Nathan, Frank, Daniel, Augustin, Gary, James, Clifford & Lode - gentlemen, thank you very much for your kind comments & for the usual necessary dose of patience with my slowly crawling progress!
Frank - Habe mir besondere Mühe gegeben, am Rad waren leider halt nur ein paar Teile zu bemalen, kein scratch-building oder gar Löten - also ziemlich unbeeindruckend...
Gary I hope it was 2309-vintage bloodwine!
Clifford I think I am actually not yet "there" with the tires... I use a dark grey mix + matt varnish and then wash + drybrush - in this case light grey wash and light brown drybrush - on Soviet material, utilizing more dusty runways, I turn it around and drybrush first, then wash with light brown... But as said, while I think I got the rims +/- to my satisfaction with greasy/dirty/brake-dust covered effects, I feel there is still room above for the tires... and btw. the F-104 main wheels are just marginally larger than the Flanker´s front wheels..!
Lode I´ve noticed the prolonged fitting-out on the HOOD... Hope you find time to return to more regular updates, I could use the "nudge to improve" that viewing your mini Swiss-clock-spec work provides! Not that the rigging work would be by any kind inferior, it just relates somewhat harder to Jet-Aircraft...
And thanks for stopping by, your comments are always highly valued!
16. September, 06:31