Revell Constellation redux

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  1. Trebor

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    hey, y'all

    this is a redux of my existing Revell 1/144 Super Constellation in TWA colors. since I got a new super constellation model, I decided to re-do this one in Lufthansa colors, and do the new one in TWA colors. I opted to not show pics prior to primer
     

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    Looking good Rob. :)
     
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    I agree. Always thought they looked 'tasty' in Lufthansa colours too.
     
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    hehe, that they do, Terry! though the Constellation is the sexiest propliner ever made. hehe

    updated pics! I've applied putty around the nose and smoothed it out, then applied another coat of primer. the next thing is a flat white then a gloss white
     

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    Nice. Are you going to use Micro 'Kristal Kleer' for the windows ?
     
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    never even heard of it. what is that, Terry?
     
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    Well... it's a very thick lacquer that is "milky" initially and clear when hardened.
     
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    I'm reading up on it right now. I wouldn't even know how to use it so I'd have to say no. lol
     
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    #10 Wurger, Aug 19, 2011
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    It is quite easy to use it. You have to pick up some of the Micro KK or the Clearfix with a toothpick and put it into a hole of the window. The next step is to fill the entire hole with a thin layer of the dope sticking the varnish to window edges and putting the toothpick out. Here are shots form ..... 1/144 Airfix / Welsh Vickers Vanguard by Alex Bigey

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    good god, that is insanely tedious work. i don't think I could do that. lol
     
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    #12 Wurger, Aug 19, 2011
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    No Rob, it is really easy to do. Just apply the Micro KK around the edges of the window opening, drawing the material across to form a film across the entire opening. It's something like blowing soap bubbles.
     
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    I'd have to like see a step by step pictorial or a video tutorial or something.
     
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    Oh boy... just dip a toothpick into the stuff and then apply it inside the "window" (hole). Touch it to all four sides while swirling it around and pull out the toothpick.
     
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    oh wow, that does sound easy. I'll consider it. thanks, Wojtek! :Dmay not be able to get that for a while, though. should I apply it after I do the Future gloss finish?
     
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    Yes, making these window glasses with both the Micro Kristal Klear and Clearfix should be done at the end.
     
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    alrighty. just wanted to make sure, cos well...I wasn't sure. lol
     
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    Yep.... it's better to ask twice then make a mistake once. :lol:
     
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    hehe yep! gosh, i've got so much on my workbench right now. I've got 2 1:48 spitfires, the constellation, and an AA DC-4 that's MORE than ready for her first coat of silver.
     
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    So you are a busy man. ;)
     
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