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Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1 Birdcage Corsair - Engine complete!

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Ahhh... the painting begins!  I don't normally black-base but rather use an inverse form of it to establish my tonal variation.  Interested to see how the black basing marries with the multi-layer chipping!

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21 minutes ago, Thunnus said:

.....Interested to see how the black basing marries with the multi-layer chipping!

 

You and I both.......:blink:

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4 hours ago, Thunnus said:

Ahhh... the painting begins!  I don't normally black-base but rather use an inverse form of it to establish my tonal variation.  Interested to see how the black basing marries with the multi-layer chipping!

 

3 hours ago, Brett M said:

 

You and I both.......:blink:

 

I used this approach on my own Franken-Corsair build, and it turned out pretty well. Here's an in-progress image:

 

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And a shot of the final result:

 

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I copied the multi-layer process Matt McDougall outlined on his blog.

 

HTH,

 

Kev

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Just now, LSP_Kevin said:

 

 

I used this approach on my own Franken-Corsair build, and it turned out pretty well. Here's an in-progress image:

 

Al6VBf.jpg

 

And a shot of the final result:

 

rQEb1f.jpg

 

I copied the multi-layer process Matt McDougall outlined on his blog.

 

HTH,

 

Kev

Ha! That's the same blog I've been going off of, too. I just was going to use hair spray like John did.....wish me luck!

 

Definitely a nice looking Corsair! Why Franken? I'm not super familiar with the Corsair lineage

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Just now, Brett M said:

Definitely a nice looking Corsair! Why Franken? I'm not super familiar with the Corsair lineage

 

Thanks, Brett. My description refers to the model, rather than the aircraft itself. And for that story, I'll have to refer you to the build thread. It's a doozy!

 

Kev

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20 hours ago, MikeMaben said:

Lookin' good Brett  :popcorn:

 

 

 

17 hours ago, Lothar said:

Very rewarding progress to follow along - fantastic build !!

Lothar

 

Thanks all! 

 

More work this evening. Hairspray technique, my first time.....lots of firsts. Sprayed a layer of Tamiya XF-4, possible could have been a bit more opaque. Followed by clear, hairspray, Tamiya X-18 semi gloss black, then AK M-485 blue grey. Let that all setup a bit and then attacked with a stiff brush. The XF-4 didn't show as much (more opacity next time!) but, it's there and somewhat decent. 

 

The tonal variations in the images are really not showing well in my office/hobby room lighting, so hopefully you can see. I imagine that once I start moving onto other layers of weathering, things will look MUCH different. 


As always, comments, critiques, suggestions are welcome!

 

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11 hours ago, Alain Gadbois said:

Wow! That worn effect is totally convincing!

 

Alain

 

6 hours ago, The Madhatter said:

Looking great Brett! For a first time it has come out nicely 

Thanks Alain, Si! I appreciate it.

 

 I'm wondering if I need to back off the wear.....like it's too much in one spot. 

 

Anyone have thoughts?

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3 minutes ago, Brett M said:

 I'm wondering if I need to back off the wear.....like it's too much in one spot. 

 

Anyone have thoughts?

 

I'd leave it as is, IMO it looks just perfect!

Lothar

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12 hours ago, Lothar said:

 

I'd leave it as is, IMO it looks just perfect!

Lothar

Thanks Lothar, I probably will. 

 

More painting this evening. I keep thinking to myself that this color looks awfully light.....hopefully it's decently accurate!

 

Comments or suggestions are welcome :)

 

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