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Gday everyone, longtime lurker first time (in-progress) poster. 

 

I'm using an old photo bucket account for my pictures but am considering different options in the future depending on how the pics look on here. Input and comments welcome. 

 

 

Anyway, the build. Revell's 190s. Fantastic bang for the buck, y'all know what to expect. This one is an OOTB to break in a new airbrush, new paints and some new surface detailing techniques. Some more successfully than others. 

 

Construction is fine, plenty of mold lines to clean off, but overall very nice fit. Construction progressed smoothly.

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And onto the main event. Black primer over everything. Plenty of flaws, but this one has no ambitions of being a contest winner. I've drawn on rivet lines and carved out a stressed skin look, to break up the shiny smooth surfaces. 

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Alclad airframe aluminium down over areas to be chipped later

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Next up, some fancy MRP paints!

Thanks for reading.

D

Edited by RadBaron

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Colouring in time!

I used MRP paints and I am in love! For someone who spent the last 30 years using enamels exclusively, I'm.glad to finally have tried these "new" paints. Brilliant stuff. Which means paint jobs like these can be done in a single evening!

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Markings masked and sprayed

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Preparing for paint chipping. Maskol applied with a sponge.

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Kit decals applied.

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 Starting the weathering

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Home straight now!

Thanks for looking in!

 

D

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no pics in the first post but the 190 looks tip top!

 

and re MRP, welcome to the fold!

they are pretty cool aren't they? 

 

may I ask how you did the exhaust staining?

looks very subtle but 'just right'.

 

thanks for sharing

 

Nick

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Thanks for the heads-up, Nick! 

 

MRP are a revelation after struggling with modern, environmentally friendly enamels!

 

Thank you! The exhaust was done with with VERY thin black (in this case, just Gunze black primer), built up over a dozen or so coats, using reference pics to see where the exhaust flowed on the real thing. Very very light coats, applied in a bit of an erratic fashion, to try to keep from having too uniform a stain.

I'm still trying to figure out how Chris Wauchop does his!

https://chriswauchop.com/2014/11/06/hasegawa-132-focke-wulf-fw-190-a-5/

 

Cheers!

Denzil

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so i am very much a novice on painting exhaust stains, but one of the things I only picked up late in the day is that they are not always dark

CW's 190 has light streaks in there as well

 

i actually think yours look better than his 190 btw - he hasn't got the light bits looking 'right' - just my worthless opinion of course!

 

re MRP, try their exhaust stains, it's very slightly brown, suuuuper thinned already, and worked a treat on my first ever attempt at spraying 'live' onto a camo scheme (where if you F it up, the model is going against the nearest wall at high velocity :blowup:)

 

 

MRP-180 Exhaust Soot

 

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I too love, LOVE MRP!  I have found that re: exhaust staining.............

I gave this a shot for the first time and am in LOVE:

 

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The reason I so heartily recommend this stuff, is it shoots nearly as well as normal smoke does, but is matt, but the main thing is because its enamel, if you dont like the exhaust stains you just sprayed on, since its enamel, if you used MRP it wipes right off with some mineral spirits, and can be re-done. 

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Awesome, thanks guys! I'll give both a try!

 

Nick, i appreciate the compliment! according to reference pics, there's a LOT of room to play with how dirty you want to make the 190s. Pics show lightly dusted, to utterly filthy and everything in between. I wanted to be a bit less heavy handed with this build, I'm sure in time I'll find a happy medium, but I'm happy with how this one turned out :D

 

Denzil

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2 hours ago, Out2gtcha said:

I too love, LOVE MRP!  I have found that re: exhaust staining.............

I gave this a shot for the first time and am in LOVE:

 

tamiya81019.jpg

 

 

 

The reason I so heartily recommend this stuff, is it shoots nearly as well as normal smoke does, but is matt, but the main thing is because its enamel, if you dont like the exhaust stains you just sprayed on, since its enamel, if you used MRP it wipes right off with some mineral spirits, and can be re-done. 

 

that bottle would set off my OCD I'm afraid B)

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36 minutes ago, nmayhew said:

 

that bottle would set off my OCD I'm afraid B)

 

 

Whys that? (from a guy with OCD, a touch of ADD, AMS and some mild dyslexia

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18 minutes ago, Out2gtcha said:

 

 

Whys that? (from a guy with OCD, a touch of ADD, AMS and some mild dyslexia

I'm thinking the crooked, 3-sided label. 

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1 minute ago, RadBaron said:

I'm thinking the crooked, 3-sided label. 

 

Kinda what I was thinking too..............then thought about the square bottle with round corners and cap adding to it.

 

This ones only slightly better

 

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40 minutes ago, Out2gtcha said:

 

Kinda what I was thinking too..............then thought about the square bottle with round corners and cap adding to it.

 

This ones only slightly better

 

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It can't be unseen :D

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