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Reaching the point of saturation... F-4 WIP.

March 1 2012 at 8:31 PM

Matt  (Login Kriegmeister23)
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Pun intended. Update on the F-4; it seems as though this thing was started eons ago (only 18 months actually). It ended up on the shelf of doom for about 16 of those. Then, in a fit of rage, I picked it up again following a satisfactory diorama endeavour. Work recommenced in earnest: the cockpit was already done, fuselage and wings attached, and the beast of a task of cutting away the internal wing spar in the aft section to accommodate the Aires exhaust nozzles.

So when I re-attacked this project, I said to myself that it should be a pretty straightforward conclusion... merely the painting and finishing, which are usually my favourite aspects. Not to be. The voices told me that it should sling a full load of ordnance: bombs, MERs, TERS, a jammer, and some Sparrows.

So now, I've just finished cleaning the excess pastel wash (which I first read about here!), and I'm happy with the results thus far. Next will come cleaning the wash from the landing gear and pylons, then onto the ordnance.

The bombs are already painted and clear-coated, as are the missiles and jammer. Just a matter of weathering them, and painting and finishing the drop tanks. I was contemplating going over the panel lines with Smoke, but **** that noise! I want this done so I can tackle my Nieuport and Mosquito!


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