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Italeri 1/32 Starfighter

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Mixed up my interpretation of dark tan for the s.e.a camo

And the dark green as well

The real test is does it look right with future on it

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Looks good to me. Using this as one reference:

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Nice job so far. Love that Phantom photo, just happens to be my screen saver.

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Most painting is done. Quick future check:

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Had to do a little surgery. Read the instructions incorrectly and installed the front landing gear in the wrong place. Had to disassemble a little. Fortunately the avionics (?) panel was in just the right place:

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Otherwise, progress continues. Time to future the rest and start in on decals:

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Its comming allong really well

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Looking really nice. I've never seen a Starfighter marked up in Hellenic Air Force colours. Good job.

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Decals are done but for a couple on the insides of panels, along canopy frames, and the like:

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Next step is to seal everything up with some future and do a panel wash.

Had a very pretty sunset this evening as I worked on decals. Nice crescent moon to boot.

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Great decal quality but some of the placements were impossible to match up to the instructions. Seemed out of scale or just plain wrong in some cases. Plus in trying to cover 10 different schemes Italeri had no choice but to hand wave a little. Nevertheless, no silvering, in register, nice and opaque, and no cracking so gotta say they were top quality.

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Dirty wash day.

Before:

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During:

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After:

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Topside post wash:

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Closeup with some airbrushed postshading:

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Decals 99.9% done. Just that red thingie on the pitot tube and maybe 1 or 2 more;

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My scuba tank ran out of air (don't use a compressor) so I couldn't finish up post shading and fading/weathering. Will take it in for a fill tomorrow and see if I can't get to within sight of the finish line.

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Had a very pretty sunset this evening as I worked on decals. Nice crescent moon to boot.

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Don't know if I'd get much model building done with that view. Looks like you live somewhere between the Likelike and Pali highways. I've driven those roads many times on my way over to Kailua when my wife and I are on vacation there.

With great envy!

John

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Nice build. I like the panel wash. I'm almost tempted to get one of these kits and do it up in CAF 417 Squadron markings.

Cheers,

John

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Don't know if I'd get much model building done with that view. Looks like you live somewhere between the Likelike and Pali highways. I've driven those roads many times on my way over to Kailua when my wife and I are on vacation there.

With great envy!

John

Ditto! My dream to live somewhere like that.

Great work on your 104.

ALF

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@CF-104 - You're exactly right ! I do most modeling at night so not missing the view. Well, the city lights are nice too.

Got a great view of the airport and Hickam (now Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam).

I love Hawai‘i but sometimes the cost of living get's to you, and the fact that it takes a lot of money to take the family on a trip to ANYWHERE.

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Oh well, too many final details to make it in time:

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Just a few minor cockpit details to finish up and a flat coat...should be ready in a couple days.

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Done ! Hey...where is everybody? OK. Missed the deadline but still wanted closure.

Will add a few more studio style pics tomorrow. Had a nice sunset for a backdrop tonight

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:jaw-dropping:

That is truly awesome photography of an excellent build!

Well done!

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Thanks!

One more for this thread and I'll post a few more over on the completed

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