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Paint, and more paint and some brass…….

March 2, 2016 in Uncategorized

Finally am painting the COD, the thing is huge! Not too much smaller than a 1/48 B-17, bigger than a 1/48 B-25 for sure! The last picture is how I handled the heat shields on the inboard flaps. Kinetic has some raised texture I sanded off, I took thin brass sheet, embossed it and glued it to thin plastic sheet, then attached that to the flap. Almost there then I can start on my Phantom for the group build! Edited to add a picture of how she will look when done, and the window with my name above it, one of the biggest honors this ground pounder ever got!

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9 responses to Paint, and more paint and some brass…….

  1. Looks great, Do you have the stout before, during or after?

    • Well said. Rob is the bird going to be clean and mean or is she going to have a little dirt a soot…a working bird?

      • that’s “and soot” my editor is not working tonight.

        • Pretty clean, she was our “CAG” bird and while she had some wear and tear she was pretty clean. Also she was painted towards the end of our deployment with the special red and black tail markings (all other VRC 30 birds wore blue and gold) and most of the grey and white was re-done at the same time. I will add exhaust stains marks under the wings and the wheel wells get filthy fairly quickly so I will dirty those up, a few dirt streaks here and there and that will be it. I added a couple of pics of the real “Queen Anne’s Revenge” so you can see what I am shooting for.

  2. Lookin’ real good, Rob….keep us “in the loop”. 🙂

  3. Rob this one is starting to look better and better with every update!!! I have this same kit and your photos is a very good point of reference for when I start with mine. Your insight regarding this subject is very valuable!!! Thanks. I can’t wait to see the final product!!!

  4. Looking good Rob! Love the detail you’re giving it.

  5. Thanks for the kind words everyone!

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