Spitfire XVIe in progress!!
I have been have an enjoyable week sitting at my dining room table snipping bits of plastic off sprue and glueing them together. I decided to see how far I could get before I had to commit to the paint booth.
The answer is - quite a long way.
The engine, frame and firewall are together (cowlings are on so no need to paint).
Wings are almost complete with just the clipped tips to add.
Rudder, tailplanes and ailerons are all done.
I have stuck some miscellaneous bits to the cockpit walls. And then....
I thought, "As this is an OOB build, modelled in flight, you won't see much of the cockpit with the canopy closed and a pilot in place. So, why not hand paint the cockpit?"
And that's what I have just done.
I used Mr Color 364 Aircraft Grey Green thinned 50/50 with Mr Levelling Thinner. This paint is a pretty good match for interior green IMO and is my new favourite having taken over from Humbrol 78.
Anyway, I took a big hairy stick and almost literally slapped it on everything that needed a coat. Wow! What a paint. It has dried to a semi-matt sheen with NO, count'em, NO brush marks. I cannot believe it as I am no master at brush painting, believe me. Even the photo etch has taken to it nicely.
Just finished some detailed painting with Tamiya semi-gloss black and it is all looking quite nice. Next up, a bit of aluminium paint and a wash and weather.
Pics to come when I stop having fun and the light is better.
Edited by DonH, 16 January 2016 - 01:00 PM.