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That's indeed a great looking 31JA now. First thing for me would be to make the canopy clear !

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That's indeed a great looking 31JA now. First thing for me would be to make the canopy clear !

Is it possible to do it in DX? If so, how to make it clear? I'd really love to do that.

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Looks really clean , you’ve done a great job. How about a low viz color scheme or moon shooters a la VF-22..?

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Looks really clean , you’ve done a great job. How about a low viz color scheme or moon shooters a la VF-22..?

Thought of that. Still undecided to go for a military scheme or a colourful one.

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Cool stuff! If I had the skills I'd have a Kairos in the CFA-44 Strigon scheme from Ace Combat.

Hmm, that's a good idea, a bright camouflage scheme?!

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Just curious, is that just bright lighting/glare or is that white paint sprayed over the wings?

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looks like an overspray. Maybe planning to do a complete recolor?

 

if only there are cheap variants of the delta, then that would be perfect to experiment it with. (at least for me)

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looks like an overspray. Maybe planning to do a complete recolor?

 

if only there are cheap variants of the delta, then that would be perfect to experiment it with. (at least for me)

Perhaps a VF-31J with a 31A paint scheme, that would be cool. 

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It's a white primer on the wings and carnards. Original idea is to adapt Rafale prototype paint scheme. But that can be boring on 31.

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So definitely not keeping the original paint scheme I take it. 

Well take your time til you find the scheme you really like! B))

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Nah, can't find the same blue. Since I use can spray, keeping the original scheme is out of the window.

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Is it possible to do it in DX? If so, how to make it clear? I'd really love to do that.

I think I have used wiping alcohol to completely remove the painting on the canopy, then I had to paint the frame back in dark grey on my Vf-31J

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I think I have used wiping alcohol to completely remove the painting on the canopy, then I had to paint the frame back in dark grey on my Vf-31J

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@Xigfrid Thanks for the advice, is the paint from inside or outside? Did you find the alcohol has any adverse effect on the clear plastic? I know Bandai plastic does not react well with turpentine.

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I'm in the process of disassembling the 31 as much as possible. I hope I can remember how to put it back

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To gently remove paint, I generally use in this order 1) wipe spirit, 2) house cleaning alcohol (very diluted alcohol), 3) my deodorant BRUT classic (haha!) if the domestic alcohol is not enough "hot".

All 3 are pretty safe for all kind of plastics.

> Acetone will melt most plastics, and will probably "fog" the clear plastic, so keep away from acetone, and only in last resort for other plastics

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Ever wonder how far you can disassemble a VF-31? Here is as far as I can go. Basically, not much. If look carefully at the picture, there are three screws that can be unscrewed in the main body. Two of them did nothing after being loosened. The one on the white part is supposed to allow you to take out the hip/legs assembly, but I suspect there's another screw on the other side but being covered by another plate. That plate is glued tight. Even the shoulder part has glue. One shoulder is easier to remove than the other because it has less glue.

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the pod can be removed right. As seen on the alternative pod discsussion for 31.

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the pod can be removed right. As seen on the alternative pod discsussion for 31.

Thanks. Got it out. :)

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Hmmn.  I've had many bad experiences with rubbing alcohol and clear plastic.  Even just the fumes/vapors, have damaged parts that were sitting nearby.  I hate the -31's dark-tint canopies, but fear trying to strip it off, would probably hurt more than help.  (-29 canopies are fine though, to strip with rubbing alcohol, my Ozma -29 looks so much better)  

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I succumbed to military paint scheme, I'm going for something similar to FFR-31 Sylphid since my 31JA looks similar to it.

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Sorry mate. The paint scheme I decided doesn't work well. Due to parts that cannot be disassembled and hard to reach and the fact I can only use can spray, I need to find a new scheme that at least involve white. Reworking it.

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blue gray, white, offwhite splinter camouflage. This allows you to let some bare blue and white plastic to be unpainted without looking off.

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