F3D-2 Skyknight, Sword 1/72nd
February 9, 2014 in Aviation
Fifth for the year so far.
Sword’s F-3D Skyknight. Nice model, I did have to separate the intakes from the main engine bays in order to properly blend the intakes with milliput – but honestly it’s difficult to see how Sword could have done it any better, it’s a very subtle area to catch. Apart from that it is more or less what’s in the box apart from some PJ Productions resin pilots.
The mode is finished with Mr Color Gloss Sea Blue, oversprayed with a slightly lightened mix. Decals are from the kit (use COLD water for these – they are very fragile and hot water will soften them too much to be easily handled, and they’ll fold and tear very easily), and the final finish is Tamiya satin clear lightly micromeshed after drying. The base is my own, cast from a master I made.
About 8 day’s work, nice model, I’m a fan (and it’s a Skyknight, I *LOVE that shape!)
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