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Re: RAN F9F-8 Cougar
« Reply #30 on: October 31, 2019, 07:20:40 am »
Haven't finished the build, yet, but I'm putting on the first of the transfers/decals to see how they go (& to get some practice using Micro Set & Micro Sol).

So far, so good! :thumbsup:

Even the few I've put on make a huge difference to how she looks. :mellow:
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Re: RAN F9F-8 Cougar
« Reply #31 on: November 06, 2019, 08:40:46 pm »
OK, she's almost done. Just a few fix-ups that need to be done. There are dozens that I'm not going to bother about.

This build is far from being close to my best with more issues than you can poke a tree branch at, some down to the kit (which has some surprising issues) but most down to me.

When I've done these I'll take & post some photo's.


She's sans missiles at the moment, but I'm hoping they'll arrive from the USA, courtesy of Mr Jeff Fontaine (@BtS), soon.
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Re: RAN F9F-8 Cougar
« Reply #32 on: November 06, 2019, 09:59:26 pm »
You know what they say, bruh, "don't sweat the minor details!"   ;D  Lookin' forward to it!
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Re: RAN F9F-8 Cougar - Finished sans AIM-9Bs
« Reply #33 on: November 07, 2019, 01:50:08 am »
Well, Brad, your wish is my command (not really but we can pretend - we're good at that here). ;)


















Looking at the photo's it appears they're hiding most of the faults - I have no problem with that at all! ;D
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Re: RAN F9F-8 Cougar
« Reply #34 on: November 07, 2019, 01:54:46 am »
Fab.
The chequers provide a perfect solution to the "where do I stop the grey" issue at the wing roots.  I have a 1/72 Hasegawa Cougar assigned to the RAN FAA and I may borrow this idea.
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Re: RAN F9F-8 Cougar - Finished sans AIM-9Bs
« Reply #35 on: November 07, 2019, 02:49:03 am »
Thanks, Fred :thumbsup:

There's a fairly sharp join of the wings to the fuselage on the F9F-8, so it's fairly easy to find an edge for the (E)DSG/Sky interchange. I just wanted to try to do a chequer-board pattern on a 50's jet & this one fit the bill. ;)
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Re: RAN F9F-8 Cougar - Finished sans AIM-9Bs
« Reply #36 on: November 07, 2019, 02:58:09 am »
Came out beautiful.  :thumbsup:
Re-reading the topic, I haven't understood why you had to mask twice for the dark colour. Even if 2 coats were necessary, couldn't have been done with the first masking?
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Re: RAN F9F-8 Cougar - Finished sans AIM-9Bs
« Reply #37 on: November 07, 2019, 04:04:07 am »
Now that's come out REALLY well Wombie! MOST impressive.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: RAN F9F-8 Cougar - Finished sans AIM-9Bs
« Reply #38 on: November 07, 2019, 04:08:35 am »
That's a pretty one!  :thumbsup:

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Re: RAN F9F-8 Cougar - Finished sans AIM-9Bs
« Reply #39 on: November 07, 2019, 04:57:31 am »
Sweet! Nice work!
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Re: RAN F9F-8 Cougar - Finished sans AIM-9Bs
« Reply #40 on: November 07, 2019, 06:08:19 am »
Thank you all very much, gentlemen! :bow:

(The pictures hide a thousand sins. ;))


Re-reading the topic, I haven't understood why you had to mask twice for the dark colour. Even if 2 coats were necessary, couldn't have been done with the first masking?

Short answer is "No".

Unless you cut out where the tapes overlap (and, believe me, it can get very messy going down that path - I know, I tried) there's no way to do the complete chequer-board pattern in a single pass of masking.

If you don't want to waste tape, try some strips of paper laid down over a sheet of paper & colour in the spaces to see why it needs two masking sessions (you're basically only doing all the odd lines on the first pass & all the even lines on the second pass).
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Re: RAN F9F-8 Cougar - Finished sans AIM-9Bs
« Reply #41 on: November 07, 2019, 06:43:17 am »
That really has come out well mate  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Although I have to admit I might have trouble with the proximity of the cheques and the Sky paintwork if I'd had a few pints the night before  :lol:
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Re: RAN F9F-8 Cougar - Finished sans AIM-9Bs
« Reply #42 on: November 07, 2019, 07:18:26 am »
Thank you all very much, gentlemen! :bow:

(The pictures hide a thousand sins. ;))


Re-reading the topic, I haven't understood why you had to mask twice for the dark colour. Even if 2 coats were necessary, couldn't have been done with the first masking?

Short answer is "No".

Unless you cut out where the tapes overlap (and, believe me, it can get very messy going down that path - I know, I tried) there's no way to do the complete chequer-board pattern in a single pass of masking.

If you don't want to waste tape, try some strips of paper laid down over a sheet of paper & colour in the spaces to see why it needs two masking sessions (you're basically only doing all the odd lines on the first pass & all the even lines on the second pass).

Aaaah.I needed a third read of your masking post in order to understand. I thought you had used SQUARES of masking tape. Instead you used strips. Yes, it's easier and less error-prone. Sorry for my dumbness.
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Re: RAN F9F-8 Cougar - Finished sans AIM-9Bs
« Reply #43 on: November 07, 2019, 07:49:08 am »
Thanks, Chris! :thumbsup:

Although I have to admit I might have trouble with the proximity of the cheques and the Sky paintwork if I'd had a few pints the night before  :lol:

Actually, from certain angles, under certain conditions, this scheme could really do your head in & be very effective at breaking up the aircraft's silhouette. :blink:

 
Sorry for my dumbness.

No need, didn't happen. Nothing "dumb" said. :thumbsup:
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Re: RAN F9F-8 Cougar - Finished sans AIM-9Bs
« Reply #44 on: November 07, 2019, 10:46:21 am »
Very good!!!! See I knew it would be alright.  :angel: :wacko:
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