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  1. Hi and thx DONG. Yes, i know about that... just thought "well, why not, i had one ready from a number of builds ago and that was the plane to attach it." And of course, i like the combination of flat windows on the undnerside that way.
  2. Thanks guys, thx much! Yep, Brian, really one of my most weathered models. With oil paints only.
  3. I have a model to show you , built nearly a year ago, an ATARS conversion (Arma Hobby's ATARS pod + DN Models masks for the stripes) from the F/A-18D HobbyBoss 1/48 kit. Don't ask me why i'm posting it right now ... sorry that i did not posted the build pics. But it turned out quite a nice model though. Reminds me of my older builds, oob, with no moving parts or complex mechanisms either. Well, the original HobbyBoss kit went through an overwhelming amount of modifications and improvents. Yet no moving parts here. Just the model as it is, in parked mode, control surfaces droppped, landing gear down, airbrake and canopy open..... Check it out on a few pics: The first one is the real plane with the heavy weathering that i wanted to imitate: and the model. First a few from the underside where the ATARS is more clearly visible. Notice the SNIPER pod on the centerline as well. It's from my long built F-15C. It created a wonderful addition to the glasses of the Atars pod and it's realistic cause even this version of the F-18 could carry guided loadouts. Gotta say, it's not one of my most favorite planes, i still love it, but it become wicked evil. Here is the top. I highly recommend checking out the full-build video There is more from the building, tips, paints, steps, etc. Enjoy!
  4. I like it and especially how clean yet slightly weathered it looks. GJ!
  5. Hello! If I'm not mistaken, there are no models of the F-23A available. The easiest thing is to do a conversion from the YF.
  6. Yep! It's beatiful.i like that heavily weathered look. Congrats!
  7. Check out these pics at sunrise.
  8. Alrighty, i'll need to enjoy it some time like that, clean and sharp. Then, the weathering. Till then, just a few at daylight and one with flashlight: Of course the exhaust decks are not ready yet at all
  9. That's the last tertiary masking and the final coat of satin. It's nighttime again and hmm.... this flashlight looks pretty effective... And the canopy is unmasked Well, she needs some wiping off dust but overall it went very well indeed.
  10. Beautiful! I like that cleanliness and the contrasts!
  11. I couldnt wait till tommorow for daylight... so, i took some This is at night, with an artificial light at an angle.
  12. Secondary masking; blue filtering: The decals are on, too. Well, they are perfect but the long lines for the walkways are a little bit on the wrong (longer) side. Luckily, it was easy to cut and shorten them by overlapping some pieces. I saw how they look on previous builds, i checked many pics of the real plane... they certainly needed some shortening almost everywhere. I think they are exactly where they need to be now.
  13. Shawn, most probably i'll never see it in live, but i certainly have a new wallpaper. Awesome photo!
  14. Primary masking; primary filterig:
  15. thx much guys! It's getting shiny and ready for masking of the top...
  16. I think the bottom side is sufficiently good: And how the colors shift at very shallow angle - the "masked lines" are darker on the one side and lighter on the other. It's because they are glossier than the rest of the surface
  17. Guys, i did the unmasking.... it's more gorgeous than i thought. I'll take pics tomorrow in daylight.
  18. I did it my way The bottom side is something like a big trial of some new technics, and lacquers... to make sure for the top side So here is how it looks after the decals and a secondary masking/unmasking + the final dark filter:
  19. Hi! It's looking good already! If the flat coats are water resistant, I would go for the weathering with a subtle salt treatment technic. Wetting the areas with corrosion, sprinkling large salt particles, spraying black/white acrylics very thinly here and there, then removing the salt. I'm not exactly sure for the treatment after that, but I would use OPs for sure. She is looking gorgeous!
  20. The tires actually look to me a little bit more overwhelmingly weathered. But that should be cause of the macro. The pylons however are.... flawless! Beautiful!
  21. 10x all! Shawn, this is still the "under" finish.
  22. After the main black/blue filter. That's how the light color should look like. Lots of masking now....
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