Jos Jansen That's a beautiful 4th gen fighter...I am!
12. September, 18:19
Palo M Jos, the fighter might be beautiful, but the model is definitely not!
Thanks for joining, also Roland, hope it will go well and be worth it in the end
12. September, 19:50
Jos Jansen I know Palo....it's definitely a great jet plane but the Revell kit has its shortcomings. You'll occur lots of fitting problems with the intakes, but beyond this fact if you have overcome these problems then you'll have a great model. Watching closely...!!
12. September, 20:32
Palo M Ha, thanks Jos! Already spent a few days on the intakes. The hole just above them took some research to figure out it's not a mistake, just a badly fitting part and a hole should indeed stay there. Lots of putty and sanding to fix sinks and rescribing lines and rivets. The inner "tubes" also give me doubts, as there are big open gaps on the side. Still not sure if I leave them, or try fix them. It's a difficult place to do much.
Łukasz Gliński Accelerator is handy thing, but you have to remember two things while using it:
- it's quick and I mean really quick!
- the glue itself becomes gooey for a second and sometimes milky or white, not transparent anymore
28. August, 08:04
Palo M Thanks Lukas! Maybe I'll try wood glue first, sounds a bit safer
28. August, 08:13
Thomas Kolb This is such an attractive little aircraft and you managed to do it justice. I feel your pain with the panel-liner, it is always my fear to trip and fall on the finishing line. But you managed to rescue it nicely!
28. August, 14:29
Palo M Thank you, Thomas! I was despairing while rescribing-sanding-priming-rescribing many times over, I was afraid it all holds together on putty only. But I'm glad oils made it look good in the end. Of course a long way to go until I got something like your MiG-15Uti, but that's why I'm here, to learn!
Slavo Hazucha I guess the Soviets just put everything they could think of on the KV chassis... Is that basically an IS-2 turret there?
Great looking engine - you are not seriously keeping it under the cover?
1. June, 10:13
Palo M The cover is there to prevent the engine from turning green I'm now experimenting with Vallejo chipping medium and MRPaint. Vallejo says to only combine with acrylics, we shall see. As MRP doesn't provide a good "booklet" of what their colors look like, I tried all shades of green I have to find on that works best. I think I'll go with MRP-102, SEA green.
I did find an online reference to their colors, however the shade they show for MRP-26, 4BO, is nothing like what it looks like on the tank. Thus, I'm spraying it on some spare parts to see what it actually looks like.
1. June, 13:49
Palo M Turns out, MRP over Vallejo chipping medium is fine.