Looking forward to the next update!
The top of the wings were sprayed silver & I tried the salt weathering technique for the first time.It worked better in some areas than others.Then the walkways were sprayed black & using the hairspray technique some of it was removed to give the worn effect.The hairspray was used again on the remaining side for the insignia.I removed the masking on the canopy,some touching up to do there but that area will be weathered later.
A little bit of red was used on the insignia & serial to represent whats left of the origional colour,again hairspray was involved & a few small bits n bobs painted.A small bit of weathering also.
The base was given two coats of Halfords primer & left for 24 hours before the next step.Sorry again for the poor pic.
I found out that the Dettol trick for removing acrylic paint has one snag if you use Mr. Surfacer.It kinda melts it.I was strippin a part & left it overnight,two days later & Mr. Surfacer is still Mr. Soft.Otherwise Mr. Dettol is the biz for The Full Monty
Till next time n thanks for lookin in,
as for removing acrylic paint, ive always used Mr Muscle oven cleaner....takes it back to primer and dosnt attack filler
dirtied it up a bit with some satin black enamel thined down with white spirits.Still got more to do.A little too dark on the avionics bay hatches on top of the nose so will sort that out.
Did a wash on the base with the dirty white spirits as well - more to there as well.
Cheers for lookin,
Started sticking the airbrakes,cannon & undercarriage doors in place along with the u/c. legs.Milliput was used for the wiring in the u/c. bay.Albion Alloys brass tubing was used for the airbrakes & some of the u/c. tis great stuff!
Wheels glued on & she's on her feet at last.
Glued on the drop tanks but then put it on its feet & it was glaringly obvious that they were drooping too much forward so I lost interest in this one again.Pulled off the port one & will sort out the problem soon along with the other one.Then more fiddly bits to do.
Thanks for looking again,
Looking forward to seeing the end result.
Cheers for lamping,
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