 1/72, so much detail in the cockpit, and the crew look very real sitting in there too ! I feel your pain on the intake filling mate, my next plane won't be a jet Lol ! This is coming on really well and looks great, it will look amazing with the red on

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Going great guns Gary. Can I ask is that Mr Surfacer on the seam just behind the cockpit? If so how did you get the rivets and panel lines to stay so pronounced? Did you wipe it away after applying? I ask because I found it difficult to fill my F14 and sand whilst still keeping the detail from being destroyed. Thanks.

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Aidan, Pete and Andy, thanks for the comments guys, Andy I use Tamiya surface primer, and I thin it down about 80% with extra thin cement and paint it along the seams and joints, the extra thin cement helps it flow into any gaps, and doubles up on the strength of the join, and because its very thinly applied it does not flood the finer details like panel lines and rivets. To tidy it up I then polish it out with toothpaste which acts as a fine cutting compound and then I go down the grades with Micro mesh.
Thanks again for the comments will post more as it develops.
Best Wishes
Gary

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Aidan, Pete and Andy, thanks for the comments guys, Andy I use Tamiya surface primer, and I thin it down about 80% with extra thin cement and paint it along the seams and joints, the extra thin cement helps it flow into any gaps, and doubles up on the strength of the join, and because its very thinly applied it does not flood the finer details like panel lines and rivets. To tidy it up I then polish it out with toothpaste which acts as a fine cutting compound and then I go down the grades with Micro mesh.
Thanks again for the comments will post more as it develops.
Best Wishes
Gary


awesome tip! wow. good show!

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Thanks Gary, I'll remember that one.
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Progress as of now, the primer stood for 4 days then given a sanding with Micromesh starting at 3200 grade and working down to 12000 grade, then a polish with 3M's  final finish. It was now ready for the Carmine Red to go on and in my haste to catch Pete (Brundleknock) up lol I made one hell of a cock up,I did not mask up the cockpit and managed to destroy all the detail work I had put in on the cockpit and crew,they ended up looking like Cherokee's,ah well get the fine brushes and paint out and try  and resurrect it.
The Carmine Red is from Polyscale, and although it's an acrylic its like wallpaper paste, so I heavily diluted it with MR Color leveller to about 7 parts thinner to 3 parts paint, and slowly built up the colour, the finish is Matt which looking at actual photos on the web is correct, definitely not a a Ferrari F1 high gloss.
The Polyscale paints dry very quickly which after a couple of hours allowed me to try and get the cockpit and crew rescued.
Humbrol Enamels and some fine brushes and around 3 hours later they sort of look ok again.The next stage wll be TO MASK UP THE COCKPIT, and then spray the Semi Gloss Black, which will be a mix of Tamiya X18 and XF69 NATO Black, as I do not want it to be too Black in this small scale.
Here is where we are now.







Thanks for now and good luck to all the Group Builders.
Gary

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Good save on the cockpit Gary, it's heart breaking when something like that happens, red is a bugger for overspray though but you can't tell there ever was any overspray now, the red looks really nice it's a beautiful scheme you are doing on this one ! I'm nervous about masking mine now lol, I was going to fit the canopies and spray the whole lot but then decided I wanted to leave the canopies removable, I'm frightened that I will break some of the etch off when I mask it up, I'll have to go softly softly catchy monkey again lol, good progress though mate you are cracking on nicely

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Gary, looks like you saved the office and the pilots! YAY! that red is dynamite! can't wait to see more. good luck!
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Good save...you won't make that mistake again I'm sure!

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Looks very good [thumb]
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Here are a couple of video diary updates, basically masked all the red off ready to spray the black which was a mix of Tamiya X18 semi gloss black and XF69 NATO black, then masked off the black section in order to paint the metallic areas of the exhaust heat shield and the stabilizers, for this I used Alclad 2 stainless steal, which will then be heat stained with burnt metal and jet exhaust. Hope the videos are intelligible apologies in advance as I have bad hay fever at the moment.




Best of luck to all in the GB there is some amazing work going on here and its keeping me very motivated thanks guys
Gary

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The videos are great Gary, and the phantom is coming along nicely, the red and black look amazing ! It will really come to life with the decals on and the crew turned out nice too mate ! Hope the hay fever is better soon

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