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  1. What the armor modeling world calls dot filters. I just apply tiny dots of different color oils (light sandy yellows, ochre, a medium green, and a dark brown like raw umber), and then scrub them into a flat finish and mix them a bit in the process, but not uniformally. I attempt to streak the colors down on the fuselage sides, and backwards on horizontal surfaces. I admit, while the effect is great on armor and larger scale airplanes, I think its a bit much in this scale. I'll try tinier dots, next time.
  2. Holy cow! I don't remember the Matchbox mossie looking this good.
  3. Really nice job,.Dennis. What made you decide to close the canopy on the end? And was the build satisfying for your nostalgia, or did it kill some childhood memories?
  4. Not much to report, but I cleaned up the auxiliary doors. The intake parts don't fit too cleanly, so the joint will need to get smoothed out, and the closed doors on the bottom side will need to be rescribed. *Gulp! Not looking forward to the task, so it may be a bit before the next update.
  5. Spittie is on its own legs now. I also started work on the exhauasts. Somehow while glueing the door in the open position, glue got on the belly, right where.o was holding the model and a finger-printed mess ensued. I'll need to sand and repaint once it cures. Too fracking mad to photograph it.
  6. Very nicely done model and vignette. I envy your figure painting skill
  7. I've been playing around with the ow-gzil-yerry doors I can't quite get them to look right. This is the closest I got, but they still look like the plane needs an orthodontist. Ignore the semovente in the back. Though it IS a kit I build as a kid, it is not a GB entry.
  8. Things got a little out of hand with weathering, but I think I like it.
  9. A few days later and all the major joints have been cleaned up and rescribed. For raised lines I scribe with a blade and then run some TET over the resulting ridges to fuse then into a line. The model has been temporarily set on it's main wheels to test it's stance. Everything seems in order. Two questions. 1. Do real harriers have that split line in thr instrument coaming? 2. There should be hinged flappy door thingies (official USMC designation ) on these, no?
  10. Eight parts or not; that level of effort would have taken me weeks. You're a machine if you did that in a few nights
  11. Really well done! And Purcellville. Love that town. The makerspace I'm a member of is out there. I can't wait for this covid crap to end, so I can make my way down there again.
  12. Decals are on. I'll admit, I've been distracted by other projects
  13. Sorry about the decals, but the rest of the build looks great! Have you tried fitting the wing, yet?
  14. Bah! I knew that wouldn't last. Quite a big step at the back of the wing assembly, where they meet the fuselage. And some up front too. Hopefully these fare in smoothly.
  15. If ever there was a tooling to revive, it's this one. So far the kit is going together very nicely. Unlike most Monogram's kits I've built, the fuselage halves do not require any filler. There is a bit of seam to sand down, but no biggie. No steps, no gaps, no warping. I should say too much more; there are still plenty of parts that might fit poorly.
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