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Re: RF-20 Super Tigereye; Another FAR conversion
« Reply #75 on: May 25, 2014, 02:55:28 pm »
You forgot option three: Crash mould a now piece

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Re: RF-20 Super Tigereye; Another FAR conversion
« Reply #76 on: May 26, 2014, 12:07:05 am »
Or option 4, find a replacement from someone, I have a Mirage 3 recon noise piece...
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Re: RF-20 Super Tigereye; Another FAR conversion
« Reply #77 on: May 26, 2014, 03:04:33 am »
I have a feeling I already know what you're response will be, friend, but there is the 'is it really that noticeable ??' option.... Just a thought, Steven  :thumbsup:

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Re: RF-20 Super Tigereye; Another FAR conversion
« Reply #78 on: May 26, 2014, 07:01:39 am »
What's the 'is it really that noticeable ??' option?  :unsure:
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Re: RF-20 Super Tigereye; Another FAR conversion
« Reply #79 on: May 26, 2014, 12:34:15 pm »
"Let it go...." - to quote a well known contemporary Disney movie song. Could you leave it as it is and overlook it ??. As I said (and knowing your passion for detail), I'm fairly sure what the response will be !!

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Re: RF-20 Super Tigereye; Another FAR conversion
« Reply #80 on: May 26, 2014, 02:03:25 pm »
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"Let it go...."

Yeah, I'm still struggling to learn that lesson!  ;D

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Re: RF-20 Super Tigereye; Another FAR conversion
« Reply #81 on: May 26, 2014, 03:02:28 pm »
Fantastic work!  :thumbsup:

Re the cracked window, there's always the Whiffjitsu option: instead of letting it go and saying nothing about it, let it go but make up an outrageous tale in the back story to account for it. Result: you still don't have to fix the crack, and you get some back story "colour" as a bonus.

For instance: you could do it in Chilean colours, then say this is what it looked like after hitting a condor over the Andes, the compensation being the look on the bird's face in the last photo the plane took before it hit it... :wacko:
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Re: RF-20 Super Tigereye; Another FAR conversion
« Reply #82 on: May 27, 2014, 06:11:51 am »
Have you tried dipping the part in Future or similar?

I fixed a couple of scratches & cracks doing that with the Defender build, I think it was. Worked well.
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Re: RF-20 Super Tigereye; Another FAR conversion
« Reply #83 on: June 01, 2014, 06:29:49 am »
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Have you tried dipping the part in Future or similar?

Yeah and the crack is still there. I'm still leaning toward option two.

Here's a small update. This morning I did a paint test on her drop tank. First I shot the whole tank Euro I gray. Next I added my silly putty stripes.



I then reshot the whole tank in Neutral Gray.



Then I removed the silly putty and now I got one tiger striped drop tank  :thumbsup:



Thanks for looking,
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Re: RF-20 Super Tigereye; Another FAR conversion
« Reply #84 on: June 01, 2014, 07:16:51 am »
I have silly putty in the drawer. I have to remember to use this idea soon. It sure give great results. ;D
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Re: RF-20 Super Tigereye; Another FAR conversion
« Reply #85 on: June 01, 2014, 02:19:43 pm »
Hmm, I don't have an airbrush, but I wonder if this would work with brush-painting?
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Re: RF-20 Super Tigereye; Another FAR conversion
« Reply #86 on: June 01, 2014, 02:36:46 pm »
Yep it's a great technique, used it many times. My aggressor Gripen was done the same way:





Not sure that using a brush would generate the same result, but the obvious way to find out is to try.... preferably on something small and insignificant first.

Steven great wee update as usual. friend.

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Re: RF-20 Super Tigereye; Another FAR conversion
« Reply #87 on: June 01, 2014, 03:16:22 pm »
Hmm, I don't have an airbrush, but I wonder if this would work with brush-painting?

Why not?

So many reviews and forum blogs assume that you HAVE to use an airbrush these days. It's just not true, brushes work well too, they just need different techniques.
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Re: RF-20 Super Tigereye; Another FAR conversion
« Reply #88 on: June 02, 2014, 06:33:01 am »
One of the big things you'd have to worry about with brush painting this is the brush dragging up the underlying darker coat, a coat of Future (or similar) before putting on the silly putty should prevent this, plus a rub over with a very fine grade sandpaper after the 2nd coat to remove any paint ridges should work a treat.

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PS: Remember to only use acrylics for this, especially the 2nd coat, as I'm pretty sure the solvents in enamels dissolve silly putty.
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Re: RF-20 Super Tigereye; Another FAR conversion
« Reply #89 on: June 03, 2014, 10:58:28 am »
I only use Acrylics anyway, so that particular issue shouldn't come up. I'll give it a try on something when I have the chance and see how it develops. In the meantime, thread hijack over!
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