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1/48 , out of box build, kit decals and alclad paints. Good model though I used much more filler than I expected!
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gary sausmikat said on April 29, 2020
Nice! Very visually striking. I like it.
Joseph Fenech said on April 30, 2020
Ilan Shapiro said on April 29, 2020
Very striking! How did you achieve the subtle shading at panel edges using the metallics?
Thanks for sharing. Beautiful.
Thanks. It’s really simple technique. I spayed the base color over a gloss black base, example alclad aluminium then used alclad Jet exhaust thinned down and sprayed the panel lines followed by thinned over spray of the same aluminium until you reach the desired effect.
Essential preshading technique
Greg Kittinger said on April 29, 2020
Great work on this – NMF looks great, and overall it’s a great-looking build.
Stéphane Bredel said on April 29, 2020
Superb Joseph, I wish to do the same with my Kinetic model!
Same question as Ilan: would be great to know more about you shading tecnics 😉
Essentially is preshading technique using alclad metallics instead of ‘normal’ paint
Robert Aspinall said on April 29, 2020
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Scott Snow said on April 29, 2020
Looks amazing Joseph. The finish is top-notch.
Spiros Pendedekas said on April 29, 2020
A great build of a very sleek and important bird, Joseph.
The NMF is outstanding and renders very realistically the different metal shades one can observe at real planes. Cockpit is amazing too.
Thank you, very much appreciated
Dan Lee said on April 29, 2020
It looks like you did a really good job of dealing with those intakes. I built the Kinetic Kfir which had a lot of the same problems as their Mirage of poor fitting intakes and nose.
Thank you. Yes the intakes caused some trouble but the worst where the wing roots which apart gaps and no matter what it did resulted in a considerable step needing lots of filler and sanding to blend in.
Christopher Church said on April 29, 2020
Very well done. Good job with the Alclad!
Thank you. Alclad finally resolved my issues with metal finishes.
Rodney J. Williams said on April 30, 2020
The finish looks real…….great job on this model. I have several bare metal models here at home. They take extra work to get a scratch free finish. BTW: I only use thin and gap filling super glue as it’s better than the “paste-like” filler. You can cut and sand it and you can paint over it without using a primer coat. RJW.
I agree, getting a scratch free base is important and a headache!
Superglue I do use it as filler at times but still prime everything as without primer there is a risk of tape pulling the paint.
John Healy said on April 30, 2020
Nice work. What areas needed filling?
I should have taken a picture as I can’t remember everything but it needed more filler than expected. Nothing that can’t be fixed.
Tom Cleaver said on April 30, 2020
Your paintwork is simply fantastic, with a highly-realistic result. Liked.
Alex said on April 30, 2020
Really a great paint job and your pictures are able to reveal the shade variations. Impressssssssssssive 🙂
Thank you. Trying to experiment different camera setting and maybe I manage to eliminate the use of flash
David Mills said on April 30, 2020
Super work Joseph !
Really does the Mirage proud!
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