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Author Topic: Buildup of Xun Tong Il-4 on Britmodeller  (Read 1909 times)
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« on: November 29, 2014, 07:37:31 PM »

A gentleman on Britmodeler posted some pics of his new 1/48 Il-4:

It looks very nice to me,  however it appears that Xun Tong made the panel lines a bit to deep and wide.
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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2014, 08:27:09 PM »

I think the modeller, who otherwise did a great job on this model, didn't help things by accentuating the panel lines.



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Massimo Tessitori
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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2014, 07:17:48 AM »

I agree, the model is very well made but the panel lines are exaggerate. A door or an inspection panel can have this evidence, but the fixed panels not.
Besides, on the real thing, many of them should be overposed, so what one sees is a step instead of a slot. Only some kits of ICM and Amodel reproduce well this type of panels (and I think that they are hated by many modellers because they don't allow to use the traditional technique to put them into evidence).
I think that one should pass a layer of thick paint on many panels, and then carefully sandpaper the surface, to reduce their evidence before painting the model.
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