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  1. Actually your chipping looks fine if the rest of the aircraft gets weathered too. The other areas look too clean that's why it stands out so much.
  2. If you need dimensions on any of the cockpit panels let me know. DM me.
  3. CB Model Products made it. Not sure if it is around anymore tho...
  4. I was able to sand and repaint the messed up areas. These things happen. I was in a hurry and as they say "haste makes waste"! So I found some Aussie Decals for the RAAF roundels. They went down ok but with some of the white flaking off. Not too hard to touch up but I had some Micro liquid decal film on hand, but didn't think to use it. Wish I had done that after the first roundel flaked... I'm getting old. One bit of good news: The 40 year old MicroScale decals went down perfectly! Way to go MicroScale!!!!! You can barely see the Tamiya "dark grey" panel line accent product. It's subtle and I liked using it. You can see it more on the lower surface grey. Here it is in the landing gear alignment step. I bought a special tool for this but it's worth it as I am adamant about having perfectly aligned LG legs. This is attempt number two. I discovered they were raked too far forward last night and fortunately, the clear Gorilla glue was soft enough for me to pull them out for a second try as you see here.
  5. Beautiful paint job. Looks real! They don't get much better that this!
  6. I want. I want!!! Take my money!
  7. Sweet! Yes, I'd like a copy of your Duxford photos for reference if possible. One comment: The landing gear fairing on the inboard side, there is no hard edge as it comes to the wheel well. It tapers all the way down to the wing by the time it gets to the wheel well hole.
  8. KUROK


    Nice job on that one!
  9. Well... I had some time recently and was getting to the home stretch. After struggling with Mission Models primer clogging my airbrush, I had finally figured out how to thin it and got a layer of black primer down. Then came underside grey which was a local brand (Folk Art) of craft acrylic that airbrushes really well. Model Master Acryl medium green was added on top around wing and control surface edges. Masking was a chore but after that I got a good coat of Mission Models OD. It was looking good! I decided to paint my own RAAF insignia so I could get the size exact to my liking. I had used Folk Art for the white and another craft acrylic for the blue (darkened with Vallejo). This other brand of craft acrylic was a little difficult to airbrush but would atomize if correct pressure employed. So it was a bad session for sure. The masking of the roundels was time consuming and the painters tape I used was the correct type (sensitive surface) but due to its age it was a bit too sticky. Do you guys have any advice? Seems I should have laid down a protective layer of Future to help with pull up. . I don't want to strip the whole thing. Perhaps just the wings from the guns outboard? And the fuselage around the bad spots.
  10. LOL! What is your favorite color? Airbrushing Future smoothly has been my Grail for quite some time. Although other clear coats for models are more available I never (almost) gave up seeking the Grail. Now that I have the "White whale"...I may be able to move on now to another clear gloss...
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