Clifford Keesler Artic red painted. I get the red all painted, and then drop the darn thing and broke off the Left missile pod/drop tank. Re-installed, some touch up will be required. Friday will start the aluminium.
24. November, 22:59
Nathan Dempsey Even with a head injury Clifford is a building machine!
Roland Gunslinger Nice progress! Looks good!
Now we're both in the same place :-D I'm not sure yet whether I will paint the flaps/ailerons individually or glue them on and paint them completely
18. November, 08:34
Clifford Keesler Thank you Nathan and Roland. I am going to install my flaps and ailerons, and paint the bird as one piece. I will keep the flaps stuck closed during painting with small pieces of white tack. I have already painted the insides of the flaps, flap wells and aileron recesses RLM 02.
Clifford Keesler Thank you very much Michael, James, Sergei, Jos, Augie, Michael, Treehugger, Roland, Daniel, Donald, Nathan and Alexander. Your kind words mean a lot to me. All the trouble was worth it in the end. Would I build another ? Hell yes.
24. October, 01:07
Clifford Keesler @ Treehugger, it is actually 3 colors of Gray, Light Ghost grey, Dark Ghost grey and Medium grey. Guess my weathering kind of blended them all together. This was my first time weathering with oils. Maybe I over did it a little. LOL.
24. October, 01:17
Sergej I Clifford, this happened to me aswel first time with oils. I figured out that in 72nd scale I am more exact with Tamiya Weathering sets. And in details and structures where I need lines, streaks and such, the AK weathering pencils suit me.
Maybe I am just too impatient to wait days with oils.
24. October, 09:51
Clifford Keesler I have a heat gun, that I used to use to shrink the covering on my RC models, it is now used to dry my oils. LOL.
25. October, 03:26
Michael Phillips Did you try the future/X-21 flat coat recipe on this one Clifford?
25. October, 04:09
Clifford Keesler Yes I did. I think it turned out pretty good, what do you think? I may have to tinker with it a little bit.
Clifford Keesler It has been pretty good so far. There was a rather large step where the radaitor scoop met the fuselage, and that was after sanding the base down before installing it. But I sanded it down and puttied it, so it should be ok. That is the only issue I have had with it so far.
25. August, 00:15
Clifford Keesler This long lost project got painted today. I will get some pictures up soon.
Clifford Keesler Yes it is under the paint. I won't get any bench time at all this weekend. Did not know I got voluntered to help my son cut down dead trees this weekend and cut them up into firewood. Did that all day today and will be at it again tommorow. So maybe Monday if I am luckly.
Clifford Keesler Thank you very much Slavo, for your kind words. They mean a lot coming from you.
11. October, 21:06
Augie very nice clifford, really likeing the painjob
11. October, 23:35
Clifford Keesler Thank you very much Augie. It is the first time I have tried weathering the whole airplane with oil paints, not just a wash. I think it looks more like a a real Tomcat than just one with a panel line wash.
12. October, 02:17
Patrick Hagelstein Really looking good Clifford! Scruffy, yet restraint weathering. Nice one on those oils then!
14. October, 00:51
Clifford Keesler Thank you very much Patrick, your kind words are much appericated.