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    Hornet over Hanoi

    And a little bit more. First the canopy actuator. When I looked at my Academy kit I realized that they provided 2 different actuators. I assume one was for the single seat version and one for the 2 seater. So I grabbed the one for the 2 seater and modified it to provide a little more detail for my project. And I improved the detail under the canopy, once again looking at the Academy part and then making my own copy. Thats it, Dan
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    What decals for Revell super Bug?

    Mark, Thanks for the photos. The spine is obviously too flat. However the kit basher in me says " I can fix that". This is disappointing in a new tool kit. I have looked at the instructions online and it seems to be a very complex kit. I am looking forward to the challenge. Dan
  3. Chris, I seal my BMF builds with Tamiya clear. Not because of any reaction to setting solutions but to keep the finish from rubbing off as I handle it. Both my F-100 and my F-90 were finished in this manner. Dan
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    What decals for Revell super Bug?

    Mark, So you have the kit in hand. Can you give us your thoughts on the kit? I have preordered a kit but no one here in the states seems to have it in stock. I was planning on modeling the VX-9 bird. I am partial to China Lake aircraft because I was born there. Do you plan on fixing the fuselage hump? Any thoughts on how to get the correct shape? Dan
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    Hornet over Hanoi

    Small details. Canopy stripes. Bombs. Thats it, Dan
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    Hornet over Hanoi

    Progress... This Hornet will be bombed up, so here they are. A few squadron markings on the drop tanks. Nose gear doors. Codes on the wings. And paint on the canopy. Having lots of problems with the decals. I have scrounged decals from several sources and some of them are quite old. They are not preforming consistently and it has been a pain. Dan
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    Hornet over Hanoi

    So I have added the markings on the tail. The Hornet motif is a happy accident. Found them on an old Microscale sheet. Has come together quite well. Looks good considering that I was making it up as I went along. Dan
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    1/32 Hasegawa Junkers Ju-87D Stuka

    Wow, that is excellent. Dan
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    Hornet over Hanoi

    Adding some markings.... This was always going to be a colorful bird. So here goes. Fuselage stripes. Red decals. Hump stripes. So there you go. Trying for a typical squadron look from the 70's. Dan
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    Hornet over Hanoi

    Ok Wheels and wells and things. Main wheel bays....Painted. Nose gear well. Sitting on its own feet. Thats it, Dan
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    Hornet over Hanoi

    Walkways................ Later, Dan
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    Hornet over Hanoi

    Metalizer!! I have masked all of the leading edges, Sprayed on Alclad gloss black primer, and then applied metalizer. Aluminum plate for the leading edges, Stainless Steel for the gun muzzle and the rear of the fuselage, and Magnesium to the exhaust nozzles. After that I applied Tamiya Clear to all of these areas to seal everything so that I don't rub it off while I continue the build. Later, Dan
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    Hornet over Hanoi

    Paint.....Big Paint. Gloss white went on yesterday. Gloss gull grey today. While I was at it I sprayed the anti-glare panel. I am also quite sure that this is how the Navy attached the Sidewinders, a big ass piece of tape. Later, Dan
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    Hornet over Hanoi

    Getting ready for main paint application. I have been adding some dark grey pre-shading to the flat white undersides. Not real exciting but I hope it will give some color modulation and highlights when I apply the gloss white. It is a little on the light side as I didn't what to go too heavy. Hope it shows through the gloss white. Later, Dan
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    Hornet over Hanoi

    Okey dokey.... Some masking has been completed prior to paint. Tanks and pylons with some flat white. Gloss to follow. A little extra detail to the very plain gear doors. Flaps. A little stiff wire inserted into the flap. The extra will be inserted into the wing, then bent to shape. i Smaller outer flap as was the case on early prototype aircraft. Getting close to main paint colors, Dan
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