Author Topic: F-86E x La-200B - nasal reconstructions  (Read 1093 times)

Offline robunos

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Re: F-86E x La-200B - nasal reconstructions
« Reply #25 on: August 10, 2022, 05:09:54 AM »
Amirite, or does that 'Pitkä Nenä' now have FIVE air intakes . . . :o


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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: F-86E x La-200B - nasal reconstructions
« Reply #26 on: August 10, 2022, 09:20:11 PM »
No, Robin, just three. The other two will have 2 x 1/32 20mm cannon  & 2 x 1/32 13mm mg's poking out of them scale-o-rama-ing out to 2 x 30mm & 2 x 20mm cannon. ;)
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Re: F-86E x La-200B - nasal reconstructions
« Reply #27 on: August 10, 2022, 09:22:36 PM »
Thanks for the comments, guys! :icon_alabanza: :icon_alabanza:
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Re: F-86E x La-200B - nasal reconstructions
« Reply #28 on: August 13, 2022, 10:08:29 PM »
No work done on this, so far, this weekend (maybe tomorrow pm), I've been playing Grandpa! :D :D :D :-*
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Re: F-86E x La-200B - nasal reconstructions
« Reply #29 on: August 17, 2022, 11:51:51 AM »
Well, that was unexpected, in a positive way. :D

I've started to gloss coat & the gloss coat on the Peitsi has enhanced the pre-shading, so that it's more visible - still quite subtle but visible where it hadn't been before. :smiley:


Will do the Kalpa tomorrow (I only have one old paintbrush handle to stick them on while painting & drying).
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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: F-86E x La-200B - nasal reconstructions
« Reply #30 on: August 19, 2022, 10:09:49 PM »
The Kalpa got its decals last night & a gloss coat this morning.

I also did panel line washes on the Peitsi yesterday, which had its decals done a couple of days ago. Not really sure that was the right move but, well, it's done now.

Now I have to decide if I'll bother on the Kalpa or just matt coat it.

Either way, by the end of the weekend the main body of work should be done &, after that, it'll be the little bits being worked on & added as I can.
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Re: F-86E x La-200B - nasal reconstructions
« Reply #31 on: August 20, 2022, 11:11:01 AM »
Well, that was almost a disaster. :icon_crap:

So far, I've been using SMS's "Super Clear" for the gloss coats but decided to use the slightly less glossy "Gloss Clear" for the final coat on the Peitsi last night.

Now, the Gloss Clear has a small amount of the particles used to make their Flat Clear in it to cut the gloss level down a bit &, usually, this has been fine but, last night, it seems the particles had decided to "float" up near the top (despite thorough initial mixing & follow-up mixes while I was spraying) & to "clump" a bit. This resulted in blobs & streaks of whitish .... I'll call it "residue" blotched all over the model, which wasn't visible until it started drying. :o

Talk about shattered! :'(

Anyway, this morning, in a burst of desperation, I got a piece of paper towel & started rubbing the worst bits ..... & it started taking off the whitish residue! :icon_surprised:

The result is far from perfect & I may have another go later but I consider it "Saved". :smiley:


My only other thought is that it may be moisture that the rubbing is warming up & pulling out of the paint but I doubt it.
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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: F-86E x La-200B - nasal reconstructions
« Reply #32 on: August 21, 2022, 01:01:09 AM »
OK, photo's of where I'm at soon - either tomorrow night or Monday.

The Kalpa looks pretty good (or, at least, good enough) & the Peitsi is OK (I resprayed the nose as I found I'd worn off some of the black with all the rubbing.
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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: F-86E x La-200B - nasal reconstructions
« Reply #33 on: August 22, 2022, 02:12:12 AM »
OK, so I took the photo's tonight & here they are:


The Peitsi's scheme is loosely based on Finlands RW MiG-15UTIs;


















The Kalpa's scheme is loosely based on Finlands RW MiG-21bis';




















I'm thinking that I, probably, should have taken photo's of the cockpits before I sealed them up, as they were, actually, quite good, even if I do say so myself. ;)


Anyway, as usual; constructive criticism & comments welcomed! :smiley:
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Offline Frank3k

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Re: F-86E x La-200B - nasal reconstructions
« Reply #34 on: August 22, 2022, 03:50:33 AM »
Both look great. The faint panel shading on the Peitsi looks subtle and realistic... but man, that's an ugly looking plane! (No reflection on your work, which improved it - slightly)

The Kalpa looks good, too - how did you paint the orange light in the cockpit?

Offline Dr. YoKai

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Re: F-86E x La-200B - nasal reconstructions
« Reply #35 on: August 22, 2022, 05:58:39 AM »
 Both are interesting and intriguing builds-I like the Peitsi a little bit better, but the nose job on the Kalpa is...is..., well perhaps one of the squadron call signs was- Tappaja Klovnit...

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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: F-86E x La-200B - nasal reconstructions
« Reply #36 on: August 22, 2022, 09:21:26 AM »
Thanks, Doc! :icon_alabanza:

well perhaps one of the squadron call signs was- Tappaja Klovnit...

 ;D ;D I can't see why not. It fits with military humour & I'd certainly have no objection! ;D ;D

(Hope you're not unduly irritated by speedpunk...)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdvyGSwrysY

Amusing little track, although not quite as rousing as "Danger Zone". :smiley:

My youngest sister (she's 51), who has coulrophobia, may not have been quite so taken with the image, though. ;)
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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: F-86E x La-200B - nasal reconstructions
« Reply #37 on: August 22, 2022, 09:40:01 AM »
Both look great. The faint panel shading on the Peitsi looks subtle and realistic... but man, that's an ugly looking plane! (No reflection on your work, which improved it - slightly)

The Kalpa looks good, too - how did you paint the orange light in the cockpit?

Thanks, Frank! :icon_alabanza:

I'd say the Peitsi looks "dumpy", rather than ugly. ;)

The light in the cockpit is (part of) a clear part that you paint then glue into the canopy before fitting the canopy to the plane. It has a small hole up through the middle (which saved me having to drill it out), that I painted silver (Tamiya Chrome, I think) & the dome was painted Tamiya Clear Orange (the rest was painted NATO Black).

I initially had no idea what it was meant to be but, after checking lots of photo's of Sabre cockpits, I found a few images that showed this (generally orange, but a few were red) dome light behind the bang seat attached to the internal structure in the rear section of the canopy.
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Re: F-86E x La-200B - nasal reconstructions
« Reply #38 on: August 22, 2022, 05:05:25 PM »
Ripper job. Both are nicely finished and very, very well done :smiley:

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Re: F-86E x La-200B - nasal reconstructions
« Reply #39 on: August 22, 2022, 05:56:10 PM »
Thanks, BT! :icon_alabanza:
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