F-106 Ready for painting – well almost

Completed the filing and sanding phase and she’s up and ready for painting, well almost.

After I took these pictures and started painting I found that in my overzealous sanding caused some flat spots on the fuselage and that the external fuel tanks still had some gaps that needed to be filled.

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So we spent the greater part of the weekend prepping the kit for painting.  We did get a coat of ADC gray on her today, pictures to follow.

Dave

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F-106 slow progress is still progress

My F-106 build continues.

Most of the parts of the aircraft are put together for the drive to start painting/decalling.  I’m in the wonderful putty stage.  Even though this kit goes together quite well there are a few sections that need some attention.  Misalligned parts will show up under the semi-gloss ATC gray this will be painted in.

So it’s putty wait a day and sand.  Put a few more parts on.  Putty and wait a day and sand.  I use Milliput because it doesn’t shrink and I can use a wet cotton swab to clean up the putty job before it dries, which save me a ton of time later on.

Here’s a shot of the putty queen in process.

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Dave