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Getting there for sure, but you'll be surprised just how much the black wash and dry brushing changes things even more.

Max

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Apologies for the rather weak/frequent progress updates, but it does keep me motivated. Detailed painting with a fine brush (love this brush, not sure where I got it!) for the cockpit with Tamiya acrylics thinned with their own thinner with a drop of Liquitex Flow-Aid. I"m also experimenting with a tinted Future used as a wash, it's very subtle, but a flat coat will be required to fully see any effect -- if any.

 

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I must investigate one of those brushes, having a reliable brush that you're confident to use on small details is so important, especially with figure painting.

Max

 

.....but I see they're only available in the States with ridiculous postal charges!

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    Very nice photography,

    Oh, and the build work ain't to shabby too. must be an artist type too.

 

 

    We are who we are and we build as we like to build but one thing that can help (it helps me). These things were built by human hands,

    and thus were far from 'perfection in sheet metal'.

       If you get a chance to look at a original WWII kite in a museum look closely and you'll say, oh my.

 

               Art

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I must investigate one of those brushes, having a reliable brush that you're confident to use on small details is so important, especially with figure painting.

Max

 

.....but I see they're only available in the States with ridiculous postal charges!

 

Welcome to my world....

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Bloody hell...American Football is so boring...

 

;-)

 

I decided to do some work on the Spitfire. The compass decal completely disintegrated after applying Tamiya's very own "Mark Fit". I used AirScale's 1/48 version -- bit too small, but I can live with it. Detail painting is pau and a coat of Future (Future/Windex/Drop of Flowaid) airbrushed in preparation for a light wash. (You might seem some areas that look like it's be given a wash -- that's me experimenting. I really like the Tamiya's Enamel-based washes...they're just excellent.)

 

 

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The interior is really taking shape Shaka but I agree, those belts do look a smidge rigid.

 

I've sent off for a set of RB production Sutton type "QS" belts to try on the Mk XVI. I have n't used Radu's belts before so I shall be interested to see how the material behaves.

In the past I have just used strips of wine bottle foil to replicate the fabric of the belts and simply utilised the metal buckle portions of the aftermarket sets. (I have squirrelled away a couple of really soft metal bits that I keep for this job.)

 

It looks as though you might be quite close to buttoning up the fuselage?

 

Keep at it.

 

Cheers.

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Tamiya's PE is just too stiff and hard to work with, I do wish I asked for advice before assembling/painting it. I might end up damaging parts when I actually started gluing it on. I've ordered an RB Production's "QK" harness -- not sure if it's right, but it looks right, but I doubt it will come in time before I have the urge to button up the cockpit -- but yes, everything should accelerate after that because I've pretty much assembled everything before hand.

 

I'll take the belts apart and utilize some foil -- splice out certain parts and see how much more natural it can look. BTW, my favorite foil for this comes from Grey Goose Vodka -- give it try.

 

Thanks gentlemen.

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