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Cold War (1950-1974)
Discuss the aircraft modeling subjects during the Cold War period.
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Best Starfighter Ever?
Cosimodo
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Posted: Sunday, June 03, 2018 - 07:45 PM UTC
Very nice Steve. I haven't heard of Ultimate Primer. Who makes that because it certainly has a smooth finish.

cheers

Michael
SteveAndrews
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, June 03, 2018 - 10:52 PM UTC
Hi Michael

Thanks very much. Ultimate Primer is from these guys:

https://www.umpretail.com/

It's actually Stynylrez primer from Badger repackaged, which might be more familiar and/or available in the US?

Whichever one you go for, they are definitely worth a try. Just don't be put off by how thick it is out of the bottle - follow the instructions and it will reward you every time.

Have a great day,

S


SteveAndrews
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 07:42 AM UTC
When it comes to painting cockpits, I tend to use techniques that are more commonly found in armour modelling; techniques like colour modulation, filters and chipping. To start the interior of the F-104C I mixed up a mid-grey with a slight blue tint using Tamiya paints and levelling thinner. I sprayed it on lightly in areas in shadow such as the floor and the lower sidewalls, to let the primer show. I added some white to the mix and gave heavier coat to surfaces that face up towards the light or are exposed, for example to top third of the ejector seat. In short I used a pretty standard modulation technique. The results are more obvious to the naked eye than they are in the photos below, but you might get a hint of the tint.

The grey coat has revealed a few imperfections, but none are bad enough to go back a step. However the grey also showed up one very irritating omission; I forgot to add the row of buttons in the recessed part of the left side instrument panel. Luckily, Eduard supplies a coloured photo-etch part. After all my moaning the coloured PE is coming to my rescue. I guess that's karma.

Next up Ill be reaching for the paint brushes.

Happy modelling guys.










Joel_W
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New York, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 08:08 AM UTC
Steve,
The gray color coat really makes that seat pop. Looking forward to seeing more of your cockpit painting.
Joel