1/48 Academy Mig-21PF N. Vietnam

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Re: 1/48 Academy Mig-21PF N. Vietnam

Postby Thomas_M » Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:56 pm

Duke Maddog wrote:...
Thomas, I've never seen any difference between the shine before and after Alclad Aqua Gloss whenever I've used it.


Good to know! Thank you, Duke!
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Re: 1/48 Academy Mig-21PF N. Vietnam

Postby jelliott523 » Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:36 pm

I will echo what Duke stated, it did not change the shine at all, if anything it may have actually made it look better, some areas looked a little dull before the Aqua Gloss. The coat is very smooth and the decals should "crossing my fingers" go down nicely. I have read several posts around the modeling forums that stated that applying a gloss coat will cause changes to the metallic finishes, I'm thinking that it must occur with their application techniques, because I've sprayed clears (Aqua Gloss, Model Master and even Future) over Alclad, AK Xtreme and even Ammo of Mig's acrylic metal colors with no change to the sheen.
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Re: 1/48 Academy Mig-21PF N. Vietnam

Postby KSaarni » Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:15 am

jelliott523 wrote:I've got her ready to start adding the decals. I applied a gloss coat of Alclad Aqua Gloss over the top of the Xtreme Metal. Then I'll do some minor repair work to the canopy seam to fix the boneheaded mistake. All-in-all, I think she is going to look OK, probably be a 5-footer, but this is my first true NMF project, and I've learned a ton from this one.
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I love this build Jelliott! Looking sooo good!

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Re: 1/48 Academy Mig-21PF N. Vietnam

Postby jelliott523 » Mon May 23, 2016 8:21 am

I'm calling this one done. This was my first all NMF aircraft and I've realized I still have a few tricks to learn, but I'm enjoying the education!

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Re: 1/48 Academy Mig-21PF N. Vietnam

Postby Duke Maddog » Mon May 23, 2016 9:40 am

That looks excellent! You have done far better on the multi-shaded metal parts than I can do. I still can't get that right. Congrats on a well-made plane.
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Re: 1/48 Academy Mig-21PF N. Vietnam

Postby LyleW » Tue May 24, 2016 6:44 am

That is quite nice! ...in a well-used way.
To make each build less crappy than the last one. Or, put another way, "Better than the last one, not as good as the next one!"..
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Re: 1/48 Academy Mig-21PF N. Vietnam

Postby Thomas_M » Tue May 24, 2016 11:18 pm

Those different shaded panels give this one so much life and make it interesting to look at! :shoutout:
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