Daniel Oh hey, really missed this! Continuing the cat build spree with great progress, awesome cockpit Have you yet decided which squadron it will be?
27. August, 15:39
James C That's a great looking cockpit interior, and you a brave soul if you intend to re-scribe that thing!
27. August, 19:41
Clifford Keesler Thank you very much Nathan,Alexander, Guillaume, Slavo Daniel and James. Your kind words mean a lot.@ Daniel, I think I am going to do it in VF-2's final cruise GAG markings. @ James, it is the Revell kit I am re-scribing not this one.
Yes, it would be tempting to let it stay all black.
5. September, 12:18
Clifford Keesler Thank you Patrick, Slavo and Nathan. Hey I have been looking at Fighter Towns sheet that has 3 different "Black Cats" on it, but it is crazy expensive. I finally talked the wife into the AMK "D" model, don't know if I can wangle another 30.00 for a decal sheet. LOL.
6. September, 01:18
Slavo Hazucha You're in luck, the AMK D, besides being a superbly beautiful kit, has a Vandy one option in the box. With pretty much every control surface or brake posable or open, that is bound to be a looker!
Clifford Keesler Thank you Slavo and Augie. @ Slavo, I am looking forward to the AMK "D" cool to hear that it has the Vandy one scheme. That is one of my favorite Tomcat schemes. This one got the marble coat on the fuselage and wings today.
Treehugger Don't forget you can easily fix the paintjob with some fine sand paper (very gently) if you get splatter or whaterver, but also then remember to get the dust out of the panel line grooves, or you risk having that dust clogging up the panel lines later on. I tend to clean my needle very often with a tiny flat brush soaked in airbrush cleaning liquid, but I somehow got a splatter once, yesterday. I think it was because I had been airbrushing for a longer time over a large model, and I think it was after I started the airbrush a third time, I got the splatter. I like using the Tamiya sanding sponges. I think the finest one might be 3000 grit.
Clifford Keesler Thank you Treehugger , Roland Nathan and Alexander for your kind words, they are much appericated. @ Treehugger, I was having some splatter problems, it was very humid and the moisture trap on my compressor and the inline one on my airbrush kept filling up with water. I would forget to clear it sometimes when I cleaned the nozzle off, and I would get a big spurt of water. I will go back and fix them. I was painting 2 Tomcats at the same time so the brush and compressor were running for extended periods.
Clifford Keesler Thank you very much Daniel, Nathan and Alexander. I hope to start the salt weathering tommorow. Progress has been slow, as I am also building Maverick's Top Gun A model for my son. It is a Revell kit, so it got a total re-scribe.
17. September, 22:55
Donald Dickson II Hmmmm. I have the early version boxing now tucked away in the stash. This doesnt look as easy as the Tamiya seems to be. LOL