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Jug-gernaut P47D in NMF

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Lookin good Rob. Those metallics do look great.

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Thanks guys, Dotty is already sealed with Future without any problems. Nothing better than use a rainy day for airbrushing, there is no dust at all in the air.

Cheers Rob

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If you'd have asked me which step I feared most before beginning this build, the answer would have been panel lining on NMF and you don't have to be prophets to guess where desaster struck with that otherwise pleasant build.

Yeah, could have thrown her out of the window, but resisted for now. I don't know what actually happened, but some very visible parts resisted being cleaned with a paper towel and after adding just a hint of alcohol (the paper was not even damp at all) it seems like I got a free look back onto the primer. It doesn't feel like I rubbed off the Colour and Future coat, but what else could it be? It looks terribly dirty and is definitely not the finish, I was looking for. I've tested everything before on some dummy parts and encountered no such problems.

I'm not sure what of three things I do with Dottie, there is still the window option, leave it and hope with decals and refinement the problem doesn't show that much, or to mist a little bit of polished Aluminium onto the worst areas. As I don't really like any of these options, I'm open for ideas and suggestions.

Cheers Rob

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Sorry mate, hope you get it back. I don't have the experience to say. Good luck. 

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ouch, bummer, nothing you can not fix Doc ! 

Here is a little motivator

 

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Ooh, that's a real shame. Don't know an easy fix for that as NMF is outwith my experience other than a very lame attempt when I first got back into the hobby using rattlecan Tamiya AS-12. 

Hope you get is sorted as it's looking very cool otherwise.

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Thanks Darren, thanks Martin, seems to be a great Video, will degust when the storm has settled :D.

I had to do something about Dottie before the tension loosens, might be a surfer attitude, but if you do a serious wipeout, it's best to do better instantly or you loose focus.
I used what was left in my jar of polished Aluminium to mist the most problematic patches freehanded. It seems to have made her looking better, but I have to wait, till everything dried thoroughly. I will post pictures tomorrow.

Cheers Rob 

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Thanks Gus, the better areas look really good and have a very convincing metal shine, like they were supposed to be.

Cheers Rob

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Ay Caramba!

Contrary to their "regular" metallic paints, AK Xtreme Chrome and Polished Aluminium do not admit varnishing and weathering. AK explicitly advises so
Maybe that wee bit of alcohol was hot enough to burn through the coat of Polished Aluminium.

I'd recommend to use a soft cotton cloth (I use old T-Shirts) instead of paper towel to clean/rub bare NMF surfaces. The same goes for microfibre. 
(There's a good reason why kitchen/bathroom faucet manufacturers advise their customers not to use microfiber cloth to clean their products - scratches)

Did you varnish the Polished Aluminium?

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41 minutes ago, Ivan Ivanovich said:

Ay Caramba!

Hi Ivan, thanks for your tips. Yes I varnished polished Aluminium with Future and that worked well. I tried it on test pieces and no problems arose. Varnish tones down the polished Aluminium a fraction, but enhances the surface sheen and that was fine to me.

You are probably right about the cloth, I will use cotton for future projects.

The fine overspray with polished aluminium gave me a result, which at least backed off the possibility of throwing Dottie out of the window instantly :D.

Cheers Rob

And that's how the dame is dressed after some polished Aluminium perfume

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Rob

Holy Cow - your Jug's NMF is looking fantastic and just love the weathered. anodized effects you were able to achieve.

Keep 'em comin

Peter

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Thanks Peter, sometimes you have to take what you get, Dottie was supposed to look newish. After my little accident and the necessary repairs, she looks not that new anymore, but you are right, the metal shine is nice and looks like metal.

Cheers Rob 

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Larry Kuhl

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Ralph VanKerkhove flew one mission on Dotty Mae.

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Ralph in the cockpit of Dotty Mae, note the rubber seam sealing off the canopy

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Don't know why...
But I've got to check (again) whether my two Hasegawa Hangar Queens are still where I have put them.

Does that mean anything? Should I worry?

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Most definitely :) Big radial and NFG airframe is very appealing combo.  Evil laughter follows in 3...2...1...

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Indeed. Dangerously appealing. 

However, it's not going to be NMF. I just want to continue in 1/32 where I stopped in !/48, and correct/avoid some mistakes I made almost a decade ago. Got a pair of Vector Resin late R-2800C radials, as well as the needed magnetos and distributors from two Tamiya Corsairs.
Still need to solve the "tapered cuff issue" with the P-47M prop blades, though. 

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Great photos Martin, thank you. It's interesting to see the effect, that b&w photos have on Colours especially yellow and red, which appear to be much darker than they are on some of the pics. Another noticeable area is the tail area, without the black painted 'borders' which are mentioned in the Eduard manual (at least with a question mark).

15 hours ago, Ivan Ivanovich said:

Does that mean anything? Should I worry?

a) yes, b) no :D. Go for it Ivan, it's a pure pleasure build (don't know about the resin). As you chose a non NMF scheme you left out the only area of the build which troubled me.

Cheers Rob 

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49 minutes ago, DocRob said:

(...) As you chose a non NMF scheme you left out the only area of the build which troubled me. (...)

The canopy, leading edges and the undersides are NMF. Does that count? ;)

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15 minutes ago, Ivan Ivanovich said:

Does that count?

Nope Señhor :D, I'm sorry

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