|Richard Foenander||12/08/2017 03:37:49|
3894 forum posts
Have sneaked in to preview again and pleased to see it progress well. The Jig is holding the fiddly frame well and so is the painting with pre-shading. Just found time to continue with my Tigermoth.
|Sjors Greut||12/08/2017 06:00:58|
815 forum posts
Amazing work so far Jim!
I like your contraption
|John Race||12/08/2017 09:06:29|
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Ema glue has arrived, waiting for its first outing￼ Couldn't see on their website the applicator top that Andy mentioned. I need something as I am prone to knocking glue over￼￼ Ruined 2 mats already.
Those blue protectors look like the ones used to separate sheets of glass/double glazing units. Very handy.
The shading on the wings looks good, must find my marker pen then .
|Fernando Nijhuis||13/08/2017 17:57:46|
787 forum posts
Great result with the Mission Models paint, certainly one to keep my eyes out for and top work with keeping your pre-shade intact.
Looking forward to the next update.
|Jim Barry||13/08/2017 19:27:07|
1136 forum posts
Fine work, Jim. I just love this design.
|Keith Hiscock||13/08/2017 23:10:10|
281 forum posts
Jim, This is coming along great.
I like the idea of the foam for masking, I've only used tissue in the small areas, will keep that in mind for next time.
keep it going .
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Steve - thanks. I used all manner of paints depending on the situation. I don't really have a favourite but if pushed I would choose Vallejo Model Color for brush painting and Lifecolor through the airbrush although this new Mission Models stuff does seem very good.
Graf von Dillini - good to see you Mein Herr. That commission build is great - understand why it took up your time.
Richard - the jig has certainly saved a lot of heartbreak on this very delicate structure.
Sjors - thanks.
John - I have not seen applicators for EMA. I just use an old brush. I am scared of spilling the glue as the bottle is rather tall so I stand the bottle in an old pot and around the bottle I have put some lead fishing shot. About 1cm deep. It stops it being top heavy.
Fernando - I am quite taken with the Mission Models paint. Only the second preshade I have managed to keep. I had a quick count up and I have obliterated 3
Jim - it was the look of the plane which made me buy it. It was not until I got the kit that I realised how delicate it would be and how much rigging/control line it had.
Keith - pieces of foam/sponge are really useful for masking. Just be sure the foam is soft, not the scratchy kind which can damage paintwork (he says speaking from experience )
A bit of an update. All the grey bits, struts and fuselage mainly, brush painted with Vallejo Model Color with some Klear added to give a slight sheen. Three thin coats.
I painted the tyres with Humbrol enamel. Mixed a light grey and added a spot of red. Looks about right for the old tyre colour in some reference photos. Stuck on the decals - had to swear a lot - and then sealed the whole wheel with Testors matt.
Thanks again for all you kind comments.
Edited By jimbo on 14/08/2017 17:46:53
Edited By jimbo on 14/08/2017 17:47:49
|Peter Day 1||14/08/2017 17:58:59|
6421 forum posts
Very fine work Jim - it looks as delicate as a dragonfly (oops, you've made me go all poetic!).
|Tony Dill 2||14/08/2017 20:33:05|
5623 forum posts
Ah Young Jimbo,
The old kite does look simply superb and delightfully fragile, showing the character of those Magnificent Men in their Flying machines
The Great Graf Von Dillini
|Richard Foenander||15/08/2017 03:24:30|
3894 forum posts
Looks real sharp Jim,
All perfectly aligned and fragile as can be.
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