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Definitely sad and a hard thing for a tightknit group like a tactical recon. unit to get through im sure. I second the question ? What was the A.F. Boards determination for the crashes ?
Hello Josh I think your Fulmar looks great. Im not an expert on either the aircraft or colors but it looks the part. Im not sure how much you mixed/stirred/shook your paints but sometimes that can effect the color. Next time try and stir it for a few minutes ? That might get the desired tone from the paint tin. Dennis
It's looking spectacular as always Peter! Would it be possible for you to occasionally throw in a paint pot (universal standard of weights & measures for modelers...) as a scale reference please? It gets challenging for us mere mortals to gauge the size of some of your work!
busnproplinerfan replied to TheRealMrEd's topic in Ready for Inspection - AircraftQuite the piece for an Airfix kit. I want to do the mock up aircraft model 330 one of these years. The F-14 is as classy as the F-4, well maybe. Factoid, Canada was super close to buying them. There is somewhere a picture of one in Canadian markings.
Ark Royal's last cruise - 1) Fairey Gannet AEW3: parked on deck; 2) Blackburn Buccaneer S2: wingfold and undercarriage legs
massimo replied to massimo's topic in Work in Progress - AircraftThanks for the info! I'll come back to this later on.
I've been looking at vintage photos of F-84s until I am cross-eyed. In spite of all that, I can't quite translate the weather I see to a set of skills to use on my model. I just don't know how to re-create what I see. So, I've punted and decided to go with what I call the "Artistic license" approach. Normally, I have some photos of an airplane and I try to match the weathering I see exactly. In this case, I haven't been able to, so I am just doing some "generic" weathering. I found a couple videos on You Tube from Spencer Pollard where he shows his "fool proof metal finish" technique. I thought he got results that matched what I was looking for. Unfortunately, he started with a sludge wash, and I can't do that because of the raised panel detail. Then he went over some seams with Tamiya smoke. So I tried that. I have to say, I wasn't too impressed with Tamiya smoke, in some cases it left a rough, frosted looking surface. But, by and large it did what it was supposed to and I was able to subtly darken some seams, which I thought made it look more worn. Today I struggled with how to do a wash on it, but I finally gave up after some ideas that didn't work. In the end, I did a pin wash in the recessed areas (control surfaces) and then whipped out the Tamiya weathering pastels to put some random streaks here and there. In all, it looks better (I thought it looked too perfect before) and reasonably weathered. There still room for improvement though! I have the canopy masked and ready to paint. Then I will put the testors metalizer sealer on one more time to seal in the weathering (Does any body know if it will react badly to the thin coats of Tamiya smoke I put on?). Then, it should be done!
72modeler replied to boom.boom's topic in InterwarSo good to hear you're still around, Nick! Mike
Harley John replied to Pete in Lincs's topic in Real AviationThat's is absolutely fabulous to see. I was at East Kirkby o the 24th of August and they were working on her when we were there. Great to see all that love and attention paying off.
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