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Category Archives: Build Project
Since my previous build project was such a simple paint scheme, I did want to post just this one example of the Hurricane I’m currently working one. On a project like this its common for masking to be a very … Continue reading
Finishing Up The final steps are always exciting for me; yes, I’m one of those modelers who most loves getting things done!
Chip, Wash and Smoke I got several steps done today, so this is looking good to be complete tomorrow.
Dull Coat After another three applications of Micro Sol the decal is finally nice and snug over the fairing. So its time for the next step!
Decals Again This was the only trouble spot I found once the decals dried, and its exactly where I expected. The decal tented some over the aileron control rod fairing. So the decal was slit on either side of the … Continue reading
Decaling Today’s work was just the one thing. Its fairly time consuming getting everything lined up right. I use the Micro-Scale decal system; that involves a Set solution to prepare the surface and help float the decal into place and … Continue reading
Gloss Coat It always seems counter-intuitive when you’re building a subject that will be dirty and scruffy in the end, that you now need to make it shiny. But decals will only settle in correctly, with no “silvering” (a persistent … Continue reading
Major Painting I always love doing the upper surface colors, even when its as simple as all Olive Drab. So a little bit of prep, and then the main event.
Clean Up, Details, Canopy, Painting I finally had time for a couple of longer sessions today. So a lot got done!
Wings and Landing Gear The last of the major construction was completed tonight.