Thanks BrandonK: This is really turning out to be a great kit.
Thanks Gamera: Yeah keeping the missiles on the sprue makes painting much easier. If they were to break off, just use some CA glue to re-attach them.
Thanks Andy: Yes I highly recommend this kit, pretty simple construction. Very little clean up.
Thanks Bish: Nice work on the He 162, great cockpit work.
Thanks Silentbob. The A-6E Intruder is really taking shape now. Masking tape always comes in handy to protect surface detail when sanding, like raised panels. Also when sanding putting around clear plastic.
Yesterday I applied the second main color to the Eagle, Tamiya Medium Sea Gray XF-83. First I was going to use a soft edge effect with paper, but I went with a free hand technique. Using the paper cut out's I traced out the pattern's with a number two pencil. Mixing the paint with thinner about 50/50, and using 10psi on my compressor. First I though the color was going inside the lines but quickly noticed that it should go on the outside, so that's why on the one wing there XF-83 on the inside. Working slow with about two to three turns of the needle open, and following the pencil lines. The over spray was very tiny. Two lights coats were applied.
62 by Daniel Smith, on Flickr
Here's a close up on the camouflage line of a F-15A Eagle at the USAF Museum in Dayton, OH
160 by Daniel Smith, on Flickr
On my Work Bench: Monogram 1/48 Heinkel He111H-2, Academy 1/72 F-15C Eagle
Up Coming: Revell 1/48 Mil 24D Hind.