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Everything posted by spyrosjzmichos

  1. Really lovely work John! Love the finishing and weathering! Great looking Corsair!
  2. Well done Pete! That's one impressive build! Excellent detailing and finish throughout!
  3. Many thanks Alain! I really hope we'll get to see more 32nd scale French aircraft by mainstream companies. We Greeks have turned dirty planes into an art in itself. Think we've reached a point where a clean aircraft isn't considered Greek! The fit of the gear doors isn't very good so will require sanding to install closed. I do agree with you that parked aircraft have these covers closed. At the same time, it's just a pity to hide the details... Guess I can decide at the end anyway.
  4. Oh, ok. Sorry, didn't realise you were referring to that one. Yup, used Tamiya's black panel line accent.
  5. Great work mate! Nicely detailed and beautifully painted so far!
  6. Many thanks! Actually I haven't used any wash yet. I think it's just the combination of the sharp panel lines, black primer, patchy paint work (black basing) and post shading with lighter versions of the base colours that's creating this illusion. Having said that, my favourite panel wash is Tamiya's panel line accent color series.
  7. Thank you Jeroen. And thanks for the feedback, too! I should still be able to fix it at this stage. Will have to resort to superglue and talc powder and rescribe everything. But would definitely improve the overall look for sure.
  8. Thank you Fanes! Glad you liked it! Would highly recommend getting the Mirage 2000 Under the Skin book by Eagle Aviation. Packed full of useful pictures!
  9. Great details John! All the best with your exams!
  10. Holly smokes! Another impressive kit! The scratch built cockpit is marvelous!
  11. Great stuff as always Brett! KH's T-28 has been on my radar for some time now! Looking forward to more updates!
  12. Thank you John! Many thanks! The Greek Air Force does have a talent in creating dirty jets! Thank you so much Brett! Thank you Brian!
  13. Hello everyone! Next big update on the Mirage 2000 with basic camo and initial weathering done. I used reference photos of the #217 as my main inspiration although I'll be adding a bit more weathering based on other reference photos. The main camouflage was done with MRP paints (MRP-356 and MRP-357) while the nose cone and smaller details with Vallejo acrylics. I used the black basing technique, with the overall model being initially primed in black, followed with patches of the main colours using splatter patterns and then light layers of the main colours again. I also used lighter versions of each colour to spray a few random panels. As a final touch, I tried to recreate various areas of paint retouching with darker versions of the main colours by adding just a drop of black. I also applied the black basing technique on the central fuel tank, using white and dark aluminum from Alclad. While the exhaust is a nice piece of moulding, unfortunately it came with a crack... I will see if I can hide that under the tail protrusion of try to get a replacement...
  14. Awesome work Spyros! Your painting and weathering is simply impressive!
  15. Really appreciate your methodical approach! Will be following with interest!
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