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Offline JudgeDredd

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Quick build
« on: May 11, 2018, 04:23:50 PM »
Airfix 1/72 F4F-4 Wildcat

I decided to build something small again to try out painting after my "near" disaster with my Vulcan. It went much better than planned -using Tamiya X20A thinners.










I have noticed I haven't painted the back wheel. I'll be getting that done, another coat of klear and then some cement wash.
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Re: Quick build
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2018, 05:40:09 PM »
Looks like you got the hang of it  O0
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Re: Quick build
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2018, 05:41:52 PM »
That's pretty cool. I like the sticker details on the prop.

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Re: Quick build
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2018, 05:43:18 PM »
Nice job, JD! Love the Wildcat  O0
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Re: Quick build
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2018, 10:27:30 PM »
That looks great JD. Wildcat is an iconic plane, at least for me it is and you nailed it.

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Re: Quick build
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2018, 11:48:28 PM »
Thanks guys.

I used a Humbrol conversion chart to determine the colours...and personally I think the bottom is a bit dark myself. Certainly in the photo it looks more white than grey.



I done a bit of pre-shading on the underside




Also - who'd have thunked that the Wildcat is actually "Dark Sea Grey"? I always thought they looked blue - but the conversion was to Tamiya Dark Sea Grey!!

Collection of aircraft so far


I would like to add a Spitfire, Hurricane, Bearcat, F4U Corsair, Me109, Focke Wulf, Ju-87, Ju-88, Do-17, He-111 - trouble is, I'm running out of space which means a cull would be required and the only one I wouldn't mind getting rid of from that collection is the He111.
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Re: Quick build
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2018, 04:57:50 PM »
Seems the only solution is a bigger flat.  :)

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Re: Quick build
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2018, 05:10:35 PM »
Or a new wife.
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Re: Quick build
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2018, 05:19:24 PM »
Or no wife. :)

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Re: Quick build
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2018, 05:20:07 PM »
Even better
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Re: Quick build
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2018, 07:15:25 AM »
Right - it's finished and I'm moving on





Oh and thanks for the suggestions - but the wife stays  O0 :hug:
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Re: Quick build
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2018, 09:32:52 AM »
you are in desperate need of Microsol decal solution.  it will get them nice and snug and get rid of the silvering around the edges.
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Re: Quick build
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2018, 10:26:46 AM »
Nice bird, JD. Were you tempted to build a Martlet?

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Re: Quick build
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2018, 12:31:19 PM »
you are in desperate need of Microsol decal solution.  it will get them nice and snug and get rid of the silvering around the edges.
OI! I used that stuff. Both MicroSet and MicroSol.

I may not have used enough...I have used so much Microsol before that the decal broke. It really depends on the decals I think how much punishment they can take from the MicroSol...there's just no telling until you break them.

But granted - I should experiment.

Nice bird, JD. Were you tempted to build a Martlet?


Noe because it didn't come with those schemes or, more importantly, decals. Looks nice though. I wonder if I've seen that at Duxford...off to check  ;D
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Re: Quick build
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2018, 01:35:05 PM »
then maybe its an application issue. 
in a perfect world all models get a gloss finish before the decals.  the decals can be moved into place with q-tips not fingers.  also put a dab of solution on the surface before you apply the decals.
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