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Archive for August, 2012
Posted by alpinemike | Aug 16, 2012 @ 03:46 AM | 3,084 Views
Well I gave in to my urges and shot the fuselage. I shot it out of order too. But the real trouble is in the paint. This is Fred Myer HD aluminum. it actually looks fantastic if you shoot a perfectly smooth surface. But, on this foamy I find it to be really unforgiving. Every little imperfection is extremely amplified..

If I really wanted too I suppose one could float a heavy coat of filler, primer and sand it for weeks to a perfectly smooth finish. Then etch the panel lines back in.... But in my opinion that would be wayyyyy too much!

I'll wait till tomorrow and see if my impression hasn't changed. But I think I will be coating over this with plain old metallic silver....
Posted by alpinemike | Aug 15, 2012 @ 12:07 PM | 2,827 Views
small steps..
Posted by alpinemike | Aug 09, 2012 @ 03:35 AM | 2,570 Views
A little more...
Posted by alpinemike | Aug 06, 2012 @ 05:29 PM | 2,399 Views
Well, I have finally decided to pick up the stick again... first project is to repair damage done to My 1100mm durafly P-51D... then totally repaint it.. some progress pics..