Frank's Scale Model Aircraft Art!
Hasegawa 1/72 F-104 "RED" series!
My other inspirations for these builds!
And Now the Finished Ferrari!
See explanation of "Color Shading" below!
Note: Tauromodel decals used had to be specially processed to eliminate a "Gross Silvering Adhesive" remnant! After soaking off the backing sheet, they were transferred upside down on to the back side of another decal sheet. The heavy "gray" adhesive was washed off with a brush wet with clean water (a drop of soap). The decals were then transferred to an old Hase wet Decal sheet (previous decals removed) to pick up a bit of Hase adhesive. They were then transferred to the model using Microsol and Set solutions.
Cockpit parts painted with an assortment of MM Enamels grays and blacks. Dry brushing done with MM Chrome Silver Enamel. Trim and other tiny details added with ultra fine point markers. Seat belts are painted masking tape.
Finished cockpits. Each had to have a bit of the side panels sanded off to fit inside the fuselage shells.
Assembled - ready for the paint shop!
MM Glossy Black Enamel applied as primer for the Alclad Chrome! Three very shiny "Blackbirds"!!
Three Alclad Chromy birds!! On the left, for the Red Baron, uniform Shiny Chrome. Center, the Farrari, shinier chrome toward the rear, darker chrome toward the nose (not obvious in this pic due to lighting and shadows etc), . For the right hand one (the 9-99) Bright shiny chrome in the front, slightly darker (more black showing through) toward the rear. Chrome applied with H&S and 0.20 noz at 10 psi.
The Red Farrari F-104 now sprayed with Gunze Clear Red. Note the darker red (more like maroon) near the front, and lighter red near the tail caused by the chrome density variation from front to rear.
My 42nd + Build!
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