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Re: 1/72 Lockheed L-188-75 "Junior Electra"
« Reply #15 on: April 28, 2019, 07:44:16 am »
Update:

more airbrush work done today, started off with the blue for the tail and the trims.
everything went good, the blue is on very nicely, that was until i started on the aluminium for the wings...

i had to learn the hard way that spraying Humbrol and Revell metallic enamel paints is a real pain in the ***.
i didnt matter how much thinner i used, it was still to thick and almost gummed up the works.
when the time comes to spray the bottom of the fuselage, i think im going to go back to handpainting for that part.

anyway it was a nightmare to spray on and an even bigger one to clean up, as the nozzle of the brush started to leak.
in the end, i managed to get it done somewhat right.
the white will be sprayed on as soon as the fuselage assembly is done.

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Re: 1/72 Lockheed L-188-75 "Junior Electra"
« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2019, 11:23:49 am »
Looks good.
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Re: 1/72 Lockheed L-188-75 "Junior Electra"
« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2019, 07:10:54 am »
Update:

started on the cockpit assembly, before i can start on finishing the fuselage paintjob.



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Re: 1/72 Lockheed L-188-75 "Junior Electra"
« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2019, 07:16:01 am »
UPDATE:

cockpit has been assembled and decaled, but since it wont be that visible from the outside, i didnt bother with the second layer of paint or the varnish on the decals. the cockpit was then mated into the fuselage halves. in the next session, will be starting on external details before preparing this thing to airbrush. work on the latter might be delayed due to other smaller planned projects getting the same while paint sprayed on. this is to save time and work on getting these sprayed seperatly.

decals have been printed yesterday, allong with those for other future projects.

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Re: 1/72 Lockheed L-188-75 "Junior Electra"
« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2019, 04:31:29 pm »
Man, this is really coming along nicely.  I noticed a few choice logos in your decal sheet.  Looks very good and I can't wait to see those in action!
« Last Edit: May 19, 2019, 04:34:37 pm by strobez »
Thanks!

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Re: 1/72 Lockheed L-188-75 "Junior Electra"
« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2019, 07:21:47 am »
Man, this is really coming along nicely.  I noticed a few choice logos in your decal sheet.  Looks very good and I can't wait to see those in action!

Very much so
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Re: 1/72 Lockheed L-188-75 "Junior Electra"
« Reply #21 on: May 30, 2019, 08:12:29 am »
Update:

this project is turning into a disaster at a rapid pace :(

first thing that went wrong last week was that the cockpit windows started to cloud up due to paintfumes from fitting in the noseweights. the more i tried to fix the issue the worst it got, so i had no choice but to paint it up.
to make matters worst, less then a day later, the cabin windows were starting to cloud up too! after trying to fix it with clear, with no avail, i thought "f*ck it".



now, i wasnt ready to give up just yet, thought i could make it at least presentable when the coat of white paint was sprayed on, but event THAT didnt go without problems. after removing the 1.25mm tape, i found out that the paint managed to creep through! i didnt have the courage to remove the rest of the masking tape, i will try to fix this by going over it with a fine piantbrush, but if anymore problems like these show up, im throwing the whole build in the trash and give up.
the rest of the build will be hand painted.

masking done:



windows masked with maskol.



the issue from the 1.25mm tape after spraying, makes me go crazy!




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Re: 1/72 Lockheed L-188-75 "Junior Electra"
« Reply #22 on: May 30, 2019, 08:30:41 am »
poor what-if modeller, badly hurt by Reality... :-\ :unsure:
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

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Re: 1/72 Lockheed L-188-75 "Junior Electra"
« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2019, 08:45:37 am »
...that's why I love generic decal sheet material.  :lol:

Ah, what a PITA!  :angry:

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Re: 1/72 Lockheed L-188-75 "Junior Electra"
« Reply #24 on: May 30, 2019, 10:08:21 am »
Seriously sucks, man! :(
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Re: 1/72 Lockheed L-188-75 "Junior Electra"
« Reply #25 on: May 31, 2019, 06:54:41 am »
Decals my @r$e!

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Re: 1/72 Lockheed L-188-75 "Junior Electra"
« Reply #26 on: May 31, 2019, 04:45:06 pm »
 :-\ :-\     She's going to fight you the whole way through!     

I'm new to the whole civil-airliner kit building stuff and it's been whooping my arse so I can sympathize. It's just a different "ballgame" dealing with it.

As a result, however, I've picked up a couple things that are still fresh on my mind. Sometimes if I'm worried about paint lifting away with masking tape, I'll hit it with clear and let it dry before I mask. Also, it helps after you mask to put down one more coat of the color you just masked (or even clear) before you put down the next coat. This will help tremendously to prevent bleed. Airliners can be masking hell...   :banghead:   

Probably stuff you already know, but I forget things all the time.....     just thought I'd try to help since some of this stuff is indeed fresh on my mind still.  ;D

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Re: 1/72 Lockheed L-188-75 "Junior Electra"
« Reply #27 on: June 01, 2019, 01:40:49 am »
Update,

as i said before, im not ready to give up on this thing just yet.
i pulled of the larger masks and it came out somewhat alright, i tried to fix the runners on the thinner lines with blue paint and a very thin brush, it fixed it a little, its not perfect but i think ican live with it. the end of the tail is unsavable, so im gonna paint that part over with the same aluminium paint im using for the underside. the cockpit windows are also gonna need a little rework but its do-able.

i might be able to save this build from the bin.
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Re: 1/72 Lockheed L-188-75 "Junior Electra"
« Reply #28 on: June 01, 2019, 02:04:47 am »

i might be able to save this build from the bin.

I hope so Nils
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Re: 1/72 Lockheed L-188-75 "Junior Electra"
« Reply #29 on: June 05, 2019, 09:32:33 am »
Update:

despite the paint damage and many problems during the last update, i have managed to save it from the garbage can.
3 days ago, i fitted on the tailplanes and the nosecone. she is really getting that retro SABENA look.



over the last 2 days i have mostly been working on the last sub-assembly's, mostly paintwork and assembly of the landing gear.
the propellors are currently ungoing paintwork, with 3/4 blades now in grey. spinners have been painted in a light silver.
last night, the landing gear struts have been fitted, with no problems.







although i did hit one snagg last night, with the white circles on the tails, ive used white decalfilm to avoid the messy paintwork and to save time. however, as there was no gloss coating sprayed on the paper, it started to stretch and curling up (very thing film indeed), i had to remove them and cut them out again, luckily one of my last aliexpress purchases was a circle-cutter, i had to cut out and re-apply new circles 5 times before i got the application right, the large size made it quite difficult to apply.

all in all, in the end, the results were satisfactory.

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