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M.Brindos

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Hang in there Chris! If the PE won't cooperate then there is always the option of using the kit parts. You are the artist in charge of this project mate. You are the one who gets to decide if the PE is really necessary or if it's even worth the trouble to go forward. The kit doesn't get to decide that and don't let it try lol.

You've got this Chris. Trust yourself, its YOUR art.  [smile]
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Totally agree with Mike.

Your game, your rules!

Stay in the game Chris [thumb]

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Flaps looking spot on Chris will be even better with some paint and weathering
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Thanks guys.

Thought I would take a break from PE and start on the undercarriage, omg, more PE lol.
When this is finished it will be a PE kit with some after market styrene.
Anyway, UC going ok, some bits of flash and some nasty seam lines to deal with. The instructions dictate that all the UC legs should be fitted before bringing the two wing halves together. I am hoping to find a way to install later in the build so I don't snap them off.
I will post some update shots later.

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I tossed myself into a PE nightmare with my armor build. I took on too much for my first go round with PE. it can test the best nerves! good luck!
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Don't be worried about using every piece of PE either. Not many modellers use it all, just use what you want to use and are comfortable with.
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Don't be worried about using every piece of PE either. Not many modellers use it all, just use what you want to use and are comfortable with.


good advice. I finally made myself realize that and it took a lot of pressure off. besides, the PE you do not use becomes gold for scratchbuilding something else later in another build.

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Exactly.

Were you also aware that on the PE frame (especially for armour) that there are holes of differing sizes and shapes. Well if you take an odd piece of sprue and heat it with a lighter and when it get soft just press it into the holes, it forms extra scaled bolt heads for your model. [wink]
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Exactly. Were you also aware that on the PE frame (especially for armour) that there are holes of differing sizes and shapes. Well if you take an odd piece of sprue and heat it with a lighter and when it get soft just press it into the holes, it forms extra scaled bolt heads for your model. [wink]


NO SIR! I DID NOT KNOW THAT. I will be paying much more attention the next time I see one of those. Thanks for the head's-up Nigel!
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Exactly. Were you also aware that on the PE frame (especially for armour) that there are holes of differing sizes and shapes. Well if you take an odd piece of sprue and heat it with a lighter and when it get soft just press it into the holes, it forms extra scaled bolt heads for your model. [wink]


NO SIR! I DID NOT KNOW THAT. I will be paying much more attention the next time I see one of those. Thanks for the head's-up Nigel!


Me either, mind you I haven't built armour with AM PE yet so thanks for the heads up Nigel. Great tip! [smile]

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The flaps and cockpit look really nice Chris !
And the etch really can suck the life out of you lol, but the guys are bang on when they say you don't need to use it all, some of the brass parts that come with a set just aren't wort the effort for the results they give so don't worry too much if you leave some of it out.

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Exactly. Were you also aware that on the PE frame (especially for armour) that there are holes of differing sizes and shapes. Well if you take an odd piece of sprue and heat it with a lighter and when it get soft just press it into the holes, it forms extra scaled bolt heads for your model. [wink]


NO SIR! I DID NOT KNOW THAT. I will be paying much more attention the next time I see one of those. Thanks for the head's-up Nigel!


Me either, mind you I haven't built armour with AM PE yet so thanks for the heads up Nigel. Great tip! [smile]


never saw that tip before either. thanks!!!

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Hi folks. Sorry I've not posted for a while, progress is slow. I have finished painting the interior and I have a question, is it best practice to apply a gloss coat before I apply the weathering wash? Also, do I dry brush before wash?
Any advice is much appreciated.

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PS Will try and post some pics up over the weekend
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M.Brindos

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It depends on the look you are after.

If you are going for a clean look then gloss before you wash and weather.

If you want a ground in dirty look, more like armor and rough and ready fighter planes, then you want to clear with flat and then wash and weather.

Clear cote before and after you decal, but you already know that part.

What look are you wanting to achieve?
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I usually dry brush before applying a wash and pic up some shiny details afterwards with silver. Like Mike is saying it depends on what you like. I'm no pro at all and also searching for the the "right" way to do it, but from my experience with my first builds there is no wrong way :-). I didn't use a gloss in the interior before applying the wash but will do so for the exterior. It gives me more controle and if I don't like it I can easy remove the wash. I hope that helped?
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