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#91 CANicoll

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Posted 22 March 2018 - 01:17 AM

Oh yeah,  getting closer....

 

Just a teaser...  too late to do the paint properly tonight.

 

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 12:52 AM

As promised got the black coat finally all over.  Took a little bit of work to ensure the clear canopy was full covered, and a second go round, but finally got a good coverage coat.

 

Quick look at the gunsight installed and the contrast with the instrument panel.

 

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Here is the black coat, which is pretty much matte.  You can see the line of gloss where the fuselage insignia is.

 

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And a coat of gloss getting ready for the nose art.  Have to do some research to see if the red wing-walk markings were in place.

 

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Thinking about how to vary the black on the aircraft - we'll see!

 

Just found this maintenance reference for the P-39 including a parts package that appears to sit between the machine guns in the nose, and over the cannon.

 

 

Chris


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Posted 23 March 2018 - 06:19 AM

Chris,

   That looks great!  Looking forward to your color modulation as I have some all-black aircraft in my stash to build someday.  

 

Gaz


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Posted 23 March 2018 - 10:17 AM

That looks totally different in black, looks like a different aircraft.

 

Cheers

 

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 07:38 PM

So FINALLY finished up Spare Parts and it reminded me, with all of that black paint, that I really need to work on my seams, canopy joins, etc.  But all in all, this was an interesting build of a fun subject.

 

The 'beauty shot' on a ZM base:

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So the answer to how to vary the gloss black finish?  instead of going for various shades of black, used gloss and matte to vary the finish.  The antenna is EZ Line, with Vallejo acrylic filler for the white insulators.

 

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The wingtip lights look overscale to me now that they are on the plane.  There are sanded down a bit from the sprue to remove a lip on the bottom, but they probably need another mm taken off.  Tamiya Clear Red and Clear Green providing the colors.  Was planning on doing a drop of Future, but these are nice and glossy as they are.

 

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Of course, the best feature of the P-39 are those open doors showing off all the cockpit detail, and also the resin exhausts.  I must admit, I like how the radio wiring turned out:

 

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Since Spare Parts was put together in the field, I took the approach of a fairly new and clean aircraft, hence the pristine cockpit.

 

Thanks for everyone's comments and encouragement - This was a much better experience than the KH P-39, even if I did put my finger through the canopy!

 

Chris


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Posted 25 March 2018 - 07:40 PM

Excellent result, Chris!

 

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 07:50 PM

Really nice work Chris,clean and precise. Bravo!

Cheers

Martin


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Posted 25 March 2018 - 10:33 PM

Love it! Looks great in black too Chris. Congrats on doing such a fine job on what is quite a tricky kit to put together so cleanly.

 

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 01:15 AM

Thanks guys!  I did do a RFI thread as well.  Cheers! CN


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