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F84 Thunderjet WIP

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, February 22, 2021 7:14 PM

TheMongoose

Plasticjunkie, is that with the Gauzzy over the chrome paint? If so would you mind if i posted a pic over on LSP to show one of the guys there how it looks over Alclad? 

 



Yes the Gauzy is over the Alclad. The contrasting panels don't have it over them but want to polish them first to see how they will look and will probably use the Gauzy over them too.
Yes not a problem posting at LSP. 

 

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 1:40 PM

Looks like my F84 is ready for decals

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 10:07 PM

 
This is about 4 hours worth and enough for tonight. The tank decals are in 8 parts requiring careful alignment to get all the sections to line up.

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Posted by TheMongoose on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 10:15 PM

WOW WOW WOW!!! Best looking F-84 I've ever seen. Wonderful paint and decal work. That really pops

In the pattern: a dual build of my KittyHawk F-5's.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, February 25, 2021 8:40 AM

Thanks Mongoose. Thank God for Solvaset otherwise the nose decal would have looked like crap. This stuff pulled the decal tight and got rid of the bad fit.

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Posted by Buckeye2 on Thursday, February 25, 2021 9:09 AM

Wow, that looks fantastic, great work there!

Mike

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:21 PM

Buckeye2

Wow, that looks fantastic, great work there!

Mike

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, February 27, 2021 8:25 AM

A short update. I have been cutting all the larger numbers and letter to get rid of the carrier film.




Got the tail attached and checkered 

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Posted by jeaton01 on Saturday, February 27, 2021 12:40 PM

Excellent alignment, that's not easy to do.

John

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Saturday, February 27, 2021 1:16 PM

That looks fantastic PJ!  Just out of curiosity, what type of blade do you typically use for trimming away carrier film?  Do you go all the way through the paper when you do it, or do you just score through the film?

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Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, February 27, 2021 5:47 PM

Oh yeah way to keep the bar high on this one. Trimming that film is probably the only way to keep it from showing on that mirror finish. Beautiful 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, February 27, 2021 6:43 PM

Thanks gents!  

Eagle, I trim the outside with scissors and the insides with a #11 blade, lightly scoring the film that will be removed after wetting it with water. I then carefully slide the decals in place, press with a tissue to get all the bubbles out then apply Solvaset to melt the decal down.

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Sunday, February 28, 2021 6:42 PM

Thanks PJ.  Good to know that its a blade I always have plenty of.  That technique will definitely come in handy when I'm finishing up the post-war Spitfire I'm building alongside the Frog.  That's got huge letters on it.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, March 1, 2021 5:52 AM

Eaglecash867

Thanks PJ.  Good to know that its a blade I always have plenty of.  That technique will definitely come in handy when I'm finishing up the post-war Spitfire I'm building alongside the Frog.  That's got huge letters on it.

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 9:45 AM

Have a quick update on my F84. Got most of the left side decals on except for a few tiny stencils. 


Started on the right side decals

 

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