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Tamiya 1/32 McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom 3 years 11 months ago #181

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After finishing decalling the AIM-7's, I masked the tips of the AIM-9's and airbrushed them with Tamiya Dark Iron enamel mixed 40/60 with lacquer thinner.





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Tamiya 1/32 McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom 3 years 11 months ago #182

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Awesome. Thanks for the details KM :)

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Tamiya 1/32 McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom 3 years 11 months ago #183

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AIM-9's detail painting and decaling complete. Clear coat and pin washes next for these and the AIM-7's.
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cool looking pointy things, nice

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Was just sitting down to paint the red trim on the undercarriage doors and thought I'd have a look at a few references... Seems that most AC didn't have this red trim. Fine with me, I'll start working out a colour mix for the yellow tail and wing tips instead.

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Tamiya 1/32 McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom 3 years 11 months ago #186

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Some yellow going down.


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Awesome. B)

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Awesome build, going to follow this from now on :)

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Tamiya 1/32 McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom 3 years 11 months ago #189

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Masked off and sprayed the black.


Let it dry for a few minutes before removing the tape praying none of the black had bled under the tape.

The end result and very happy.

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Just need to add the NF and 16 to the port side now.

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Fantastic!!!!

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Wow

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Excellent work on the tail masking and painting. I'd forgotten how bad those kit Sidewinders were.

Starting to look the part now.

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Tamiya 1/32 McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom 3 years 11 months ago #195

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Outstanding! :woohoo:

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Tamiya 1/32 McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom 3 years 11 months ago #196

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Thanks guys. After the tail, I guess the next step will be all of that metal around the tail end, burners and stabilisers. Slightly nervous about this stage, but glad that there is so much variation between one Phantom and another in this area.

Starting to feel a certain sadness that this build is gradually coming to an end. Weathering and final assembly is going to take a bit of time though. Have added a 1/32 F-4C/D to my wish list. Would look cool having one in SEA camo sitting beside this one on the shelf.

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Fabulous masking/spraying.

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IAN wrote: Fabulous masking/spraying.

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Agree 100%

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Thanks guys.

Just as a reference, the Tamiya colour mix was at a ratio of 10 drops flat yellow to 1 drop orange. To my eye this is pretty spot on.

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When I grow up I'd like to be able to spray paint like that!!!

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Starboard side up to same point as port side.
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to those of us for whom masking and spraying is a black art this looks impossibly good

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First stage of weathering. I'm trying to impart a dirty but subtle effect using a wash made up with a mix of approx 50/50 AK Interactive Dark Grey Fading and Light Grey Highlight oils. Rather than wiping excess off with moist cotton buds, I'm using dry buds and sort of dabbing/smearing rather than wiping.
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Tamiya 1/32 McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom 3 years 11 months ago #204

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Looking outstanding mate... love those missiles and another awesome masking job!!! :ohmy: B)

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Missiles weathered and given a coat of Alclad light sheen clear. AIM-9s attached to hard points.



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Tamiya 1/32 McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom 3 years 11 months ago #206

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That looks great! I have a nasty habit of getting lazy around the bits-that-hang-off point of a build, I'm saving some shots as inspiration (again!)

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Your a class A builder and painter !
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Looking awesome KM. What do you use to glue the weapons on?

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Thanks guys. Kane, I glued them on with CA for a quick alignment.

Just applied my wash mixture to the undersides. Will remove the excess in about an hour.









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