Build thread here:
Warts and all. No particular order. Lots of close-ups.
Silver decal stripes for fasteners on hoses. Many miscellaneous details.
Green is for Starboard. Matches formation light color. White pastel chalk on guns to break up monotony of solid black. Black pastel chalk to break up monotony of Chromate Green. White wiring, Red handle, Aluminum panel latches.
Red for Port, it too matches formation light, this side. Same detailing. Missing panel stand-off. Will get to that.
Shown a pen flashlight into the cockpit to help reveal some of the detail. Seems blurry to me. Oh well.
Many engine compartment details. Gun camera lens in hole in port wing leading edge. Aluminum replacement panel. You can barely tell, but it is there: At the hole where the engine compartment top cowling inserts into the Firewall/Fuselage you can see a separation line between the two. Nothing good happens when your light source falls onto you model during a photo session.
Antenna tie-in to vertical stabilizer. Grounding cable on antenna. You may notice the wire is not straight. Again, nothing good happens when your light source falls on your model.
Toned down white decal intensity with a transparent overlay of color. Needs fuel spillage. I'll get to that.
Gloss overcoat on formation light.
Lots of different types of wear. Not a lot of weathering. Weather in the Sinai is pretty constant. Blistering heat with lots of blowing sand causing non-industrial paint to show its' age quickly.
Same ol' thing.
More of the same.
I wanted lots of wear variation,
Edited by dodgem37, 05 February 2018 - 06:21 PM.