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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project (C.R.A.P.)
« Reply #3480 on: December 03, 2019, 12:07:57 pm »
This month's 'Flypast' magazine shows a pic of the Edwards AFB XL having been repainted in a two grey camo scheme!
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« Reply #3481 on: December 03, 2019, 01:01:06 pm »
I have one of those F-16 XL kits and itís not bad. Needs a new cockpit more than anything else. Planning on combining it with a Hasegawa Israeli F-16 Sufa kit to make an XL Sufa. Canít decide if I should just swipe the needed parts from the Sufa kit and leave it as a plain F-16 or cast what I need. The fuselage spine would have to be lengthened anyway as the XL is longer.
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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project (C.R.A.P.)
« Reply #3482 on: December 03, 2019, 01:25:59 pm »
FYI re: Star Trek stuff on Starship Modeler:

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Cheers! I'm honestly starting to feel a bit guilty about the whole Star Trek modelling bit. I admin over on the Trek builders page on FB but I haven't put up a new build of my OWN in over a year and frankly that's a bit weird. Everyone else is cranking out builds but here I am over here twiddling my thumbs. Sometimes I feel like I'm not doing my part to contribute.  :rolleyes: ;D

What I SHOULD do is finish the Klingon D-7 I started years ago. I kind of considered it "done" but I didn't do anything like fill gaps or even put decals on it. I just did it to keep myself occupied while I was ill for awhile. In fact, other than everything I've done since 2016 when I started again, that was the one model I had done in the 20 years between stopping and starting again. It deserves to be finished. I'm just not sure how to go about it. I tried to make it a red and black affair but looking back on it now it seems might plane and boring and just not a very good piece of work. When I do pick it up again, I plan to fix all my mistakes and try to make it fancy pants somehow.  :wacko:

Rui.. have you considered compiling your knowledge into a single space? People pay good money for comprehensive reference material!...

 ;D nope, I'm no expert, brotha. I just happen to be a big F-16 fan and (like many others probably) have spent countless hours reading on lots of stuff related to it. Besides, even if I knew enough for something like that, there's a ton of info already available on the Viper and all its variants.
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Well, I know one thing.....  I'm certainly no expert so almost anyone knows more about some of this stuff than me and for being possibly my favorite jet fighter my lack of knowledge on the F-16 is ... well... laughable.  ;D  Cool part is I'll learn more about it every time I build one.


I've seen the box for that F.16XL many times, but not seen the kit before. Certainly looks good, but then it's Monogram who when I was a kid were up there at the top of the tree, and I  still have a soft spot for them.

It really does look pretty nice. I'd never seen it before either. Looking forward to seeing how the fitment works out.  :mellow:
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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project (C.R.A.P.)
« Reply #3483 on: December 03, 2019, 01:35:23 pm »
This month's 'Flypast' magazine shows a pic of the Edwards AFB XL having been repainted in a two grey camo scheme!

Them Edwards boys have all the fun. Seems like a hot spot for well painted aircraft. I have some Edwards kits in the stash, too, just because of how they painted up the aircraft...  I'm a sucker!  :o ;D

I have one of those F-16 XL kits and itís not bad. Needs a new cockpit more than anything else. Planning on combining it with a Hasegawa Israeli F-16 Sufa kit to make an XL Sufa. Canít decide if I should just swipe the needed parts from the Sufa kit and leave it as a plain F-16 or cast what I need. The fuselage spine would have to be lengthened anyway as the XL is longer.

You know I love the IAF type stuff! You should get on after that.  :mellow: :mellow: :mellow:
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« Reply #3484 on: December 03, 2019, 02:40:28 pm »
Faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaantastic. Another GLORIOUS day in airliner model building.  :rolleyes: ;D 

I followed all rules, directions, and protocols to the letter. Nothing is new or unusual. Clean surface. Paint can is nice and warm, but not too hot. No wind. Shook the can the requisite 60 seconds. Sprayed out whatever was in the line before I started applying. Started the spray before I swept across the subject at the requisite no less than 12 inches no more than 18. And......... this thing shot out a ton of DRY powder onto the model I just busted me arse wet sanding.



Looks like the stuff sprayed on ceilings back in the 80's. 

Yeah, it's worse than it looks:



For a split second I saw this clearly in my mind at the bottom of the trash can. BUT... you know me.... I don't bin things that can be fixed simply. I'll just have to let it dry up then go back in for some more sanding and try again. Next time I'll test the can of paint on some cardboard or something. Lesson learned.

WEEEEELP.  That about does it for me today.  ;D   737 is in the hangar waiting on the paint team to arrive from Europe. The F-16XL can be started I suppose. I guess I'll go make a thread for it and might clip out some parts but I'm not going to get started on it just yet. Probably tomorrow before I get fully underway.  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #3485 on: December 03, 2019, 03:30:17 pm »
Today's rattle can lesson- spray something else before your project.  I usually use a fruit tray from BJs or shoot it into the exhaust fan
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« Reply #3486 on: December 03, 2019, 03:39:58 pm »
So much this....... it seems such an obvious precaution in hindsight. I'll never make that mistake again!  ;D     I'll start collecting test material for spraying and should be good to go from now on. I just hope my whole can of paint isn't bad. I ran out some of the paint after I put the Tristar down and it seemed to clear up after a few seconds but I thought I would have avoided it by clearing the can some before I started spraying the plane. Guess not! 

