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Hi all,

I am sticking with the US Navy for my next build, I quite fancied building a Skyraider and haven't built anything in the white/grey scheme for many years. So here is the progress so far:

Box art, and the scheme I am going for:

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Bought one of them fancy 3D decal badger thingwee's for the cockpit, got to say I am suitably impressed with it:

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More later, thanks for looking in 👍

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Cheers Jessie, but not much can be seen TBH 😂

 

Hi all,

Typical of Tamiya kits, this has just fallen together 🙂

Fuselage together and wings assembled and attached to the fuselage:

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Main undercarriage and the horizontal stabilizers are cemented in place, the engine cowling is dry fitted and held in place with a smidge of tape:

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Thanks for looking in 👍

 

 

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15 minutes ago, mac1677 said:

Typical of Tamiya kits, this has just fallen together

They do, don't they? I got mine to that stage and it was going so well I wondered what I was doing wrong. Then I noticed that I had no place to put it (It's rather largish) so I left it with the wings unglued on the Shelf of Shame. One day...

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Nice progress again Mac.

55 minutes ago, Jessie_C said:

They do, don't they? I got mine to that stage and it was going so well I wondered what I was doing wrong. Then I noticed that I had no place to put it (It's rather largish) so I left it with the wings unglued on the Shelf of Shame. One day...

Shame the kit doesn't provide a wing-fold option to at least reduce the span.

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Cheers Col 😊

 

2 hours ago, Jessie_C said:

It's rather largish

I was thinking the same after I had cemented the wings to the fuselage 🙂

 

1 hour ago, Col. said:

Shame the kit doesn't provide a wing-fold option to at least reduce the span.

That would be quite welcome I should imagine 👍

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Nice start Mac. I built one years ago and was very satisfied with it till I tried putting exhaust stains on it, that's when I ruined it. Mind you it was my first attempt at exhaust/oil staining :D 

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Hi all,

The Raider has been primed with Mig Ammo grey primer, which is my go-to primer. I have seen a few posts regarding it and that it doesn't spray well, but as it is primer it is thicker than paint, so I just whack up the air pressure on my compressor to about 30psi and it sprays a treat 😊 Anyhoo...some pictures.

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The primer has brought up a few bits that need more attention and then it is time for a black base 🙂

 

Thanks for looking in 🤘

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Thanks Mish 👍

 

Hi all,

After the few areas that needed a bit of sanding, the panel lines were reinstated and the whole thing covered in Tamiya Semi Gloss black.

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Then it was onto the marbling.

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Whilst I had some white in the airbrush I did the bits that needed to be white, the picture of the underside came out rather badly, but you can get the gist from this picture.

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Thanks for looking in, more soon 🙂

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Cheers both 👍

 

3 hours ago, USAAF said:

I’m going for the VF-25 Fist of the Fleet . What squadron marking you going for ?

I am going for the box art machine, VA-176 Thunderbolts...only because I like the big Bee on the tail 😁

 

Hi all,

Some more progress has been made.

Canopy added, masked and primed in black. Also the rest of the masking was completed.

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Then the first layer of Light Gull Grey was sprayed, this will be finessed over the next day or so.

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Thanks for looking in 👍

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Cheers Mish 👍 I look forward to your experiments 😁

 

Hi all,

Not much in the way of progress today. Refined the grey a bit and sprayed a few panels a slightly different grey.

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Then I painted the prop, dropped and broke the prop and then fixed the prop. She was also given a rub down with kitchen roll and then a coat of Gauzy gloss varnish in preparation of the decals.

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I have also been doing the sticky out and droppy bits.

 

Thanks for looking in 👍

 

 

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