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  1. Spent last night took about 3 hout to work on the instrument panel getting the kit decaks on the IP. I cut them up and applied them in sections. Tedious job and tryoing to make eveyhting uniform can be a pain. Zoom in a taking close pics you see its not uniform . But when looking at it by itself its not bad at all. Kit wheels painted up and ready for flat coat . Next to ge the rest of the cocokpit painted 1B5F8A50-B926-42D4-AB63-9C54D4B993A8 by b007scott, on Flickr 4B8F6641-205B-4AC2-B18B-5C9871AA9E7E by b007scott, on Flickr Brian
  2. Got the tail painted i used the AK real colors light gull grey and the rudder Tamiya LP-2 Gloss white . Intakes got assembled and compressor blades assembles . Sprayed Tamiya LP-11 silver for the compressor blades . Next to spray the tail with gloss coat and get some decals on it EFF4F316-2FDB-4D5F-A4EE-F26F857AFA26 by b007scott, on Flickr BEC68628-87B7-4290-974C-F4358483E918 by b007scott, on Flickr 98281919-2AFC-4E7E-8478-BF2FE5FBB81B by b007scott, on Flickr 7D675711-EEB1-4A13-8AFD-3BEADD5F9B71 by b007scott, on Flickr Brian
  3. Spent the last week making paint repairs. I had lots of area where the light gull grey was not built up. then had some repair to work on a few times on the tasil. Then went and feathered the demarcation between the colors. Now i can move on to the hot section. Also got the sidewinders painted. Now to get the gloss coat on the Sidewinders and Sparrows and decals . Got some two bob missils stencil decals in the mail whicj will help out EABC9943-BFE0-40DE-9C48-F506666E6991 by b007scott, on Flickr 929F7506-06C2-4D0F-A4E4-9AB75C348880 by b007scott, on Flickr 93F08C1C-B83B-4730-8C15-E2793B6B999D by b007scott, on Flickr FB9B5EF7-6E9D-4230-AEC8-FC75913DE596 by b007scott, on Flickr 1B7AFDD1-75F4-4A62-B50B-CE1B1A77596F by b007scott, on Flickr C16C0E46-BE94-4426-990D-E4A34118C4CA by b007scott, on Flickr 543F6F34-229E-4708-A81F-903A6616705A by b007scott, on Flickr 065663F0-621F-4D3E-A2FF-688D16249DD8 by b007scott, on Flickr F1D7CBF5-73C4-4B19-9752-9D6847A71AFC by b007scott, on Flickr 0B50E168-1DD8-4A92-BB49-0D278664D745 by b007scott, on Flickr Brian
  4. Eduard recently came out with a set of stencils decals for the Tamiya F-14B . I got my set from Spruebrothers. This will be time consuming but worth it in the end D5E8C992-9CAF-4E45-8116-9D0A6BA45350 by b007scott, on Flickr 3FFB41FB-CDEA-4AD7-9C32-6E3FD2F6A033 by b007scott, on Flickr 237D4249-514F-4E95-8A2A-4F1897EEE2F2 by b007scott, on Flickr 5A594938-B86F-474B-B661-ABFE5066828B by b007scott, on Flickr 9B3573C4-FD81-4AB7-BA69-B3E769A66207 by b007scott, on Flickr Brian
  5. small update . I tried to modify the kit fin cap back dated to a early B . But propsed to go south and doing so i destroyed a kit tail. SO i ordered new parts from Tamiya and find cap from hypersonic models . Parts showed up. The hypersonic B fin cap is really great and fit like a dream. Also gothe last of the parts for the main wing assembled. Next to start on the cockpit and exhaust burner can area 260CA916-3DCF-474B-98EB-96E87E958A99 by b007scott, on Flickr 24289CA9-1CF3-4932-B3AD-EC21C54A3312 by b007scott, on Flickr AAEC8F03-0CA2-4848-937F-B268402549CA by b007scott, on Flickr C99194F6-933D-4014-8D7C-31F68706F888 by b007scott, on Flickr Brian
  6. Here is a update finally . I used the Ammo Mig Maskng Putty to do the de marcation between the upper and lower colors . Topside has been sprayed with AK Real colors Light Gull Grey. I had couple of areas taht i had to fix. Then i sprayed those areas and the verticals stabs with Mrbase white 1000 whitee. Next to spray the AK rear aft section of the trailing area color and the Tamiya LP Gloss White on the horizontal stabs . 548AB7BB-B8C3-4553-B6D1-7C564A7C6822 by b007scott, on Flickr 768FD618-CF3B-4C91-B34D-B12710C2E72E by b007scott, on Flickr 3FA48608-1A45-426D-945B-189D060912A5 by b007scott, on Flickr 84735AA9-B2C5-4E29-84A8-56F8898A82A7 by b007scott, on Flickr 0D8F1B18-E10E-462F-B8B6-A223315A798D by b007scott, on Flickr 8EECEF45-8155-4ABB-A9FE-367FBC25C687 by b007scott, on Flickr 862A513D-36BF-4083-A839-EF56965EE3C1 by b007scott, on Flickr B8172DBE-4B6A-449C-9907-1608EC3EC038 by b007scott, on Flickr 8C9550FC-A6B3-4EEC-9B8E-FC92A5DC2973 by b007scott, on Flickr A74AB12E-0AD4-46EE-AEBE-D5956E84FF71 by b007scott, on Flickr Brian
