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Italian Stallion!... Teutonized!! Finished!

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With apologies to Mr. Stallone I present my first and most likely last attempt at the Italian smoke ring camoflage.

 

The subject is Hasegawa's venerable Macchi MC.205 Serie I kit in 1/48 scale.  However, the barrels and barrel sleeves are also present in the kit, enabling me to make a beefier looking subject.

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I had a very difficult time with the smoke rings and dry tip.  I started using some AK Interactive paints.  I couldn't even finish half a smoke ring before the dry tip had me cursing in fury.

 

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Then I switched to some hand mixed acrylic paint from the tubes.  Two shades of green, mixed with a bit of orange to reach an OD shade...  if you're curious.  It worked better for a while, but eventually my patience began to wear thin as I still had a lot of stoppages from dry tip.

 

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I'm hoping that weathering and effects will make up for some of my slop.  I perhaps should have done it over 2 sittings instead of one 2-hour session...  but I've already got 2 kits drying, one with weathering and one with cement...  So I had to do something with my time.

 

Thanks for looking!

 

Gaz

 

 

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Hi everyone,

    The kit was missing some decals when I got it.  So, I dug into my decal stash and made it into a machine temporarily belonging to II JG 77.  White 17 of JG 77 has been modelled by plenty of others, so I decided on a fictitious machine possibly flown by the CO.  I used my Silohuette cameo to make the JG 77 Heart insignia.  They didn;t come out perfectly, and the software didn't want to make the upper lobes of the heart.  So, I finished them by hand.

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Thanks for looking!

 

Gaz

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Thank You, Dennis!

 

Just a small update since I have to let it dry...  I just applied three filter colors....

 

Before that I applied an Eduard Propeller spiral for an FW 190 on the Macchi propeller hub.  I'm pretty dubious about the shade of blue which made it great for this fictional build.

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For filters I used a white one...  which you can see pretty easily, a brown zone, and a blue zone.  All experimental, of course.  Next will be a sludge wash.

 

Thanks for looking!

 

Gaz

 

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Hi Everyone,

    Not everything went as planned and my sludge wash ruined everything.  Most likely my fault as I had done some oil filtering before the wash and every brush stroke in the oils shows.  The white areas in particular are heavily stained.  The photos will illustrate:

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I thought about not finishing it, but as I was so close, I put a few hours into it this afternoon to get her done.

 

Thanks for looking!

 

Gaz

 

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This is one Italian plane that I do like. Hat's off to you for taking this one on Gaz. Tough camo pattern and it looks like you pulled it off well to me bud.

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5 hours ago, mustang1989 said:

This is one Italian plane that I do like. Hat's off to you for taking this one on Gaz. Tough camo pattern and it looks like you pulled it off well to me bud.

 

Thank you, Joe!  I definitely is a cool looking plane.

1 hour ago, Wolf Buddee said:

I guess "ruined" is highly subjective Gaz. Good on you for pushing ahead and gettin' 'er done 'cause she looks wonderful.

 

:thumbsup:

 

Cheers,

Wolf

I appreciate it, Wolf!

 

Gaz

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