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Brundledonk

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Looking thus far [smile]

nice touch with the pastels and pen ! I like a bit of multi media [smile]

btw, whats the deal with "the bug" ?

is that a tool for bending the PE ?



Thanks mate, I like to use pastels a lot, it a nice cheap way to add weathering, yes the bug is for folding the etch you can bend some intricate pieces using the different sized fingers on the tool, and there is little cut outs machined in to form grab handles out of wire, I think the brand was called hold n fold

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Not much bench time today, life got in the way ( yes I do have one lol) but my plan is to do something to this kit everyday even if it's only half an hours work
Missiles were repainted white, to cover the overspray from the stripes

And after the success with the masking for the seeker heads I did the other 3, I used a bit of tamiya tape over the top to help prevent overspray

Next up was to paint the rollerons on the fins, again Eduard provide masks and they are very precise

So out with the fine nose tweezers and whistling a happy tune I masked up both sides of each fin

But as I reached the last fin on the second missile I realised that Eduard don't give you enough masks ! There are 16 on this sheet I checked on the other sheet and there are no more ! There is no mention on the instructions that you need to reuse them in fact on the drawing it shows to use masking fluid to cover the areas the mask doesn't, I wish I noticed this before as when I masked both sides of the fin I stuck the masks to each other
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Any way I went ahead and sprayed the rollerons alclad steel on the 2 that I masked, then had to peel them all off carefully to be able to use them on the other 2 missiles.
I really can't understand why eduard didn't just give you enough masks to complete the job, or at least tell you that you have to re-use them

But the result is nice and tidy, because I needed to re-use the mask I couldn't protect the fins from overspray !

So after masking spraying and very careful removal......and masking and spraying I got there in the end

Then I went back in with the white to fix the overspray on the fins

And the hoop masks could be removed, they came out ok in the end
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They still need a gloss coat and decals, and a little bit of detail painting and a bit of wash here and there, but at this point I decided enough was enough, put on my budgie smugglers, got out the sun cream and simmered gently in the sun for a couple of hours !

Cheers for looking

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They turned out great Pete.
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They turned out great Pete.


Thanks Andy, they still have a bit more work to do before they are finished but I'm happy how the masking turned out ! Good to hear you are going to start the phantom soon, good idea to build it in tandem with the F-14 as like you say you can test a technique on that then use it on the phantom, it can help to overcome the hesitation that we get when we are about to put paint on a new kit !

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I painted the rollers with vallejo brass, the missiles are now are drying with a coat of clear on them so I can decal them tomorrow

And started the long job of blending the filler in, this will take a while as the filler needs a day to dry after every application

Just got to keep slapping it on and sanding it back, but in the end they should be seamless
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Pete, just leave the air intakes like that, they will look fine with a bit of paint on them!!!!! Not that I am trying to ruin your chances of contest success of course.....[wink]

I know what you mean about the hesitation on putting paint down on a model. I seem to be nervous about each stage in case I cock up 6 months of work. I did however do some work on the F14 last night. I managed to knock back the last mistake of too dark post shading and tidy things up. I also put a Klear coat on the underside BUT I am confused because this morning the gloss is a bit patchy and rough in places. I know I covered all of the area with several coats. I was spraying at 15psi but I think maybe I should have cleaned my airbrush first because it was spraying a little bit splattery and when I did clean it (until 1am!) it was pretty dirty. The Klear coats were also too thick I think...why when we can see a problem with spraying do we just keep spraying more onto the same area in the hope it will get better when we know it will get worse (it is like being a rabbt caught in headlights or maybe it is the fumes!!).

I think I will spray the side colour tonight and then maybe LIGHTLY gloss that and the bottom again at 20psi with a clean airbrush!! Hopefully that will sort it.

