F-4K / FG1 - XT872 - 892 NAS, 1972
Posted 31 March 2010 - 03:01 PM
I think that I did a better job on the patch on his shoulder than I did the one that I painted on the base.
I used to collect flight gear, I've had more than one person tell me that they think that figure looks just like me, when I was all kitted up. Although I also did one of these figures for a friend who flew Phantoms with VF-92, with the helmet painted appropriately, and he said that it looked just like him, that he stood just like that when he was all geared up, ready to go fly. *shrug*
But, that's enough diverting away from your F-4 and the great job you've done overcoming the problems that you've encountered, bexwh773. Now back to our regularly scheduled programming.
Posted 21 May 2010 - 09:54 PM
The nightmares continue, firstly from the first two photos we have a liberal dose of Promodeller Dark Wash, over the top of FIVE coats of varnish.............
So I removed it after a few days and what happens to the decals under FIVE did I say FIVE coats of varnish? Look at the photos
So far so good
Now Toys, Pram, Out of Throwing..... BUGGER
All in all Im getting close to a serious sense of humour failure with this one, but Ive got the rocket pods done & 2 Mikes resin wheels painted, and nearly finished the cockpit.
Thanks for looking and any comments, good, bad, plain sarcastic or you just fancy a good laugh at my expense (yes Im serious it will make me laugh) always welcome
Posted 21 May 2010 - 11:46 PM
over the top of FIVE coats of varnish.............
Well, at least it's waterproof.
I've never seen decals do what those have done. Heck, even the almost completely unco-operative markings that I forced to work on my Classic Airframes Wyvern held up better.
Posted 31 May 2010 - 11:07 PM
Right then, Martin Bakers Rapid Departure Devices now finished and installed, canopy on and locked down, needing just a smidge more paint, rocket pods and wheels on.
Anyways, heres a few pics for your persuals
Thanks for looking
The not quite authentic Carrier Deck (but its all ive got)