Alexander Thank you Daniel.
It is said that fotos reveal stuff invisible to the naked eye - so is the case with this subject. Ended up with quite some silvering, more than I thought. Same goes for some residues of washing fluid.
Well, I really need to make sure to get a smooth surface before any paint work, and probably be a bit more patient with the gloss coat - next time then
Daniel Klink @Alex, that is often a tricky thing with makro etc - but nevermind .
It looks brillant and th real thing even more i am sure
12. September, 21:24
Alexander Yeah, it is not that visible in real life, except for the few ones on the upper middle fuselage. But thank you very much for your kind words!
12. September, 21:32
Michael Phillips That turned out fantastic Alexander! The silvering is not very noticeable even at the macro level and wouldn't be something I would notice unless pointed out to me as you did. I run into that all the time, not seeing an issue in person until I upload pics. LOL
Anyway, well done mate, that is a beautiful model!
13. September, 01:56
Alexander Thank you very much Michael, your kind words mean a lot! At least it gives me confidence to only have a few areas where I really need to improve myself.
Alexander Was busy filling and sanding most of the time. I guess half of the issues are my fault, as the resin cockpit caused some bending (one reason why there are landing gear bays, but no cockpit for this actual kit?). Though the rest seems to be the kit makers fault, especially the joint on the radome which I couldn't fill in a completely satisfactory way. But I know that most of this will look much nicer when the thing is finished.
Priming, preshading and first colour are done, the second one is in the process. Tomorrow I will finish the second colour and do some touch up's, like especially smoothing out the colour edges.
1. September, 21:30
Slavo Hazucha Evolving very nicely! The blue/blue camo is an artwork... seems you got the colors quite right, good going
1. September, 23:58
Alexander Thank you for your kind words Slavo! I feared the colour might be a bit too dark, was quite a challenge to get a result I was happy with. But in combination with the darker toned colour I also think that I got very near the real colours.
2. September, 10:25
Alexander Radome, refueling flap and other stuff painted now. Had to repaint parts of the cockpit are because of overspray. Still need to paint some very minor stuff, including some sensors and static dischargers. Also a few touch ups on the weaponry.
After that, one or two gloss coats and the plane is ready for the wash.
3. September, 20:10
Maarten Henderieckx mooi en proper aan het afwerken ik geloof dat het zo proper ook wel zal zijn als het afgewerkt is
6. September, 15:31
Alexander I had to use google translator but I guess thank you, Maarten. Although I did some minor and very basic weathering with oil paints.
She's finished now, final pics from the upcoming "foto-shooting" will follow some time this week in a seperate album.
7. September, 16:08
Slavo Hazucha Great preview - looking forward to the final shots - the F-2 & this camo is just a spectacular sight... definitely want to do one at some point!