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PostSubject: Re: 1/48 HobbyBoss Mig-17F   Sun 10 May 2015, 5:25 pm

Thanks, the engine being visible is a moot point. It is glued in solid or you could say
"jammed up and jelly tight"! I think it was Fujimi once that gave an "extra" engine
for display,1/72 F-14A Tomcat maybe. The wing is done and I tried a test fit, not bad
at all, guess the secret is to sand,sand,sand those sprue attachment points.---John
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PostSubject: Re: 1/48 HobbyBoss Mig-17F   Sun 10 May 2015, 6:48 pm

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PostSubject: Re: 1/48 HobbyBoss Mig-17F   Wed 13 May 2015, 2:39 am

Wings and stabs on. Needs some more sanding, not a lot . Just needs a
touch up on the wing leading edges.I have a companion to this coming
in the mail, a 1/48 Revell F-105G Wild Weasel. This will be done first though.
I have 2 U-2 spy planes in the planning stage also, Gary Powers' which he
was shot down in over Russia on May Day 1960 and another one finished
in black velvet paint. Powers' was actually a very dark blue.---John

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PostSubject: Re: 1/48 HobbyBoss Mig-17F   Wed 13 May 2015, 5:49 pm

Shaping up nicely.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/48 HobbyBoss Mig-17F   Thu 14 May 2015, 6:51 pm

Filled holes in wing bottom I am not using, I also built the drop tanks and put
weight in them. I read on another site where someone didn't add enough and it
ended up tail sitting. They suggested also putting weight in the forward part of
the drop tanks, gives new meaning to the term "lead sled". I bought the paint for
the NMF color, Tamiya Silver Leaf. Nice color similar to aluminum to my eye.---John

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PostSubject: Re: 1/48 HobbyBoss Mig-17F   Thu 14 May 2015, 7:21 pm

Missed a few updates but you are making great progress John. Nice work.

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PostSubject: Re: 1/48 HobbyBoss Mig-17F   Sat 16 May 2015, 8:04 pm

Nose cannons added, ready to mask then off for a coat of Silver Leaf---John
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PostSubject: Re: 1/48 HobbyBoss Mig-17F   Sat 16 May 2015, 9:52 pm

Not too shabby. Now to figure out the "giraffe spots".---John

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PostSubject: Re: 1/48 HobbyBoss Mig-17F   Sun 17 May 2015, 2:30 am

Panel lines and rivets show up a bit.  Hope the camo doesn't obscure the detail much.  Sometimes a very light weathering with dark paint really saves molded-in detail.  Good luck.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/48 HobbyBoss Mig-17F   Sun 17 May 2015, 9:49 am

Looking great John.

You can do the 'spotting' by using Blutac as a masking medium.

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PostSubject: Re: 1/48 HobbyBoss Mig-17F   Sun 17 May 2015, 10:06 am

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PostSubject: Re: 1/48 HobbyBoss Mig-17F   Sun 17 May 2015, 10:09 am

Nice going John, this is going to look good.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/48 HobbyBoss Mig-17F   Sun 17 May 2015, 1:35 pm

Thanks, how easy is Blutac to use? Heard of it but never used it. I was thinking
Bare-Metal or Post-It note pads. Like to try something new. It won't lift paint
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PostSubject: Re: 1/48 HobbyBoss Mig-17F   Sun 17 May 2015, 1:59 pm

Blutac is easy to use John and I have never known it to lift paint.

Just make sure that you have the Blutac well warmed. (Roll it in your palms until you can feel heat in it) and use pieces smaller than you think you need.

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PostSubject: Re: 1/48 HobbyBoss Mig-17F   Sun 17 May 2015, 2:35 pm

Not had blutac lift paint myself either (obviously if the paints cured to the subject matter properly in the first place)
Personally i always warm it on something rather than kneading it as it can and will pick up the oils off your skin that "could" cause issues later on
(This is just my own experience that if its a possibility it "could" happen then it "will" happen and ruin what i've done .... Commonly called Murphys/Sods law which always seems to be out to get me)
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PostSubject: Re: 1/48 HobbyBoss Mig-17F   Sun 17 May 2015, 3:12 pm

That's a valid point Colin although I can't say it's ever happened to me. Maybe Mr Murphy just doesn't like you!!!

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PostSubject: Re: 1/48 HobbyBoss Mig-17F   Sun 17 May 2015, 5:39 pm

Skid wrote:
Maybe Mr Murphy just doesn't like you!!!

He's been looking over my shoulder for 50 odd years Al, thats why i haven't amounted to much
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