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#3370123 - 08/18/11 08:33 PM 1/32 Trumpeter F/A-18E
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Well, this isn't the best work I've ever done, but it was a couple for firsts for me. Overall I think it came out ok. I became impatient towards the end and rushed it.
- First time I used salt weathering. Interesting concept. Its pretty easy once you get the hang of it. However after I put on a final dullcoat, whiteish splotches started to appear. Maybe the salt dried and faded? I'm not sure if I got all of the salt off entirely. I tried glosscoating over to fix, but no luck. Kind of stumped on that one. At least the splotches kind of go with the navy fading/weathering of a line bird.
- First time I used Promodeler wash. Good stuff.
- First time I've used Fightertown decals. I've purchased many sets, but this was the first time I've actually used them. Again, very happy.
- First time I took the plunge and sanded the line down the middle of the canopy that so many kits seem to have. I used Novus polish to finish it off, but the foggy haze just would not disappear completely. I tried using future after the Novus but the wax seemed to block the Future from sticking to the plastic. Eventually I got enough of the wax off to get a good dip in Future that would adhere.

Its not complete. I still need to add 2 AIM-9Xs and 1 GBU-38. the winders come from the academy viper, and the gbu-38 is from wolfpack. I also have to glue the exhaust nozzles. You can see in a few of the pictures that they are still loose.

Sorry for the pictures, Its tough to get decent pictures without using a flash and getting everything washed out.













Edited by mynameismatt (08/23/11 08:18 AM)
Edit Reason: new photos
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#3371823 - 08/21/11 02:33 PM Re: 1/32 Trumpeter F/A-18E [Re: mynameismatt]
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Looks good to me. Pretty heavily weathered, though I like that sort of look. What's this salt weathering stuff? Applying salt and then overspraying to get a splotched appearance?
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#3371902 - 08/21/11 05:28 PM Re: 1/32 Trumpeter F/A-18E [Re: mynameismatt]
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I also like the weathering!

To polish canopies, maybe next time you can try toothpaste. It works well and easily rinses off.

How was the fit of the kit? Trumpeter kits have a lot of interesting subjects but I've heard there's a lot of gap-filling necessary.
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#3371962 - 08/21/11 07:14 PM Re: 1/32 Trumpeter F/A-18E [Re: mynameismatt]
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Looks really good!

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#3372268 - 08/22/11 11:01 AM Re: 1/32 Trumpeter F/A-18E [Re: mynameismatt]
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If that isn't your best work I would like to see your worst biggrin
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#3372342 - 08/22/11 12:52 PM Re: 1/32 Trumpeter F/A-18E [Re: mynameismatt]
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Very nice - great weathering too, as others have mentioned. I wish I had room to display a 1/32 kit like that. Heck, I don't have room for the 1/48 kits I have in my stash.
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#3372982 - 08/23/11 08:10 AM Re: 1/32 Trumpeter F/A-18E [Re: mynameismatt]
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Thanks for the kind comments all! 1/32 IS big, but I love building in that scale. I updated the original post with pictures that I took outdoors, I feel they are less "washed" out than the previous.
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