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1/32 Trumpeter Me 262A-1a "Yellow 3"

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That color looks terrific on there John.

I myself am trying a similar technique on my Do-335 A-2 Trop. Although my touch with the airbrush is way less delicate than yours, and as much for visual interest as the look of the putty along the panel lines.  

 

Well done! 

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Thanks Brian! I'll have to check out your Do-335 build... I didn't see it though.   After painting, I put some paint chips at the wing root and scrubbed the airframe using Micromesh.  Some darker green was used to portray the painted out markings when Yellow 3 was re-assigned from bomber to fighter duties.
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The tail checkerboard was painted using a combination of the Montex masks and manual taping.
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The white crosses on the wings and fuselage and the tail swastikas were sprayed using Montex masks.
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The Micromesh scrubbing was an iterative process.  If I removed too much, I sprayed a bit more camo back on.  The blacked-bomber code locations were adjusted to better match the final positions of the fuselage crosses.
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The yellow "3" and the nose tip were painted next.  The 3's took a while to complete due to the fiddly nature of the black border masks and some paint lifting.  
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The bottom is relatively clean but will get weathered soon.  But I'll have to complete the markings and decals first.
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Looks absolutely fantastic and realistic! Just one small remark: the pilot would climb the aircraft via the foot holds in the forward engine nacelle and not via the wing root. Still there would be some chipping at the wing root, but maybe not so far back.

 

Cheers,

Roger

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Wow, that paint is amazing looking!   I always get to that point and all the subtle work I put in for pre-shading disappears under my ham fists! 

 

 

7 hours ago, Thunnus said:

Thanks Brian! I'll have to check out your Do-335 build... I didn't see it though.   

 

Thanks John, its actually entered in the "Multi-Engined" GB section. 

 

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Thanks for the comments guys!  The weathering is not complete but I'm happy with the way the base camo colors have turned out.  I won't have to replicate the wear using post-shading, which I think wouldn't look as realistic as physically wearing off the the RLM 83/76.  Due to the lack of contrast between the silver and the RLM76, the Micromesh treatment was not as effective and I'll have to do more post-shade work on the bottoms.  More will be done to tie the separate weathering elements together.  Right now the hairspray chipping looks artificially isolated.

 

9 hours ago, VintageEagle said:

Looks absolutely fantastic and realistic! Just one small remark: the pilot would climb the aircraft via the foot holds in the forward engine nacelle and not via the wing root. Still there would be some chipping at the wing root, but maybe not so far back.

 

Cheers,

Roger

 

Excellent point, Roger... thanks for that insight. Which makes total sense given the foot holds in the engine nacelles.  No clear coat has been applied so there still opportunity to adjust the chipping.

 

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1 hour ago, TorbenD said:

What a cracking paint job! Deeply impressed by the finish you’re achieving here.

 

Torben

 

 

 

Thank you Torben!  In the past, I've employed pre-shading to add tonal variation to the paint and then apply post-shade techniques to simulate wear.  While additive techniques can get the job done, this subtractive technique has helped to create a slightly different look and one that parallels what my have occurred to a well-worn aircraft such as Yellow 3.  After a not so successful attempt using a paint mule, I was going to abandon this approach but decided to stick with it and I'm pretty happy with the results.  It's not perfect but we're always learning!

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More markings have been applied using masks.
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The Werk Number is speculative based on four possibilities.  This was a custom mask cut with the Portrait cutter.
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The Death's Head logo is a decal from the Trumpeter sheet.  I'll be using the kit stenciling as well.
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Remember the horizontal stabilizers that were previously painted?  They do not match the rest of the aircraft due to the difference in base coats.
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Thanks Brian!  This build is humming right along!

 

The tail stabilizers have been re-painted.  I skipped the base black step and went straight to silver.  These have not been given the Micromesh treatment yet.
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I pulled the stabilizers off to let them fully dry.  The model was given a light gloss coat (Alclad Aqua Gloss) in preparation of the stencil decals.
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Coming along beautifully John!

 

Very nice work indeed.

 

Cheer's,

Jeff.

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