Konrad Limmer Yessss ! Awesome Roland ! Now I have to do a cat too;)!
11. March, 21:29
Roland Gunslinger Thx Pierre and Konrad! Much appreciated
Yes, Konrad, I've seen you have the "Miss Molly" in your stash
11. March, 21:38
Daniel The perfect aggressor for simulating the IRIAFs most dangerous fighter This turned out really nice Roland, like it a lot!
11. March, 21:46
Roland Gunslinger Thx Daniel for your kind words! Much appreciated!
The kit was an easy build. The hardest part was to NOT "overweathering" it. I've seen a lot of pictures and that cat always looks really clean; especially the walkways (what's kinda weird for me). Only the underside has more weathering. Probably they painted only the camo "new". But im not 100% sure.
11. March, 22:05
Patrick Hagelstein Well, actually that is quite logic. NSAWC is located in a desert environment with cleanly swept taxi tracks and runways and warm dry air. Not the harsh environment a carrier would have, where the saltine and wet environment would call for a lot of corrosion control i.e. a lot of paint touch ups. Air and ground crew would be walking over the airplane in 'clean' boots vs. the grimy oily boots of a deck crew. Where staining would occur, is where fluids seep out and would be dispersed by the airstreams: the underside. If you keep that in mind, you're weathering is spot on as it is clean!
Slavo Hazucha Great job all around - build & paint-job. I also agree that the very subtle weathering approach is absolutely spot on & it all looks excellent and very true to the original! Always a pleasure to watch your work.
Enjoy the moment & then it's up to the next Tomcat box!
12. March, 06:55
Roland Gunslinger Welcome Slavo! Always a pleasure to read your comments! Thx a lot! Much appreciated
And yes, the next Tomcat has already been freed from the box