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Thanks guys!  I really appreciate the comments and the encouragement!

 

Still futzing around and being gun-shy about starting the painting on this build.  I still need to paint the wheels so I did that instead.  I'm using the resin replacements from Barracuda Studios, which come with some nice hydraulic line details for the main wheels.
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I've painted the rubber portions first, with a mix of flat black, grey and brown to simulate worn rubber.  The color is progressively lightened as I travel from the wheels to the tread surfaces.
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I scanned the wheels and made adhesive masks with the Silhouette Portrait.  I really LOVE having the Portrait... so useful!  The metal hubs are painted in black and then the wheels were given a gloss coat.
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To highlight the tread, you can either go light and portray dirt/mud in the treads or go dark.  I'm going dark since I think this gives a better impression of an aircraft operating off tarmac, which may or may not be true of these jets.

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Thanks guys! After the gloss coat, I applied the kit-supplied decals on the wheels which included the red alignment markers.  The tread was given a dark wash as explained previously.
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The last step was to introduce some stains using a light-colored pastel wash.  Instead of trying to avoid the tide marks that are sometimes associated with pastel washes on flat surfaces, I use them to create discrete stains on the tires.  Since it is a water-based wash, it wipes off easily.  So I use a few iterative steps to create stains and wiping them off partially.
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In the meantime, I am adding some bits and pieces to the main model.  The drop tank racks have been glued in.
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The kit aileron control linkage has been upgraded with the PE bits from Eduard.
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I've procrastinated long enough and have built up enough incentive to start painting.  I've painted the landing gear doors and have a better idea of how I'm going to treat the black undersurfaces.
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The model is prepped for painting by cleaning off the exterior surfaces with a clean cloth damped with Windex.  The nose gear bay is filled with wet tissue paper and the main landing gear bays are covered with the kit part that depicts the closed doors.  FWIW that part does not fit very well.
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The undersurfaces is given a coat of Tamiya AS-12 Silver decanted from the can.  The areas that I am thinking of chipping (mostly around the nacelles and frontal fuselage bottom) will be given a coat of hairspray prior to the black.
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The upper camo will be treated a little bit differently and will have chipping by hairspray restricted to the wing root area.  So that area is given a coat of AS-12 as well.
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I would like to ask Radub or other experts, about your opinion of Jumo 004 B exhaust part colour.

I have read somewhere, that there was used some special ceramic paint which was close to silver/white color. In other source I have read that it was made from mild-steel and then aluminised (how that colour looks like?).

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The true is that outlet cone look very light colored on most of original photos.

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9 hours ago, monthebiff said:

Just catching up John and some excellent updates, those wheels/ UC gear look superb as ever and looking forward to watching you lay the layers of colour down. 

 

Regards.Andy 

 

Thanks Andy!  I've thought that landing gear and tires can be a neglected component of a build and wanted to move beyond the paint-it-one-color-and-move-on treatment that I used to practice.  The really fun part begins now as the camo starts getting applied. 

 

 

 

8 hours ago, johnie hopper said:

I would like to ask Radub or other experts, about your opinion of Jumo 004 B exhaust part colour.

I have read somewhere, that there was used some special ceramic paint which was close to silver/white color. In other source I have read that it was made from mild-steel and then aluminised (how that colour looks like?).

 

The true is that outlet cone look very light colored on most of original photos.

Thanks

 

 

I've wondered the same thing Johnie.  Especially since Vince posted that last pic of Red 10...

 

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I'm going to mimic that and spray that area with a light grey after the camo painting.  That's why I have not been masking off that area.

 

 

5 hours ago, turbo said:

Great work John, I particularly like the weathering job you've done on the tyres - very convincing!

 

Thanks Kirby!  Lot's of different ways of imparting a sense of wear on that rubber.

 

Moving forward with the painting on this one.  Next is the black and I am using straight Tamiya X-1 Black.  The flat coat tends to "whiten" everything so the pure black will not be so pure towards the end.  I really don't know how to add tonal variation to dark colors in the preshade stage so I will be trying to impart some of that afterwards.
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The bottom of the fuselage and the nacelles are scrubbed with a wet stipple (stiff) brush to activate the hairspray chipping.  Not concerned with missing any areas as it will be relatively simple to augment the chipping afterwards with pencils and sponges.
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I may try to get some contrast in some panels and maybe the control surfaces with a slightly lighter color.

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9 hours ago, johnie hopper said:

I would like to ask Radub or other experts, about your opinion of Jumo 004 B exhaust part colour.

 

 

 

He he he, I would not really call myself an "expert" as such. I still have a lot to learn. :) 

 

Here are some photos of the aircraft in Munich - this appears to be original and unrestored or repainted. The only part that is really visible is the "onion" and that appears to be slightly corroded steel. A light dusrting of "rust" over the metal-painted parts should be enough. 

I have photos of the engine preserved in Prague Kbely (not restored, not "cleaned", not repainted), but those photos were not taken by me and I cannot share them. However the look is pretty much the same.

 

HTH 

 

Radu 

 

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