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Instruction: Nozzle staining according to Tomas

I’d like to share with you a little tutorial on how to paint nozzles on modern aircraft.

For the show, I chose the Aires nozzles for the F-15E 1/48

Step 1 – Mr.Surfacer 1000 (1500)
Step 2 – Glossy Black Tamiya X-1
Step 3 – Ring – Alclad Aluminum ALC-101
Step 4 – Inner Nozzle Side – Deck Tan Tamiya XF-55
Step 5 – Fastening Ring – Pataminator Tamiya Burn blue
Step 6 – mask the ring and the inner side of the nozzle and spray the paint mix. Alclad Aluminum and Jet exhaust
Step 7 – Chrome Chrome Tamiya X-11 drybrush
Step 8 – Smoothing the matt black Tamiya XF-1 from the inside of the nozzle

I think it’s a simple tutorial and the result does not look bad at all. Perhaps it will help somebody for better results.

Thanks for your attention

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12 responses to Instruction: Nozzle staining according to Tomas

  1. WOW….they sure look good! Nice work. 🙂

  2. Wonderful, well explained and illustrated. Thanks for sharing this!

  3. Very easy to understand tutorial, you make it look so easy. Thanks for posting this.

  4. Thanks. It looks awesome!!

  5. Great tutorial….. I’d use some white oil paints for additional staining of the insides of the burnere cans….

  6. Very helpful – thanks!

  7. Very nice, thanks

  8. Great photos of the assembly. Pretty intricate detail.

  9. Excellent tutorial. I’ve seen photos of the interior petals that are not only Tan but, have a lighter color almost a white tan. Two thumbs up.

  10. “Thanks” for the Tip, got a Academy F-15E (latest release) I want to try this on.

  11. Thanks for the positive comments, I know my design is not perfect and I’m glad you added it to your knowledge.

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