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About godfrey1775

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  • Birthday 08/22/1982

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  1. That's great information! I very much appreciate the insight. Your analogy about aircraft cockpits is dead on. I'm really enjoying tackling the different challenges posed by ship building vs aircraft and enhancing my skills. Thanks!
  2. Im experienced with building aircraft and just now getting into ships after touring the USS Massachusetts on a recent business trip. I picked up an old Arii 1/600 New Jersey at a show and have the sub assemblies built. Question is paint sequence. Is it best to fully assemble and then do extensive masking to paint the top side color and mask again to do the sides the Haze Gray, or do you recommend painting sub assemblies before attaching them? Is it better to paint the sides before the top, vice versa?
  3. My $.02 is the mask off the areas around the white stripe that is damaged to protect your paint there. Then sand down the area where your paint lifted and try to feather out the edges as much as possible. Step 3 spray your primer and let it dry. You will probably need to sand again, this time with increasingly finer grit. Once it's smooth, Spray the white again, let it dry, remove mask, and tah-dah!
  4. This is my go to, pretty much every 3 view or blueprint drawing you could want on this site My link
  5. And if Tamiya released a new tool legacy Hornet in 1/48, I would buy the S&!t out of it. I welcome the Kinetic offering. Their new SU-33 looks awesome. Interested to see what they can do. Remember, a lot of people said that there was no reason for Academy to release a 48 Phantom, because the Hasegawa was the end all be all. Now, all of those people are eating those words...
  6. Need the rear canopy piece if anyone has an extra. Thanks in advance!
  7. Hi John - I'd be very happy to custom print you the decal for USS Independence and send it to you. If interested, PM me.
  8. Do you need a 1/48 B-25 kit? I've got the ProModeler that I'll never get around to building... Let me know.
  9. Such a great museum. Visited about this time last year for a buddy's USMC retirement party. 1st rate. Got some good photos while I was there. Happy to share those here as well.
  10. Hi Paul, I think the term you are looking for is weathering. There a re a lot of great instructional videos on YouTube if you search weathering aircraft. mottling is a disruptive camo pattern used primarily by the Luftwaffe, also some very good instructional videos on you tube.
  11. Update 2: taking the advice here and learning from my own experience, I layed down a matte finish for the mottling. Here's the result: Once I quit worrying so much about screwing up the paint job and underestimating myself I produced a satisfactory result in one take. And had more fun doing it. Simple lesson but easy to forget sometimes. Thanks again to everyone who chimed in or viewed the thread.
  12. UPDATE: So it turns out that if you spray thin paint at low air pressure from close distance at a smooth glossy finish, you get lots of splatter. Back to the drawing board. Thanks to everyone who chimed in.
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