Spindrift from Land of the Giants by Polar Lights

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Re: Spindrift from Land of the Giants by Polar Lights

Post by trekriffic » Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:42 pm

Flipped over and preparing to spray with Testors Flat Yellow enamel:

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Preparing to Spray Yellow by trekriffic, on Flickr

The underside oversprayed with Testors Flat Yellow:

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Spindrift Underside in Yellow by trekriffic, on Flickr

Spindrift Canary:

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Spindrift Canary - Middle Color by trekriffic, on Flickr

Canary on her nest:

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Canary On Her Nest by trekriffic, on Flickr

Spindrift in Yellow Peril:

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Spindrift Canary by trekriffic, on Flickr

She looks like Tweety Bird.

Next...

Final (?) Coats
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Re: Spindrift from Land of the Giants by Polar Lights

Post by MEATLOAFr » Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:42 am

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Re: Spindrift from Land of the Giants by Polar Lights

Post by trekriffic » Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:30 pm

Here are the other photos from yesterday...

When my Italian Red "enamel" turned out to be acrylic (?) I went to plan B and used Testors Grapefruit, at least for the first "final coat". This has a slight brick red aspect to it so may need to lighten her up a bit. But a nice orangy-red I think:

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Spindrift Final Coats by trekriffic, on Flickr

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Spindrift Final Coats by trekriffic, on Flickr

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Spindrift Final Coats by trekriffic, on Flickr

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Spindrift Final Coats by trekriffic, on Flickr

Reversed vertical and horizontal-wise. Top to do next. Grapefruit dreams...

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Spindrift Final Coats by trekriffic, on Flickr

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Spindrift Final Coats by trekriffic, on Flickr
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Re: Spindrift from Land of the Giants by Polar Lights

Post by trekriffic » Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:19 pm

Flipped her over and sprayed the top Grapefruit:

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Spindrift Final Coats by trekriffic, on Flickr

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Spindrift Final Coats by trekriffic, on Flickr

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Spindrift Final Coats by trekriffic, on Flickr

Dried a day then wet polished with 8000 grit sanding film:

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Spindrift Final Coats by trekriffic, on Flickr

Thinned the Grapefruit a little more to get a final smooth, even coat:

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Spindrift Final Coats by trekriffic, on Flickr

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Spindrift Final Coats by trekriffic, on Flickr

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Spindrift Final Coats by trekriffic, on Flickr

Next she gets gloss coated then I remove the masking tape.
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Re: Spindrift from Land of the Giants by Polar Lights

Post by trekriffic » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:34 pm

After more thought I decided to unmask the windows in order to do any touchup work around the frames before doing the decaling. All in all it went pretty well. Just some minor touchup was needed with the Grapefruit hull color. Also retouched the grills flanking the bow windows and the window frames with steel enamel.

Of course, with the tape removed, I powered her up and took some quick photos of the passengers and crew with the cabin lights on...

The kit passenger cabin window plastic causes some distortion but you can see the figures clearly if you look at the right angle. If I ever built this kit again I'd go with thin clear styrene like I ended up using for the cockpit.

Fitzhugh and Betty:

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Fitz and Betty by trekriffic, on Flickr

Valerie, Barry, and Chipper:

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Valerie, Barry, and Chipper by trekriffic, on Flickr

Valerie's arm and better view of Chipper the dog:

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Valerie's Arm and Chipper by trekriffic, on Flickr


The much thinner clear styrene plastic I replaced the kit windows with for the pilot's cabin gives a clear undistorted view into the cockpit.

Steve Burton:

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Steve Burton by trekriffic, on Flickr

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Steve Burton at the Helm by trekriffic, on Flickr

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Steve and Dan Lit by trekriffic, on Flickr

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Steve Burton by trekriffic, on Flickr

Dan Erickson:
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Dan Erickson by trekriffic, on Flickr
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Re: Spindrift from Land of the Giants by Polar Lights

Post by kobayashimaru » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:36 am

:beamup:
dang that is turning out so awesome,
great work trekriffic!
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Re: Spindrift from Land of the Giants by Polar Lights

Post by Tesral » Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:28 am

It is almost banana time.
Garry AKA --Phoenix-- Rising above the Flames.
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Re: Spindrift from Land of the Giants by Polar Lights

Post by trekriffic » Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:12 pm

Decaling in progress...

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Re: Spindrift from Land of the Giants by Polar Lights

Post by trekriffic » Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:22 pm

The decaling is almost done. I had a few spots where the stripes needed touching up; fortunately,
I had another set of the decals I'd ruined by spraying with too much decal bonder. They had wrinkled.
Still, they were suitable for cutting up into bits and applying as patches on the decal stripes on the model.
Once overlaying the stripe I lightly brushed with Solvaset to get them to blend together.
All in all the big chevron stripe on the hull went on without much incident; I took my time between
Mikro Set and SOL brushings before tamping it down tight using a sponge and cotton swab.
Last she got a brushing with Solvaset.
Once it's dry I can go back and do the final "C" insignia decals on each site above the passenger windows.
Then a day ot two to dry before spraying with a fresh can of Glosscote to seal.

Applying Solvaset with the brush in the top. Best stuff for tightening decals down.
Just leave it alone for at least 15 minutes before touching the model:

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Spindrift Decaling by trekriffic, on Flickr

A passable job I think...

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Re: Spindrift from Land of the Giants by Polar Lights

Post by Tesral » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:35 am

Typical Irwin Allen, minimal color and markings.
Garry AKA --Phoenix-- Rising above the Flames.
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