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TOPIC: F-102 Delta Dagger in the Delta

F-102 Delta Dagger in the Delta 17 Sep 2017 19:24 #49

Now that I had some time, I managed to get some progress done. Here's what's been done on my workbench lately.

I'll start with my aircraft. The F-102 I'm doing for the Charlie Don't Surf Campaign was first masked off on the bottom:



Next I shot the first of the three camouflage colors on it:



This is still drying, I may get the other masking and colors on it this week.

After that, I started a couple simple models from Accurate Miniatures of a P-40 and P-51B for a Monogram Mafia Group Build on another boards. These are simple models originally from Monogram; I know because there was engraving on the inside of the wings saying Copyright Monogram and the year!

Here is the P-40 started; I had painted the interior and added the pilot (since there was no cockpit at all!) and then I closed it up and added the canopy:



After that I moved on to the propeller and cowl and assembled all that while the rest was drying:



Then I assembled the wings to have all the sub assemblies done and ready to assemble when everything was dry:



Since I could go no further on this and since I'm supposed to do two Monogram models for the Group Build in order to be 'Made' in the Monogram Mafia; I also pulled out the P-51B that came in the same kit. I got the interior painted and the fuselage all closed up before I remembered to shoot a pic:



Later on I assembled the wings and dry-fit them to the model:




Finally, I shot another dullcoat and then removed the canopy masking from my F/A-18 Hornet:



Now all I have to do is wait for my replacement burner cans, clean the canopy and mount the ordinance and this bird will finally be done.


Moving on, I was able to get the Sherman more fully painted:





Later on I decided to shoot some white on my two Aerosans and move forward on them for once. Here's the smaller one shot first:





The larger one was shot next. I didn't put the roof on it; I may leave it off:





Once these were dry, I painted a basecoat of Oily Black on the engines and painted the seats in the interiors. I also tried to paint the dials on the instrument panel of the smaller Aerosan:



There's gonna need to be some touch-up, but these are finally moving forward.



Moving on to some of my more eclectic subjects, I decided to experiment with some weathering and panel line pinwashing on the bottom of the Star Destroyer. I'm not that happy with the results under here; except in the shuttle bays:



I think I'm going to do that over.

I also did the same deep wash on the face of the command module. I'm well pleased with how this looks so far:



I'll be dry-brushing with a lighter grey over this later on.

I did the same on the back of the module and on the neck as well. It looks well enough so far:




Finally, I managed to get a lot done on my 20-mule team Borax wagon train. Here is the first wagon dusted up and weathered a bit:



This pic doesn't show the dust to good effect here. I over-edited it. This second wagon shows the dusting more accurately the way it looks in person:



Then there is the water wagon all dusted up:



Just for fun I tried to get a good shot of the whole train together sans mules:



This doesn't look like what I see when I look at it so I tried it with the flash. I think this looks much better; it really shows the dirt to better effect:



Now of course, I gotta do the mules. I had already showed where I painted the first ten mules. This time I broke out the Sotar airbrush and focused on getting the noses and hocks all painted in the white-ish color that these mules have on those places:



After this I can paint the hooves, blinders and harnesses and then move on to the final ten mules. I'm beginning to see the end of the trail for this model....


That's all I have for now for this week. I hope to get more done next week and possibly finish something else. Stay tuned everyone and thanks for looking in, comments are welcome.




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F-102 Delta Dagger in the Delta 18 Sep 2017 08:20 #50

Interesting, I've had the 20 mule team in my stash forever and painting the mules has always put me off building the thing. Yours is looking great :thumbsup
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F-102 Delta Dagger in the Delta 18 Sep 2017 09:34 #51

Nice work Mark, I like those wagons, good and dusty. :soldier
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F-102 Delta Dagger in the Delta 18 Sep 2017 11:04 #52

Thanks for those comments guys but I still don't know how that got on here. I had posted that on the "What's on the Workbench" Thread, yet it popped up here instead. Then when I tried posting this again on the "What's on the Workbench" Thread, it wouldn't post! I had to try posting five times before it took. I may have to delete that post as it doesn't fit here.

Thanks again, now back to your regularly scheduled program.....




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F-102 Delta Dagger in the Delta 06 Dec 2017 19:23 #53

Well it's been awhile since I posted here but I finally have some progress to show.

I shot the camouflage grey on the bottom of the F-102:



Later on I masked that back off to finish painting the camouflage pattern on the top. I had forgotten a whole couple sections of OD. Here it is with the Silly Putty and the new paint:



This is the result after I removed the Silly Putty. There were a few places that needed some touchup here:





Later on I touched up those areas....



.... so I could gloss this for decals. Here she is ready for decals:



That's all I have so far. Stay tuned; I hope to have this decaled very soon.

Thanks for looking in, comments are welcome.




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F-102 Delta Dagger in the Delta 06 Dec 2017 19:30 #54

Looks like South East Asia camo to me. :pilot
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F-102 Delta Dagger in the Delta 07 Dec 2017 12:09 #55

moon puppy wrote:
Looks like South East Asia camo to me. :pilot

Thanks MP! Now to get this decaled!




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F-102 Delta Dagger in the Delta 07 Dec 2017 13:03 #56

Looking good Duke! :thumbsup :thumbsup
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F-102 Delta Dagger in the Delta 07 Dec 2017 16:34 #57

Hot dang looks great :popcorn
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F-102 Delta Dagger in the Delta 07 Dec 2017 17:19 #58

Like the results :good ... looking good!

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F-102 Delta Dagger in the Delta 07 Dec 2017 19:41 #59

Glad to see you working on this again, Duke. It is looking good and I can't wait to see it with the decals applied.

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F-102 Delta Dagger in the Delta 11 Dec 2017 15:33 #60

Thanks for the great compliments guys! I do appreciate it. I hope to get more done on this soon.




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