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#4496787 - 11/10/19 07:15 PM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: Ajay]  
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Looks really nice!

Wondering - historically, where rivets actually recessed, or actually slightly protruding?

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#4496825 - 11/11/19 01:55 AM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: RSColonel_131st]  
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Originally Posted by RSColonel_131st
Looks really nice!

Wondering - historically, where rivets actually recessed, or actually slightly protruding?


Flush and protruding. The Spitfire had both, flush where aerodynamics required, protruding where not.


There was only 16 squadrons of RAF fighters that used 100 octane during the BoB.
The Fw190A could not fly with the outer cannon removed.
There was no Fw190A-8s flying with the JGs in 1945.
#4496906 - 11/11/19 08:56 PM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: Ajay]  
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#4496916 - 11/12/19 12:30 AM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: Ajay]  
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LOL Carrick.

I was asking because it's interesting how the eye can be nicely tricked by a hole where a head might be. Okay, that sounds a bit wrong... :P

#4496937 - 11/12/19 08:01 AM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: mdwa]  
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Originally Posted by mdwa
Do you heat up Rosie the Riveter or it just punctures the small holes in the plastic not heated?


Just run her nice and slowly over the surface with a bit of pressure.

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#4497034 - 11/13/19 01:07 PM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: Ajay]  
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Bit of progress. Black undercoat, silver, hairspray, splotchy dark green undercoat for some colour variation and then the top coat. It's hard to capture the stressed skin effect i was attempting but you can see it at certain angles if the light captures it right. Of course anything slightly dodgy stands out like dogs gonads, especially once the silver was laid down. The marianas trench on the left wing scares me. I'm thinking (hoping) the chipping will hide those areas fairly nicely.

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I started chipping outside watching the 24/7 fire updates as the smoke from the fires drifted overhead but the wind was gusting so intensely i had to move it all back inside. We are about 80 k's from the closest big fire at Noosa on the Sunny coast so no issues here but that wind must have made it hard for the firies today. I don't know if the fires made the news where you guys all are but it's been a hectic week over here for many, this summer is going to be an absolute scorcher.

Half done. The rivets and panel lines have really made a difference detail wise compared to the Raiden although the fuselage work i have done reminds more of a fabric covered skin than the stressed metal look i was going for though. Makes me think of the rear section of a Hurricane or Gladiator.

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The decals are going to stand out far too much so i'm going to paint those, well at least the white square section and then possibly use some of the meatball decals without the white backing, undecided. I need a circle template to be able to paint them decently. The shiny sections on the wings and fuselage is hairspray in prep for the squares to be painted.

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Close up you can see the variation in the green a lot better. I'm still to give the whole plane a light sand over with some 2000+ grit to smooth it all out and remove all of the leftover chipped paint sticking everywhere.

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#4497042 - 11/13/19 03:00 PM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: Ajay]  
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Looking great Ajay.


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#4497215 - 11/15/19 02:49 AM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: Ajay]  
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White down, it looks thicker than what it is due to the lighting, the white is actually just on the verge of see through. I'm in the process of testing my tape made paint masks for the meatballs.

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I had to widen the one on the right wing another couple of mm as my 'do it by eyeball' widths were out.


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#4497258 - 11/15/19 01:52 PM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: Ajay]  
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Tail painted

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The meatballs are a major wip atm. the first ones i painted were too small and one was off centre so i had to make a larger mask and repaint. Unfortunately the original ones stood out through the repaint, despite chipping and weathering to try and blend it all, so another light repaint was in order. The stage i am at now is a bit off a mess tbh. I've used a thinned down mix of red with a touch of black, hand painted the panel lines and then splotched it around a bit to vary the colour. Once that is fully cured i will sand them out a bit to knock back the panel line darkness and smooth the colours together. The red had also bled into the white when i introduced water whilst chipping so i've touched that all up with a thinned out white respray as well. Proper masks would have made all of this null and void but i'm a cheap skate... so it is what is. I'm not even mentioning the semi disaster i have going on with the top of the fuselage stripe.

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#4497271 - 11/15/19 03:32 PM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: Ajay]  
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Looks good Ajay. I'm sure you'll find a way to fix the "semi disaster" so you can't tell it was ever there, since that's what you usually seem to do!


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#4497275 - 11/15/19 04:25 PM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: malibu43]  
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Looks good Ajay you not only build great planes but do a great job of presenting them..


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#4497428 - 11/17/19 01:42 AM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: malibu43]  
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#4497429 - 11/17/19 01:42 AM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: malibu43]  
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Originally Posted by malibu43
Looks good Ajay. I'm sure you'll find a way to fix the "semi disaster" so you can't tell it was ever there, since that's what you usually seem to do!


Story of my life ha!


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Looks good Ajay you not only build great planes but do a great job of presenting them..


Thanks man smile


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#4497748 - 11/20/19 12:29 PM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: Ajay]  
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Finished the meatball masks, never again lol. Next time i am shelling out for a mask kit, or at least a compass, and not being such a cheap skate. I ended up making six in total for the two different sizes, fuselage being smaller than the wings, and used the two that resembled a circle the most.

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Weathered the absolute guts out of them...

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Bad quality pic but the only one i have of this stage. I cleared it for the decals before i realised i had not done the leading wing edge yellow/orange so had to whack up a quick mix, paint the edges, leave it overnight to dry, weather them and then clear it. The decals stand out like crazy but i was hoping i could knock them back enough to match the rest.

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Weathering taking shape on the underside.

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The gun sight came with no reflector so i carved a small piece out of a battery packet as it just seemed lazy not too add something.

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All that wing work has resulted in, well, not a lot really but in sections there is a hint of the stressed metal look i was attempting. It does add visual interest when seen in the flesh, hoping i can get some good pics when she is complete.

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The rear top fuselage section i've touched up as much as i dare, mostly to bring the aluminium colour back as the black base was showing through so much. The earlier sprayed meatballs on the top wing are still popping through the new larger ones despite my attempts at fixes so i'm calling them a field repaint.

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#4497890 - 11/22/19 03:06 AM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: Ajay]  
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Looking really good.

#4498151 - 11/24/19 11:25 AM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: Ajay]  
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Photoshoot time..or so i thought. Just completed my first antenna wire and then about 30 odd pics in and i realised i had forgotten to glue the wing cannons on. Doh! They are still sticking out of the blu tac about four pictures up.


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#4498154 - 11/24/19 12:36 PM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: Ajay]  
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The skill and craftsmanship is really impressive.... and then I'm reminded what scale you're building in / how small all the parts are and the admiration goes up an order of magnitude.

Bravo!!


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#4498155 - 11/24/19 12:46 PM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: carrick58]  
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I’ll echo F4U.

I’ve seen museum displays that weren’t as good.


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One out of the top drawer Ajay. The stressed skin effect is brilliant. As with many 'effects' at scaled sizes you just need to give a hint; to simulate, not replicate. (I love the rabbit / hare on the cowl. I have some projects planned purely because of the nose / squadron art having a greyhound included.) Get those cannon fitted and show us more. smile


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UNDERSTEER - is when you hit the wall with the front wing.
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#4498196 - 11/24/19 07:04 PM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: goon]  
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Originally Posted by goon
One out of the top drawer Ajay. The stressed skin effect is brilliant. As with many 'effects' at scaled sizes you just need to give a hint; to simulate, not replicate. (I love the rabbit / hare on the cowl. I have some projects planned purely because of the nose / squadron art having a greyhound included.) Get those cannon fitted and show us more. smile


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