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Pete, just leave the air intakes like that, they will look fine with a bit of paint on them!!!!! Not that I am trying to ruin your chances of contest success of course.....[wink]

I know what you mean about the hesitation on putting paint down on a model. I seem to be nervous about each stage in case I cock up 6 months of work. I did however do some work on the F14 last night. I managed to knock back the last mistake of too dark post shading and tidy things up. I also put a Klear coat on the underside BUT I am confused because this morning the gloss is a bit patchy and rough in places. I know I covered all of the area with several coats. I was spraying at 15psi but I think maybe I should have cleaned my airbrush first because it was spraying a little bit splattery and when I did clean it (until 1am!) it was pretty dirty. The Klear coats were also too thick I think...why when we can see a problem with spraying do we just keep spraying more onto the same area in the hope it will get better when we know it will get worse (it is like being a rabbt caught in headlights or maybe it is the fumes!!).

I think I will spray the side colour tonight and then maybe LIGHTLY gloss that and the bottom again at 20psi with a clean airbrush!! Hopefully that will sort it.


Hehehe if I put a thick enough coat of white on them they will be fine lol ! I have similar problems (not just with Klear) when the temperatures are very cold or very warm. Let it harden for 24 hours and give it a very light sand with fine paper to remove the roughness and spray klear again it melts into the previous surface so it should recover ok. One of the reasons that I keep using it as opposed to other varnishes is this very reason, it's much easier to correct if it goes on wrong ! I had similar trouble with the klear going orange peel on my f-15 but it turned out ok in the end. Believe it or not Im the same, I always get nervous when starting something important on a model, but once I get going it's fine (most of the time lol)

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Well I havn't been able to spend much time at the bench today, and the little bit that I have done has given me problems and I've had one near disaster
I sanded off yesterday's filler on the intakes and slapped on a load more, they are getting close now though, I reckon one more load of filler after this should do it EDIT: note the bottle of cellulose and the decals on the white card, this will become relevant in post #71

It's the curve on the top of this one that is giving me trouble as the step is so large

When I glossed the missiles I held them at one end sprayed, then when dry I used locking tweezers to hold them by the fin to do the other end........ But 2 were not quite dry so I had a couple of marks where the tweezers were on the fins

So I had to sand them back ready to spray them white again

I used zero white as it drys in seconds, blurry pic but they came out fine
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Well that was problem number one, but no biggie As I could fix it. Last night I cut the missile decals from the sheet, there are 3 to go on each missile and Tamiya have linked them together with decal film, no problem as I just cut them into 3 separate decals, as I was doing this I had a thought that I better be careful not to drop anything on them.
Well when I was cleaning the white paint from the airbrush after repainting the fins, a drop of cellulose thinners dropped of onto one of them ! It's my own fault I should have put them out of the way !
This should say "caution do not roll tumble or drop" or something similar, instead it now reads "Pete is a plumpton" lol

No matter what I do the modelling gods will always stiff me somehow with decals ! Anyway unperturbed I pressed on with the remaining ones

Most of the stencils on the sheet are linked together by masses of decal film, they will all have to be separated if I want to reduce the chance of silvering

I managed to get the rest on without destroying them, but this is the cuckoo in the nest ! I'm hoping it will be hidden by a pylon
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So that was problem number 2 (don't these things come in threes ?)
I wanted to add a bit of wash to the missiles as they look very bland as they are, so I got out the dark grey wash and chucked it on, when this happened

I managed to empty pretty much the whole bottle ! I knocked it over with the camera taking pics of the missiles, luckily I got them out of the way before the tsunami of wash reached them, and still managed to get a pic of the mess lol, so no damage done but my heart did skip a beat and I swore in welsh and English lol !
After a bench clean up I took some pics of the finished missiles, they just need a matt coat when the wash is dry

The wash is subtle but pics show these weapons are very clean


So that's that, hopefully I will get through the rest of the build without any more drama ! Busy day tomorrow so no more modelling until Sunday

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I'm glad you pressed on regardless of the mishaps. Those missiles look great even though one of them is missing a label.
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I'm glad you pressed on regardless of the mishaps. Those missiles look great even though one of them is missing a label.


Thanks Mike ! It is a shame about the missing decal, but I might be able to hide it behind the pylon, not the end of the world, but spilling the wash was a nightmare lol, it's oil based so made a good mess and the whole house smells of it now ! Good job the weather is good here so I can leave all the windows open
Shinola happens sometimes I guess lol

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Ypu were lucky there Wiggy lol
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