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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:

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).
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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
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Hardly sad Neil :naughty: its a good NMF 8-)

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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.
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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:

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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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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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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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"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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Thank you for the advice Deano :thumb:

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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,
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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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