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RarePlane 1/72nd Seversky Vacuform kit converted to racer


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Cowl/engine/prop on. Wheel covers, all lights, aft canopy, directional finder, Pitot and Venturi are added:

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Looking rather swish if I may say so.

I haven't been altogether happy with my metal finishes and would like to know, what metallic paints have you used here and more importantly, can you remember, what metallic paints you used on your Heston? Any further tips you can add on those paints would also be useful?

 

Stuart

 

P.s. I take it that the same metallic was used on the wing, the differences are purely down to a white or black base? 

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8 hours ago, Courageous said:

Looking rather swish if I may say so.

I haven't been altogether happy with my metal finishes and would like to know, what metallic paints have you used here and more importantly, can you remember, what metallic paints you used on your Heston? Any further tips you can add on those paints would also be useful?

 

Stuart

 

P.s. I take it that the same metallic was used on the wing, the differences are purely down to a white or black base? 

Hi Stuart

Coats as follows: Alclad grey primer, Humbrol Gloss Black enamel, Alclad II Polished Aluminium, Alclad II Aluminium.

Ailerons (not the whole wing), elevators and rudder painted Humbrol Gloss White enamel instead of black. Alclad Aqua Gloss final coat.

Frankly, I don't remember what I used on the Heston, but most likely the same or similar. The final coat on the Heston was acrylic floor polish (as per my custom then and until two model ago).

Airbrush at low pressure (abut 12 psi) with a medium coverage nozzle. The enamel is diluted maybe half and half with lacquer thinner (I never measure anything).

It's a matter or luck and practice, more than anything else, I believe.

Hope this helps.

 

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1 hour ago, chrispisme said:

Nicely done!

You’re making jewelry from plastic models!

Thanks, Chris!

But Mrs. Moa disagrees, and states that she wants a completely different kind of jewelry.

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39 minutes ago, Moa said:

Thanks, Chris!

But Mrs. Moa disagrees, and states that she wants is a completely different kind of jewelry.

Mrs Moa just doesn't appreciate you like we do!

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Two weathered sections of tube are added in the guise of exhausts, and a smoky trail airbrushed:

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On 10/25/2020 at 4:38 PM, Moa said:

I can't confess the number of them I have in my stash...:fraidnot:

Confession is said to be good for the soul.

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Well, it looks ready, but a few touches are still needed.

The full photo-session when times allows it.

The decal sheet I was gifted has some minor inaccuracies, but I let that go for this build:

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39 minutes ago, billn53 said:

Oh my ! That’s a pretty bird. 

Thanks, Bill

Not bad... considering the disturbing presence of Mrs. Moa 😄

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2 hours ago, Courageous said:

I like that.

 

Stuart

Thanks, Stuart

Today the completed model post will hopefully be uploaded.

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59 minutes ago, bigbadbadge said:

Very nice indeed Moa

Great work as usual 

Chris 

Cheers Chris

A bit chubby for a racer, that we usually imagine more stylized, but it is after all American, and not French 😄 (must be all that coca-cola fuel)

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39 minutes ago, chrispisme said:

Whooooooo

Thanks, Chris, I think that's exactly the sound it makes in its low passes!

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1 minute ago, Terry1954 said:

Very nice indeed!

 

Terry

Thanks, Terry

It was so fat that one civil version (a corporate hack) carried a passenger inside the fuselage, where that hatch is).

 

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9 minutes ago, AdrianMF said:

Looks gorgeous.

 

Regards,

Adrian

Thanks, Adrian

I am still not decided as to which kit to use now for the second model the more elaborate release of the vac, or the MPM injected kit.

I think I may go lazy.

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Completed model here:

 

Cheers!

 

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