Clear prop 1/48 XA2D-1 Skyshark

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  • George R Blair Jr said 3 weeks ago:

    Sorry this has happened, Tom (@tcinla). I know this sort of stuff is frustrating. I have trouble once in a while with a subsequent layer of paint softening the earlier layer. Sometimes the top layer is dry to the touch, but the bottom layer is still soft, causing all sorts of problems later. It always comes after I put on a second layer that is too thick. You mentioned "Easy Lift Off". What is it? Good luck on the repaint.

  • Tom Cleaver said 2 weeks, 2 days ago:

    After ordering a new battery charger from Amazon, here are photos of the repainted model. Painting that much plastic metal required more paint than a P-51, which is where the likelihood of "orangepeel" comes in. Managed to dodge the bullet this time by making sure to stop every few minutes to let the previous pass dry to the touch, preventing build-up of wet paint. Then letting it cure for 36 hours before masking over it, there was no lift-off.

    Now to the decals - of which there are a lot of stencils.

    4 attached images. Click to enlarge.

  • Tom Cleaver said 2 weeks, 2 days ago:

    @gblair - Easy Lift Off is a paint remover from Floquil (which may mean it is no longer available) that will take paint down to bare plastic pretty quickly, but you have to pay attention because if it sits on the model too long it gets hungry for the plastic.

  • Spiros Pendedekas said 2 weeks, 2 days ago:

    Looking great, my friend @tcinla!
    What a distinctive looking bird!

  • John vd Biggelaar said 2 weeks, 1 day ago:

    Very nice paintwork, Tom @tcinla
    Looking forward to the decals and the extensive stencilling.

  • Tom Cleaver said 1 week, 2 days ago:

    Finished. Review Thursday.

    2 attached images. Click to enlarge.

  • Spiros Pendedekas said 1 week, 2 days ago:

    Turned out fantastic, my friend @tcinla!
    Looks! Looks! Looks!
    Looking forward to the review!

  • John vd Biggelaar said 1 week, 2 days ago:

    Great finish, Tom @tcinla
    Beautiful work on this exceptional aircraft.

  • George R Blair Jr said 1 week, 1 day ago:

    Repaint looks great, Tom (@tcinla). I had never tried Vallejo for metallic colors, but I used their RLM 01 yesterday and it went on very nicely. I remember Easy Lift-Off now that you reminded me, but I haven't seen it for years. Well done on the completed model.

  • Sebastijan Videc said 1 week, 1 day ago:

    Great job, Tom!

  • John Healy said 1 week, 1 day ago:

    Great save on the paint!

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