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I have used something similar made by Vallejo paints on my Huey deck. Seemed to work OK. What I liked about it was that I could put it on and then wipe off the excess with a cotton tip dipped in water. It filled very evenly with no excess mess and didn't need to be sanded afterward. YMMV  

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Just now, lmagna said:

I have used something similar made by Vallejo paints on my Huey deck. Seemed to work OK. What I liked about it was that I could put it on and then wipe off the excess with a cotton tip dipped in water. It filled very evenly with no excess mess and didn't need to be sanded afterward. YMMV  

Thanks lou,    this is what I need to fix   -  

 

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O C the model is coming along great, it will be a real tribute to your Dad, I would not worry about a few flaws in the paint, I think they will be hardly noticeable when done and I'm sure after a few missions she would have had a few scratches and dents. Keep up the good work,

 

Best,

Ed

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5 hours ago, Ebomba said:

O C the model is coming along great, it will be a real tribute to your Dad, I would not worry about a few flaws in the paint, I think they will be hardly noticeable when done and I'm sure after a few missions she would have had a few scratches and dents. Keep up the good work,

 

Best,

Ed

Thank you for the kind words Ed.

 

OC.

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More progress  today  while listening to my Aircraft scanner  at all the aircraft  going over the pond to the US  (not)   been so quiet.

 

Anyway on with mossie,   where were we  -  oh yes masking ready to paint the Black on the right side fuselage, same procedure  wide soft brush and gentle steady  brush strokes, then dried with the dryer between coats, I put about four layers down  then moved on to the next masked section, then when it was dry I removed the tape,   it was leaving a small ridge (cant be helped even with burnishing the edge  - till I get some Tamiya tape)  so it was a case of a light wet sand - that tended to remove a little too much Black  - so back on again.

I took about three attempts till I was happy with the finish  - then I buffed the whole paintwork to get a shiny surface ready for the decals.

 

Next I decided to do the bottom of the  first wing  freehand with my wide brush  (its about  3/4 Inch)  I started  with the section closest to the fuselage  - it needed no masks as I was controlling the flow of paint  - four or five coats and it was looking quite good, next I masked the top part of the engine cowling  and started to apply some Black all over the nacelle  - again about Four or Five layers, and I left it there for the night.

 

Here's the pics  as stands at the mo.

 

OC.

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Bit late, but my two pennies on the putty: Works quite nice, quite a smooth finish, dries fairly quickly in the tube's nozzle though. Had it blocked a couple of times, all the way down to the tube's opening

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On 3/15/2020 at 12:52 PM, Ebomba said:

O C the model is coming along great, it will be a real tribute to your Dad, I would not worry about a few flaws in the paint, I think they will be hardly noticeable when done and I'm sure after a few missions she would have had a few scratches and dents. Keep up the good work,

 

Best,

Ed

OC,  I couldn’t agree more with Ed.  Having such a connection makes this a really special model.  You’ve actually inspired me to think about a model for my dad - he drove muscle cars before having my two siblings (a Mercury i think in the 60s and a Dodge Challenger in the 70s that I distinctly remember).  I just need to find the years and models that would be appropriate. 

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10 hours ago, cog said:

Bit late, but my two pennies on the putty: Works quite nice, quite a smooth finish, dries fairly quickly in the tube's nozzle though. Had it blocked a couple of times, all the way down to the tube's opening

Thank you carl,  perhaps keeping a pin in it to keep the tube opening clear.

 

OC.

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8 minutes ago, Landlubber Mike said:

Lou, I couldn’t agree more with Ed.  Having such a connection makes this a really special model.  You’ve actually inspired me to think about a model for my dad - he drove muscle cars before having my two siblings (a Mercury i think in the 60s and a Dodge Challenger in the 70s that I distinctly remember).  I just need to find the years and models that would be appropriate. 

That would be great mike  - please build it on here as Im sure many will look forward to seeing what ever you decide to build.

 

OC.

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33 minutes ago, Landlubber Mike said:

Looking sharp OC!  This paint scheme is going to look fantastic.

 

Thanks  mike,    not too bad for brush painting the Black  (thought it would save masking everything)   not forgetting it will look better with a flat spray top coat to knock the sheen off it and even it all out,   don't forget back in the days  paint was brushed on using Tekaloid  paints.

 

OC.

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