F84G ''Thunderbirds'', 1:48 Tamiya

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    Re: F84G ''Thunderbirds'', 1:48 Tamiya

    Post  AdriaN on Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:35 pm

    Ball bearing in place. stuck nice & strong. this should be enough to keep the plane on its front wheels.



    Few layers of Klear on dials Cool it looks nicer in real life rather than as a photo.

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    Post  bcauchi on Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:07 am

    adrian, i am not posting comments because i cannot see your work at the office. I shall check it out at home.

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    Post  Ray on Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:08 am

    Very good progress, which is being blotted by those poor seat belts IMHO Sad

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    Post  AdriaN on Fri Jun 25, 2010 3:47 pm

    i didnt stick the seat in yet purposely, so that if i get more comments on those belts Crying or Very sad i will remove them & make my own Mad

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    Post  alexbb on Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:23 pm

    AdriaN wrote:i didnt stick the seat in yet purposely, so that if i get more comments on those belts Crying or Very sad i will remove them & make my own Mad

    what are you waitimg for?
    isuggest you make your own

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    Post  Samwel18 on Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:13 pm

    Adrian Smile If you think something is not right just do it immediately not waiting for us to tell you it's not right Wink

    Sam =]

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    Post  Ray on Sat Jun 26, 2010 1:20 am

    Samwel18 wrote:Adrian Smile If you think something is not right just do it immediately not waiting for us to tell you it's not right Wink

    Sam =]

    Yessssssss il-boy lol!

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    Post  RayCaruana on Sat Jun 26, 2010 7:39 am

    alex wrote:
    AdriaN wrote:i didnt stick the seat in yet purposely, so that if i get more comments on those belts Crying or Very sad i will remove them & make my own Mad

    what are you waitimg for?
    isuggest you make your own

    EJJA, What are you waiting for??We're SSM HERE TA, those seat belts are not accepted Evil or Very Mad Shocked Smile

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    Post  AdriaN on Sat Jun 26, 2010 12:40 pm

    I didnt because i liked them Sad Sad
    i WILL replace them later on, when i have nothing to do Laughing

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    Post  bcauchi on Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:17 am

    Adrian, you are doing brilliantly here. The painting is top notch. As for the seat belts, you are right, the decals are really nice. The only problem here is that they are so flat, they are part of the seat so what you could have done was to replicate them in any material you liked such as masking tape or lead foil or any other thing like brass and then you could have stuck the decals on them. That would have the same nice finish for the belts but in 3D. I suppose you can only go for aftermarket now or do your own if you have buckles for them.

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    Post  AdriaN on Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:34 pm




    Alclad test. left is dark aluminum, right is polished metal.



    Main body parts together. looks like a space ship not an F84 lol!


    I tried preserving the chrome plating but alot got damaged & there will be some filling, sanding Mad fittings were good, but not perfect.



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    Post  William on Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:21 pm

    Coming along good Adrian Smile Very Happy Smile Very Happy Very Happy

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    Post  skyhigh on Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:06 pm

    Hey that is a nice finish model.... cheers

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    Post  bcauchi on Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:10 pm

    Lovely work with the Alclad Adrian.

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    Post  AdriaN on Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:19 pm

    bcauchi wrote:Lovely work with the Alclad Adrian.

    MARCO & BRIAN..... I HAVNT PAINTED IT YET! THAT FINISH IS THE FINISH IT CAME WITH. WHICH WILL BE PAINTED OVER PROBABLY BECAUSE IT NEEDS FILLING, SANDING & SO ON Sad

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    Post  skyhigh on Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:22 pm

    but how come you have so neat joints, or it just dry fit

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    Post  AdriaN on Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:36 pm

    HELP WITH PMF & PANELS APPRECIATED

    I need hearty help with the different panels and what shades to use.

    Construction is ready. now its time for paint. i tried presevering the finish BUT alot got damaged. i was thinking of keeping some & painting the rest.

    Now the tough part is, what shades to colour the aircraft panels with?? the F84's had many shades & it seems all aircraft were different.

    I plan to paint it all with alclad polished metal, BUT i dont know which are the correct paints to use for the different panels. ive never used metal finishes before. how can i translate what i see.. into paint. say how would i know that panel ABC is to be painted XYZ?

    any idea what metal paint shades to use & where to use them??

    For now in my inventory i have:
    Alclad- polished metal & dark aluminum
    ModelMaster- gun metal, stainless steel, titanim.
    ANY GOOD?

    http://www.thunderbirdsalumni.com/index.php?option=com_phocagallery&view=category&id=3:f-84s&Itemid=0

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    Post  David on Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:37 pm

    These are the type of finishes you need

    They are from the alclad site finishes in action

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    Post  AdriaN on Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:51 am

    thank you! it will come in handy. at the moment i cant use my airbrush since garage is taken up Sad Sad

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    Post  slingshot392 on Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:40 am

    This is coming along nicely!

    Not sure what gets into model companies to chrome plate everything, one time I had a 2-8-2 locomotive that was completely chromed???

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    Post  AdriaN on Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:14 pm

    slingshot392 wrote:This is coming along nicely!

    Not sure what gets into model companies to chrome plate everything, one time I had a 2-8-2 locomotive that was completely chromed???

    the chrome plating is lovely. its probably better than any manual finish. but they seem to forget that the seams and gaps will show & most modellers choose to fill and sand these mistakes, hence damaging the chrome (which is very fragile) Evil or Very Mad

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    Post  bcauchi on Sat Jul 10, 2010 2:56 pm

    Doing a great job Adrian, really nice build. I think that it will be your best and you have chosen a difficult finish!

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    Post  AdriaN on Sat Jul 10, 2010 4:05 pm

    bcauchi wrote:Doing a great job Adrian, really nice build. I think that it will be your best and you have chosen a difficult finish!


    Only the end result will confirm if it is my best lol!
    I have another Thunderbirds airplane (F-16) in the stash, THAT will b a tough one! pale

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    Post  AdriaN on Sat Jul 10, 2010 4:14 pm

    Ladies & gentlemen... we have an F84!
    After i tend to its seams & gaps i will have to sand off its chrome plating Sad and undercoat it with gloss black..


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    Post  Ray on Sun Jul 11, 2010 7:01 am

    What a boring monotone finish you got Evil or Very Mad

    You were not supposed to spray different shades of metal finishes? What happened? Was really looking forward for the Alclad finishes Sad

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