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Old July 28th, 2014, 07:00 PM
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That's looking fantastic. If you want to save yourself time and a headache on the masking, pick up a set of Steel Beach masks for this pattern. I can't wait to paint this scheme. It's one of my favorites.
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Old July 28th, 2014, 10:41 PM
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That's looking fantastic. If you want to save yourself time and a headache on the masking, pick up a set of Steel Beach masks for this pattern. I can't wait to paint this scheme. It's one of my favorites.
HI Darren

If I'd known about them before I started cutting out mine, I may well have done so.
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Old August 5th, 2014, 06:57 AM
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Update time. There should have been a few more photos but my girl child deleted the images of the camera and never told me.

I like the Hornet with the flaps and slats hanging out. Unfortunately the old Hasegawa Slat gap (like the A-4) is present if you have the flaps deployed. I spent a bit of time filling this in (these are the missing photos).

Anyway here's we're at. First paint on. This was not white but a very light grey. I figured like black, pure white might be to much.





Wasn't happy with the light grey so overcoated it with Tamiya XF 2. The best white paint bar none IMHO.

And then the masking began. I enlarged the instructions to 1/48 scale and then using 2 inch Kabuki tape I taped over the instructions and cut out masks. This isn't perfect, on the curves you need to make some adjustments, but for the large flat areas it works well enough.







This was a good 6 hours work to mask over the white. It was about now I found out Steel Beach do a mask set for this scheme
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Old August 5th, 2014, 07:21 AM
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Holy embedded triplicate posts, Batman!

Nice work, times 3, Calum.
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Old August 5th, 2014, 11:18 PM
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oops - fixed
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Old August 6th, 2014, 07:08 AM
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looking really great !!! scheme is going to be awesome !!
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Old August 6th, 2014, 07:24 AM
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Calum-
Fantastic work so far! I plan on doing one of those VFC-12 birds one day as well.

Had a question about your PE... Which Eduard set are you using? Particularly the one that has the wheel well sidewalls and the heat exchanger vent covers... Thanks!

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Old August 6th, 2014, 03:27 PM
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Very nice - I see what you're doing
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Old August 7th, 2014, 04:15 AM
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looks good mate, how did you work out how to get 1/48 scale enlargement?

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Old August 7th, 2014, 10:24 PM
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Just maths Anthony. Measure a known point on the model and then on the instructions.

Scanned the instructions and enlarged it on the PC so the dimensions on the printout, between the 2 points were about the same as that on the model.
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Old August 8th, 2014, 12:04 AM
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thanks for the update and sharing, can't wait to see the base coat get sprayed
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Old August 8th, 2014, 01:55 AM
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Calum what brand are those clamps, and where did you get them from?? They look very effective!


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Old August 9th, 2014, 06:17 AM
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Calum what brand are those clamps, and where did you get them from?? They look very effective!


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They are OK but can be a bit unstable at times
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Old August 9th, 2014, 06:20 AM
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The FS36081 (dark grey/brown depending on the light) is on and masked over waiting for the light grey to be applied. Another good 4-5 hours of masking fun





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Old August 9th, 2014, 10:32 PM
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Looking good Calum! Interesting to watch the camo job come together. Thanks for the heads up on the clamps. Just ordered a set of them.

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Old August 10th, 2014, 03:14 AM
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That really does look like bloody hard work to mask!
Coming along very nicely though
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Old August 10th, 2014, 03:40 AM
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All the masks are off



Far from perfect but OK for a start. However some serious touch ups are needed.









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Old August 10th, 2014, 05:39 AM
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Hey Calum,
At least the demarcations are tight and sharp. Should be pretty easy to fix.
Looks really good though mate - thoroughly enjoying this.
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Old August 12th, 2014, 12:21 AM
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Nice paint - look even sharper once touch ups done.
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Old August 12th, 2014, 06:22 AM
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Looks pretty good mate. Those touch ups should be relatively easy- keep at it.

Interesting scheme I must say.

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