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deHavilland Mosquito NF: FINISHED !

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4 hours ago, Erwin said:

 

All new kits are "full detail" now. It's a new trend.

 

I wonder if they could  produce a full display and closed version of their kits. Making them cheaper for those that only build closed models.

Just a matter of rearraging their molds ?

 

Just leaving the cockpit as full detail. 

 

I don't like spending half a year on just one model because of all the small detail.

 

But,that does not mean I don't appreciate the work done by others that do build full-display.:bow:

 

Like the Mossy. I have half the (small) parts left over.That's a lot of plastic.

 

 

 

Yup!!!! I get the full detail is desired by many modellers, but i leave most all of it in the box, too. Done some builds where half  the sprues didn't get touched. What size/type of brush do you use on a build that size? I'd be tempted to break out a roller...

 

Don

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The wings(up and under)and tail are in the final coat of black.A mix of 50/50% satin and matt.

 

Not easy to paint such a large model by brush and trying to get an even coat.Used a 1inch brush on the large surfaces.

 

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Here's a first for me.Masking the frames.

 

Done with pieces of Tamiya tape.

 

First a grey primer.Then matt black,and finally the end black mix.

 

Fingers crossed it will turn out ok. Just a bit concerned that paint will get under the tape.

 

 

 

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Erwin,  you're doing a great job on the mossie, and considering the fact you brushpaint all your models (i saw them in the flesh once) you're a master painter this way.

 

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Erwin, that's beautiful mate!  Don't know how you do it so well with a brush......old school skills are becoming a lost art in modelling I suspect

 

Keep up the great work

Anthony

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1 hour ago, Anthony in NZ said:

Erwin, that's beautiful mate!  Don't know how you do it so well with a brush......old school skills are becoming a lost art in modelling I suspect

 

Keep up the great work

Anthony

Thank you.

 

45 years of practice. For some reason I never went from brush painting to air brush.:shrug:

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I finally managed to finish the paint work. A mix of 50/50 % satin and matt black to get a soft shine.

 

Despite the fact that this is only one colour,it's been the most difficult to do by brush so far.

 

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6 hours ago, Shawn M said:

that looks sexy, well done!

did you paint the roundels as well?

 

 

Those are the kit's decals. Masking the markings is difficult by brush.The paint tends to get under them.

 

I always go with decals and hope they don't silver at the edges.

That's why I rarely add codes as those are mostly printed on the decal sheet as one piece.

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Lovely finish on that black Erwin. After doing my last Bf110E in "black" one appreciates just how difficult it is to achieve a realistic effect.

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