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 Post subject: Re: FAAMAN's Workbenches
PostPosted: Tue 21 Mar 2017 04:31 am 
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Thanks for that Dean, just tried a 'test' piece :puke: Oh well, waiting, waiting, waiting . . . :Whistling:

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 Post subject: Re: FAAMAN's Workbenches
PostPosted: Tue 13 Jun 2017 08:56 am 
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Progress . . . . of sorts :roll:

Undercoat redone,
ImageDSC09201cropS by Neil, on Flickr

Undercoat old Humbrol gloss varnished,
ImageDSC09210cropS by Neil, on Flickr

THEN . . . .

Bit the bullet yesterday and finished masking up the "Sorta Stang", cleaned it overall with metho and some cotton buds and blew a wet coat of Humbrol 27001 Aluminium metallic all over with my Pasche "H" single action airbrush at 25psi and medium flow rate.
Surprised it actually came out ok, still a bit grainy but nowhere near as harsh as the results of the 40+ ( :roll: ) tests I've carried out with my dual action airbrushes. Dust/lint managed to get on the drop tanks and the finish of the gear doors and other small bits will have to be "carefully massaged" to return to a smooth finish.
So I'm going to wait another day for the Aluminium to harden and then I'm going to very gently wet sand with Micromesh to return to a smooth finish before I satin varnish the NMF finish.
What has disappointed me is the loss of areas of the 'riveting' and some panel lines. Not sure what to do about the 'riveting' but the indistinct panel lines will need reinstating.
Pre paint masking pics did not turn out ( :shrug: :shrug: ), what I used was clear sellotape (panels) and 8mm (?) Tamiya tape (wheel bays).
Top view,
ImageDSC09366crS by Neil, on Flickr

Forward left,
ImageDSC09367crS by Neil, on Flickr

Aft right,
ImageDSC09368crS by Neil, on Flickr

Underside,
ImageDSC09369crS by Neil, on Flickr

Drop tanks and bits,
ImageDSC09370crS by Neil, on Flickr
Pretty sad looking bits at the moment :nod:

At least it's progress :thumb: and there is more to come :nod:

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 Post subject: Re: FAAMAN's Workbenches
PostPosted: Tue 13 Jun 2017 15:07 pm 
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Not looking sad at all, looking vey nice and shiny :) The drop tank detailing looks particularly good.

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 Post subject: Re: FAAMAN's Workbenches
PostPosted: Tue 13 Jun 2017 20:02 pm 
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Hardly sad Neil :naughty: its a good NMF 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: FAAMAN's Workbenches
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Thanks very much for the comments gents, the problem is trying to get a good photo of the fault/problem, in passing it looks fine until you have a good look.

Hard to get a photo of the difference but this is a close up of the finish on the underside of the starboard wing, I've polished with a soft cloth the wing outboard of the bomb rack to the wing tip. I've not polished inboard of the bomb rack.
ImageDSC09371cpS by Neil, on Flickr

Not happy at all with this finish, I know I'm a perfectionist but this 'grainy' look is just awful :puke: It's supposed to be clean/featureless and shiny (but not as shiny as polished alumuinum 8-) ). Oh well, some hard choices to make now :nod:

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 Post subject: Re: FAAMAN's Workbenches
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Riveting ? That way surely madness lies? Your riveting work is most impressive and your dedication to obtaining the right finish is impressive. :clapping:
This is why I am happy just being a ham-fisted plastic hacker :nod:

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 Post subject: Re: FAAMAN's Workbenches
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Madness??? Who, me??? :sofa: :Pilot:
Yep all my NMF builds from this one on will be riveted, a few others too :Pilot:

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PostPosted: Fri 16 Jun 2017 08:14 am 
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Not happy at all with this finish, I know I'm a perfectionist but this 'grainy' look is just awful :puke: It's supposed to be clean/featureless and shiny (but not as shiny as polished alumuinum 8-) ). Oh well, some hard choices to make now :nod:

:notworthy: You make me look like a plastic hacker Neil :crybaby:
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 Post subject: Re: FAAMAN's Workbenches
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"Neilo"...you know you could achieve the finish your after and do justice to your fine riveting detailing with a little sheet of foil and some glue...and no need for tedious polishing to boot !!!... :sofa: ...Just sayin... :Whistling:

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 Post subject: Re: FAAMAN's Workbenches
PostPosted: Sat 17 Jun 2017 10:16 am 
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Thank you for the advice Deano :thumb:

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 Post subject: Re: FAAMAN's Workbenches
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Three steps forward . . . . . two steps back :roll: :shrug:

So after a few hours of careful sanding with various fine grades of wet'n dry paper,
ImageDSC09372cpS by Neil, on Flickr
ImageDSC09373cpS by Neil, on Flickr
ImageDSC09375cpS by Neil, on Flickr

