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Roger

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Re: Airfix B17G
« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2017, 05:30:31 PM »
We are in full colouring in mode now - see pics for current state of play.  Unfortunately I only had enough Alclad 101 Aluminium for a first coat, so progress will now be stalled until after Telford when I can buy some more.  It is only a few days away, and I am away next weekend anyway, so this is not quite the hold up it first seemed.
In the meantime, I have made a start on AZ Models MB5 as a quick straight from the box project.  I'll post a picture when I get a minute.

Toodle pip,
Roger

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« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2017, 12:26:25 PM »
We are back in business with this one now - Alclad purchased at Telford.  The picture shows the result of three coats, with wet sanding in between to get a nice smooth finish. 

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« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2017, 07:29:25 PM »
Hi Roger,
Coming along nicely. Will there be any coloured fins, tailplanes, wingtips on this model?
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« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2017, 08:00:04 AM »
Hi Big Kev,

Just some red stripes on the tail and starboard wing. Quite plain really.  If you look closely at the photo above you can just make out where they are masked off.

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« Reply #19 on: November 19, 2017, 10:42:33 AM »
Looking very silver - I have yet to dip my foot in the Alclad water so to speak, maybe I will bite the bullet at some stage.

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« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2017, 06:49:08 PM »
Hi Roger,
I'm sure it won't be 'quite plain really'
It looks very good even in its unfinished state.
Watching and learning,
Cheers,
Bigkev

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« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2017, 08:19:09 PM »
While polishing I noticed that I had forgotten to open up the little intakes and vents on the cowling.  This is now done (with a No11 blade) without damaging the paintwork.  They should look OK with a bit of dark wash in them.
See below for a quick before and after.
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Re: Airfix B17G
« Reply #22 on: November 19, 2017, 10:33:20 PM »
Zak.... I happen to know someone with toe-dipping Alclad silver...

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« Reply #23 on: November 20, 2017, 06:57:51 AM »
Zak.... I happen to know someone with toe-dipping Alclad silver...
I know you do, but its all the rest - thinner and so on, increases the price rather.

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« Reply #24 on: November 20, 2017, 12:24:41 PM »
An amazing build, i love it!!

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« Reply #25 on: November 22, 2017, 10:58:45 AM »
Not sure it shows to well, but following photographs of the plane I'm building, I have painted various panellist different shades of Alclad.

I did this in several goes, so was able to mask, paint, then stick the tape to the cutting mat for reuse.  Some of this tape has already been used 4 times.  I thought this might appeal to certain of our members!

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Re: Airfix B17G
« Reply #26 on: November 22, 2017, 11:02:53 AM »
Forgot to say - one of the things I really like about Alclad is the way you can mask over it without any problems, unlike some metal finishes.  Makes the job easy.


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Re: Airfix B17G
« Reply #27 on: November 22, 2017, 11:56:25 AM »
Enjoying following this build Roger, I must admit that I will re-use masking tape when I can.

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« Reply #28 on: November 22, 2017, 05:24:49 PM »
"Fabric" parts painted ad stripes unmasked.

I found reusing the tape was actually quicker too.

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« Reply #29 on: November 25, 2017, 08:21:45 PM »
Hi Roger,
Looks very good so far.
I use a similar process, but I make 'post-it' type notes from paper and Tamiya tape.
Works just the same as your method, but helps to prevent overspray by being a little larger and therefore the spraying needs to be less accurate, a benefit in my case.
Also I pre-stick the Tamiya tape on the back of my hand or forehead to reduce the 'tackiness' of the tape prior to applying to the subject.
Keep at it R, it looks great so far.
Cheers,
Bigkev