Well... y'all just keep helping me along and eventually I'll not be having so many issues.  ;D


Quick update on the F-16XL. I've elected not to place it in the out of retirement GB because I'd have to do some mental gymnastics with the backstory to make it fit and that seems paramount to cheating. After all, the scheme and markings I plan to use are from the early/mid 80's and since it was officially retired in 2009 it just doesn't fit.
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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project (C.R.A.P.)
« Reply #3487 on: December 03, 2019, 05:36:45 pm »
That's SO dis-spiriting Brad.  :banghead:

I too would have been tempted to bin it, but then stashed it away somewhere till a later date.

Best of luck with the resurrection.
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« Reply #3488 on: December 03, 2019, 05:53:10 pm »
Thanks! I think I'll be alright.  :rolleyes: :lol:  I was "in the moment" and couldn't help what happened on this side... but the other side is still smooth. I'll just have to get out my PSR supplies and make it right again and be thankful that at least it's not across the entire thing.  :mellow:  Thing is I'll have to remove my masking so I can sand close in those areas and then re-apply it. Still... frustrating but no biggie. I just wish I could somehow appease the airliner Gods. Maybe they're pissed because I keep doing things like adulterating Caravelles.  :wacko: ;D


EDIT: Oh, in the meantime, I suppose I could use this thing to sand other projects and save a bit of sand paper.  ;D ;D
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« Reply #3489 on: Yesterday at 12:38:08 am »

EDIT: Oh, in the meantime, I suppose I could use this thing to sand other projects and save a bit of sand paper.  ;D ;D


 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project (C.R.A.P.)
« Reply #3490 on: Yesterday at 01:23:01 am »
Today's rattle can lesson- spray something else before your project.  I usually use a fruit tray from BJs or shoot it into the exhaust fan

That's why the floor of my balcony is multi coloured  ;) Well mainly various greys, but you know what I mean  ;D


Best of luck with the resurrection.

Indeed  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #3491 on: Yesterday at 02:03:03 am »
...Looks like the stuff sprayed on ceilings back in the 80's...

Artex.  Made painting the ceiling even more of a PitA than usual.

Make sure you label that rattle can Brad C  You wouldn't want to pick it up and forget it's history, take no precautions and wreck another build.
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« Reply #3492 on: Yesterday at 09:43:42 am »
Will do... I'll slap some painters tape on it.

Artex, huh?  My house has it. Daddy had it remodeled about.... oh 1984 or 1985 and we got the Artex. I was a little kid at that point and I remember eating some of the little metal squares that were applied with our coat to give it a bit of twinkle. My house now, it ain't going anywhere. I want to hit the lotto someday (that would be a neat trick indeed seeing as how I never play) and remodel again but uhhh... wish in one hand.  ;D Thinking back, it's sort of a weird thing to put on a ceiling but it really doesn't look bad but.... wow, I can imagine painting it. Eating up gallons of paint and dripping and stuff.

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« Reply #3493 on: Yesterday at 11:58:01 am »
One goal today: Fix the Tristar. If I get into anything else after then I'll consider it a bonus. Problem is... this Tristar is a lot worse than I thought it was... that powder crap wrap around the entire thing and while it's not AS bad as on the port side there's still this powder junk all over the place so I guess it'll be getting a "global" sand down. The undersurfaces are in good shape at least but I'll have to do the tops of all the wings and top and both sides of the fuselage and fin. This stuff is wicked.. it is indeed hard and definitely could be used to sand other things but at the same time it comes off on your hands a little bit, too. Weird!  Anyway... I've decided to do a little rubbing on it first with some with some paint thinner and see what happens. After that I'll be wet sanding again. I have my sponges ready so we're good to go!

Wish me luck! It may take a few passes but I don't any reason why I can't recover this.  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #3494 on: Yesterday at 01:07:35 pm »
Never bin!

So, I started with the spirits first like I said and at first it was shredding the hell out of my paper towels.  :o ;D   BUT....  after awhile, it started knocking down all the craggy stuff so I decided to hunker down and just do a heavy polish of the entire thing with my spirits. It worked quite well but I was left with a bunch of craggy spots and crazing-like cracks so I wet sanded everything and after about an hour or so I cleaned it off then polished it down and "cleaned" it with alcohol to get rid of any oily residue and then she looks just about how she did a few days ago when it was largely fine. I even caught a couple areas I missed first time around. Getting in the crevices and placed like underneath the #2 intake was a bit tedious but I think it all worked out.





Back on track now I suppose. I'll try painting it again ANOTHER DAY however. I am not pushing my luck. I'm going to let this stew for awhile before I touch it again to make sure the demons inside chill out. Apparently some of the evil has leaked out of the Saudia 737 into this thing. Could be karma for spraying that spider that used to live inside #2 engine.  ;D

Remembered to throw the engines on it this time...







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