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    Oct 10, 2015, 8:20 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #101

    That looks absolutely beautiful! How are you doing the weathering?
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    Oct 10, 2015, 2:12 PM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #102

    Thank you Gredo737, l describe the weathering on page 2 & 7 with pictures of the quick drying oils I use on the base model plastic etc.
    When dry I use Tamiya Weathering powders if needed with a fine brush for runs/streaks.

    Doing sections helps me focus on detail rather than say doing the whole underside in one go when all the parts were ready for it.

    it's just how l prefer to do it with it coming in monthly parts.. If it were a all in one build then ld spray,paint & weather
    in the conventional way.
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    Oct 10, 2015, 2:18 PM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #103

    I keep on chirping the same thing,......I love your technique,.....lovely weathering on those thruster flaps & actuators

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    Oct 11, 2015, 9:38 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #104

    So Dakrview, even on the outside panels you are using the factory paint job as your base coat? And then just using oils and weathering over top of that? Or are you putting down a base coat first?
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    Oct 11, 2015, 9:47 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #105

    So Dakrview, even on the outside panels you are using the factory paint job as your base coat? And then just using oils and weathering over top of that? Or are you putting down a base coat first?
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    Oct 11, 2015, 9:54 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #106

    Are you using the DOA paints?
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    Oct 12, 2015, 7:50 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #107

    Yes SirCharles77 using the factory base coat & with the oils & rubbing it in with fine cloth, great finish & colour.

    You can thin the black out by adding white spirit direct to the surface ..makes it so manageable & reworkable as well as making life easier.

    LrdSatyr8, I use Windsor & Newton quick dry oils, (see page 2 for colours/techniques/pic).
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    Oct 13, 2015, 6:29 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #108

    So darkview are you making any changes to the surface? Like dremeling out the damage marks to make them look more accurate. And if so how are you handling that regarding the base coat?
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    Oct 14, 2015, 9:31 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #109

    Hi, yes I've been dremeling the surfaces to look more accurate, l don't have a base coat so work straight from the factory coloured Plastic.as lm happy with it. So its dremel first then oil technique etc..
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    Oct 16, 2015, 4:49 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #110

    Also if you do use the oil with thinner do all the black weathering first then paint or spray with stencil tape the red/greys, l usually use Revell 36 matt red. Greys l mix from white & black matts. Don't do reds first as if cos when you add thinners/white spirit/black oils it will run the red.. (any half decent thinner will do, thinning the black in detailed areas spreads the oil and makes it easier to wipe with fine cloths as ld mentioned earlier in thread.

    I don't always add thinners tho & it's good if you've over did a area in black..just dip your brush in a small jar of thinner/white spirit and go over the black added oil then wipe till required effect.

    Just bought Humbrol matt 153 Red...it's a nicer match. Not to bright & not to dark.
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    Oct 17, 2015, 1:28 PM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #111

    These items are good for the many black lines to draw on (UNI 0.8 fine line permanent)., it's good to use a pencil first to make sure the areas are marked correct. I use a small bits of card or plastic to use as a ruler..gets in the awkward areas to line.
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    Oct 17, 2015, 1:32 PM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #112

    Just amazing! I will definitely be using your work here as my exterior painting bible!
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    Oct 17, 2015, 1:51 PM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #113

    Cheers Necronaut, get a pencil with a rubber of the end that way easy to remove marks or mistakes.
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    Oct 21, 2015, 8:38 PM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #114

    Take a look at Necronauts Falcon build thread if you haven't already done so: http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=245710 . He's using a PE set from paragraphix: http://www.paragrafix.biz/product_de...PartNum=pgx195 . It's out of stock at the moment, but you can preorder it. He did a great job with the floor. It adds a whole other dimension to the area.

    Fantastic painting you've done!
    oops I guess you already did look at his thread!
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    Oct 22, 2015, 9:43 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #115

    Yes it's very cool, I'm still not sure on weather to do flooring but my floor and side parts are not glued so l may yet go down that path...the cost of it don't justify it to me. especially as l will hardly ever open it...but who knows!!!

    Still waiting for my late subscription so in the meantime...

    I went in to my local guitar shop RIFF-RAFF GUITAR SHOP & picked up these Bass strings (all sizes) leftovers from a dude called Shaun, many thanks!!. Anyway if you have a old music shop in your location area go ask... Got enough for a lifetime of metal ribbed tube sci-fi modellling, here's a sample I've added to my main hold...


    Beauty of old used strings is the rusts and wear....
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    Oct 24, 2015, 10:26 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #116

    Well it's the weekend so spent my morning adding a few hallway pipes... Plus a few to the cut away parts which won't detract to much from the inner view...
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    Nov 2, 2015, 6:09 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #117

    RAMP: Now I've started the ramp thought I'd show you the black Winsor & Newton quick drying oils on the plastic base (explained pg2,3).. After drying l'll add all the grey/red & streaks/ markings or if not enough picture refrence l will wait till the magazine releases the actual colour photo details they said will be illustrated later... I'm happy if need be wait till then but the basics good enough for a start... I call this Base Weathering

    The ramp walk above on the right- dark grey l mixed from Matt Humbrol Black & White after l base weathered it.
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    Nov 2, 2015, 7:10 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #118

    Looking awesome my friend... Very nicely done!
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    Nov 2, 2015, 8:16 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #119

    Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Nov 2, 2015, 10:22 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #120

    Love your painting job my friend... are you gonna fix the notches missing at the bottoms?
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    Nov 2, 2015, 11:14 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #121

    Mmm! Wasnt aware this ramp underside had problems!! Will look into it LrdSatyr8.

    Id want to see visual photo refs to the corrections if l feel it needs it..
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    Nov 2, 2015, 11:59 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #122

    DARKVIEW said: View Post
    Mmm! Wasnt aware this ramp underside had problems!! Will look into it LrdSatyr8.
    As it is sitting in the photo above, the panels on the side of the hull are missing notches at the bottom (where it meets the rest of the hull).
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    Nov 2, 2015, 2:50 PM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #123

    Insane ....totally detailed painting and oils
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    Nov 2, 2015, 3:18 PM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #124

    Stunning work
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    Nov 2, 2015, 8:06 PM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #125

    DARKVIEW said: View Post
    Mmm! Wasnt aware this ramp underside had problems!! Will look into it LrdSatyr8.

    Id want to see visual photo refs to the corrections if l feel it needs it..
    The hull panels on the hallway corridor both on the top and the bottom hulls have notches along all four sides of each panel. The part that they issued is missing the notches on the bottom edge as well as the outer sides of those panels. Take a look at this photo of the actual 32" for reference to what I am talking about and compare it to the hull panels on the part included with the kit. They did the same thing with the top TP-1 and TP-3 parts with the missing notches.

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