Continued work on the paint.
Feel like I F'd it up a bit. Kept on going with fading & highlights and mixed the colours up on a few panels and now it is just a bit of a Mish mash. A bit much contrast say.
Anyway we will see what the clear coat does to it. Previously I have found that a clear coat mutes the shading a bit so still hopeful.
Anyway, it has a fair bit of paint on it now that needs to fully dry before clear the windshield and clear go on. Will follow that up with the decals.
I hear you Nos, sometimes I keep going back for touch ups time and again until I am happy although sometimes I get to a 'stuff it, I'm moving' on point .
I did dust over it with the original colour to tie it in a bit.
I built an F-16 a while ago Terry and used the 'less is more' method, slight graduation over the airframe and that is what happened after clear coating. Uniform grays everywhere! Like I had never even shaded. That is why this time I am going overboard on colour graduations before the clear. I hope some of it stays visable.
No pictures but the clear parts are off the sprue and need dipping. The parts a nice, thin and clear, but huge spue attachement points that transitioned across into the clear view areas. I didn't want to dip but the polish is not perfecrt so maybe a dip can sort it.
On the whole I am pretty happy with how it looked.
I had painted the other parts ready for decalling but I made an impossible error and my gloss back (mr color) spinner has not dried after a whole week!!
I will need to strip it and try again.
I was going for a gloss finnish and I think I layed it on too heavy, it's gloss but maybe too thick and preventing the underlaying paint from drying,