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#16 TorbenD

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 10:51 AM

Very happy is understatement surely? Top notch all round... what a great fit that chin filter is!

 

Malta in WWII is one of my favourite areas of historical/aviation interest and Brian Cauchi’s book is a wonderful reference point.

 

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 08:34 AM

small but happy update.

canopy masked and secured in place!

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More good news is the Hasegawa 'bubble' also fits the Hobbyboss framework.
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#18 BradG

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 09:52 AM

Nice one. I also plundered a Hasegawa kit for the windscreen, canopy and shorter spinner.



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Posted 31 December 2017 - 09:57 PM

Sweet! Loving your work so far. The build looks great!

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#20 Wackyracer

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 08:17 AM

Installed the Master brass barrels

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Filling sanding filling sanding filling sanding...

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More filling and sanding and Mr Surfacer 1500.

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Pre-shading/shadowing with various shades

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My now #1 go to paints.

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#21 TorbenD

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 08:35 AM

Liking this a lot, a lot! Very tasty.

 

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 12:47 PM

nice painting going on

 

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 08:55 AM

After more sanding and filling along the wind roots and restoring panel lines and rivets it was time for the top colour.

Tamiya flat aluminium first and some Masksol

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I wasn't sure of the best way to get some 'texture' into the paintwork with it being so 'dark', so when with 2 or 3 shades of grey and black.

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The colour thought to be used was Dark Mediterranean Blue. On the acrylic/lacquer front these 2 seemed to be the closest I could find.

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Working with a mix of 2 to 1 in favour of the darker shade and 70% Mr Levelling thinner here's the outcome

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Apart from it being very glossy (I had some Tamiya flat base I was going to put in the mix) I'm quite happy with the result?

I think with the markings and some heavy weathering/fading it should work?

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 11:00 AM

I'm noticing all of your question marks...

 

Personally, I think it's a bit heavy. Why would all those wing panel joints on the leading edge be dark and the centres light?

 

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 12:53 PM

Thanks Richard. I'll have another look. Some of its the camera I think. It's not that contrasty in real life.

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 02:08 PM

Thanks Richard. I'll have another look. Some of its the camera I think. It's not that contrasty in real life.

 

Cameras do seem to do that

 

Richard



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Posted 07 January 2018 - 06:17 PM

Shaping up very nicely.

 

I’m liking the modulation - looks quite pale/sun-faded/sand blasted which was evident on the Spits that lasted more than a few days/weeks in Malta. 

 

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 10:24 PM

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Roundels via Montex masks and a matt coat to seal it all in.
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Posted 07 January 2018 - 11:40 PM

Looking good, Aaron!

 

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 01:27 AM

Looks really great, suitably beat up and sun faded.

 

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