Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) T-50 Advanced Trainer

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Ok, enough for today.


The cockpit is in and the nose section attached. Put in the nose undercarriage and door so it sits on its three legs tonight :smiling3:


I wanted to get the canopy sorted before I went to bed as it has a seam line running the full length on top of the canopy which has to be sanded off and re polished. I have done this just once before but cannot remember which kit, might have been a 1/48 Typhoon.


Anyway, tried to take pictures and failed but here are the canopy component parts all of white parts need to be black and attached to the clear part


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So, heart in mouth, the canopy was sanded, or at least the seam line was, then polished using a polishing sponge. This was followed by 12000 micro mesh followed by polishing compound and it worked :eek:


It has now been dipped in Future and is sat on a piece of kitchen towel to wick off the excess and covered by a plastic box to protect from dust.


So that's it for now. Next job will be to make it white again :oops:


Many thanks for all your supportive comments, it really does help :smiling3:
 

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You can really see the detail now the primers on Graham and great work on the canopy
 

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Polishing canopies. I think I've done it twice. But there's nothing like the first time - it stays with you for ever.
 

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The cockpit is superbly done Graham. Always a shame when you don't see much of it when it's buttoned up inside.
 

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I hate white plastic, have I mentioned that? But I hate white paint even more. Three quarters of a jar of Tamiya Gloss white has been gently sprayed over the grey primer and is slowly building up and turning glossy.


I have studied a few forums for tips on spraying white and one suggests unthinned Tamiya misted for a couple of coats then a wet heavy coat.


Others say build up thinned misted coats and gradually build up the solid colour.


This has now been hit with a lot of thinned paint and, happily, there is no sign of losing the fine detail.


Do you think I should keep building the solidity up or should I go for a thicker wet coat now?


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The cockpit looks tremendous, and it is coming along lovely, nice one Graham.


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All looking good Graham.


As for the solidity I would go with the lighter coats as opposed to a wet coat.But that is just me..


Oh and nice canopy.
 

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Painting a white colour is a pain!!


Sometimes I painted white coats mixed with some drops of varnish....looking for a more solidity colour. It usually works....


Looking very good so far Graham. Keep up the good work ;)
 
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I would defo stick with the thin coats as what is so far is lovely and looks effective. I really might use my new Fengdu A/b to spray mine when it comes.


Looking good


Regards


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Many apologies but I took my eye off the ball with this one and got sidetracked so failed to finish..... In fact, I cannot remember where I put it out of harms way:oops:


Really must get organised more.
 

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Dont worry graham im going to be a little late with mine too! I was wondering where this one had got to though
 

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\ said:
Dont worry graham im going to be a little late with mine too! I was wondering where this one had got to though
Not sure myself where this one has got to either Tony :confused: Found the model but I cannot find the box with the bits in:mad:. Can't be that far away:smiling3:
 
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