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Magnificent painting of the MER's and bombs!  

 

Thanks for sharing your technique on weathering the bombs.

 

Need to start calling you Super Kai!

 

Mike

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May I make a suggestion, being an old bomb loader, my experience with ordnance was the bombs them selves where badly handled and ruff. On the other hand, all tail sections whether low or high drag, they were pretty much new. Good crisp colors and a satin finish or even clear coat. At least in the Air Farce.......Harv

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Magnificent painting of the MER's and bombs!  

 

Thanks for sharing your technique on weathering the bombs.

 

Need to calling you Super Kai!

 

Mike

 

 

SPECTACULAR WIRKMANSHIP so far..

 

Way to GO SUPER Kai..

 

 

Very detailed and FLAWLESS from here. I an in AWE :wub:

 

:yahoo: :thumbsup: :clap2: :punk: :wow: :bow:

 

 

Awsome work ;)

 

Aw shucks, thanks guys!  There's been a couple of things that didn't quite work out the way I had hoped, but overall I'm pretty happy with it and ready to finish up.

 

Kai

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May I make a suggestion, being an old bomb loader, my experience with ordnance was the bombs them selves where badly handled and ruff. On the other hand, all tail sections whether low or high drag, they were pretty much new. Good crisp colors and a satin finish or even clear coat. At least in the Air Farce.......Harv

 

Harvey- You da man :)  I noticed the same thing, but to your point, I think a slightly cleaner sheen would differentiate the tail section a bit more.

 

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While researching the bombs, I got the impression that the storage of the tail sections was something along these lines

 

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Whereas the bombs themselves were stored more like this...

 

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...or this...

 

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...or occasionally... :o

 

Thanks buddy

 

Kai

 

 

 

 

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Kai, 

        Beautiful work on the SNAKES and the MER's......... the Pylon research you did will save countless lives :rofl:  :rofl:  and is MUCH APPRECIATED!!

 

         Sure do hate to see the Sader's lines .....cluttered with BANG stuff.....sorry! 

 

        It is Beautiful  BANG stuff though!!

 

       She will be AWESOME

 

watch'in you :tumble:

 

jack

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Kai, 

        Beautiful work on the SNAKES and the MER's......... the Pylon research you did will save countless lives :rofl:  :rofl:  and is MUCH APPRECIATED!!

 

         Sure do hate to see the Sader's lines .....cluttered with BANG stuff.....sorry! 

 

        It is Beautiful  BANG stuff though!!

 

       She will be AWESOME

 

watch'in you :tumble:

 

jack

Ha!  Thanks Jack- I hear ya.  I'll do an F-8C someday and do it up nice and clean.

 

Kai

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Very Nice Results Kai!

  Now make sure your Mini Marine pilot gets that stuff onto Chariles head for an 0530 wake up!  :)

 Keep up the great work!

Paul

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Paul, Teresa, Andre- Thanks!

 

Finally have some updates

 

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The Zuni's were masked and painted with Testors Zinc Chromate Yellow and Gunze metallizer Chrome Stainless Steel.

 

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The kit decals for the armaments in general are lacking (typical of Trumpeter kits), so quite a bit of time was spent rummaging through the scrap decals bin to approximate the missing markings. 

 

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A final shot from above before the wing is permanently glued into place.

 

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It's amazing how dramatically the launchers dirty up the feel of the Crusaders clean lines.

 

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A nice pic of VMF-235 Death Angles over Vietnam with a full complement of Zuni's on the racks. 

 

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A similar view for comparison

 

 

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On the deck, loading up Zuni's

 

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With the Snakes ready to go...

 

Will continue with a second post

 

Kai

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I'm pretty happy with how the Snakeyes turned out

 

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The lift actuator for the wing (near the right side gear) was finished up as a separate piece so the angle of the wing can be adjusted.

 

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MER's finally mounted on the pylon

 

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A close up view 

 

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Wing mounted!

 

Have a few final details left to go- canopy, refueling probe, and a missing antenna on the spine. 

 

Thanks for looking!

 

Kai

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