Kinda looks "stripped" with NMF showing through the "dark" paint :roll: :roll:

Gotta go back and redo a fair few of the panel and rivet lines, give it another light wet'n dry then . . . . :shrug: :shrug: the perfectionist is falling out again :roll:

Cheers all :cheers: :cheers:
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 Post subject: Re: FAAMAN's Workbenches
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More progress, well, sorta "back progress" that is :nod:

The close up of the underside wing finish previously posted started a thought process in my "inner perfectionist" :roll: and I revisited an idea I had for 'lifting' the Sorta Stang's level of detail. I had settled on the 'easy' option and just scribed the shell ejection ports on the underside of the wing and that close up nailed home how half a%%#d it looked.
So I went and made some ports from 1.6mm plasticard,
ImageDSC09377cpS by Neil, on Flickr

Filed smooth with nail pads,
ImageDSC09379cpS by Neil, on Flickr

Separated from the plasticard base and then each other,
ImageDSC09380cpS by Neil, on Flickr
ImageDSC09381cpS by Neil, on Flickr

On the wing and after some fettling test fitting,
ImageDSC09382cpS by Neil, on Flickr
ImageDSC09384cpS by Neil, on Flickr
ImageDSC09386cpS by Neil, on Flickr

And finally glued in place before filling/sanding,
ImageDSC09388cpS by Neil, on Flickr
ImageDSC09389cpS by Neil, on Flickr

Regards all and cheers :cheers: :cheers:
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 Post subject: Re: FAAMAN's Workbenches
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Good to see some progress on this ancient kit. It almost makes me want to start my Lindberg P-51B. :clapping:

As for the grainy Humbrol Metal Cote, I've used 27002 before and found the finish improved a lot after a clear coat.
It was on the KP MiG-17PF in my portfolio. I'm not saying it's perfect but just something to consider.

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 Post subject: Re: FAAMAN's Workbenches
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Thanks for the comment Powder :thumb:
The paint was pretty bad hence the removal :nod:
My youngest son has started a 1/72 Lindberg P-51B that I gave him so I wouldn't have to. A scary kit from a joke manufacturer.

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Mate, really nice work on those shell ports... :clapping: ...

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Getting there Neil, how's the FW build going? :shrug:
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 Post subject: Re: FAAMAN's Workbenches
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Thanks gents :thumb:
Fw is slow, being V.careful, show yous soon :thumb:

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 Post subject: Re: FAAMAN's Workbenches
PostPosted: Tue 08 Aug 2017 08:12 am 
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A quik Fw update . . . . well sort of . . .

This is the PE set I forked out my readies for so I could speed up my Fw 190V.18 build (fight, struggle :roll: ),
Brengun BRL7207S Fw 190 AB/FS (Airfix Kit).
ImageDSC09395cropS by Neil, on Flickr

As you can see it's beautifully done and I'll be using a "few" items from it for my "Kangaru", some cockpit and landing gear bits as somehow there has been some damage done that I've noticed perusing the Fw bits last night.

Cheers all :cheers: :cheers:
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 Post subject: Re: FAAMAN's Workbenches
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The "Sorta Stang" has been NMF'd :yahoo:

I kept knocking the radio aerial off, so I spent half an hour or so and filed one up in brass, attached with Gel CA, it's a bit shorter than scale but I think it fits the build and it's tough,
ImageDSC09393cropS by Neil, on Flickr

After all the probs, I used a Humbrol AD6995 Metalcote Polished Aluminium acrylic spray can. Came out not too bad, still a bit grainy but by far the best sprayed finish I've used and a good starting point for the finish to come. I allowed 48hrs for the paint to dry and harden (some of that in 20degC sunlight), and then with a burnishing brush I made I proceeded to polish the paint to create different tones in the finish. It was hard to get some decent shots, so I'll post a fair few to illustrate what I've done,
Drying . . . .
ImageDSC09394S by Neil, on Flickr

A general overview of the paint job so far,
ImageDSC09396cropS by Neil, on Flickr
ImageDSC09397cropS by Neil, on Flickr

Some close ups to try and show the subtle panel variations I've done,
ImageDSC09399S by Neil, on Flickr
ImageDSC09400cropS by Neil, on Flickr
ImageDSC09401cropS by Neil, on Flickr
ImageDSC09402cropS by Neil, on Flickr

I've got to now gloss varnish the model to protect the original finish before I can continue adding other metal colours, both sprayed and brushed, the bit of camo and theater markings and then weathering!!
Stay tuned :nod:
Cheers all :cheers: :cheers:
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Looking good Neil, looking forward to seeing finished, (and the FW too).
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