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1/32 F7U Gutless Cutlass - BIG and SHINY

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Hi,

Here is my finished 1/32 F7U-3M Cutlass. It's a full resin kit by Fisher Models, and what a beautiful kit it was. This kit is so nice, I still can't believe it is resin and not a plastic kit.

Basically everything was out of the box, I didn't add anything other than paint and glue (half a tube of 2-part epoxy glue used). The metallic finish was mostly done with Alclad, including aluminum, dark aluminum, polished aluminum, steel, and jet exhaust. The glossy blue and red markings were Gunze lacquer then coated with Alclad gloss coat. The landing gears were Tamiya acrylic titanium. The rest of the colours were Gunze acrylics.

I hope you like it. THank you.

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Terry

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You did some mighty work on that resin beast!

Fantastic results and it'll look gleaming gorgeous in you display case

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Wow! Wonderful job!

Despite the less than stellar history of that plane I always liked the unique look of it. I'd really like to build one sometime.

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Terry, your work is very inspiring. I think any model you touch turns into gold. One of the best at this hobby.

Regards

Roy

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Awesome looking result!

Beautiful kit to..i keep admiring mine rather than starting it!

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Beautiful build Terry!!!

:jaw-dropping:

Has Paul Fisher seen this yet? If not, you should send him some pics as I'm sure he'd be thrilled.

Speaking of pics, I'd love to see some pics on a non-black background under natural lighting.

Bravo...

:cheers:

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Thank you, guys.

Chris: yes Paul saw these and he put them on his website. I'll take some more pics when the sun is out.

Terry

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Very nice build!

Care to share how you laid the alclad down? Black gloss, sand, and then the alclad?

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Care to share how you laid the alclad down? Black gloss, sand, and then the alclad?

I primed with a very thick layer of Mr Surfacer 1200 (almost used an entire bottle of the stuff), then polished the primed model. For most Alclad colours, it was just sprayed straight onto the primed polished model. For polished aluminum, it was first a thick coat of gloss black, then the Alclad.

I'd love to see some pics on a non-black background under natural lighting.

Here are some more shots taken with natural light. I'm glad I did this because it's only the first time the Cutlass goes out of the model room. It looks different with natural sunlight, more aluminum-y.

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Terry

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Terry,,

:jaw-dropping: :jaw-dropping:

Your F7U Gutless Cutlass is GORGEOUS :wub: :wub:

The finish is silky smooth and looks simply ÃœBER .... :worship: :worship:

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:wub:/> :wub:/>

The finish is silky smooth and looks simply ÜBER .... :worship:/> :worship:/>

Oops double glitch ..sorry.

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Beautifully done! I've always loved the Cutlass. When my dad was in the Army, he played for the baseball team. They traveled to Japan to play the Navy. When the game was done, he started wandering around the base. There was an open hangar, and he peeked inside. There was a VX-4 Cutlass in gull gray/white just sitting there. He snapped a picture before he was shooed away. He scanned the slide and I now have a framed picture on my model room wall.

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Here are some more shots taken with natural light. I'm glad I did this because it's only the first time the Cutlass goes out of the model room. It looks different with natural sunlight, more aluminum-y.

:thumbsup:

:worship:

aluminum-y? Wouldn't that be aluminummy? :P

:cheers:

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