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Time for the big push

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and straight into trouble. The a/m cockpit has no nose wheel bay detail like the kit part does. In fact it has nothing that far forward so the u/c will be swinging in the wind without attachments. In true RAF style, it’s time to bodge it. 

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Bodging continues, but basically I have cut the floor off of the kit part, giving me the detailed nose wheel bay. The resin pit has been removed from casting black and sanded to within a mm of its life.

The floor is now thinner than a “wafer thin mint”

“It is only one wafer thin mint!”

 

The front fuse half’s have had the moulded comming removed ready for the resin and now everything is under a layer of grey primer. 

 

In short, I have spent most of the day turning fairly expensive plastic and resin into dust.

Sounds like a @trickyrich session. 

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1 hour ago, modelling minion said:

This is looking very nice H, who doesn't love the Jag and the extra goodies you have thrown at it are making a huge difference.

Careful with mentioning our Australian friend too many times, he's like one of those urban legends that if you mention his name too many times he will turn up!!

I think he’s sulking. Luckily I haven’t heard from him since Xmas. 

 

57 minutes ago, 12jaguar said:

I know you haven't got that far yet, but the rear part of the airbrake bay should be the same colour as the external cammo in that area not chromate, and on the Port side very evry dirty due to the APU exhaust

 

John

Thanks John, I had seen that on photos when looking at the bays. 

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Very nice start. Some great nose art on the Gulf Jaguars. 

I'm going to be hanging around with questions and pestering group members about stuff. Top of my list right now, for a Buccaneer, what kind of paint mix even gets close to that "pink" look?! 

I'll be interested to see what you come up with on this one. 👍

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7 hours ago, rob Lyttle said:

Very nice start. Some great nose art on the Gulf Jaguars. 

I'm going to be hanging around with questions and pestering group members about stuff. Top of my list right now, for a Buccaneer, what kind of paint mix even gets close to that "pink" look?! 

I'll be interested to see what you come up with on this one. 👍

 

I normally use Humbrol 250 (if you can find it now) and add a little white. this depends on how long the aircraft that you are building has been in theatre as the colour really did fade with the aircraft being in the sun a lot, even if they were under shade. To be honest there is no real wrong colour for the reason I have just mentioned, the weathering that occurred on the aircraft and of course some of the touch painting that happened. Take a look at some photos of the aircraft type that you want to build you can see that each aircraft is slightly different.

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Now back to the subject. That is a lot of resin put into a small space, making it very detailed when compared to the kit. Very well done in getting this done without to much damage to the plastic.

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9 hours ago, rob Lyttle said:

Very nice start. Some great nose art on the Gulf Jaguars. 

I'm going to be hanging around with questions and pestering group members about stuff. Top of my list right now, for a Buccaneer, what kind of paint mix even gets close to that "pink" look?! 

I'll be interested to see what you come up with on this one. 👍

Hum 250 for me too. 

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4 minutes ago, nimrod54 said:

That Is looking great with the resin additions buddy, and good to know that you have retained all of your fingers after wielding the razor saw. Are you going with the kit scheme?

All fingers and thumbs present and on parade. A few more scares than before though!

Yep kit scheme all the way with weathering. 

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