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c4willy
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Posted: Thursday, February 01, 2018 - 11:56 PM UTC
I'm done with the Seafire guys just need to take some pics for the gallery and we'll be finished.

IMG_2017 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_2018 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_2019 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_2022 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr
BoiseBlade
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Idaho, United States
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Posted: Friday, February 02, 2018 - 08:40 AM UTC
Chris,

Really nice Spit!!!
Like the weather and it looks great.


I wasn't going to join this build but my son came back from a business trip to Nagoya Japan and picked up some new decals for me. (Must have raised him right somewhere along the road )

I will be building the Zero out of this set.
I might do the Kate as well...But focus will be on the Zero.

md72
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Posted: Friday, February 02, 2018 - 11:47 AM UTC
Well Kudos to Airfix, they charged me L3 for the part and then spent L2.95 on Royal Mail getting it to me.

Not sure there's 5 pence worth of part there, but I'm back on line!
BoiseBlade
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Posted: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 - 08:07 AM UTC
Here is the interiors for the Zero and the Kate.
I added scratch seatbelts and some other bits.



69mudbone
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California, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, February 07, 2018 - 11:21 PM UTC
Hi Guys, calling this one complete.1/16 Navy pilot WWII on flight deck. Comments welcomed.






MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 12:36 AM UTC
Well done, Ken! Nice to see a figure for a change.

Michael
bomber14
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 01:20 AM UTC
matt please share your new technique on the exhaust when you get a chance. they look outstanding. great weathering and chipping on the corsair too.

joe
Pave-Hawk
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 12:46 PM UTC
My N1K1Ja is moving along. It's gloss coats all round coming up for my current in progress builds


PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
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Posted: Friday, February 09, 2018 - 12:39 PM UTC
Have to start putting some serious effort to this. Not many weeks remaining.



It looks small in the picture, but painting will take time simply because of the large surface area.
RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
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Posted: Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 02:42 AM UTC
Some advance on my british hellcat:











md72
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Posted: Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 02:46 AM UTC
Franck, is that the Eduard Hellcat? Looks kinda familiar, especially the two piece rear window.
RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
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Posted: Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 03:50 AM UTC
yes it is
Pave-Hawk
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 09:30 AM UTC
While waiting for paint to dry I got a bit or work done on my N1K floatplane version.





The kit came with a metal weight for the float to help avoid being a taildragger


RadekZ
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Warszawa, Poland
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 10:50 PM UTC
Hi,

Progress update on Dutch Buffalo.

As model was ready to paint I covered it with OneShot primer from Ammo thinned a little bit with MENG (AK ) thinner.
Then continued with reference colours - silver (used Vallejo Metal Color for that). Upper camo was made with Tamiya's XF-49 Khaki & XF-62 Olive Drab with few drops of XF-55 Deck Tan to lighten the colour.
Then I prepared and painted Dutch insignia (with help of Montex Maxi Masks & Tamiya masking tape). All looked good:





Unfortunately the disaster stroke when I started removing mask... The paints peeled off to the bare plastic.
I don't know what happened... the plastic was double cleaned (washed with soapy water and later cleaned with isoprophyl alcohol just before painting), all layers were left to dry really hard (e.g. primer was left >5 days before I had time to spray colours)... Yet still full patches of primer with paint went off like the didn't stick at all to surface:




Well... I have to now remove paint around peeled off areas and paint again...
No more masking though this time. I will use kit's decals instead. Pity, but unfortunately some of the masks were damaged in removal process (I had to trim them, so they broke easily even with little force applied).

Cheers,
Radek
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Berlin, Germany
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 11:50 PM UTC
Radek, very sorry for that paint disaster!
Hope you can fix it as this is going to be a nice looking bird.

Maybe (at least what I can see) the colors (and combination) seems to be too weak and incompatible to resist the adhesives of the tape that soften them anyhow.
Anyone else got a similar problems with those color mixes?

good luck, Thomas
RadekZ
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Warszawa, Poland
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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 01:00 AM UTC

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Radek, very sorry for that paint disaster!
Hope you can fix it as this is going to be a nice looking bird.

