Author Topic: Northrop N-9MA  (Read 19812 times)

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Re: Northrop N-9MA
« Reply #60 on: May 25, 2015, 09:06:15 PM »
Oh how I wish I could do NMF like that! That's awesome!

With Alclad, it isn't all that hard.  I see where I needed a little more attention with the prep work prior to primer - a little better touch with the filler and sanding was needed in a couple of spots.  The paints themselves are easy to use - no thinning required for airbrushing.  Even the gloss black primer is ready out of the bottle. 

I've got a couple spots that didn't get a good coat and the primer is showing through, so those will get touched up and then we'll go on to final assembly and markings.

Thanks for looking.

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Re: Northrop N-9MA
« Reply #61 on: May 30, 2015, 03:35:47 PM »
Oh wow. That's one sexy wing!! Gorgeous paint job my man!
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Re: Northrop N-9MA
« Reply #62 on: June 25, 2015, 07:44:12 AM »
Went back through the photos and realized I'm getting a little ahead of myself.  I still need to lay down an anti-glare area on the nose, then she'll be ready for final assembly and decals.  Anyway, here are the pics after the touch ups of Alclad.






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Re: Northrop N-9MA
« Reply #63 on: June 26, 2015, 04:34:51 AM »
So pretty, and so right. You sure this isn't OOB of some obscure garage resin kit?  ;D What a stunner.
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Re: Northrop N-9MA
« Reply #64 on: June 26, 2015, 05:22:13 PM »
So pretty, and so right. You sure this isn't OOB of some obscure garage resin kit?  ;D What a stunner.

I couldn't have put it better! You have absolutely mad NMF skills, Mr Jello!

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Re: Northrop N-9MA
« Reply #65 on: July 06, 2015, 02:04:01 AM »
Waiting on some bits to dry, here's where we are now:

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Re: Northrop N-9MA
« Reply #66 on: July 08, 2015, 06:19:17 AM »
Hooooooooooo boy, I'm getting funny feelings all over.  :-* :-*
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Re: Northrop N-9MA
« Reply #67 on: July 08, 2015, 06:30:04 AM »
That looks great! I've seen the real thing in person and close up and I think it looks better in NMF. That Alclad must have been pretty stinky, though.

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Re: Northrop N-9MA
« Reply #68 on: July 08, 2015, 07:11:59 AM »
That looks great! I've seen the real thing in person and close up and I think it looks better in NMF. That Alclad must have been pretty stinky, though.

Meaning you would have built it out of metal instead of wood?  :icon_fsm:
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Re: Northrop N-9MA
« Reply #69 on: July 08, 2015, 07:23:04 AM »
No progress to report, we've been doing the freshman orientation tour with my son the last couple of days - it's been a while since I've slept in a dorm residence hall.  Beats a muddy hole in the ground, though.

That looks great! I've seen the real thing in person and close up and I think it looks better in NMF. That Alclad must have been pretty stinky, though.

Frank, the Alclad is pretty potent, the airbrush cleaner even more so - I had plenty of ventilation (I thought) so it dissipated rapidly, though I do wonder why I decided to take a nap there on the garage floor...

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Re: Northrop N-9MA
« Reply #70 on: July 08, 2015, 10:28:55 AM »
Jon- they could have painted it in aluminum dope rather than yellow:



speaking of dope: one Alclad = 6 beers or 2 whiskeys.

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Re: Northrop N-9MA
« Reply #71 on: July 19, 2015, 04:54:54 AM »
We are in the home stretch with this one! In honor of that, here are some pictures:













Just decals and the spinners/props to go...

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Re: Northrop N-9MA
« Reply #72 on: July 19, 2015, 04:59:22 AM »
Almost there...
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Northrop N-9MA
« Reply #73 on: July 19, 2015, 05:33:18 AM »
That looks so right! Clearly a "should have been"!

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Re: Northrop N-9MA
« Reply #74 on: July 21, 2015, 04:09:52 PM »
That looks so right! Clearly a "should have been"!

Yep, sure does !
Is what N-9MA always wanted to be :)