As was noted in the first post, while the Wolgpack resin parts featured nice detail, they had shrunk and required filler to cure that problem. Fillers used were; Milliput White, Squadron Green, and Tamiya Putty. It was the first time that I have used the Tamiya filler and I was not that impressed. It took three applications in the cannon troughs because of shrinkage.
The model was primed with Tamiya's superb rattle can Fine Grey lacquer primer. Model Master Italian Red (gloss) thinned with lacquer thinner provided the bright red finish. I have to give a big thank you to Michael Kirk who emailed me with some details of this specific F3. The most important was the Sky painted sections on the front windscreen and the fuselage immediately in front of it. Thanks to the photograph he had attached, I think I got this area masked properly. Model Master Sky was used.
The reason for the patch is this Hunter had an additional windscreen added that had far more rake to it. Too bad that Wolfdpack did not include that with the conversion set. The reason for the Sky section was that was the initial colour used on this prototype. Why Sky? Apparently the wartime 'aluminium' paint would peel off at high speeds so until it was modified into High Speed Silver, other more resilient colours were used.
A couple of coats of FUTURE were sprayed on and will be left to cure until next week.
Thanks for dropping by.
...is on display on your model shelf I'll bet, Vic - with all these prototypes of late! Nice sanding work. With ya on the Tamiya putty; it can be tricky because you're never sure what's going to come out of the tube!
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