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Brundledonk

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The intakes are going to be a pain, but better to get them away at the beginning. I really don't know what the kit designer was smoking when he came up with these intakes lol Pete



LOL, lawn cuttings obviously [smile]

anyhow I like the tin foil idea for the intakes


I can't help but wonder how much the kit with all the extras came to cost wise thus far and how much extra would the resin intakes be for this ?

exhausts looking good already, i wonder if you use something to undo the glue so you can paul them out and paint the plastic and then refit them again ?? big ask perhaps...I wonder if ink might work in this scenerio and wipe the etch clean after as the cloth probably wouldn't touch the plastic on the inside of the exhaust nozzles, crap idea ? I am not sure, but just a thought [smile]

anyhow, haven't you finished it yet ???? [biggrin]



Hehe I reckon it was a type of grass lol ! I've had the kit and etch set in the stash for about 5 years maybe longer lol, so I've not had to spend anything up to now, I would have loved to use the resin intakes but I am not working at the moment and I couldn't justify the spend. it will take a bit of time to make them seamless but my time is free at the moment lol ! And it's good to practice for my scratch building too. The etch is too thin to pull out without damaging it, but I was thinking along the lines of a dark wash to see if I could get away with leaving them in the natural metal finish, so not a crap idea its a good one mate ! And it's not quite finished lol ! Just got the decals to go on !

Thanks for the kind comments and suggestions it's very much appreciated

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Could you use the decals and landing gear off the shark ?. The P.E does make quite a difference on some models and especially on this one, You in the cellar yet ive made some space here for body parts if you want to stash them or meybe burn them [crazy]
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Could you use the decals and landing gear off the shark ?. The P.E does make quite a difference on some models and especially on this one, You in the cellar yet ive made some space here for body parts if you want to stash them or meybe burn them [crazy]
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Hehe if you have the space I wouldn't mind storing them there , they are mummified so they won't leak lol !
Builders came today Yay !they will be starting in a couple of weeks

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Time to carve up the model again !, intake parts cut from the other side now

As I was doing it there was a bit of creaking going on, it's this side ! There is no strength in this part of the fuselage and it's very thin next to the space for the in flight fueling thingy

There is an insert for this, so in it went, it does make it a little stronger now

There is an insert that goes on the spine of the plane, but it sat a bit low

So I put in a couple of tiny balls of blu tac

This allowed me to press down on the part until it was flush, and I glued it with mr Cement
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I can't get on with the intakes as they are drying, so I decided to do the hot bits at the other end

These were sprayed alclad steel again gently over bare plastic


Then alclad jet exhaust on the ends of the bullets (these are not the parts I did yesterday they were the engine faces)

Then on the rings of the flame holders I painted silver, I painted it In a kind of dash pattern to leave some of the steel showing

Silver was painted on the very edges of the fan blades to highlight them

Then it was time for the pastels, these are just cheap hobbycraft ones
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I then scraped some dust off the blue and used a cotton bud to pick it up

And rubbed it over the flame holder, the reason for painting the rings in a dash pattern was I knew the silver would show it more than the steel so it would look a bit random

Same thing with yellows and oranges

And the result, it's subtle and hard to capture with the camera, but it looks ok to the eye, a lot should be seen of these as they don't sit very deep in the tubes

I also had a brainwave and marked in the tamiya instructions, where the Eduard etch would be used as it's easy to forget when you are concentrating on the build
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After the flame holders I decided to paint the afterburner tubes, started with tamiya buff lightened with white

Pictures of this area show brown or grey at the back going through greens and cream, I went for brown at the back

The corrugated surface is full of perforations on the real thing but tamiya have them smooth, I didn't fancy making millions of holes so I drew them on with a marker

Then I sprayed vallejo green wash, I used a post it note as a soft mask, it looks wierd here but stay with me it will work out in the end !

As it's dark inside when the tunnel halves are joined I have kept the contrast high, a dry fit shows it will be ok

Highly thinned buff was used to soften the transition between colours

Then very thin Tamiya smoke for a bit of grime and soot

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Then a matt coat to dull the smoke as it drys glossy

And finally a bit of white pastel

I had to use the flash or you wouldn't be able to see inside, it looks much better to the eye, but the pics show the effect

It will come together a bit more once the cans are painted and weathered


I hope the updates are not too long winded, just let me know if you think I should lower the photo count

Cheers for looking in

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Pete the photo count is fine for me. Looks great.

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I'm loving what you've done!
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Looks great Pete! and the more pics the better [thumb][thumb][thumb]
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your flying along with your build and good to see all the pics on how your doing it

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Fantastic work on the exhausts ... looking mighty good.
Keep 'em coming
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Thank you so much for the encouragement guys !!!
The intake jigsaw was glued together

Mr surfacer slapped over the gaps and seams

And sanded back, now I've not tried to make these perfect yet as there will be more filling and sanding after they are glued to the intake covers

But even at this stage they are much better than the way Tamiya designed them

I will spray some primer over these to check how they look, but they feel smooth so should be ok

A quick blast of white primer and it doesn't look too bad, the gap you can see on the right hand side of the intake is a groove that keys into the fuselage I really should remove it, but to be honest once it's in place you can't really see it. So I'm going to leave as is

This left side of the intake is fine and doesn't need anymore work

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Sorry for the blurry picture, I taped everything in place so I could glue the external intake covers on in the correct position

The next stage will be to remove the intakes and blend this lip in
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