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I thought the T-33 to be one very boring plane.

July 20 2010 at 10:51 PM

Stigg  (Login hofnerbassman)
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Then I saw the one in What's New. That is the best looking natural metal finish I have ever seen. In some shots it looks like a real plane. Excellent work!

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(Login Kalishnikov-47)
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Yeah, he nailed it, didn't he?

July 20 2010, 10:56 PM 

Perfect model!

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Brad Main
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Simply Stunning, I thought it was a walk-around, I dream of being able to get to that! nt

July 20 2010, 10:58 PM 


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Granger Davis
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I thought that first pic was the real plane!! I am very impressed!nt

July 20 2010, 11:30 PM 


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(Login 34Drive)
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what I don't understand is, what is rub and buff, and where can you get it?

July 21 2010, 12:36 AM 

also, how did he get the panel lines to stand out?

Did he add blue paint to the rub and buff?

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(Login hofnerbassman)
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I've found Rub N Buff in Micheal's Crafts stores

July 21 2010, 8:56 AM 

It comes in a tube in silver, pewter, and gold. Look by the wood crafts sections. I've also found it in my local hardware store in the paint section. It's pretty darn close to an artists oil paint. It was the rage in the 60's and 70's for everything including modeling. One is instructed to apply a small amount to the finger tip and rub into a surface. Popular with folks wanting to "antique" things.

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Gabriel Morales
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July 21 2010, 12:51 AM 

....does one get such a great finish with a paintbrush ?!

Truly a beautiful model, congrats !


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D. Chouinard
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Amazing stuff.........

July 21 2010, 2:08 AM 

I too thought I was looking at a real plane for a second.

I would like to learn how he does the finish.

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