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Bob in Spokaloo added a new photoalbum.
22. February at 19:28:43 Share
Bob in Spokaloo Hobby Boss 1/48 F4F-3S Wildcatfish - This is a refreshed look at this model - it was put away for a variety of reasons, but should be an easy project to finish now.

Its on hold until a couple of others get done
22. February at 19:34:06
Bob in Spokaloo Almost an entire day of rescribing after paint removal....the lines on this kit are beautiful and subtle and need a bit of help.

Actually sort of excited about using the sludge wash panel line method on this now......repriming, repainting etc still to go before that stage.

..two steps forward..one back...on it goes,
19. March at 01:12:29
Greg Baker what's a sludge wash method? This looks neat.
19. March at 01:20:48
Bob in Spokaloo hey Greg...I used it on this model...

Amodel 1/72 A-7-3A The Soviet Gyroplane -Finished | Album by Model_Mania (1:72)

The method itself is described in the finishing doc that can be downloaded here:

finescale.com/rapid/2018/03/..-techniques-for-scale-models
19. March at 01:24:11
Bob in Spokaloo Hobby Boss F4F-3S Wildcatfish - Primer coat for repainting - I do like this Mission Models Black primer a lot - goes on easy and smooth 50:50 with their thinner - Paasche H external mix tip 5
22. March at 20:38:18
Bob in Spokaloo Hobby Boss F4F-3S Wildcatfish -

This kit has been through the ringer...the wings came off at least three times...so, its just time to finish it..it won't be the best wildcatfish ever...not by a wide margin... (somebody did an astonishing model of this airplane, with exposed ribbing on half and the other half complete...amazing..and for a single plane that never really did anything)

...but, it might be OK...its now been rescribed and, if I can stay patient and let the Future dry so the panel lines work, it might be fun in the end...
25. March at 02:37:58
Bob in Spokaloo kids...don't try this at home....

..."this", being using a decal setting agent clearly designed for enamel paints...it sez so right on the label, bob...on an acrylic paint and expect good things to happen....

...no, what will happen is two giant steps back, strip all the paint from the fuselage and start over with primer....

is there good news?...yes.

..the pontoons, elevators, rudder and cowling all look very nice after future and panel line wash and will be set aside as completed pieces for the assembly...once this latest lesson is learned.
6. April at 19:41:14
Greg Baker Oh man... that sounds rough. I hate when something like that happens. It's so demoralizing. At least there's the good news, right? Keep at it, the result will be worth it!
6. April at 23:48:07
Bob in Spokaloo armed with your encouragement....i soldier on

it is a cool aircraft...just a temp setback.
6. April at 23:55:51
Bob in Spokaloo Hobby Boss F4F-3S Wildcatfish - the process of taking off the paint left some water somewhere in a wing - its taken this long for it to dry out - new paint is coming
20. April at 18:21:33
Bob in Spokaloo Hobby Boss F4F-3S Wildcatfish - Now, where were we?....its repainted and the Future is on it. And when its dry, the decals can go back on and this will be back on track - hopefully
21. April at 22:05:14
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