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  1. CJP

    RAN A4G

    Hi - after about a 5 week lull in modelling I have started to get my mojo on track again I got to the point where I could start sticking gear doors on to my A4G - I sprayed Tamiya XF1 for the undersides & Mr Hobby Light Gull Grey gloss for the upper surface over Tamiya white primer - all of the markings so far have been painted on - I have bought some Maketar Aussie roundel masks to try for the first time and will give them a go when I have finished touching up - I have AOA A4 Airframe decals sheet for the stencils on the airframe - I managed to accidentally get some superglue remover on the left hand slat and that removed the paint very quickly so that will need sanding and respraying too as well as around the wing tip navigation lights - I also have to work out the position of the black wing walkways & paint them in too. The access door for the forward engine bay (Port) was scratch built from what photos I could find as were the intake blanks  The slats are just pushed into place at the moment & will be fixed once all painting and decaling is finished - likewise the wing fuel tanks & outer pylons - the only thing I am undecided on is what will go on the centreline pylon - maybe an Eduard MER or a Buddy Refuelling Pod More to come. CJP
  2. Continuing neat work by you Anthony - I think you're going to have to take out insurance on this model! CJP
  3. More great work from your modelling desk Anthony! CJP
  4. CJP

    RAN A4G

    Hi All - after my stalled attempt at painting the red/white checks on the rudder I decided to move on and try to do the colour scheme with red/white checks on the fin with standard gull grey/white camouflage - before I committed too far I thought I would try masking & painting the red/white fin checks to see if I could get a good result with that - if ok I would then spray the gull grey otherwise look at the last two tone grey scheme. I sprayed Tamiya XF1 flat white & brush painted Vallejo Model Color 70.957 flat red which brushed on nicely. It was not easy to keep the checks aligned particularly where they wrap around the fin leading edge but I'm reasonable happy with it and only a bit of touching up still needed. You might remember I lost the right hand air brake panel about a month ago and had to fabricate a replacement one as in the above photo - my wife just walked in, shoved her hand in front of my face with the airbrake panel on it and said is this the bit you lost!! - she really has a talent for finding things I lose but this one takes the cake as far as I'm concerned. CJP
  5. CJP

    Brazilian AF-1

    Great lateral thinking with materials and technique - once again showing the benefit of forums like FSM CJP
  6. CJP

    Brazilian AF-1

    Wow I had no idea - thanks for the interesting info on the movie stuff
  7. CJP

    Brazilian AF-1

    How awesome is that GDW! - not knowing anything about movie making I thought that CGI had bumped the demand for models in movies so hope their demand for your skills continue - look forward to your AF1 resuming Chris
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    Brazilian AF-1

    Hi Greg I've been hanging out for an update on this beautiful build - how things going? Chris
  9. Hello dashotgun I just had a look at your RFI & WIP on your FW and your checkerboards are just perfect - clean and crisp - just what I wanted to achieve on my A4G rudder but getting the masking to go up and over the tapered ribs with the dividing line between checks in the centre of the rib was challenging particularly as the tape tends to pull out of alignment on the ribs. Thanks for posting - I'll have a think about your technique CJP
  10. CJP

    RAN A4G

    Thanks Anthony I really appreciate you taking the time to look for it anyway mate - I'll tack in my version of the airbrake & who knows the original may turn up some time Chris
  11. Hey thanks for your thoughts on the masking jimbo - however I think I will select another scheme as I could not get clean crisp edges to the checks - my results were just glaringly substandard. Appreciate your input CJP
  12. CJP

    RAN A4G

    Thanks Anthony - it would be great if you have a spare airbrake - I think I'll always be not quite happy with the one I made knowing the inside is blank and not having the option to open it without a LOT of work - as you can see on page one I have a bunch of spare Hasegawa 1/32 Skyhawk bits thanks to GDW but the airbrakes are not amongst them. Chris
  13. CJP

    RAN A4G

    Well I'm hoping that the new years modelling on the A4G will improve after a ropey start - first I wanted to see if I could paint the red/white checks on the rudder which was an early scheme and would mean I would fit a straight refuelling probe - later schemes would need the bent probe. This is why I tried the rudder checks now before I finished the construction of the model. I masked the checks with Tamiya tape after spraying a base of Tamiya flat white - this was followed by Tamiya flat red The results when I pulled the tape off were not so good especially with the checks on the external ribs of the rudder - the more I tried to neaten it up with a brush the more messy it got until I cleaned it all off and sprayed the base white again and started thinking about an alternative scheme maybe with the red/white checks on the fin. I submitted a post here to see if anyone has advice on checks- https://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?/topic/78523-i-need-help-painting-checkerboard-pattern/ Next the right hand airbrake departed into another dimension so I had to fabricate a new one from plastic scrap and sheet - I did not model the interior because I wanted to pose the airbrakes closed or just cracked open - the left hand kit part and my cobbled up airbrake are in the photo below. I was hoping the RH airbrake might magically reappear but I've searched everywhere with no luck so I guess that's not going to happen. CJP
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