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Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #75 on: May 16, 2019, 05:28:26 AM »
Ah well perhaps it will end out even better now that you're not constrained by a deadline!

Please let me know if you want me to move this to the appropriate Physical Models section and I'll be glad to do so.

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Offline kitnut617

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #76 on: May 16, 2019, 06:33:04 AM »
Don't rush it Bill, it's too good for that. Take your time with it ---

Offline finsrin

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #77 on: May 16, 2019, 07:23:12 AM »
Thanks guys.  Staying with it. 
Getting worst of blemishes off hull.  Had to remove modify replace elevator lift gear which caused messy spots.  Cleaning to point where its "good" not magazine picture "perfect".  Flight deck to be different color than hull.  Is my first 1/700 build.  Took on big complex one.  Others bound to be simpler.  Want to finish then move on to more 1/72 & 1/700 result builds.
« Last Edit: May 16, 2019, 05:18:16 PM by finsrin »

Offline finsrin

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #78 on: June 03, 2019, 05:03:55 AM »
For flight deck paint experimenting on under side of hanger deck with Model Master acrylic US Navy blue-gray.  Slightly thinned and straight.  Different brushes and brush motions.  Results not even enough. 

Perhaps is rattle can solution.

Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #79 on: June 03, 2019, 08:00:37 AM »
That's tough about the paint. I'm surprised since Model Masters acrylic is one of the few brands I get consistent results from. Even the oft-lauded Model Color line supposedly made just for brush-painting gave me headaches.

Maybe the paint job can be salvaged by applying a wash to even things out?

Best of luck and thanks for the update.

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #80 on: June 07, 2019, 06:19:48 AM »
That's going to have its own gravitational pull! Better keep the smaller ships away, or they'll be sucked in alongsides!

Offline finsrin

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #81 on: June 07, 2019, 07:47:24 AM »
Am painting flight deck with Krylon Satin Rolling Surf.  Partly done.

Not quite right but not way wrong for flight deck.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Krylon-FUSION-ALL-IN-ONE-Satin-Rolling-Surf-Spray-Paint-and-Primer-In-One-Actual-Net-Contents-12-oz/1000460193

Thatz a valid point about gravitational field.  Must notify nearby boats and ships.

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #82 on: June 08, 2019, 03:12:42 AM »
That's going to have its own gravitational pull! Better keep the smaller ships away, or they'll be sucked in alongsides!

 ;D
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline finsrin

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #83 on: July 03, 2019, 03:12:32 PM »
Some progress:  After several back-n-forth sanding-filling-painting steps, far port catapult lines gone and flight deck painted.  With masking removed must say it works - for me anyway.

Next is clear up minor over-under sprays and Exacto knife around elevators for good definition.
Then probably fine brush paint catwalks another color to contrast with flight deck and gray sides.  Navy blue-gray comes to mind.

Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #84 on: July 04, 2019, 02:54:17 AM »
It's great to hear you're back at work on the mega-carrier and I think the choice of Navy blue-gray is an excellent one!

Many thanks for the update.

Brian da Basher