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    Trumpeter F-8II

    Post  Scirocco on Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:25 pm

    Here is Trumpeter's Shenyang F-8II (as the one that collided with an EP-3E in the South China sea: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUp_jX17ZIE), without any modifications. It is sprayed in automotive Trimite White (old thinner paint), from the no.2 needle and nozzle of a Paasche VSR-90. Thinned down at about 1/3 paint and 2/3 thinner it sprayed without too much problems. Only problem is that a bit came off with the masking on the starboard side of the fin, will have to touch it up. Exhaust is a combination of Alclads directly on the plastic.




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    Re: Trumpeter F-8II

    Post  skyhigh on Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:22 pm

    It looks fine , for me Gordon....... cheers

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    Re: Trumpeter F-8II

    Post  Ray on Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:12 am

    Looks good Gordon Twisted Evil

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    Re: Trumpeter F-8II

    Post  bcauchi on Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:02 pm

    Lovely work Gordon, you have a knack of choosing great looking planes, it is really nice.

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    Re: Trumpeter F-8II

    Post  Scirocco on Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:46 pm

    bcauchi wrote:Lovely work Gordon, you have a knack of choosing great looking planes, it is really nice.

    I like all planes, even the uglier ones! If it flies, it has achieved the goal of one of man's greatest dreams!

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    Re: Trumpeter F-8II

    Post  bcauchi on Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:23 am

    So right but some are nicer and more elegant than others.

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    Re: Trumpeter F-8II

    Post  Scirocco on Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:48 pm

    A little more progress on this one: decals applied, now another coat of varnish and then weathering.




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    Re: Trumpeter F-8II

    Post  Ray on Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:53 am

    Wow you rock Gordon cheers

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    Re: Trumpeter F-8II

    Post  matilda on Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:36 am

    nice aircraft.

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    Re: Trumpeter F-8II

    Post  in nannu pec on Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:17 am

    bcauchi wrote:Lovely work Gordon, you have a knack of choosing great looking planes, it is really nice.
    I second this Gordon...your choice of models as well as the end product is fantastic
    In nannu Cool

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    Re: Trumpeter F-8II

    Post  skyhigh on Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:21 pm

    in nannu pec wrote:
    bcauchi wrote:Lovely work Gordon, you have a knack of choosing great looking planes, it is really nice.
    I second this Gordon...your choice of models as well as the end product is fantastic
    In nannu Cool


    Make it X3 ....prosit Gordon... cheers

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    Re: Trumpeter F-8II

    Post  J.Fenech on Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:40 pm

    skyhigh wrote:
    in nannu pec wrote:
    bcauchi wrote:Lovely work Gordon, you have a knack of choosing great looking planes, it is really nice.
    I second this Gordon...your choice of models as well as the end product is fantastic
    In nannu Cool


    Make it X3 ....prosit Gordon... cheers


    make it X 4!!

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    Re: Trumpeter F-8II

    Post  Scirocco on Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:56 pm

    Today I added the undercarriage after finishing off the weathering and clear varnish a couple of days ago, BUT on removing the masking from the canopy, a lot of flaking paint came off with the masking!! I will now have to carefully remask and touch up the canopy area, and try to remove the masking quicker, maybe the paint will not have enough time to become brittle. There are also some painting touches to complete it like the pitot tube and adding the missiles, but I will have to tackle the canopy problem first. I am very satisfied with the weathering around the fin and exhaust area, but maybe the front part should be less weathered then it is.




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    Re: Trumpeter F-8II

    Post  J.Fenech on Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:08 pm

    That looks great!! About the flaking problem, I found that passing lighting with a new blade around the edges of the tape before removing it will greatly reduce the chances of paint flaking off with the tape.

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    What masking tape tape are you using?

    Post  Dottore on Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:00 am

    I think Tamiya masking tape (habiki) should be low tak and though expensive in my opinion is the best for paint jobs...

    Just my two cents...

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    Re: Trumpeter F-8II

    Post  bcauchi on Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:43 pm

    Brilliant Gordon, what a super paint job, one of your best i think.

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    Re: Trumpeter F-8II

    Post  Ray on Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:29 pm

    bcauchi wrote:Brilliant Gordon, what a super paint job, one of your best i think.

    Make that x2 please Twisted Evil

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    Re: Trumpeter F-8II

    Post  skyhigh on Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:31 am

    Ray wrote:
    bcauchi wrote:Brilliant Gordon, what a super paint job, one of your best i think.

    Make that x2 please Twisted Evil


    Ok ok ...make it X3 pls... welldone Gordon ..keep up the good work and of course the interesting subjects... cheers

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    Re: Trumpeter F-8II

    Post  Scirocco on Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:06 pm

    I still haven't attempted to repair the paint around the canopy. I hope that I don't mess up there, and ruin the whole model now. The automotive paint does not adhere well to plastic, even though I tried priming with a little grey before.

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    Re: Trumpeter F-8II

    Post  Scirocco on Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:33 pm

    Touched up the canopy framing with 00 brush freehandly, but there are some edges where the paint flakes went off. I will try to sand it down a little bit and brush it up again to smooth the finish. Not the best I had hoped for, but better than it was! The canopy isn't very clear also, I might have made a few scratches on it. I'll try to bring it tomorrow even though it's not finished yet.


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