  7. Now that Fundekals has released a decals sheets of the first F-4's flown by USAF . Time to start on my second Tamiya Phantom. So while USAF was waiting for C model to be produced McDonnell made a Few F-4B's and painted them in USAF markings so the air force could start trining the pilots. Plus the F-110A's also did numeruous testing . Missiles , nose and main gear basys pirmered with mrbase white 1000. The intakes was sprayed with mrbase white 1000 once gone sprayed with Tamiya Lacquer LP-2 Gloss White Here is some preogress pics . I am really hooked on using the Tamiya LP Lacquer paints . This build will beasy no wethering since this was a brand new Phantom 80935C5B-3C2E-42DA-B9B5-2E5663CCB4E5 by b007scott, on Flickr E18276A8-6794-41E0-9A1F-76DDE4A077F0 by b007scott, on Flickr 8FD5A7DB-87DA-4FB8-8355-687DBB382F51 by b007scott, on Flickr 963674EC-F0E0-47EE-BCFD-FFA6AD619F88 by b007scott, on Flickr E4BBDC79-3E9B-4D33-9185-ED080BE3E63A by b007scott, on Flickr 1C6A991E-0367-4EF8-BEF9-D3F522378FF8 by b007scott, on Flickr ADAC08A7-FCEF-4A40-9DEE-6303E554ABE6 by b007scott, on Flickr 075FD427-D417-4866-8BFE-7465D4FEB568 by b007scott, on Flickr 1C47261F-1835-45C8-B6FE-84302B219DD0 by b007scott, on Flickr F7B89B1D-CDDF-41BF-9F55-3ECBFFBF4BCC by b007scott, on Flickr 99BCA2FE-BE93-42F0-9770-1F3028FC3E8A by b007scott, on Flickr F1A8DD69-7399-4B3E-AA3A-4B5EDADD3289 by b007scott, on Flickr D8B088AF-0B9C-4552-9E4B-AA6ACC242BF8 by b007scott, on Flickr 092931A1-1344-434F-858F-7D7F9BB0F770 by b007scott, on Flickr 9BACD5A6-1C46-4864-A705-48CF7992CCA1 by b007scott, on Flickr Brian
  8. Finally started getting paint on the Tamiya F-4B VF-21 . Really love how the Tamiya LP-2 Gloss White sprays thinned with Mr Color Leveling thinner . 3D2C2C28-75E7-42B2-97D2-1AA216236EA0 by b007scott, on Flickr 36457392-98E1-4C0B-B1BC-5FF536A65D3E by b007scott, on Flickr 479E3102-6F50-4A2D-AF03-CFAC6EFA6769 by b007scott, on Flickr 1A5E523B-B2EA-44B4-8759-E82E20A74B97 by b007scott, on Flickr 286E151F-318B-44A7-BB99-D73F9B4CD5A1 by b007scott, on Flickr Brian
  9. The painting hasd commenced . Models primed with Mrbase White 100 primer. Nose cone sprayed with Tamiya Lacquer LP-5 Semi Gloss Black with a few drops of Mr color red. Ares nexr to windshield sprayed with Tamiya cockpit black/Nato black mix. Missiles sprayed with Ak Real colors and the war head area tamiya sky grey. They tired been reapainted, I sed Ak White for hubs and Mr color tire black. Next gloss coat and wash. Flaperons are also painted ready for gloss coat and decals . Decided to got with the VF-21 Freelancers markings CF417696-AC3F-4AA5-B2A5-765BFDBD2AEE by b007scott, on Flickr 93CE0E11-8B0A-410A-BA37-F1A099E1B136 by b007scott, on Flickr 962B3C94-8D5C-4244-AFC7-4B19300017FF by b007scott, on Flickr 150A9B6B-F97C-4776-8C84-7EAEFA89B0E6 by b007scott, on Flickr F9FFA6CD-67B6-4519-A79C-01EAD40A33E9 by b007scott, on Flickr
  10. Got the ASK mask applied to the windsheild. My tak e on them is they are pretty musch the same as the eduard mask set. Bake window installed just using vallejo masking fluid since mine will be displyed with the windows open . Instaks are masked off with tamiya tape and A/C weather insullation . Windsheild frame sprayed with tamiya cockpit black. Now time to start spraying primer 4C0BF99D-D300-4401-9ECF-68C587766BE7 by b007scott, on Flickr 64EB4DD2-C97D-4464-B596-3B257E5578A0 by b007scott, on Flickr 2A40C1D7-3B88-4979-81DD-2C550C148A44 by b007scott, on Flickr ADDB4377-FE64-440B-AC12-12EFBD0DF4B4 by b007scott, on Flickr D0BA137C-5D1C-4A16-8B15-CFDAD6C8778B by b007scott, on Flickr F26546F7-C4DD-4573-83DB-540F4E24965C by b007scott, on Flickr Brian
