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Scale finishing my BVM Hun

Old 07-24-2021, 07:20 PM
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once I had a cool shop I started working on the paint mask stuff. Namely the tail numbers, pilot name, stars/bars etc. Thankfully my buddy Dave P. Is a whiz at those and made some great/custom masks for me

First layer of stars/bars




Nose art

Tail area



Finished product

Outside for the paint to cure in the heat

Name area done. Notice the chipping where the ladder goes. I thought it looked too heavy at first but then comparing to FS pics it’s actually way too little. Crazy. Paint from 60 years ago in a combat zone lives a rough life


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Old 07-24-2021, 07:22 PM
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and this is how it sits today with the FlightlineGraphics from Nigel Wagstaff installed. I couldn’t be happier with his product and support. I highly recommend him!


The graphics are small but seem to really make the plane pop in real life
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Old 07-24-2021, 07:43 PM
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One this I forgot to mention: I’m looking at FS photos I noticed how noticeable the canopy rails and their rivets were on the FS. I used polyply/G10 to line the inside of the canopy and then canopy glue for the rivets. The piece across the canopy was created from pics and then my interpretation. Once the rivets were dry the pieces got painted with solver paint, and then black which I knocked back to silver in appropriate areas. Ironically I noticed the left side is more beat up than right...then it hit me...most guys wear their watches on the left side!

Cross piece

Rails before rivets


Prior to anything

Full scale

Fullscale
Old 07-26-2021, 03:07 AM
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Wow, nice work Dave!
Old 07-26-2021, 08:17 AM
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Looking good Billy Ray
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Feeling good Lewis
Old 07-26-2021, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by yeahbaby View Post
Looking good Billy Ray
Originally Posted by ozief16 View Post
Feeling good Lewis
Ha!

Plane looks awesome. What paint are you using?
Old 07-26-2021, 08:21 PM
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I’m using KlassKote. It’s the modern day version of K&B Superpoxy.

Obvisouly epoxy based and incredibly durable once it’s cured, easy to spray (cause I’m not a painter!) and doing a weather wash works great with it
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Old 07-27-2021, 05:15 AM
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Thanks. One more question, where you're knocking down the color to reveal the silver underneath, are you just chipping at the cured paint with a blade or did you use another tactic like attaching wet salt to the silver before spraying the color, etc?
Old 07-27-2021, 05:22 PM
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0000 steel wool really makes the klass kote look weathered. It scuffs really well around the panel lines and highlights the edges
Old 07-27-2021, 07:04 PM
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Like Tom said the 0000 steel wool or gray Scotchbright pads work wonders

for the silver o wish I had done salt. I used Vaseline which worked great except it introduced a petroleum product that led to some stuff not sticking and having to be redone. Also when I went to knock it off the Vaseline was soft and hard to knock the pint down where I think a hard chunk of salt would be easier
Old 07-28-2021, 04:50 AM
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Really beautiful work! and really love the subject matter, Misty's were the true definition of 'balls as big as church bells'
Old 07-28-2021, 05:06 PM
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F-100 is really coming along nicely Dave, keep posting pics!
Old 07-28-2021, 09:20 PM
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Sean/Pat

Thanks guys. I think this is my one big project so I’m trying to do the best I can on it

Pat-youre not kidding about those guys. 28% shoot down rate, 6 generals, two AF chiefs of staff, one astronaut, the first guy to fly around the world unrefueled, and all trying to stop bullets from getting far enough south to hurt Americans...pretty amazing crowd
Old 07-29-2021, 05:33 PM
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I haven't checked out this thread in a while. The hun is looking pretty nice! I like the hot section coloring...And I like how you're cleaning up the interior of the canopy frame.
Keep building on!!!...
Old 08-02-2021, 02:35 AM
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Thanks Ron. Trying to keep moving

Here’s a pic of the interior as it sits now. The cross brace won’t be glued in until the canopy is in

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Old 08-02-2021, 02:39 AM
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Today I painted the intake, speed brake well, gear wells etc.

I also put FM on the gun port areas and dirtied them up

Intake

Speed brake well

Main gear wells

Gun ports


FS for reference
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Old 08-14-2021, 09:35 PM
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Ok BV Hun gurus...did anyone counterbalance the stabs?

the clear is done and magically filled in all the weathering I’d done with the Scotchbrite pads. Damnit!!! I went back at it tonight with scotchbrite and the weathering all popped back through thankfully!

I glued in the wing lights and installed the servo covers tonight. Next step is to drag dirty paint across all of it!!
Old 08-16-2021, 06:12 PM
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No counter balancing for me.

And your work is AMAZING!!!!
Old 08-17-2021, 08:52 PM
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Thanks Raff! I appreciate the input. If anyone else has input I’d appreciate it

no work in the past few days..hoping to get back to it soon!
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I always mass balance, yet also just as important is no sloop or moment in the surface or play in the servo and link.

I agree on the finish looking great.

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Old 08-21-2021, 02:21 PM
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I started with the first round of washes this week. Burnt umber (melted chocolate in the bowl, dirty hydraulic flieyonce sprayed color). One part black. One part red. Half part yellow.

I sprayed it on and then wiped almost all of it off. The idea was to create the grunge that gets stuck on planes in corners



Before and after wiping on the stabs




Old 08-29-2021, 04:16 PM
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I did the next wash…the ash colored one. Mixing the color was troublesome (for me) but I got the color right…basically orange with a liberal helping of blue. That was then sprayed on the whole plane and mostly wiped off and streaked where appropriate. FS photos helped greatly here as well as personal experience for where to put it


The correct ash color

Too purple. Throw it away

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Old 08-29-2021, 04:23 PM
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My buddy george mentioned that I was obsessing over every square inch and once I saw it all together it would all make sense so I slid it together for a win

One of the FS pics I used to create the centerline stripe that fans out back by the stabs

Earlier rendition that got mostly erased (back to Rogers comment about me redoing work-Roger you know me!!)

Tops of the wings. The outboard streaking was softened some. The inboard dirty area was a walkway they used regularly to access the panels on top of the fuse

In between my fingers was a gun bay panel that got dropped often and therefore got dirty with dirty hands

A pylon before the dark wash

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Old 08-29-2021, 04:32 PM
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This has been softened a bit but it gives you the shape. Reference previously shared FS pic for why I chose the shape (not seen it before)
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