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5 years 4 months ago #301 by Xtr3meNZer
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Is it actually just called "white spirits" or is it a turps etc?

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5 years 4 months ago #302 by Gary
White Spirits, I find it's less aggressive than mineral turps, mineral turps tend to drag a bit more when painting over acrylics. White spirits will still drag and pull up acrylics if you try to work for too long on any spot.
Mig, AK and Ammo etc all do their own blends of thinners but to be honest I find regular white spirits do just as good a job, maybe their products are more refined or something, who knows.



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5 years 4 months ago #303 by shaunfletcher
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White spirit is best.. buy it from bunnikins or mega 10, decant a little into a small glass jar or something which makes it much easier to use. You don't want it sitting out in an open container or anything as it stinks.

One extra tip. do NOT put turps or spirit in yoghurt/dessert pots etc, it will literally eat through the plastic and go everywhere ;)

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5 years 4 months ago - 5 years 4 months ago #304 by KitModellerNZ
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Yeah, I get mine from Mitre10. I prefer working with it because of it's faster drying time as Gary mentioned.

After giving the airframe a polish to get rid of the imperfections that got stuck in my initial clear coat application, I applied another couple of light coats of the Alclad Light Sheen clear, left for a couple of days and polished with a tissue last night just to remove some slight powdery residue from the wing root area.

I'm now beginning final assemble. The horizontal stabilisers and hot area are now attached. Tail is just sitting in position at the moment. I still need to paint those sensors and add the red nav light. I won't fix it permanently until the end, so that it's easier to attach the undercarriage, drop tanks, weapons etc.

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5 years 4 months ago #305 by Flying_Kiwi
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Mate this is simply Gold, how did you do the decal on the tail, is it decal over yellow paint?? i can even see rivets poking through on the decal??? how ...how man.... its keeping up at night.... seriously awesome.

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5 years 4 months ago #306 by KitModellerNZ
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Lol, I've been having a few sleepless nights lately fretting over how to achieve some of the finishing off on this one.

I masked and airbrushed the tail. Well worth it I reckon and not an overly complicated design to mask.

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5 years 4 months ago #307 by Xtr3meNZer
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Really is something special that's coming together here

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5 years 4 months ago #308 by Flying_Kiwi
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i just passed out.... you masked that!!!

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5 years 4 months ago #309 by Gary
Yeah I have to say that's mighty fine masking if you made those masks yourself as well, I assumed they were decals and you used some kind of "hot" solution like Mr Decal solution etc.



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5 years 4 months ago #310 by KitModellerNZ
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Wasn't much of a mission as all straight lines. See page 7 of this thread for some pics

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5 years 3 months ago #311 by Bishop
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IT LOOKS SOOOOOOOO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm really looking forward to watching this cross the finish line. Just about my favourite jet!

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5 years 3 months ago #312 by Von Drinkoften
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Looking seriously awesome. I too can't wait to see the final result. B)

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5 years 3 months ago - 5 years 3 months ago #313 by KitModellerNZ
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She's nearly done. Just the nose cone, canopies, nav lights, an antenna and tail left to attach now


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5 years 3 months ago #314 by Xtr3meNZer
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Wow, seeing it all together like that, it's amazing. Nice job. So close to the finish line

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5 years 3 months ago #315 by KitModellerNZ
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I'm feeling motivated to finish this build this evening. I don't know where I'm going to put her as I seem to have run out of space.

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5 years 3 months ago #316 by Bishop
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I'll be sad when it is done. It's been one heck of a build.

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5 years 3 months ago #317 by KitModellerNZ
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She's all done (except for a long antenna that attaches to the spine which will be left off for now)

Thanks for all the comments and support guys. I don't know if I would have finished this thing without it.

Feeling sort of sad now. I'll console myself by continuing on with my 1/32 Hasegawa Raiden build or maybe start on the 1/32 Hasegawa P-47

I will take some decent photos over the next few days.





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5 years 3 months ago #318 by Nosferatu
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Stunning KM..Well done mate!

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5 years 3 months ago #319 by Maarten
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TOP !

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5 years 3 months ago #320 by Bishop
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That's a MASTERPIECE!. You need good outdoor shots of this, it looks real.

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5 years 3 months ago #321 by Xtr3meNZer
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That is a brilliant piece of work there mate. Good on you.

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5 years 3 months ago #322 by Von Drinkoften
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Looks fantastic mate, absolutely stunning job! :cheer:

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5 years 3 months ago #323 by Kiwimav
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:ohmy: :woohoo: SLICK!!!!

Wow thats good...congrats...well done



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5 years 3 months ago #324 by Terry
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Beautiful looking model KM. I'm a bit late to this topic, but plan to read through it entirely later on because the build tips and accompanying photos are great to learn from, so thanks for taking the time to post your progress here.
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5 years 3 months ago #325 by Flying_Kiwi
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mate that is exemplary of the top notch stuff we see here every now and then.... build of the year so far mate, SUPERB

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5 years 3 months ago #326 by Andrew
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Great stuff man! Awesome to see it finished! :woohoo:

Thanks for posting so much detail in how you went about the various aspects of the build!

Get back into that Tomcat next! :whistle: :lol:

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