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At last...some genuine progress on the wings :)

 

Front wing has been 'Metalized' using the C1 Metalizer...a couple of small imperfections...the largest of which will be covered by a decal...the others I can live with.

PE end plates are in place...along with the PE mounting plates...and the PE supports...all the PE was heat treated as per my usual technique.....

 

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The rear wing was given a fresh sanding with an 800 grit sponge...which was done to assist with the colour split between the upper section and the main body.

After again consulting with Malc2...he confirmed my suspicion that the top section was...in all likelihood...fiberglass...as opposed to the ali of the main body...as can be seen in this close up...

 

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You can also see the 'Gurney' flap clearly...and I have painted mine to match.....

 

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I re-heat treated the mounting plate as well.....

 

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Then it was a return to the re-prepped rear wing body.

This now has the finish I had hoped for (silver)...along with the colour separation.

Once the colours are fully dry...I will metalize the main body...and weather the white section to match the ref pic.....

 

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Still a lot more to do...bur a decent amount of forward progress made :)

 

Ron

 

to be continued............

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That's the perfect shine for a scale model. If it were more mirror-like, it would look like a toy, less of shine and it wouldn't look like metal.

 

Top job Ron !

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17 hours ago, Codger said:

Excellent result. Looks like the troubles are behind you - no pun. I mean rear wing...errr....forget about it.....:wall:

 

A long way to go yet Mr C...but I get the point (pun) 🤣

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15 hours ago, Pascal said:

That's the perfect shine for a scale model. If it were more mirror-like, it would look like a toy, less of shine and it wouldn't look like metal.

 

Top job Ron !

 

The level of shine is the one thing you cannot truly judge from photo's...and the shade of paint to use is important when using a 'metalizer'...although a basic silver seems to have worked well enough on the front wing.

 

Your point about a mirror finish = toy is the exact reason I removed the kit chroming...it always looks wrong...which defeats the whole object of trying to replicate the 'real' thing.

 

Thank you again for your input and support.

 

Ron

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Work continues on the rear wing.

Main body 'metzlized'...upper section weathered and coloured as per the ref pic I posted previously...which I used my usual oils for.

It's a shade darker...but will appear lighter once the 'Gurney' flap goes on...this is because...when you put a darker colour/object next to a lighter one...the lighter one will appear lighter still (old printers trick).....

 

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While I give this 48 hours to dry...I will move on to putting red on the end plates...and also the top side panels...which...once those panels are in place...will allow me to finally finish the cockpit/tub.

 

to be continued............

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Hi Ron, 

 

Nice to see how well your effort to get the colors right paid off - great finishes!  And, thanks for the tip on how to use colors to gain desired effect!  (dark next to light) - I had no idea - 

 

Cheers

Nick 

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On 7/28/2021 at 8:25 PM, Stickframe said:

Hi Ron, 

 

Nice to see how well your effort to get the colors right paid off - great finishes!  And, thanks for the tip on how to use colors to gain desired effect!  (dark next to light) - I had no idea - 

 

Cheers

Nick 

 

Hi Nick...finishes were a bit of a struggle...got there in the end I think :)

 

Colours offer many illusions...which is very useful to exploit in painting...and especially this particular case.

 

Cheers for comment.

 

Ron

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Hi Ron

That's a great recovery of the wings mate, always knew you would sort something out :) 

 

Ian :)

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Wow , I am so pleased that you have been able to resolve this rear wing issue, the results are stunning and are really going to help set this phenomenal replica even higher on the realism front.  All that from a smoke in the garden !!!

Great work 

Chris 

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On 7/30/2021 at 5:56 PM, Redstaff said:

Hi Ron

That's a great recovery of the wings mate, always knew you would sort something out :) 

 

Ian :)

 

Hello mate...glad you found time to pop in from your busy schedule :)

 

TBH...if I wasn't such a stubborn old git...I would have given up after the third attempt 🤬

 

Glad you like the result.

 

Ron

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13 hours ago, bigbadbadge said:

Wow , I am so pleased that you have been able to resolve this rear wing issue, the results are stunning and are really going to help set this phenomenal replica even higher on the realism front.  All that from a smoke in the garden !!!

Great work 

Chris 

 

Thanks Chris :)

 

Life sometimes throws you an unexpected lifeline...usually when your about to throw in the towel...and believe me...I had definitely considered giving up by this point 🤬🥺

 

I am honestly pleased you find my efforts realistic...it's what I have always striven for...much appreciated mate.

 

Ron

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9 hours ago, Fnick said:

Great result indeed. And btw you're not stubborn just determined... 😋

 

Nick

 

Much appreciated Nick :)

 

Believe me...as stubborn as I am...full on 'no retreat no surrender' attitude...age doesn't temper my drive to win out...but frustration beats us all sometimes.

 

Really pleased you like the results so far.

 

Cheers

 

Ron

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11 hours ago, Octavian said:

Ron,

 

The wing looks just amazing; no surprises there, just more incredible results!

 

Best,

Andrew

 

Many thanks Andrew :)

Pleased you like the end result.

 

Have to say...the problems were a huge surprise to me!

I have never...in 45 years of modelling...come across anything quite like the issues I encountered with the wings...and...whilst it's seemingly beaten now...it really has soured my enjoyment of the build.

 

Cheers

 

Ron

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Ron,

 

I know what you mean. Hopefully it hasn't left too bad a taste in your mouth on this build, because it really is a wonderful thing you're creating here.

 

All best,

Andrew

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On 8/7/2021 at 6:01 PM, Octavian said:

Ron,

 

I know what you mean. Hopefully it hasn't left too bad a taste in your mouth on this build, because it really is a wonderful thing you're creating here.

 

All best,

Andrew

 

Appreciate kind words Andrew.

 

A forced break whilst I raise funds for red paint and clear...for which I am going back to 'Zero'...as I just could not get on with Tamiya Lacquers no matter what I did.

 

Ron

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21 hours ago, silver911 said:

A forced break whilst I raise funds for red paint and clear...for which I am going back to 'Zero'...as I just could not get on with Tamiya Lacquers no matter what I did.

 

I suggest this would be a good time for you to give us just a few pix of completed assemblies to this point. I always found the review helpful to keep an eye on direction of build, quality achieved so far and incentive to complete the vision. There is so much here that would be great for us to see again.......B)

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On 8/9/2021 at 6:36 PM, Codger said:

I suggest this would be a good time for you to give us just a few pix of completed assemblies to this point. I always found the review helpful to keep an eye on direction of build, quality achieved so far and incentive to complete the vision. There is so much here that would be great for us to see again.......B)

That would be great. Just to keep us busy during your break 😉

Your model is really fantastic, Ron. I think I said it before but the detailing you do, makes it life-like.

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