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Old December 11th, 2014, 04:17 PM
Brian Marbrey Brian Marbrey is offline
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I'm thinking you may need to repaint the leading edges of the slats and both the vertical and horizontal stabs to be natural metal. I was looking at ref pics on the F-14 Association site to compare, and you'll need to do so.. I did see some other pics of another test jet where they were white, but for #3, they were natural metal.

Also, I like what you did with the exhausts, but next time, reverse the colors you used and paint the lighter color on the aft portions of the engines and the open and closed portion of the nozzles the darker color.

You've done some excellent paint work here and this is certainly an inspiring thread. Concerning the weathering, I'd simply run a dark grey wash through the lines and call it a day. Those test jets were high gloss finished and didn't weather as much as one would think.

Last edited by Brian Marbrey; December 11th, 2014 at 04:21 PM.