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  1. I'm trully sorry for "ignoring" GBs lately, but this year full of heatwaves killed off my scalebuilding mojo, so it took a while for me to get in the mood... I'm not there yet fully but slowly I'm coming back While some of GBs had to be abandoned, I've focused on F-5 and Revell-o-gram GB, hopefully will be able to finish on time.... I've painted and detailed cockpit area so far, while some other parts which I didn't photograph are in progress (fuel tanks and tail wheels dolly) As we have a plenty of time till the end of this GB, I am on positive note to finish this one on time! Cheers, S.
  2. I'm trully sorry for "ignoring" GBs lately, but this year full of heatwaves killed off my scalebuilding mojo, so it took a while for me to get in the mood... I'm not there yet fully but slowly I'm coming back While some of GBs had to be abandoned, I've focused on F-5 and Revell-o-gram GB, hopefully will be able to finish on time.... I've finished work on cockpit, and (landing?) lights on bottom of fuselage - lights were not following curvature of fuselage so I've sanded them down and polished with various gradations of sanding and polishing paper... Cheers, and hopefully soon with new photos... Srđan
  3. I've started process of painting camouflage - first step was underside areas. After I've sprayed Ammo Scratches Chipping Fluid, I did the layer of Gunze H61 IJN Grey, and after some playing with "scratching", I've oversprayed middle parts of panels with H61 lightened with white color, so scratches were toned down a bit and made more realistic I hope so... I'll leave it to cure for few days and then I'll take care of upper surfaces - Gunze H59 IJN Green it will be! Cheers, S.
  4. Hello mates, I'll join this STGB with Hobby Boss kit of F-5E. Although this kit does have some of its inaccuracies, I'll leave them aside and do this build OOB. I will use decals for box-art bird - "Red 23" from VFC-13. Cheers, S.
  5. Airfix 1/72 BAe Sea Harrier FRS.1 - Pavla resin cockpit - Aires resin exhaust nozzles - Gunze acrylics - Artistic oils wash Cheers, S.
  6. I'm calling it done! Final subtle weathering was done with Tamiya weathering sets and MIG pigments. I did some small mistakes and misses, but some of them were out of my control, so I hopefully managed to represent Falklands SHAR as realistic as it was.... Thanks for comments, critiques and suggestions during work. Cheers, S.
  7. @Planebuilder62 Thanks for the info. I have looked various photos of FRS.1 examples, and it's pretty inconsistent - some of them do have front nozzles in camo color, while some have it in steel/exhaust color. I may leave it as is if I don't find confirmation for this one, at least nozzle looks way better in metal color to me Cheers, S.
  8. As panel lines on this kit are very deep, I chose not to fill them with Mr. Surfacer but also not to do classic wash in the end, but only dot filtering with White artistic oil. Idea was to try to simulate rainmarks on fuselage and wings, as this bird was stationed on aircraft carrier, and weather was pretty harsh in that period of year. Accompanied with previously done faded cammo, I think I've managed to do this not so bad Final semigloss coat is also sprayed on, so now we're closer to finish line... just assembling of smaller parts and detailing is left to do... Small parts are also almost done.. some small detail painting is left to do... Cheers, S.
  9. Said and done - Aluminium was painted on parts of fuselage and wings where chipping is most likely to occur - I plan to use scratch/chipping fluid over this area, before I paint cammo colors... In theory looks like it will work, we'll see how it goes... Inner surfaces of wheel and bomb bay covers were painted in Aotake Blue while wheels and landing gear legs + arrestor hook were painted in Aluminium.. Gloss coat was oversprayed to seal them... Cheers, S.
  10. Thanks for the kind words mates Preshading is done - Black Mr. Surfacer 1500, and so are some small parts that go into aluminium afterwards... Spinner and propeller are painted with Mr. Color Propeller Color I plan to paint metallic (and Aotake Blue) parts tomorrow, and most probably I'll paint parts of fuselage and wings that are prone to chipping into Aluminium, so I can do the chipping of camouflage colors later. Cheers, S.
  11. All the small parts are now assembled and readied for primer. Painting masks by Dead Design Models are just GREAT - they are nicely precut and designed to fit this kit's canopy, their adhesive is strong to hold them onto canopy, but easy enough to remove them from paper carrier without any problem! Grace itself today received layer of primer - Mr. Surfacer 1200. Next step is preshading... Cheers, S.
  12. Good evening mates, here is my participant in this iconic GB - an experimental oldie Monogram - X-15 in 1/72 Cheers, S.
  13. Decals are on...and sealed with gloss coat! Cheers, S.
  14. Since last photo update, wheel and bomb bay were primered with Gunze Black Surfacer 1500, and then sprayed with Gunze Aluminium metalizer, overcoated with dilluted Gunze H63 Aotake Blue. I'll leave it to dry for few days and then I'll spray gloss coat to seal it down... Cheers, S,
  15. Camouflage is done - Gunze H333 Extra Dark Seagrey, lightened with few drops of white to give it a bit weathered look. Exhaust nozzles were painted with Gunze Stainless metalizer, and they definitely look way too better than those from kit! Next layer will be gloss coat as a base for decals... Cheers, S.
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