TAMIYA 1 48 F-4D SKYRAY

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    TAMIYA 1 48 F-4D SKYRAY

    Post  TOP GUN on Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:37 pm




    This is going to be my new project. I have a softspot for the post war era especially subjects related to U.S.A. This kit is extremely good with sharp detail and crisp plastic. Everything fits well. I'm not sure if I will opt for some aftermarkets or build it straight from the box. Also I'm not sure about which markings I'm going to apply.

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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    Post  skyhigh on Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:04 am

    Top..Gun.. I'm here as always...to help modeler's... what you need just ask... I do my best......cheers 

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    Post  TOP GUN on Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:12 pm



    The instructions says that the cokpit must be painted all black but this photo shows that part of it is grey. Any suggestions ?? and what type of grey is that ?

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    Post  J.Fenech on Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:16 pm

    Mhux a light grey!!

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    Post  J.Fenech on Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:27 pm

    Joking apart, I am not at all sure that there were not black cockpits.

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    Post  skyhigh on Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:32 pm

    J.Fenech wrote:Mhux a light grey!!



    Dark gull grey Fs 36231.......

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    Post  skyhigh on Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:35 pm

    http://www.primeportal.net/hangar/bill_spidle4/f4d-1_139177/index.php?Page


    http://www.primeportal.net/the_airstrip.htm

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    Post  TOP GUN on Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:51 pm

    Is this color black or grey ?


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    Post  iCocker on Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:18 pm

    TOP GUN wrote:Is this color black or grey ?


    No iddeas about US FS colours but that tamiya bottle is RAL panzer grey for WW2 german tanks and very dark grey it is ... it is good to replicate tyre colours for example ...

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    Post  TOP GUN on Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:00 pm

    The instructions suggest that the cockpit should e finished in semi gloss. However as the cockpit is weathered should I stick with the instructions or should I apply a matt varnish ?

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    Post  skyhigh on Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:47 pm

    Ton ..german grey is to dark...... and as a model finish the cockpit in matt...... Testors produce the Dk gull grey.........

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    Post  TOP GUN on Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:14 pm

    Thanks Marco. Is it good practice to use Alclad Matt finish on enamels. I got the Testors one but I don't like it. Any other suggestions?

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    Post  skyhigh on Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:28 pm

    TOP GUN wrote:Thanks Marco. Is it good practice to use Alclad Matt finish on enamels. I got the Testors one but I don't like it. Any other suggestions?

    What is wrong with the paint Ton , I found them very good for spraying.......

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    Post  TOP GUN on Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:34 pm

    When I spray it leaves a lot of white residue.

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    Post  Ray on Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:48 pm

    TOP GUN wrote:When I spray it leaves a lot of white residue.

    Are you diluting the paint enough?  Suspect 

    Maybe you need to alter the proportion of paint to thinner like a 25/75 mix or even less to a 15/85ish mix  Shocked 

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    Post  TOP GUN on Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:15 am

    Tamiya instructions suggest that the upper fuselage must be painted Tamiya XF-66 light grey but it seems that it is way too dark - more like Dark Sea Grey. Anyone can suggest any authentic colour please ?

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    Post  skyhigh on Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:32 am

    TOP GUN wrote:Tamiya instructions suggest that the upper fuselage must be painted Tamiya XF-66 light grey but it seems that it is way too dark - more like Dark Sea Grey. Anyone can suggest any authentic colour please ?

    Jahasra Ton ga ghadlek xiemkien , dawk kuluri standard ..fuq Lt gull grey Fs 36440 u taht White...... cheers 

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    Post  TOP GUN on Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:46 am

    Thanks Marco. On another website someone also suggested FS16440.

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    Post  skyhigh on Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:57 am

    TOP GUN wrote:Thanks Marco. On another website someone also suggested FS16440.



    Ton .. for Fs color number ID's first numb is 1 - Gloss .. 2 - Semi matt.. 3 - Flatt matt.....Ok Hi ... cheers 

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    Post  TOP GUN on Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:19 pm

    Thank you Qalbi !!! Razz Razz Razz 

    What about the underside? Is it plain white or insignia white ?

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    Post  skyhigh on Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:33 pm

    TOP GUN wrote:Thank you Qalbi !!! Razz Razz Razz 

    What about the underside? Is it plain white or insignia white ?


    In my opinion any white ..will do ... never see differnt white's unless it's an old white paint.... scratch 

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    Post  TOP GUN on Thu Oct 16, 2014 8:43 pm

    Finally an update. So Fuselage halves are together and opted for extended wings vs folded. There was a huge step between the main wing and the folded one, so a lot of sanding, filling and rescribing of the panel lines and hinges was required




    Here's a close up image of the cockpit.



    The seat looked a little sparse so I added cushions from plastic cards



    A mixture of scratch built and photo etch safety belts were added.


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    Post  Ray on Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:23 pm

    Very neat work Twisted Evil

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    Post  bcauchi on Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:14 pm

    Wow, that is some really nice neat work, keep it up, it is going to be a beauty.

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    Post  Paul Salomone on Sat Oct 18, 2014 8:46 am

    Make it x 2 Very Happy

    It's a real beauty.

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