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Its update time!

 

Ok, after a humbling masking incident, I have decided to go with a simpler paint scheme than the horizontal stripes.

 

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Mine will be in overall medium blue - I see no evidence for lighter undersurfaces in the referece picture provided by WNW. A word of warning to those with this kit in the que. The engine cowling provies a less than perfect fit between the various pieces. You will either want to leave the side pieces off or be prepared to do some work sanding, filing and bending a bit to get a reasonable fit.

 

To start, I sprayed the fuselage with a medium blue mixed from several blue shades of Vallejo Air paint. Exterior fittings where shaded with a darker blue overspray.

 

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I also masked-up some tailplane framing and oversprayed this with the darker shade as well. The end effect gives depth to an otherwise flat surface.

 

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I next picked out the exterior fittings with a couple lighter shades of blue. Here again, I am attempting to give the fuselage as much depth as possible.

 

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The fuselage was then given a filter of burnt umber oil paint and the exterior fittings given a thicker wash of the same color.

 

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The next step will focus on decaling the wings. I have started by painting the upper and lower surface intermediate blue and pink. These colors are close matches to shades found in the lozenge camo and should help to hide any decaling errors.

 

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Thats all for now. Thank you for looking.

 

Dave

 

 

 

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Dave

Looking real good. The weathering is so fine and works perfectly.

Keep 'em coming

:popcorn: :popcorn:

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Beautifully done! Taking the time to do the paint on layers and filters like that adds so much depth to it..very nice effect and very hard to achieve, especially with a solid color. Just love the way the blue came out. Keep up the great work.. can't wait to see how this one turns out!

 

Cheers,

Jerry

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Hey Guys, thank you for the kind works. I think everyone here is doing a fantastic job with this group build. In my case, the WNW kits seem to bring out my best. A quick update and then I am off to work. I have almost completed the lower wing. After decaling, both surfaces were oversprayed with a thinned dust color. I then masked the rib tape and each was oversprayed with dark gray/brown. Finally, I applied a burnt umber filter. Once I add the wing crosses, then its just a few more filters and a wash or two to blend everything together and I will be done with this part of the build. Here are a couple of photos.

 

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Thanks for looking and everyone keep up the good work.

 

Dave

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Hey Guys, . I think everyone here is doing a fantastic job with this group build.

 

 

Dave

I agree Dave, this whole group build is extremely entertaining.

 

Nice work on the wing. You've created alot of depth with your use of shading. Good job.

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Hi Kevin,

 

Thanks for looking. I will try and post an update this weekend. At this point the fuselage is looking very weathered, as are the wings. I am in the assembly phase, and it seems thare are lots of bits and bobs that need painting.

 

Dave

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Hey All,

 

Time for a few updates. School has been getting in the way a bit. Seems my graduate students all want to defend theses this time of year. Ok, so I have the upper wings painted and weathered - I might have over done it a bit. In this case, I toned down the decals with an overspray of dust - I think I might use an oil filter next time - rib tape masked and then oversprayed with a dark brown mist to give some depth to the wings. Here is a picture of the upper wing:

 

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And here is one with the radiator in place:

 

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I have also done a bit of work on the fuselage - weathered with oils and pastels. I am going for a heavily used look.

 

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And finally, here is my try at painting up the propeller. I first sprayed it a light brown and then used one of Radu Brinzan (RB Productions) wood grain stencils to impart some texture to the first layer of paint. I then masked the laminations and then over sprayed the prop with a darker brown, followed with a second application of the stencil, this time using a dark red brown tone. Finally, a coat of 50:50 mix of Tamiya clear orange and yellow, decals and a gloss cote of future.

 

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That's all for now. Seems I have entered the "odds and ends" stage of the build lots of little things needing different colors of paint.

 

Dave

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Dave, beautiful work on the prop! I'm getting ready to paint mine right now and I hope it comes out half as well. The filtering on the wing lozenge looks outstanding! Keep up the great work.. Can't wait to see the wings on this baby!

 

Cheers,

Jerry

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Hi Jerry,

 

This was my first try at a prop. You just need some 1 mm masking tape and some patience. I have to say that I am learning a bunch through this build and expect the next one will be much better.

 

Dave

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Wow, that looks utterly fantastic! I love the prop! I reckon you've nailed everything so far in this build, and I'm really looking forward to seeing the final result.

 

Kev

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