F-8 Crusader French Navy

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  1. LA2019

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    Picked up an Italeri 1/72 F-8 at a fire sale. Built out of the box and painted with Tamiya spray and Model Master paints. It's not my best work but it came out OK.

    I did learn that Tamiya spray paint dries to a different color being sprayed then hand painted. I sprayed the body with Gunship Gray and then sprayed a small amount into a bottle for small touch ups. The touch up areas dried darker than the sprayed area. I hand painted the main canopy and it is much darker than the body (the foward canopy is flat black). Oh well, you live you learn...

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    Looking good. :)
     
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    I like it.
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    Still looks good though...
     
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    Nice looking bird to me!!Nice work.Cheers
     
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    Nice looking bird.

    Like the Blade Runner siggy, one of my all-time favorite movies.
     
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