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  1. I took a few good quality of pictures with a Sony camera.
  2. To simulate the authentic visual expression of the natural metal finishing painted P-47D is the goal of this build. I've collected hundreds of late WWII pictures and the restored and still flying P-47D. Here are a few examples that I'm following: This build started with the Hasegawa kit, with limited recessed panel line and the rivets only visible along these panel lines. I've decided to proceed with manually riveting. The Line Drawing was downloaded from theblueprints.com https://www.the-blueprints.com/search/p-47d/ It's my first time of using this set purchased from eBay.com. Unexpected challenges and mistakes were inevitable. Right after the riveting, I'd like to try the metallic brush texture commonly seen on the NMF airplanes. I've applied 1) Alclad II Black Base / Microfiller 2) 400/600 Grit sanding - around the fuselage 3) 600 Grit sanding in the different directions on the wings which been divided into large blocks Apply one more coating, 30% Alclad II Gloss Black Base + 70% Lacquer Thinner Next steps is to apply the main color with the airbrush to each divided panels piece by piece. The main color of this build is 70% Alclad II Duralumin + 30% Mirrow Chrome I don't have the fine resolution of pictures to share at this point. These 2 pics briefly present the idea.
  3. I used the Alclad II Acqua Clear as the final coating.
  4. Obviously, the panel stretching idea didn't go through very well. :-\ I'll try again with another build. (could be P-47D) These pictures illustrate the detail of the original thought. The highlighted area is where I spray the metal coating over the black base. With the assumption of the light source is from the top-left corner. Presenting the same area with a dimmed lighting Presenting the same area with better lighting
  5. Two days ago, I posted the "Ready for inspection" pictures
  6. I am using this post to record the thought and steps when I build the 1/32 F-100D. Hopefully, I can hear the feedback and comment from the LSP senior members. Purely my personal point of view, I prefer not to emphasize on the panel lines on all scale models. At the situation when the panel lines are required, I used to use the oil paints mixed in the color of gray, brown, blue,... The Trumpeter kit came with the out of proportion panel lines. It's much deeper and wider than a real aircraft. My plan to deal with it is not to wash any of the panel lines. Still, the existing panel lines become the borderline for the airbrush painting. This is a quick test of my idea: The external fuel tank without any of the panel line wash. The test told me that it is possible to use the dedicated control of airbrushing in the surface expression. Alclad II series of lacquers are the major paints to be used in this build. Here is what I have to start with. 1. The 2 bottles on the right are the foundation, Black Premier & Microfiller+ Gloss Black Base. 2. The 3 bottles in the middle are the keys pigments. These are White Aluminum, Polished Aluminum, and the Mirror Chrome. Every piece of external finishing is the mixture of these 3 colors. 3. The Aqua Gloss Clear, on the left, is essential. In the panel by panel painting procedure, you need enough protection to the completed pieces with the masking tapes. And the Aqua Clear is the protection to against these tapes. It's started with the Black Base The tail/engine burnt section is always the most challenging task when built the F-100. I did extra steps for it The mottling And the blending The same drill applied to the fuselage and wings. Tried to express the tension of each panel, the final paint covers the 90% of each piece. The dark under layer is intentionally revealed at the right and lower part of each panel. Put everything together, examed it and adjusted the visual expression For the engine section, three more colors involved. Hot Metal Blue and Burnt Iron + hot metal purple I am still a newbie, my 3rd projects, in the NMF presentation. Also, the idea of using the not fully-covered painting to express the panel tension is new to me as well. Your comments and suggestions are highly appreciated.
  7. Highly detailed. Excellent work.
  8. Really appreciate your sharing. I learned the legacy of F-86 back in the early ‘60 over the Taiwan Strait conflict.
  9. A job has been on and off for 2 months since June 2018. It's one of my satisfied work in my personal US Naval Air Force builds. I have added the smoke on the photos and called it Visual Diorama.
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