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(2022 F-18 Group build) CF-18 Tiger in 1/32


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First in this GB for me will be an Academy 1/32 parts kit. It has lots of extras, like around 9 or 10 fuel tanks, hopefully it has all its assigned parts as well. Going to use Leading Edge decals to do the FIP era (2nd) 439 sq. Tiger.

 

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Great subject! Those Leading Edge decals might be a bit fragile by now. Will you be using decal film to avoid them shattering? With all those complex shapes, the decals become a critical and irreplacable part of this scheme.

Will be watching this one.

ALF

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Most of the stripes have to be painted in 1/32. I built this in 1/48 years ago, and it still looks pretty good. But yes, I will give the decal sheet a good coat of decal film. Thiis time I am not going by instruction order. Did the landing gear this morning.

 

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I just noticed, this scheme is 30 years old! Its also the second tiger strip scheme for the Hornet not the first. Might be time to buy new fighters eh?

 

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Oh nice, You just starte.... hold on... Nice project. Do You have masks for the stripes?

It's hard to say it. But I have to say it. I'm so envious of the Academy big Bugs.

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There is just the pattern for the stripes. Still figuring if I will paint everything dark, then mask. Or just paint the stripes over top the lighter colour. So far,, the kit was missing a couple minor parts, but so far nothing I could not work around or make myself.

I am off the next two days. Have lots of house stuff tomorrow, but nothing planned for Thursday. MIGHT have it ready for paint in a day or two.

 

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When I built a tiger striped Hornet, I decided on going light gray then paiting the stripes. After that I vouched to never do this mistake again. But my stripes were more 'wormy' so going dark first would simply be easier.

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Looking fantastic, but I had to copy/paste the link to see it in another tab. Images not showing for me. Did you mask it off individually, or use the drawings as templates?

ALF

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Posted (edited)
5 hours ago, ALF18 said:

Looking fantastic, but I had to copy/paste the link to see it in another tab. Images not showing for me. Did you mask it off individually, or use the drawings as templates?

ALF

I know tried all 6 options for posting. Computer issues I guess. Masked it individually by eyeballing the masks. Not completely correct but close.

 

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Worked this time.

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