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1/48 Republic RF-84F Thunderflash - Finished

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1/48 Republic RF-84F Thunderflash - Finished
Posted by José Pires on Friday, December 01, 2017 9:48 AM

Hello all!
Here are some photos of one of the models that i finished this year. This model was subject to publication on the May 2017 issue of Airfix Model World.
As referred on the title, this is the well known TanModel kit. The first issue. The fit required some tweaking and was problematic around the camera bay windows.

The paints used were:
 - X-1 Black as a base for the metalwork;
 - Fuselage colours from the Mr.Hobby range;
 - Alclad2 lacquers;

 - VAllejo Model Color generic colours;
 - Satin varnish from the Vallejo Model Air range

Hope you like it!

 

José Pires










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  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Friday, December 01, 2017 10:40 AM

Extra nice job! And being a photographer, extra nice again!

Max

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Posted by José Pires on Friday, December 01, 2017 11:29 AM
Hello Hodakamax! Thanks for the kind comment!
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Posted by roony on Friday, December 01, 2017 11:39 AM

Well done. That is one multi-coloured bird for a BMF.

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  • From: Orlando Florida
Posted by route62 on Friday, December 01, 2017 1:39 PM

Very nice!  I am working on a NMF F-86.  What did you use for your wash?  What color wash?  Did you do a pin wash or a sludge wash?

I seem to see some faint vertical lines in the NMF towards the rear of the fuselage.  did you use Tamiya smoke to create this effect or did you do this effect as you applied the alclad, allowing a bit of the black undercoat to show throw in faint verticle lines?

Did you do any type of clear coat after applying decals, and if so satin, semi gloss?

Thanks for any insight you can give.  I am trying to achive a similar finish to what you did on your Thunderflash.

 

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Posted by José Pires on Friday, December 01, 2017 1:59 PM

route62

Very nice!  I am working on a NMF F-86.  What did you use for your wash?  What color wash?  Did you do a pin wash or a sludge wash?

I seem to see some faint vertical lines in the NMF towards the rear of the fuselage.  did you use Tamiya smoke to create this effect or did you do this effect as you applied the alclad, allowing a bit of the black undercoat to show throw in faint verticle lines?

Did you do any type of clear coat after applying decals, and if so satin, semi gloss?

Thanks for any insight you can give.  I am trying to achive a similar finish to what you did on your Thunderflash.

 

 

Hello Route62!

Thanks for the kind reply!

I´ll try y best to give you some insight.

  • For the panel lines i used the set produced by Ammo, destined for NMF finishes. It`s an enamel based wash. It was aplied as a "pin" wash to the panel lines. Prior to this procedure, the Alclad2 lacquers were sealed with two layers of Tamiya X-22 Clear (acrylic). I know this procedure is debatable, but nevertheless i chose to aply it.
  • The faint vertical lines are produced via two aproaches. First, very thin brownish lines were sprayed onto the fuselage. I used Com.Art inks for this task, and sprayed them at around 0.6psi. Then, a filter was fashioned with oil paints (burnt Umber and lamp black) and aplied in selected panels with vertical brush strokes. This filter enhanced and blended the previously sparayed lines.
  • I sealed the decals first with gloss varnish, aplied the pin wash, and then sealed everything with satin varnish (Vallejo) prior to the aplication of the filters. This created the perfect surface for the filter to stain... The final layer was again Vallejo Satin varnish.

I know this is not standard procedure with NMF`s, but it works for me. It`s a lot simpler than the description.

I apologise for my macarronic English!

If you have any more questions or thoughts, feel free to ask!

Thanks again for the reply!

 

José Pedro Pires

 

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Posted by José Pires on Friday, December 01, 2017 2:01 PM
Thanks for the reply Roony!
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  • From: Orlando Florida
Posted by route62 on Friday, December 01, 2017 2:14 PM

Thank you for explaining, that is very helpful.  In your estimation, how much of the luster did you lose from the Alclad metal finishes when it was all said and done?

I am at the stage where all my alclad metal colors have been applied, but I want to tone down the sheen to make the finish a bit more "war weary".  Right now it looks like it just rolled of the assembly line.

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Posted by José Pires on Friday, December 01, 2017 4:35 PM

route62

Thank you for explaining, that is very helpful.  In your estimation, how much of the luster did you lose from the Alclad metal finishes when it was all said and done?

I am at the stage where all my alclad metal colors have been applied, but I want to tone down the sheen to make the finish a bit more "war weary".  Right now it looks like it just rolled of the assembly line.

 

About half or more.

this process really takes a tally on all the shine.

One solution may be to mix your own "satin" at a ratio of 4/2 gloss to matt or similar.

I am still to test that... nevertheless, i like the worn out appearance of these machines.

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  • From: Orlando Florida
Posted by route62 on Friday, December 01, 2017 5:40 PM

Thank you, you have been a big help.  I will post pictures when the build is completed.

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Posted by Chemteacher on Sunday, December 03, 2017 10:25 AM
Wow! That’s awesome.

On the bench: Revell P-51D

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, December 04, 2017 8:32 AM

Very nice!  Great NMF work.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by José Pires on Monday, December 04, 2017 5:18 PM

Hello!

Thanks a lot for the kind replies!

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Thursday, December 07, 2017 3:12 AM

Wow!  That’s beautiful!!!

Your friend, Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, December 07, 2017 3:27 AM

Exceptional finish on a great subject!

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Posted by José Pires on Thursday, December 07, 2017 5:14 PM
Hi Toshi and Keavdog! Thanks a lot for the kind replies!

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