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Great Navy Hornet (and others) Weathering Ref Shot

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If you don't surf the navy.mil site for reference shots...you are missing out. 

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That's one of the reasons pre-shading makes models look like toys.

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wow great pic, thanks for sharing! How to get that effect on a model? mig weathering set?

 

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If you use water base acrylics, all you need is the paints you already have.  Take the paint you used to cover the model and make a few small batches of different tones by adding black to some paint and white to another batch. ( you can also add small amounts of blue or red, etc) Dilute the paint with water and put a tiny amount of dish washing soap to make the paint lay flat...and have at it. A brush works just fine, in fact it works better than an airbrush. You can't go wrong. Just keep it random and avoid doing the same weathering on one wing as the other.  I did this in five minutes with a brush and some diluted darker/lighter paint

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5 hours ago, Collin said:

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What are the devices on the F wingtips?  Are they emitters or receivers?

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2 hours ago, Slartibartfast said:

And what are the stories behind the names on nearest F canopy?

 

Jesse Brown was a black naval aviator who was shot-down in Korea in his Corsair.

 

Thomas Hudner was his wingman who crash landed his Corsair near Jesse in an attempt to save him from his burning aircraft. Jesse died of his injuries.

 

They received their awards based on this action.

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6 hours ago, Slartibartfast said:

 

What are the devices on the F wingtips?  Are they emitters or receivers?

It's not a F, it's a EA-18G.

 

These are ALQ-218 receivers.

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Thanks, Scooby. I seem to remember reading of that event quite some tima ago.  Always faithful indeed.

 

Do wingtip pods get fitted to E/A-18 only? Consistent practice would make for easier ident to Growler uninitiates like me.

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Does MIG make an acrylic wash kit? I use enamel paints and watch a video on YouTube were the guy used the enamel wash and the finished product looked awsome. If MIG does have an acrylic wash will it look the same as the enamel one?

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On 12/5/2016 at 8:17 PM, Scooby said:

 

Jesse Brown was a black naval aviator who was shot-down in Korea in his Corsair.

 

Thomas Hudner was his wingman who crash landed his Corsair near Jesse in an attempt to save him from his burning aircraft. Jesse died of his injuries.

 

They received their awards based on this action.

Ensign Brown was the first black naval aviator. An outstanding biography is The Flight of Jesse Leroy Brown by Theodore Taylor; Well written, I highly recommend this book.

Another book on the subject is Devotion by Adam Makos, which I'm looking forward to reading...

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Looks like they are flying without their IFR probe doors these days (similar to the Tomcat).

 

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2 hours ago, RedHeadKevin said:

What's with that guy's hat?

 

 

umm, his left arm raised ???

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9 hours ago, habu2 said:

 

umm, his left arm raised ???

 

Left hand looks to be behind his back. 

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8 hours ago, ziggyfoos said:

 

Left hand looks to be behind his back. 

 

You're correct, I didn't enlarge the image before posting.

 

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