Maybe (at least what I can see) the colors (and combination) seems to be too weak and incompatible to resist the adhesives of the tape that soften them anyhow.
Anyone else got a similar problems with those color mixes?

good luck, Thomas



Hi Thomas,
thanks . For me there's definitely problem with primer. Paint seems to stick good to primer, but primer just goes off with everything above.

Like on this pic below.
Left marking - I just "scratched" the orange paint on Dutch roundel and it went off to bare plastic... just if it was not fixed to surface.
The strangest one is however in area marked to the right. There is a visible tint or faint discolouration on plastic surface just like if camo colour passed through primer or something. Very disturbing.
The mid marking shows clearly how the primer with paint ripped off surface during removal of masks...



I don't know which way I'll follow to fix that.
From one side as I'm not going to use any masking anymore (decals only) I can try to remove only the paint in "affected" area by sanding it down with fine sandpaper and then repaint the area but without OneShot primer, just the Tamiya's grey paint as primer.
Drawback here is that it will probably leave differences in paint shades as I won't be able to recreate mixing proportions of paints I mentioned in earlier post.
The other option which I don't want to follow would be to completely remove the paint and do all painting from scratch.
Drawback is that it takes time and may cause some other damage to plastic or joints and also it may cause I'll loose my mojo again

Nevertheless it seems I once again overcomplicated the build. If I decided to go for decals stright away I would be already publishing my final pics
Willard79
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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 02:22 AM UTC
Hi Radek,
I got some one shot primer (black) a while ago and wasn't happy with it originally, didn't seem to sand well and so thick it needed to be thinned. That was then, since I've read a bit more, and if you can, shoot it without thinning, a .4 nozzle helps, and leave it for half a day or so and sands like tamiya or gunze primer. I've got a test model going where I've primed with 'one shot' and top coated with tamiya thinned with MLT and it's been great, but since your post I've covered it in masking tape to see if I can replicate your woes. I'll let you know how it goes.
Long story short, I wonder if thinning the primer weakened it? How heavy were the subsequent coats?
Certainly a frustrating result for you, all the best for the fix up, hope it goes well.

regards
RadekZ
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Warszawa, Poland
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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 02:37 AM UTC

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Hi Radek,
I wonder if thinning the primer weakened it? How heavy were the subsequent coats?
regards



Thanks Spud, I'm curious about your results.
As for coating of primer - I went for 3 coats. I applied light ones, full coverage, with 0.2 nozzle AB. Although I have some problems with keeping my compressor at level pressure I kept it ~15-20PSi.
As said earlier I let the primer dry for several days (business duties didn't give me too much opportunity to continue with painting), so it had plenty time to dry.
I have tried OneShot several times and it seemed to be working well, however that's the first time I've tried "hard" masking (previously only with blue tack which seems to have no impact on it).
From other side I also had an incident where I primed Airfix new Hurricane kit directly from bottle. Paint started to peel off even after touching with hand.
I need to learn a little bit more how to use this one...
md72
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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 08:54 AM UTC
This is getting to be the hardest build ever. It's not Airfix's fault. But now I managed to lose my second undercarriage part. I guess I can still build it wheels up, if I can find a stand. SO disappointing cause I really wanted to show the wingfold...
c4willy
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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 10:50 AM UTC
Hell bells Radek that just sucks! Had a similar result with Tamiya paints with my Seafire. I use universal thinners, which is a solvent based thinner and actually keys into the plastic, as the solvent will act like thin glue if applied straight to the plastic surface. And universal thinner will thin both acrylic, enamel and cellulose paints (lacquers). I get it from out local motor parts shop for a fraction of the price of Tamiya yellow cap thinner, $28 NZD will get me a 4 litre tin of it. Which has lasted me a little over 18 months so far.