  11. Finally got the last of the HUD parts installed and painted. Next to install the windshield and start the masking. I waited to start masking thr model not a fan of the kit provided mask . Spruebrothers started carrying a new lne of mask by the name of ASK which gives You intrior and exterior mask or clear parts and wheels . Also need to decide on scheme. So many choices 665D2858-D5D1-4B80-9CA9-C90E2AA9410A by b007scott, on Flickr 9CF54E99-0EC6-4FF4-9360-393034E35C41 by b007scott, on Flickr 38A0F5B5-EED0-4BDE-B75C-02E163D22385 by b007scott, on Flickr C6AA9496-EE63-4C39-9C2F-F0F02B8AEF46 by b007scott, on Flickr 0DB90221-7FF7-4B03-B8F8-3ED1606F2DC5 by b007scott, on Flickr 7A615495-559C-4A02-B206-8737D273B2E4 by b007scott, on Flickr Brian
  12. spent the last few days glue the airframe together. The kit fits really great and the shape is pretty dead on . I changed my mind on markings and will be going for the William Tell scheme . Got the Royal Resin wheel cleaned up and test fitted 336F628C-302A-45FE-B6FC-63F28E3938D1 by b007scott, on Flickr B56B5CE5-9E09-4306-B560-B2DFE78C3F1C by b007scott, on Flickr 4707E147-66F0-4A22-897D-3F96A08B15D7 by b007scott, on Flickr F889C9CD-0B2F-46E0-A524-6646C58CF9F0 by b007scott, on Flickr 7DEC293C-5D93-46C5-B13F-DDBB5247F840 by b007scott, on Flickr 086EBC09-1648-45EF-ADCE-76C9E05E6BCE by b007scott, on Flickr 4F7EE01C-01D3-4C51-A0A3-58BC8AFEA099 by b007scott, on Flickr Brian
  13. Fianlly new update. Coaming installed . Did some dry brush weathering to the sill and coaming . Spent the last few days gluing the fuel tanks , flaperons , Sparrows and Side Winders togther . Wheels painted and weatherd. Stencils applied to the struts and main doors. Next whill be gloss coat and wash . 73D2F479-44BE-40C9-BDC2-A35E1F7ED368 by b007scott, on Flickr 00BAB48C-4644-4BFE-BCA7-25674DDC460F by b007scott, on Flickr EE4242B6-3A2B-491A-B575-07E53A3525A0 by b007scott, on Flickr FF7B3CF8-E009-4D28-9B44-3A52E84789BB by b007scott, on Flickr E3744F56-61B8-4A98-9135-036AA62E6126 by b007scott, on Flickr 55F247BC-229D-4E3B-9E1C-B058EB889861 by b007scott, on Flickr 736FDE85-D659-44E2-A409-96602A874DD2 by b007scott, on Flickr 2ABAD3CE-73AB-48DA-BE32-C0F89FFCAC9D by b007scott, on Flickr D4D3A02A-3A68-4B00-A35A-583B6757EEE7 by b007scott, on Flickr 9A6D6CB9-B48A-42E7-86B4-E06B38C56657 by b007scott, on Flickr 792832A7-DFF2-4978-AB05-C9FBF398C577 by b007scott, on Flickr 64D1FBA2-CE79-4EFE-AA8D-FF543DF178D2 by b007scott, on Flickr Brian
  14. Finally a update on the Convair Dart. I ended up reapinting the cockpit as i had some issues i didnt like. I used the 3/4 of the instrument decals on thr IP .The hot sections was painted MRP Metal paints. I modified the nose gear section to install the nose strut last as the kit wants it in stalled while you build the rest of the model. 0C809259-F753-4A0B-A07A-F2BD078FDA3B by b007scott, on Flickr 15FA0810-24BE-4911-8FBC-BC3889E98020 by b007scott, on Flickr 2473751D-F63B-413E-B966-C6D633ADF01D by b007scott, on Flickr B108B2E2-714F-4DF0-9350-4ABBFD6C8481 by b007scott, on Flickr 3BD7816F-D5FC-4F1B-94EE-3FA5B3FADAED by b007scott, on Flickr D588FC46-5B15-410D-8040-07DF8D6BBE10 by b007scott, on Flickr 0DD872C3-654D-44A9-BF50-5666633709CF by b007scott, on Flickr 6DFCB0DD-02C0-4148-860F-1A18C59A72C9 by b007scott, on Flickr 9B6BDD23-C2EB-48A3-A4E3-83E967202916 by b007scott, on Flickr 7634241D-4F93-40CF-9E16-E46C5810BEBF by b007scott, on Flickr 20DE940C-BFAF-4BF1-AEC3-4EE965DDA2EF by b007scott, on Flickr B3B2D90F-E5CC-4AD0-BDC6-9DBF178B6A7A by b007scott, on Flickr Brian
  15. Rod that U-2 build is absolutely beautiful my friend . Excellent job on the metal finish . Love the intake and exhaust covers . How hard was it to make the intake covers ? Brian
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