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airea

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    Paragliding, mountain biking, computer sims

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  1. First of all, do not paint anything with pure black (unless it is a black hole :)). NATO black, anthracite grey or anything similar would give a better scale effect.
  2. Revell's antracite is also nice.
  3. Hi, I used salt weathering for my F-4 build, which you can see in the link below: I had applied decal on the base coat and built a brand new F-4 in pristine condition. Then I had applied all weathering. Decals should also be weathered in line with the rest of the plane, otherwise it will look unrealistic, I believe.
  4. Heating the film with an hair dryer may work to make the film conform to curved surfaces?
  5. After 12000 grit of micromesh, I use compounds (not tamiya but similar) for the final shine. As the final gloss coat, 2k auto gloss clears are the best. I built the panigale a while ago, really great kit...
  6. airea

    Gluing PE

    I use future and an hair dryer for gluing PE parts, as long as they are not subject to load/weight of the model. For more strenght, I use CA and clean the residue with CA debonder.
  7. Tamiya and novus seems to be very expensive. I use helmet visor and car headlight polishing compounds for polishing model canopies and all sorts of clear parts. They are sold in hardware stores and auto parts shops. I guess tamiya or novus compounds are basically the same stuff with visor/headlight polishers. Maybe slightly not that strong but definitely more expensive...
  8. That is a great model, cleverly weathered... Very realistic..!
  9. Amazing model and great photography!
  10. Very nice build of a goodlooking aircraft. I would advise using 2k auto lacquer gloss for the instruments to simulate the glass look. Just carefully put a small drop of the gloss on each instrument. The 2k auto gloss has a very high shine and ability to hold on vertical surfaces.
  11. Very nice build and clever weathering...
  12. I believe a realistic black in modeling is not black but something like nato black, rubber black, antrasite grey or something similar. So instead of painting the model with a nice pure black color, I would advice using above mentioned colors with some variations on different panels...
  13. In the clear parts sprue, there are two circular clear parts fitting to those depressions. I cant recall their parts number in the sprue but you will see them there. The manual is not correct on that issue, so just check the clear parts sprue and you will see them.
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