Thursday, February 20, 2014

Building the Academy F4U

Here is the model glued together.  the fuselage was a bit imperfect on the wings. 

Canopy all masked off.  This was my first time doing a canopy mask,  It WAS a pain in the ass.  But well worth it. 
Green primer mixed with some interior green.  This color should have been a bit lighter.  Oh well, lesson learned.  Also, I used Mr. Hobby liquid putty or what ever they call it.  It's a great product.  It's a very wet and loose putty (stinks to high heaven!  Use a respirator), I applied it with a tooth pick.  The liquid mostly evaporates and the putty stays behind in the seam.  GREAT STUFF.  Minimal sanding

Used my airbrush and applied the later war US navy blue on the model.  Plan is US Navy Gloss Blue finish.

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