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Derek Jordan (theplasticadvocate)

"Nulli Secundus" 80th FS, 8th FG, New Guinea 1943


Nathan Dempsey
Nice to see one of these built already. Spectacular paint work and weathering!
4 October 2019, 16:12
Derek Jordan
It's a great kit and makes the painting and weathering easy. I hope to have "glamour shots" up this weekend.
4 October 2019, 16:57
Helmut Fraundorfer
Fantastic work! The weathering is outstanding. Judging from your in progress pictures the parts fit really well. Love the color variations in the OD, great job all over! Congrats.
4 October 2019, 17:27
Nulli secundus indeed. With this build you´re the primus! Top job in every aspect.
4 October 2019, 17:43
Stephan Ryll
Very nice build and dio 👍
4 October 2019, 17:45
Holger Kranich
Marvellous! Great presentation and weathering! Looks like a funny build?😉
5 October 2019, 06:09
Holger Kranich
Dude, this is really a great build. After scrolling through the pictures, there are so many nice details. The seat is awesome!
5 October 2019, 06:20
Stefan Fraundorfer
This is an incredible great Lightning. Painting and weathering is perfect. Congratulations mate!
5 October 2019, 08:42
Soeren .
Wonderful Lightning!
5 October 2019, 08:44
Jim J
Marvelous job! Superb build, paintwork and weathering. Thanks for sharing the detailed photos. Fantastic work. Congratulations. Did you use the Tamiya decals? Also, I like the stand you use with the three posts.
5 October 2019, 14:03
Sebastian Meyner
Most impressive mate! 👍
5 October 2019, 14:11
Alec K
Absolutely spectacular paint job Derek. Looking at pic 142, can you describe your wing weathering technique?
5 October 2019, 14:49
Erik Leijdens
Fantastically done! Very nice camouflage
5 October 2019, 15:16
Derek Jordan
@Alec K, 142 is showing the beginning of the oil weathering. I have a series of greens, browns and tans that I mixed together and kindof dopple it on the wing. When I have something I like, brush on mineral spirits until it begins to dilute and spread.
6 October 2019, 00:55
Derek Jordan
This kit is truly spectacular as you'd expect from Tamiya. Thank you all for the kind words.
6 October 2019, 02:42
Rafael Salazar
Very Nice job, Derek, looks fantastic.
6 October 2019, 13:54
Derek Jordan
@Jim J I used the Tamiya decals only when necessary, like for the cockpit (minus the seatbelt). The major markings are all AM.
6 October 2019, 16:45
Alec K
Thanks for the info Derek. I tried this with oils before with much less success, seems like I need to keep at it.
6 October 2019, 22:36
Derek Jordan
@Alec it needs a base coat to be no shinier than a satin, if that helps.
7 October 2019, 13:46
Alec K
Got it, thanks. My issue is probably using the oils too thinned: I would wet the surface and then add thinned oils. Do you apply the oils at full strength (ie undiluted), and then puddle the thinner over?
9 October 2019, 00:01
Derek Jordan
For that effect it was tiny dabbles of full strength oils, then copious amounts of thinner.
9 October 2019, 00:37
Derek Jordan
"glamour shots" are done. Here --> https://theplasticadvocate.com/1-48-tamiya-p-38g/
9 October 2019, 03:48
Jim J
Wonderful photos of a fantastic build. Congrats.
9 October 2019, 04:45
Patrick Hagelstein
So, apart from the gun barrels and decals, everything was OOB??? 😮
9 October 2019, 04:50
Derek Jordan
Patrick I also used HGW seatbelts and the Eduard Brassjn wheels intended for the academy kit.
9 October 2019, 11:51
Patrick Hagelstein
Even then, what an amazingly detailed kit Tamiya brought out! Beautiful and superb what you've done to it! 👍
9 October 2019, 13:15
simply stunning.and weathered to perfection!
9 October 2019, 13:20
Derek Jordan
Thanks all. It was great fun to build.
9 October 2019, 18:26
Gary Victory
Great build. Thanks for Sharing.
28 February 2020, 12:14


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