Sergio Ordonez Well, things are going lekker slow than I expected. Now I'm a little lost and stuck with AN/ALE-40 flare dispensers (only for XZ133) and the I-Band transponder bulge and antenna under the nose. Also, for XZ997, I'm looking for photograph of the repaired damage caused by small weapons she has received 11th or 12th of May over Port Stanley.
On the other hand, I've just received the resin 100 gallon tanks, intended for BAe Hawk but having closer shape than the ones included in this kit.
Big job ahead, I think...
22. October, 20:32
David Taylor If you get a look at pics of GR3s down south they have a rubberised coating on the wing inspection panels.
23. October, 15:06
Sergio Ordonez Yes, in uper and front panels: it was a silicone caulk manufactured by Avon intended for marine and oil platform uses. Colour is a brown/green (as I've recently become father, I can say is like 5 month toddler poop) and texture is similar to the one of the HT resistan cement used for bricks of iron foundry ovens (when new). This sealant became lekker dark with time in wet and salty environments (estimated duration of silicone elements in the 80's was about one year).
The purpose was to protect all those elements suitable of damage in marine environments, as Gr.3's did not received the same sea environment treatment as the SHars during manufacturing.
24. October, 13:57
David Taylor Carry on the good work,( remember toddler poop many years ago now daughter is 30 now).LOL
24. October, 15:54
Sergio Ordonez Thank you, David. Just working on AN/ALE-40 now and finding that my eyes are getting older.
Sergio Ordonez It's different. But I have to say that difficult: my habilities for maksing have been stressed too far, just becaise Vallejo metal paints have little appreciation for masking tape. ???? ????
12. September, 11:09
Ben M I have not had any trouble with Tamiya masking tape over Vallejo metal paints. I do tend to let paint dry a couple days before masking, painting other colors, etc.
12. September, 13:29
Sergio Ordonez Do not have access to Tamiya masking tape at my local supplier, so I use a mix of Precisso Masking tape and Tesa Painters Tape. After usually one week of drying, Vallejo metal paints and Model Color Sky Gray usually get sticked to the masking tape (even previously treated to eliminate some of the adhesive and using a thin line of bright acrylic polyurethane in the edges).
Maybe the problem is typical weather here (85-95% humidity in air). I had not this problem when living in Britain.
Sergio Ordonez Thank you, Cuajete. I love this Airfix kit: although at first I though it was very complicated, I do not find any assembly issue, so it is moving forward very fast. Maybe it will be finished this week.
2. September, 17:35
Cuajete Thanks, Sergio. I have this kit too, so your info will be welcome
Nice painting job.
2. September, 19:26
Sergio Ordonez I will prepare another one in the future for my RAF trainers collection.
Sergio Ordonez Thank you, friend. Just an "out-of-the-box" that is being made very fast. I expect to finish next week.
Gracias, amigo. Solo es un modelo hecho tal cual sale de la caja y que esta avanzando con velocidad. Espero haberlo acabado la próxima semana.