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Bomb texture
Posted by JWarner32 on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 12:10 AM

Hello to all!

I have a quick question one something I don't see often; bomb texture. I had recently purchased an F/A-18C model kit and I am pretty fond of everything so far. BUT - Before I go building, I wanted to find out a technique or procedure to get the Mk. 83 bombs that rough and bumpy texture. Something like the picture below... Any tips?

 

Thanks!

 

Mk.83 Bomb texture

Tags: bombs , f18 , hornet , mk 83 , navy , technique , texture

 

 

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Posted by crazypat on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 3:34 PM
try spraying from further away so paint semy dries first just an idea, don't know if it will work
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Posted by KnightTemplar5150 on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 4:19 PM

My process there is to chuck up a small ball burr (like those sold by Dremel for engraving) and allow it to bounce and skip over the surface of the plastic. After a quick run down with steel wool, I'll come back at it with Testor's liquid cement to coat the surface. Then, using a stiff brush, I'll stipple the softened plastic to get a convincing "cast metal" effect. Then, prime and paint as usual.

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Posted by littletimmy on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 6:08 PM

KnightTemplar5150
My process there is to chuck up a small ball burr (like those sold by Dremel for engraving) and allow it to bounce and skip over the surface of the plastic. After a quick run down with steel wool, I'll come back at it with Testor's liquid cement to coat the surface. Then, using a stiff brush, I'll stipple the softened plastic to get a convincing "cast metal" effect. Then, prime and paint as usual.

That's the way I do it so  that's "got to be " the best answer.

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 7:22 PM

A side note on the textured bomb coating. That is for USN & USMC aircraft only. The coating is ablative and slows down “cook off” time in the event of a fire, giving crews more time to douse the flames before detonations can occur. It was developed in the wake of several carrier fires in the Vietnam War. Bombs on armed aircraft that caught fire and detonated killed many of the ships crew who were fighting the fires. Those coated bombs are also marked with two yellow stripes as opposed to the single stripe of the non coated type.

 

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Posted by Jay Jay on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 11:55 PM

Try adding a little baking soda to the paint for the bombs. it gives a nice rough texture.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by JWarner32 on Thursday, December 28, 2017 12:49 AM
That sounds like a plan to me, I'll try it out and see if it works! The best way I can describe it is like.. Avocado skin almost. Would this method sort of warp the plastic for that effect?

 

 

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Posted by JWarner32 on Thursday, December 28, 2017 1:01 AM

Jay Jay

Try adding a little baking soda to the paint for the bombs. it gives a nice rough texture.

 

I'll try this as well. Im going to try a few different methods with some dummy bombs that I have... I've got like 10 or 15 spare mk 82's and 83's from around 1990 and 1985 so I'll experiment. Does baby powder also work? I've seen people use that too, but I'm not sure what would be a more suitable substance.

 

 

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Thursday, December 28, 2017 7:14 PM

Only one way to find out. Test it on your spare bombs. You won’t know until you try.

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Posted by fermis on Thursday, December 28, 2017 7:29 PM

Here's another one for ya!

I used a foam pad/sponge (the stuff used in some a/m resin packs). Dab the foam into some Tamiya putty (any filler putty should work), dab on some scrap to remove the excess, then dab onto the bomb. When I did this, I did just half the bomb, allowing the side to dry before doing the other side(I did a fair amount of them, and by the time I got to the last one, the first one was ready to finish off). Once it is dry, a light sanding will even things out.

I'll post a pic of the results for ya later(likely tomorrow)

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, December 29, 2017 9:16 AM

I have used talcum powder (same as baby powder) for brush painting, but don't think it would work through an airbrush.

Back in the old days, balsa models and earliest plastic models, there were no flat paints available yet, and talcum was the normal way to get flat finishes.

 

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Friday, December 29, 2017 10:11 AM

Fermis’s idea sounds like the best way to do it without dealing with any additive like baking soda, talcum powder, flour or whatever.

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Posted by fermis on Friday, December 29, 2017 10:40 AM

As promised...

(These still need some weathering and final dull coat)

As is...I dabbed the putty on with a sponge...painted...then drybrushed a lighter shade over the textured area...gloss...decals...then set em aside. I'll get back to em someday!

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Posted by Jay Jay on Friday, December 29, 2017 2:18 PM

WOW Fermis, those bombs certainly look the part, gotta try this one Yes

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by fermis on Friday, December 29, 2017 2:37 PM

Toast

 

Had to do a little digging...the original pics were on P/B...had to take a pic of the screen and upload to Flickr...so quality is poor. This is how they looked before paint...

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