Italeri 1/72 MH-53E SeaDragon

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Thanks guys, much appreciated :thumb2:

Glad to be of help Chris.

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Thanks guys, much appreciated :thumb2:

Glad to be of help Chris.

Geoff.
HI Geoff cheers an any help will be apprecaited an i may yet build my sea staillion as this one of my fave choppers an yours in japenese colours is something different
keep up the good work an im likeing what i see of your build
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Some great weathering opportunities with a Sea Stallion Chris.

Some of those are proper filthy :smiling5:

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While checking out Simon’s Sea Stallion build in the helicopter group build I had a sudden realisation that I have made a bit of a boob :confounded:

I’ve painted over the side windows of the cockpit when doing the primer coat.

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The reason being when I was masking the clear parts the mask set didn’t (I think) have any masks or indication that this area should be masked.

The part was also very hazy with no framing to indicate a window should be there. I meant to double check my references but forgot .

I beginning to feel this build is cursed :fearful:.

I’ll have a go at scraping the primer off and see how it stands afterwards.

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Cheers Pete might be a better solution.

The clear part under the primer is very cloudy but fingers xed it might polish up ok once the paints removed.

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Your doing some great work Geoff, looking very nice.
 

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Thanks Papa :thumb2:

I’m just annoyed I’ve made things more difficult for myself but just another “learning opportunity” I suppose :tears-of-joy:

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Thanks Papa :thumb2:

I’m just annoyed I’ve made things more difficult for myself but just another “learning opportunity” I suppose :tears-of-joy:

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That's modelling for you, we all make mistakes.
 

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Hello guys

A bit more progress to report :smiling4:


The mistake with the side windows has been rectified. I used IPA on a cotton bud as recommended by Pete (cheers Pete :thumb2:) which worked perfectly to remove the primer.
The windows were then polished up and masked with Tamiya tape.

I also had another attempt at removing the lingering ghost seam by adding a bit more filler and sanding it back. It’s not perfect but I think it looks a bit better now.

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I rescribed the few panel lines lost during all the sanding and added the final few lumps and bumps.
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I’ve still got the raised rivet decals to add but from what I’ve read they are better done over the primer before painting. I’m going to practice with them on a paint mule to see how effective they are.

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So hopefully I should be able to get the top coat paint on soon.

Thanks for looking :thumb2:

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Hello guys,

A bit more progress to report.

I had been waiting for some solder balls to try and replace some of the lost raised rivet detail. After waiting an age for them to arrive on a slow boat from China I realised that I had ordered the wrong size so rather than balls it was more like fairy dust :confounded:

Rather than delay it any longer I decided not to worry and concentrate on finishing.

I have painted the underside with Vallejo Model Air 71-121 (fs.36440). I first laid down a mottled coat over the primer before adding heavily thinned layers to prevent obliterating the blotchy effect I was after.

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Once dry this was masked off and the upper side was given similar treatment again using Vallejo Model Air but this time it was 71.279 (fs.37875) Insignia White.

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The rather large rotors are also painted up they were given a coat of Vallejo Model Air 71.251 (fs.37030). While the rotors head was painted using Tamiya X-18 semi gloss black.

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Gloss coat and decals next then the fun starts with the weathering :smiling4:

Another update soon, thanks for looking :thumb2:

Geoff.
 

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This is going nicely Geoff. Should be quite impressive once it’s done.
 

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Thanks guys, I’ll have a look at those :thumb2:

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