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#16 kike_gt

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 02:58 AM

Now is time to get some paint on those landing gear bays, the front one is nicely detailed but almost imposible to paint well cause is a bit narrow and I'm not the best when painting that kind of detail. anyway here thay are ready to be installed

 

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A wash has been added after paint

 

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Then they've been put in place..

 

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And I managed to finish the Kryptons

 

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Now I'm going to go for the cockpit, but the detail is really poorly moulded, almost no raised detail so we will see how it ends!!


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Posted 18 April 2017 - 03:05 AM

Great job painting that intricate wheel well detail! And the Krypton looks fabulous too! Looking forward to the cockpit.

 

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 02:52 AM

Great job painting that intricate wheel well detail! And the Krypton looks fabulous too! Looking forward to the cockpit.

 

Mike

 

Thanks Mike! for the Kryptons I used this pic as a guide, since there are several kinds of paint schemes for these missiles

 

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Posted here just for illustration purposes and credits to the author


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 06:08 AM

Sweet build coming together....I don't know a whole lot about jets, but builds like yours help me learn ! Great stuff.

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 01:06 AM

Sweet build coming together....I don't know a whole lot about jets, but builds like yours help me learn ! Great stuff.

Joe

 

The whole idea about posting it here! some may someday need the info I can provide this time, even if sometimes you feel like talking to yourself, you know at some point the info posted is gonna be helpful for somebody, or at least that's what I keep saying to myself!


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 03:00 AM

the cockpit is ready to go in. maybe not my best one, but as I said, detail wasn't that great and maybe a bit of lack of skills lol!

 

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I had to sand a bit of the lower corner of the front cockpit to clear it from the gear bay, just a little bit and the fit was great!

 

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The fit of the new front part is fairly good, but I'm not sure how to face this, should I glue the front part first or after the rear part of the upper fuselage?? opinnions

 

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Then one of the biggest challenges for me with this build, is to seal that joint in such a prominent spot! kinda hard to let it like this and pretend is a panel line, isn't it?

 

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Should I add a piece of plastic behind that gap to retain CA or putty? or just try to fill it like that?


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 03:46 AM

It might work out better if you have the wiggle room to back it. It will also be stronger.....Harv


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 03:48 AM

It might work out better if you have the wiggle room to back it. It will also be stronger.....Harv

 

"wiggle room"?? sorry you lost me there! I'm not that good in English hehehe


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 04:37 AM

I would add a backer piece of styrene and a filler piece as well, then only a small amount of putty will be needed.

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 02:02 AM

"wiggle room"?? sorry you lost me there! I'm not that good in English hehehe

Wiggle room, just a saying to say leaving enough room to move things around a little.....Harv


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Posted 22 April 2017 - 04:10 AM

Wiggle room, just a saying to say leaving enough room to move things around a little.....Harv

 

 

Thanks Harv! the glue is curing as I type! keep your fingers crossed


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Posted 23 April 2017 - 05:03 AM

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Well it looks like the gap is pretty much gone and there's only a couple of touch ups to do! the Quickboost resine nose really makes a difference on this kit's profile!

 

My photobucket is acting up so I'm not able to post comparisson shots, but so far I'm happy with the result!


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Posted 25 April 2017 - 01:13 AM

Once again if you are wondering if the Quickboost resine nose for the Flanker is worth, Here you have two comparisson shots for you to see..

 

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I Hope this to be useful!


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Posted 30 April 2017 - 02:21 AM

I have a bit of a problem with decals.... I don't know how to make them fit, we've seen they are not match for the kit's fins nor the Wolfpack fins, maybe they are designed for the HobbyBoss kit, anyway, they are supposed to go all the way donwn and up the fin because the big blue 5 makes the border between red and yellow, well it doesn't happen, if I fit them to the top they don't cover the lower part of the fin, take a look to the fins and a dummy of the decals

 

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The fins are supposed to look like this

 

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and like this

 

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What would you do? How would you make the transition from red to yellow without having that blue in the middle? Should I fit the upper part or the lower one?

 

I really don't know how to approach this issue...


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Posted 03 May 2017 - 02:03 AM

i think I resolved a third of the problem I draw what is supossed to be a mask for the finns

 

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Not perfect but nothing else is, so I'm pretty happy with what I have

 

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i guess it's time to mask and paint! and see what it gives!!!

 

Wish me luck!


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