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MD-82 Aeromexico

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  • Member since
    July, 2018
MD-82 Aeromexico
Posted by JustPlaneJon on Thursday, August 16, 2018 3:09 PM

Here is my recently completed MD-82 in Aeromexico Orange/Bare Metal livery from the 1980s. Feel free to give any feedback or critique.  This is my first posted model so go easy on me! Hopefully the photo link works.

I split the elevators/tabs to simulate the MD80 as it is during taxi and ground operations with free-floating elevators.  Also added engine inlet guide vanes and spray deflectors from scrap plastic. 

Model Kit was from Minicraft
Decals from both DrawDecal and FlyingColors
Orange painted stripe was Vallejo Air Bright Orange, metal was AK Xtreme Chrome.  Smaller parts were painted with Tamiya acrylics 
I applied a clear finish coat comprised of Future/Simple Green mixture. 

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, August 16, 2018 3:11 PM

That turned out really nice.  Never heard of adding simple green to future.  What's the story there?



  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, August 16, 2018 3:22 PM

Ok !

I understand all that and have seen the pictures . Did you build the dog too ? I wondered about that . I haven't seen any 1-1 scale dogs in model form is why I ask .

  • Member since
    July, 2018
Posted by JustPlaneJon on Thursday, August 16, 2018 4:07 PM

Hey, thanks.  I just found out about the simple green cleaner from reading online.  It supposedly helps achieve a glossier finish than with Future alone.  I mixed one part diluted simple green with three parts future.  The simple green came in a concentrated bottle so I diluted it with five parts water before using.  Overall I liked the result. Will continue experimenting in the future. 

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    July, 2018
Posted by JustPlaneJon on Thursday, August 16, 2018 4:08 PM
Hahah, no just a stuffed dog that we have in the apartment :)
  • Member since
    December, 2014
Posted by SteveFL on Friday, August 17, 2018 11:30 AM

Fantastic model.  Looks great.  I love those classic '80s liveries.  Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to your next build.

  • Member since
    September, 2017
  • From: western North Carolina
Posted by kensar on Saturday, August 18, 2018 6:03 AM

Adding simple green to Future changes the surface tension so it doesn't bead up on decals.  I use a mix of about 1/4 simple green / 3/4 Future.  It has a green tint, but when applied on a model, its too thin to see it.




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