Intake and exhaust
It's FALL! Ok, pumpkin ales are not everyones cup of tea, but this is a good one from a local brewery here in Seattle. Moving along with the Academy kit. The kit has intake trunks that use a "forced perspective" to get their depth. Some dislike this and replace them with full intakes available from aftermarket companies. Me I filled the seams and poured white acrylic in them, then rolled them around to coat the inside to give a smooth surface. Remember intake interiors are glossy, and after a while the white paint get stained, especially on carrier aircraft where every bit of water, oil fuel etc. on the deck goes down the intake. One really poor area of this kit is the exhausts, I replaced them with Wolfpack Resin ones. Remember, the inside of the exhausts for jets are not just black and sooty, but show whites, browns, and black as the different elements are burned up in the afterburners. I replicated this with pastels.
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