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Tamiya 1/32 McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom 3 years 8 months ago #241

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More work airbrushing some heat stains with Alclad and some Tamiya Smoke on the metal tonight. Flag the idea of using clear blue, I'm liking it how it is now. Will spray a little highly diluted brown on those burnt areas though.





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Looking very very nice

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I use clear blue & amber quite often around the 'heat stressed' areas, the F-100 & F-101 are great canvasses for these effects. You've done a great job on this F-4 matey, you really should turn this in to an magazine article.

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Thanks guys.

Funny you should mention that Ian. I have been thinking over the past couple of days about documenting my builds into some type of book/digital format. Just something I could keep for my own reference and share with anyone who might be interested. I used to write a small boat and scuba diving column for a fishing magazine for almost 10 years (just something I did on the side). The magazine ended up folding a couple of years back and I haven't done any writing since. Lately I've been missing writing.

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Before work this morning I unmasked the horizontal stabilisers and brushed some Klear onto all of these parts. Was worried it would kill the look of the metallics, but it's still looking great. Will add the decals and add some more discolouration and then apply a few washes before I give it a coat of Alclad semi gloss clear to seal it all in.

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Looking really nice KM. Yeah it would be great to see you writing up your builds. Be a great resource for all.

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Those pieces are a work of art. Top quality build this.

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Sprayed heavily diluted flat earth in areas to achieve the effect I was after and then applied a pin wash using grey oils on the burnt areas and dark brown on the fasteners on the clean areas.







And here's a pic of the real thing that I am loosely using as a guide;



It's funny how these were the areas of the kit that I was most worried about getting right and now they are my favourite part of the build. lol
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Perfect, simple as that.

Ian.

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Yeah, that just looks damn fine! WOW! :ohmy:

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yeah I like the metallic parts of a build as well. That hot section is looking great.

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Cheers guys!

Washes added to the metal on the horizontal stabs now. Metal areas now complete.

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Your attention to detail is incredibly impressive. Looking forward to the result very much!

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shaunfletcher wrote: Your attention to detail is incredibly impressive. Looking forward to the result very much!



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Applied my grey oil paint wash concoction to the upper port wing last night. Wanting to keep this effect nice and subtle. There will be more weathering to follow.



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simply amazing

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Basic panel line wash almost complete. Just need to touch up a couple of areas and do the anti glare panel area.









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Really does look excellent. Still makes me want to build one. :cheer:

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That is looking really awesome mate... really finely done

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Top drawer modelling.

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The premium edition, seriously!

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Thanks guys! Without the inspiration from this place, I doubt I would have got this far on the build. I don't think I've ever spent this much time on a single kit without getting completely bored with it.

Grant, you should definitely build one of these. Amazing bang for buck. I would love to build a Vietnam era F-4 in the SEA camo scheme some time in the future.

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It just keeps getting better and better. I'm really blown away by your detailing.
I'd love to do a 1/48 scale phantom in a SEA camo scheme as well. I've got the kit, just need to work on the skill a bit more. :unsure:

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Gave some of the smaller parts that still need to be attached some attention last night. Aiirbrushed the intake covers red. Will paint a few chips on these, add a wash and flat coat to finish them off. Planning on adding a few streaks and some subtle dirt stains on the undersides before clear coating. Think I'll use Alclad semi flat. Also have a couple of pilot's items I'm making to add to the cockpit.

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May want to check your refs before 'chipping' the intake covers... Not sure that they were metal, I think they were a thick plastic (appropriate ;) ), seem to remember the RAF ones we could pick-up with one hand.

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Thanks for the info Ian. That make sense now. I couldn't find any images of any that looked worn.

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More work on the small parts last night. Still got a few to paint.

I gave the intake covers a wash and applied the decals. The Quickboost 'Remove before flight' decals basically disintegrated :( . Nevermind, they just look like they rubbed off a bit through handling.

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Have started dirtying up the undersides with some AK Interactive streaking grime streaked back with a wide brush moistened slightly with white spirit. I rubbed back some areas further with a dry cotton bud. Happy with the look of this first layer, so have sealed with a coat of future in prep for the next layer of streaking. Will be keeping this subtle.

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Just right!!

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