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A small update...


The decision not to go with the Yahu PE seemed to have surprised lots of fellow modellers but here some reasoning behind that call.
The thing with prepainted PE instrumentpanels to me, this is a very persona view and I don´t mind others having different views, each 
to his own and live and let live and all that...
As I said; to me prepainte PE looks too perfect, like stenciled...duh I know it´s printed, and well ...what is the fun in that? I mean,
it´s not painted by me, perhaps I can weather it but it will never be something that I painted. OK I know that reasoning should apply to
all aftermarket but I get to paint the stuff and I can use my skills to make it come alive. That is the big difference, I don´t care for
it to look perfect unlessw I´ve made it perfect (wich I never will :P)

ANyways the update..

I detail painted the PE

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And the resin IP

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And here it is assembled, weathered and flat coated 😄 I haven´t the HUD and other easilyfallingoff-bits, I´ll do that when it´s time to get 
things to fit in the fuselage 😄

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Cheers!
 

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19 hours ago, Aigore said:

I detail painted the PE

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Wow, when I first looked at the photo, I thought I was looking at prepainted PE. Your paint work is amazing. You have a very steady hand my friend.

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3 hours ago, Mstor said:

 

Wow, when I first looked at the photo, I thought I was looking at prepainted PE. Your paint work is amazing. You have a very steady hand my friend.

Thanx 😄

It's quite simple really, first paint the recesses with a light grey thin wash, then you use a sakura brush pen to paint the edge of the dials followed by a black dry brushing.

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Cockpit time!


Detail painted the cockpit.

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Next a grey wash.

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Then a drybrushing session and a flat coat.

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Put together the pit...

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And the bang seat slid right in 😄

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Here is the cockpit parts....still haven´t added the HUD since I KNOW I`D BREAK IT OFF  at some point before the windscreen got in place 😛

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Cheers!
 

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This is turning out very well.  Love those cold-war subjects.   What are you going with for markings?

 

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10 minutes ago, 11bee said:

This is turning out very well.  Love those cold-war subjects.   What are you going with for markings?

 

Thanx 11bee 😄

A russin jet of some sort...still looking for fun schemes

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Lots of nice schemes on that decal sheet.  Good luck...   To me, nothing says cold war more than the early grey scheme.

 

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3 hours ago, 11bee said:

Lots of nice schemes on that decal sheet.  Good luck...   To me, nothing says cold war more than the early grey scheme.d

 

See the source image

I want colors, done a few grey planes lately.....time for a camo scheme 😄

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1 hour ago, Janissary said:

Following with great interest. 

Please do, I value your insights! 😄

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On 1/9/2020 at 2:24 PM, Aigore said:

Thanx 😄

It's quite simple really, first paint the recesses with a light grey thin wash, then you use a sakura brush pen to paint the edge of the dials followed by a black dry brushing.

 

Fantastic work!👍

If you want to try next time, there is an even easier way, which will give absolutely perfect PE IPs: Just airbrush the panel acrylic semi-gloss black (e.g.Tamiya) and then airbrush the IP panel color using enamel paint (e.g. Testors). Then just use a tissue dampened with enamel thinner to wipe off the paint on the raised instruments. The enamel thinner will not attack cured acrylic paint. It will look just like a pre-painted panel.

 

Cheers,

Joerg

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3 hours ago, Joerg said:

 

Fantastic work!👍

If you want to try next time, there is an even easier way, which will give absolutely perfect PE IPs: Just airbrush the panel acrylic semi-gloss black (e.g.Tamiya) and then airbrush the IP panel color using enamel paint (e.g. Testors). Then just use a tissue dampened with enamel thinner to wipe off the paint on the raised instruments. The enamel thinner will not attack cured acrylic paint. It will look just like a pre-painted panel.

 

Cheers,

Joerg

Thanx Joerg 😄

 Indeed, requires enamel paint tho 🙂

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Hienoa duunia taas Jannelta! 

Looking good Janne! 

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9 hours ago, erik_g said:

Looking good, Janne!

 

Thanx Erik 😄

 

3 hours ago, mikkod said:

Hienoa duunia taas Jannelta! 

Looking good Janne! 

Kiitos Mikko  😄

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Wheel wells.


With the cockpit pretty much done I fit it into the fuselage....rather nice fit actually, only had to rem ove some tabs in the fuselage.

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DEtail painted the MLG bays...used brush and sakura pens

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All the bays detail painted.

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Next a filter and a grey wash.

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And glued in the nose wheel bay....without a hitch.
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And then the MLG bays.

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Now I´ll wait for the super glue to harden and then it´s time to merge the fuselage 😄

cheers!


 

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Nice looking bays! A Sakura pen? The brand is familiar so this is a kind of marker pen, right?

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15 hours ago, AlienFrogModeller said:

Meet you at the merge...

Wilco 🙂 

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Update time, don´t you think? 😄

Before closing the fuselage I realised that perhaps I needed the exhaust in place first.
So I started painting the engine parts.

Burner rings in bright green and the rest in shades og aluminium and steel.

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Next a dark wash...I´m not going anal on the engine exhaust...well since noone will see all the lovely details really 😛

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Assembled the burner...really nice fit and eduard graciously gives you a color guide for the parts (wish Aires did the same)

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I used pigments in the shaft to give it a nice burned hot feeling.

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And added the shaft to the burner.

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Dry fitted the exhaust can...

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Now I out the fuselage together... a bit flimsy and a bit hard to align but I think this will be alright, a bit of putty here and there 😛

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I dropped the engine assembly in place...what can I say, it was nice not to have to make room for the engine...it´s a drop fit!

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And the can fit beautifully

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Well I guess the top next then 😛

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Cheers!

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First of all, great work!

 

What a great assortment of aftermarket goodies.

 

Unlike Janman, I'm not familiar with Sakura pens... what are they?

On 1/15/2020 at 2:03 PM, janman said:

Nice looking bays! A Sakura pen? The brand is familiar so this is a kind of marker pen, right?

 

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1 hour ago, modelmax said:

First of all, great work!

 

What a great assortment of aftermarket goodies.

 

Unlike Janman, I'm not familiar with Sakura pens... what are they?

 

It is a brand of pigment pens with brush tips....pretty much like sharpies but higher quality.

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Thanks! Never encountered those before although I did a lot of research on the subject before the Christmas when trying to get some better quality marker pens for my daughter.

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