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Jimd0586

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    Everett, WA
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    History, Military History, Jogging, hiking, Duck Hunting

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  1. Hi all. I am building a Revell 1968 Volkswagen Beetle for a friend. I was given photos of it as a reference. It was a gloss kind of mint color. I am about 60% through and got to the body coat... I searched and searched and the only thing I could find reasonably close was Tamiya Color PS-54 (I hate spray cans, I try to use my airbrush whenever possible). I sprayed the body inside and out and it is as I feared, just too dark. The model owner will understand and not bark, but I would like to try something. Is there any kind of trick to lighten up a coat like that? Also, so
  2. @11bee Finished! I have attached the link to Imagepost. I admit I over-weathered it... pictures of that period in the war (1945) show allied planes as not nearly so beat up. But this was a proof of concept build. You can’t see them, but I scratch built the seatbelts. I had some real issues with the wings on the trumpeter kit. It is a great kit but the hinges are really flimsy. I’m giving this one to a family friend that recently bought me a set of WWII history books. I know it doesn’t compare with the other models posted on here, but for my abilities I think it looks alright. https://
  3. Well I’ve gone and done it. I glued the wing hinges on the trumpeter model together so they’re not moveable. While this isn’t a deal killer, I was really looking to have it folded. Don’t ask how it happened. Any ideas? I’m lost. Does anyone sell 1:32 scale Corsair wing hinges? Model: Trumpeter 1:32 F4U-1D
  4. Well I’ve gone and done it. I glued the wing hinges on the trumpeter model together so they’re not moveable. While this isn’t a deal killer, I was really looking to have it folded. Don’t ask how it happened. Any ideas? I’m lost. Does anyone sell 1:32 scale Corsair wing hinges?
  5. @11bee Sadly I think I went a little too far then. But that's life. I did the best I could. Corsairs were doing a lot of ground attack work... I'll chalk it up to ground fire 😉
  6. Ok, question... fading the paint... I want to give the paint scheme and decals an overall “faded” look. I read that you can lightly wet down a model, sprinkle it liberally with rock salt, then spray a “filter layer” lightly over that. Brush away the salt when it dries and it gives a faded look. Has anyone tried this? Is there a better way?
  7. Ok, so next question... fading the paint... I want to give the paint scheme and decals an overall “faded” look. I read that you can lightly wet down a model, sprinkle it liberally with rock salt, then spray a “filter layer” lightly over that. Brush away the salt when it dries and it gives a faded look. Has anyone tried this?
  8. Btw, I’m using my phone for pics and it’s limited to 100 kB uploads... how do you guys post such high quality pictures?
  9. Thank you everyone! I appreciate the help! The technique worked well and I’m surprised at how the multiple layers of paint and hairspray didnt “flood out” the panel lines. I’m not done yet, but here’s a pic of my progress: (and yes I know it’s far from perfect. I had a hell of a time with the decals cracking and breaking and the air intakes on the wing roots fit terribly. I’m horrible with filler putty although this pic doesn’t show it)
  10. Morning! So I am not a newb but I am no expert in model building either. I am trying a new technique on my Trumpeter 1/32 F4U-1D... hairspray technique. I am going for a well-used and weathered look in the Pacific. I work primarily with an airbrush and acrylic paints. I primed the model in black, then went over with aluminum in some places and interior green in others. Here was my plan moving forward: Hairspray over the aluminum and interior green -> then white coat and black on panel lines -> then thinned top coats so the panel lines show through
  11. I am building the USS Nimitz. It's my first vessel and I would like to make a diorama for it. A friend was on her for a couple years. I found a kit, but even it's "modern" form had A-6's and EA-6B's for the flight deck. It would be nice to have ACTUAL modern aircraft on her. While I probably should have found a different kit, I went with the one I did because it was available. Has anyone found 1/800 scale modern jet aircraft and where I may find them? I have no idea how to scratch build. I would like to fill the deck with some Super Hornets! Thanks. Jim
  12. It looks like I will have to make them, but has anyone seen if decals for the KC-135R exist in 1:144 for the 168th Air Refueling Squadron? I am building the Minicraft kit. Just curious if anyone has seen anything. Thanks
  13. Thank you Mstor. That sounds like a good idea. I will try the gray and then the maybe blacken it up a bit. Here is what she looks like at the moment: https://imgur.com/JKpqh7o I still have a weapons loadout, landing gear covers, and other accoutrements to put on her.
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