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Airfix 1:24 Mosquito NFII - The All Black(s)

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16 minutes ago, monthebiff said:

Very nice progress on your Mosquito.

 

Regards. Andy 

Thanks Andy. Much appreciated 

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14 minutes ago, LSP_Kevin said:

Good stuff, Craig!

 

Kev

Thanks Kev. Just need to sort out how to make the black not so black now and I reckon we’re good :BANGHEAD2:

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Craig, add some blue to the black to make the black not so black. It's a little trial and error.

 

Ferry

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Theres also always the option of NATO Black and even the Rubber Blacks. I tend to use the NATO Black when a kit calls for a Black cockpit. Never tried a whole paint scheme in it though. I use the MRP Paints version but its likely available from other companies too. 

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11 minutes ago, ade rowlands said:

Theres also always the option of NATO Black and even the Rubber Blacks. I tend to use the NATO Black when a kit calls for a Black cockpit. Never tried a whole paint scheme in it though. I use the MRP Paints version but its likely available from other companies too. 

Yep Nato black’s the route I’m thinking. Tamiya do one. Thanks

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2 hours ago, CraigH said:

Yep Nato black’s the route I’m thinking. Tamiya do one. Thanks

 

Maybe for a bit of variation rather than one solid colour overall play with the primer colours underneath. I remember a long time ago someone doing a nightfighter, may have been a Bf110 and they primered it and then pre shaded with all sorts of colours, blues and browns and greys if I remember correctly. Haven’t done an overall black aircraft myself yet though. 

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50 minutes ago, ade rowlands said:

 

Maybe for a bit of variation rather than one solid colour overall play with the primer colours underneath. I remember a long time ago someone doing a nightfighter, may have been a Bf110 and they primered it and then pre shaded with all sorts of colours, blues and browns and greys if I remember correctly. Haven’t done an overall black aircraft myself yet though. 

Yes, my original thought was an off black base/ blender then mainly various blues in there for variety. Some greys anything to avoid black:D

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Maybe a filter coat over the main colour too. Many are available from the usual places. Oil paint dot filtering after the flat coat might work too. I’ve sort of looked in to these things because I have a 1/24 Hurricane to finish with the half black half white undersides to do at some point. 

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As promised wings did indeed meet fuselage ...and all went well. This really is a lovely fitting, if rather large (look at the 12 inch rule) kit. I'm doing an old Airfix 1:24 FW190 next and I don't think THAT will fit together as nicely!:BANGHEAD2:

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I've put together the Hispanos and painted them black then drybrushed with gunmetal and some gunmetal pigment. I've used the kit parts rather than splash out on the Master metal ones as the whole assembly will be hidden away except the business end bits

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I am using the Model Master metal barrels for the Brownings though as they do protrude through the nose of the aircraft and they look immeasurably better then the kit ones, as long as you drill the holes on the centre!

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they look even better when dry brushed and pigmented, ready to go in the nose.

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Also done the crew door. None of it is visible as it'll be closed but I added the weathered ladder and decals etc. Was a little lazy not removing the ejector marks though.

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Finally, I painted up the exhausts only to find that you can't have the NFII shrouds on as well as the exhaust stubs Aaaagh!

Almost together now, I've been trying some painting techniques on an old test model and I think they're going to be alright. Thanks for looking

 

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