F-84 primed and ready for NMF

Spent the evening preparing the F-84 for a NMF finish.

First, oversprayed the area I sanded with Mr. Surfacer 1000.  If you’ve never used this it’s sort of a filler for sanding marks and it provides enough surface thickness to fill in light sanded areas.  I then cover the whole aircraft with a thin coat of Alclads grey primer.  As you can see from this shot it does a good job getting the surface ready for the finish; no sanding marks are left

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If you didn’t have the first picture I’d challenge you to see where that odd side panel was glued in and sanded.

The circular nose intake finished up really well too and the rest of the evening was spent masking the canopy.  This one was a tough one, lots of panels.  It seem this “bubble” canopy has more panels than the P-61 I just finished.  I usually use Parafilm but thought I would try vinyl tape and micro mask this time.

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Tomorrow a light overall sanding and last surface check then start painting Alclad.

One thought on “F-84 primed and ready for NMF

  1. i do not know about the tackiness of the vinyl tape but i hope micromask doesn’t stretch it as it’s drying. i’ve had my own horror stories with tamiya tape and eduard’s own masks coupled with micromask and i’m no longer filling the bulk with it anymore…

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