Hey now... I know it has been quiet here. I again apologise. Since returning from my trip to the UK. I have been working 6 days a week. Boooo! So I have been a little slower then I wanted on this build. But! Starting after the Labour Day long weekend. I should be back to 5 days per week for work.
So to answer Scott's question. Yeap this one is a big one. For 1/48 scale. The SU-24 is almost as big as my 1/32 F-18.
Just for comparison. Here is the kit the other day with my Greek 1/48 Phantom.
Next up for people that don't have a 1/48 RF-4 here is the SU-24 next to a 1/48 Bucc
A couple of days ago. I was at this stage.All of the photo-etch now in place. Just a bottom shot.
Finally a shot of a primer coat. This was a last seam check.
The last of a few spots filled and sanded.
Now where I am today. All filled and sanded. First spraying of the pre-shade.
Now this is where I need a little help again. I have the Begemot decal sheet for this kit. I have run into a problem of paint codes. I am having a hard time even finding paint close to the FS numbers that are provided.
I have to find three paint codes for this kit to be marked in Algerian colours.
They are.... FS25526
These are just odd FS numbers. I found a Model Colour for FS25526. Apparently to the colour chart Model colour/Vallejo to FS25526 is #108 bottle number 70973 light sea grey. It's close for the Light blue grey but not close enough.
For the other two colours of Flat dark earth and Flat light brown. I think I have used those for the desert Bucc I did with Tamyia colours. Please have a look at the pic below and let me know what you all think in terms to colour matching to FS 20118 Flat Dark Earth and FS 20099 Flat light Brown. On the bucc I used Tamyia XF-52 Flat Earth and Model Master Acrylics 33531 Sand.
If any of you know what the closest Tamyia/Model Master/Model Colour/Vallejo match is to the three FS Numbers above. Please let me know. I now have the radome painted and the rest of the pre-shade done. I just need to get the colour codes correct to move on from here.
Thanks in advance for any help.