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Unread August 30th, 2012, 09:57 AM
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AWSOME!!!! I have a block 50 in my stash--will be using these photos as reference for detailing and weathering. Just getting back into modeling and putting off building the kit until I get better at techniques.
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AWSOME!!!! I have a block 50 in my stash--will be using these photos as reference for detailing and weathering. Just getting back into modeling and putting off building the kit until I get better at techniques.
Thanks for your comment Sir! If there is anything I can do to help you out when you start your build, Please let me know! Best of luck to you
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Mike, that is fantastic!
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Beautiful Mike!! That is what I consider a museum quality build!
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Haven't beem checking out the site lately. Glad I came around just in time to see this... Unreal! It really looks fantastic!

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Jordan03, Kevin and Bryan, Thanks alot guys!!!
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That is incredible! Really beautiful work. One of the best I've ever seen. Keep em comin!
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Oh man, that is some nice work. Like the 'Bama jets too. You definitely got the Viper down.
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Stunning build. What did you use for the flat coat on top of those Mr. Color paints?
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Unread December 17th, 2012, 08:26 AM
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Andrew, Thank you Sir! On a mission to build as many ANG Vipers that I can...I'm still learning and have many more to build

cr7driver, Thank you Sir very much! For the flat coat, I use testors dullcote in the 1 and three quarter OZ. jar thinned with Model Master Metalizer thinner. Sprays on very nice at around 16psi. Thinned roughly 60% dullcote and 40% metalizer thinner...It seems to do the trick!

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Don't know how I missed this one!!

Great work, really love the finish..
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Awesome skills Mike.... Not much more to say!
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Thanks Chris and Scott! I can't believe this build is still hanging around With all of the talent here on the forum, I figured this thread would be long gone by now! I have three more Vipers in the works...Including an Academy F-16I Sufa that I'm planning to build as a D model inflight...Hope it works out?

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Unread December 21st, 2012, 04:47 PM
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Beautiful model. your workmanship is spectacular. My only comment would be that it is too perfect in that it looks like it just came off the showroom floor.
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Thanks for your comment Sir! Yep, I'll agree with ya! For an ONW bird this one would probably be weathered more. I was afraid that I would end up going overboard with the weathering so, I chose to play it safe and build it as a cleaner A/C.

Thanks again and welcome aboard
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I personally think that the perfect clean paint is what makes this Viper pop... I feel like it is in a league of it's own Mike! I saw a ANG Viper at Oshkosh this year and yep, yers looks exactly like the real deal... I would really like to know what type of paint you used. Glad to see this build again, bookmarked, so I can look at it whenever I want

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Dude!!!! That looks awesome!! Lovin that finish! Well done, I know he will like it a lot. I know I would!


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mike i wanna see the 500 jet your gonna build cant wait to get mine done
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Jesse and Brandon...Thanks a million guys!

Hey Jesse, I use Mr. Color paints thinned with Mr. Color leveling thinner...Wet sand with micromesh between coats. I found this really makes for a decent paint finish! "Learned that the hard way!"...LOL

Zach, Welcome aboard buddy...You will have a blast hanging out here. There is a ton of knowledge and talent here at Z-5 And alot of great people too!
Yeah, I can't wait to get rolling on that 500 jet Gotta build those two Academy Vipers first!
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