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CMK CT-133 Silver Star- back from the shelf of doom FINISHED!

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Definitely Thai Air Force recon birds are pretty sweet. I don't want to hijack Carl's topic, so once you start yours, I will hang it tall there. Just for demonstration purposes two basic coats.

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Thanks Martin !......harv

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That looks ultra clean. Very inspiring work Carl.

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Thanks Martin! There's a small bit of overspray I need to fix but otherwise there were no issues with the paint. No lift, no marking from the tape. It came off nice and clean. 

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Looks great Carl !!.......harv :popcorn:

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33 minutes ago, crazypoet said:

Sweet!  That gives me hope for my own future NMF builds...

It may not be a true NMF but I think it comes close enough without all the headache. 

There was a C-119 at the shop one of the staff had done using the same paint and it had the same finish as mine. So definitely not a fluke. 

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Ok, I managed to get the antiglare panel and the radome painted.

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Were the wheel wells silver or chromate green? Those are up next. 

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Thanks Martin! That's next to mask off and paint. 

Then I have to figure how to get the ejection seats in.

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This is one slick looking rebuild.  The paint work looks oh so smooth. 

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Thanks Phil! I generally try not to give up on a kit unless it's well and truly pear shaped. 

Plus, if I feel that it's a bad enough flaw that I've paused on it, I've got nothing to lose by trying a re-do.

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Ooooh, I go away for a few days and miss the good stuff.  Nice save, Carl!  Awesome job!!

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Great redo and well worth it, nice.

Cheers Rob

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Very nice save!!  Looks awesome!  Inspiring knowing how much i give up on projects and mess up! 

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Thanks for all the encouragement folks! 

Okay, time for a quick update. I got the tip tanks done and painted. 

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Then it was onto the landing gear. I was concerned about the way the gear legs mounted but couldn't figure out a way to pin them so hopefully they hold up.

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I did drill out the wheels so I can pin them with metal wire. Need to paint them before I install those. 

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I painted and installed the wheels. 

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Then the moment of truth:

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She's not a tail sitter!

I then started painting the canopy by doing an initial coat of black.

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While that dried, I started on the decals. They're from Belcher's Bits, the same guy that made the decals for Ernie's Lanc.

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