Oh no MArk! I feel your pain! I hate when parts just up and disappear. Usually preceded by the thought I could lose this if I'm not careful followed by a ping then a tink somewhere across the garage. Concrete floor but parts just disappear on it.
Willard79
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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 11:41 AM UTC
Hi Radek, well I couldn’t get the tape to lift paint of my sample, and at one point I ripped the tape and left some on the model, so I wasn’t being gentle. However, I went back to my original sample (over a year old) and I could scratch it off with my thumb nail, not so with my most recent example.
Clearly there is a variable at play which I can’t work out, but I was watching a Paul Budzik video on primers and he talked about the distance primer gets applied and whether it hits the surface wet or semi dry. None of this fixes your paint job of course, but it does make me more wary of the one shot primer.
Regards.
RadekZ
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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 01:05 PM UTC

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Hell bells Radek that just sucks! Had a similar result with Tamiya paints with my Seafire. I use universal thinners, which is a solvent based thinner and actually keys into the plastic, as the solvent will act like thin glue if applied straight to the plastic surface. And universal thinner will thin both acrylic, enamel and cellulose paints (lacquers). I get it from out local motor parts shop for a fraction of the price of Tamiya yellow cap thinner, $28 NZD will get me a 4 litre tin of it. Which has lasted me a little over 18 months so far.



Thanks for information, Chris.
From my own experience I had similar issues only if I used primers like this OneShot or AK/MiG/Vallejo. Thinner wasn't a big issue so far (or at least I cannot proove it could be ), maybe except the price .

I wonder what kind of thinner you use, I have thought about universal thinners you can usually buy in hardware stores or motor shops, but either they had a very limited usage (like "laquer only or sth") or in other case they needed high temperatures (motor paint thinners with 20-25C required to harden properly). Not that I wanted to really experiment with these ones but just as alternatives to expensive branded products.


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Hi Radek, well I couldn’t get the tape to lift paint of my sample, and at one point I ripped the tape and left some on the model, so I wasn’t being gentle. However, I went back to my original sample (over a year old) and I could scratch it off with my thumb nail, not so with my most recent example.
Clearly there is a variable at play which I can’t work out, but I was watching a Paul Budzik video on primers and he talked about the distance primer gets applied and whether it hits the surface wet or semi dry. None of this fixes your paint job of course, but it does make me more wary of the one shot primer.


Thanks Spud. Interesting information about "scratchy" paint - looks like adhesive characteristics of it sort of "wears off" in time.

I watched Paul's videos (I wish I had easy access to all his "dental" tools ) about priming and painting and I think this might be an issue in my case as well as I spray with 0.2mm nozzle, which means I can't use too dense paints and have to thin them well....

Damn if Mr Surfacer wasn't that smelly I would stick to that and not experiment with others... I kinda suck in experiments
Yeti01012001
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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 09:54 PM UTC
This is entry for the PTO campaign, I have been looking on the wrong website campaign for the thread. The campaign says any aircraft or vehicle used in this era.

As you see the kit is a REVELL 1/35 and is basic to put together



first was the black and white undercoat



The next step was dark sand high lighted buff, the flat brown high light with yellow and Russian green high light also with yellow



Then I placed a light overcast of buff and pin wash the recesses and high lights on the raise parts on the model



The base was a piece of wood, then foam card to make the shape The sand was a mixture of plaster of paris and normal sand mixed together The palm trees were made from wire and false plastic leaves cut into palm leaf shapes The idea I got from youtube The Japanese figures are from masterbox and Tamiya



The foliage is made from plastic fishing tank vegetation and other plastic leaf foliage and painted various greens and the US figures are from Dragon







Hope you like
Scrodes
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 04:35 AM UTC

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matt please share your new technique on the exhaust when you get a chance. they look outstanding. great weathering and chipping on the corsair too.

joe



Thanks Joel!

The exhausts were painted with Alclad burnt exhaust, then a mottled coat of a rust coloured paint - Vallejo in this case. Then Mig rust and yellow ochre pigment with black on the tips.



The Corsair is finished, pending photographs.

Willard79
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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 05:05 AM UTC
Glad I wasn't the only one wondering about Matts exhaust technique. Cheers for the share, they were some good lookin' pipes.