I went ahead and completed most of the woodgraining. my method for this is to airbrush a coat of MRP clear doped linen over the parts to recieve the treatment, any tan colour will do but the shade chosen will effect the final result, I was going for a light ply effect so chose the CDL.
Next stage is to slap on a coat of raw umber oil paint, lay it on and make sure all of the underlying colour is covered.
Now take your significat others large make up brush and stroking with the intended direction of the grain remove most of the oil paint.
allow to dry thoroughly!
Here is the result.
Here are the radio room and front section floors, the front floor was scribed to reflect the wood panels and demarcation between the wood and aluminium areas.
The cockpit with eduard enhancements and Master control columns
Cockpit side walls, The OD sections were coated with Mr Surfacer to represent the padding used in this area, I uset kabuki tape to represent the straps around the oxygen bottles rather than the Eduard items as this method was far easier and the area will be difficult to see once the fusalage is buttoned up
Seats with HGW cushions and belts, these are worthwile as they can be easily seen and make a huge difference to the kit supplied items.
Eduards panel, Eduards colour panels look much nicer if you spray a coat of flat clear over them then pick out the dials with clear, this removes the pixalation sometimes evident in these sets.
The other side, enhanced by Eduard.
I am moving house next week so next post might be a while, see yuo then, thanks for following!