ericg Posted November 15, 2015 Author Share Posted November 15, 2015 Thanks Eric! Yes, my pylons are already on oh well, live and learn eh!!! Outstanding work! I'm also lookimg forward to your Mirage build!!! Also, any issue mating the two fuselge halves up? That step is right around the corner for me! Cheers Alan Hi Alan, No issues at all mate. I like to flick back and forth between builds, usually having a few at the same stage of construction as each other until one edges ahead. This is the one that is in the lead at the moment. I primed the model using Tamiya fine surface primer and then went over it with a fine toothed comb to remove defects and tidy it up a bit. Once I was happy with that stage, I then mixed a special batch of Gunze paint to allow for my interpretation of the two grey colours (they aren't available in Gunze sangyo straight from the bottle.) I am working off the excellent air to air photos that John Bartels took when he was flying Skyhawks in the RAN. There is many different ways that modellers have approached the lighter grey colour in the past, some favouring a slightly green tinge, some favouring a blue tinge. my Skyhawk is on the bluer side, but under the right light, a very faint trace of green can be seen. this photo gives you an idea of the colours that I am chasing. As can be seen, the aircraft were kept very well and show minimal weathering. As such, I decided not to do any form of pre-shading/black basing, contrary to popular methods these days. I free handed the darker grey onto a tank and the horizontal stabilizers over the lighter grey to check the contrast and get a feel of how the colours worked together. I am reasonably happy with it at this stage. LSP_Paul, Anthony in NZ, Zero77 and 1 other 4 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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