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Posted: Friday, April 04, 2008 - 09:39 AM UTC
I Have painted the NMF areas on the underside of the wings. I used 2 shades of Allclad II, white aluminium and aluminium.




I have also started drawing the masks for the markings. The first was the walk way markings for the upper wings. After drawing them I cut them, just to make sure that they would cut, as they are so small 1mm x 0.5mm with a 0.5mm gap. I will have to put them on the model to know if they are accurate enough, but they look pretty good. I also drew and cut the tail serials.


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Posted: Friday, April 04, 2008 - 09:43 PM UTC
Those masks look brilliant Mal
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Posted: Saturday, May 03, 2008 - 11:33 PM UTC
Thanks Andy, see below about the wing walk masks.

The model has had the main markings sprayed on, I'm particularly pleased with the wing walk markings and the serial number on the fin
I tried many times to produce an exceptable mask for the wing walk markings but just couldn't get the angle right, it was very close but not close enough. In the end I produced individual lines of dashes and these worked well and were easy to use. They still require a little "tweeking" but I have a good idea how the final masks will work.







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Posted: Sunday, May 04, 2008 - 06:14 AM UTC
I'm liking the end result there Mal

Andy