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Before the last really couple of weeks of cold, rainy, high humidity days hit NZ I managed to do some panel line pre-shading on the Hurri, followed by a thin layer of silver (for chipping later). This is how she stands at the moment - I'm going to hold off a bit on any further painting until I have a day of not having to sponge the condensation off the window in the garage!:lol:

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Looking very nice Iain, not normally an issue in the UK but spraying paint has Ben a bit 9f an issue the last week and definitely over this weekend as we are not set up here for 30 plus temperatures :frantic:

 

Regards. Andy 

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34 minutes ago, monthebiff said:

Looking very nice Iain, not normally an issue in the UK but spraying paint has Ben a bit 9f an issue the last week and definitely over this weekend as we are not set up here for 30 plus temperatures :frantic:

 

Guess that makes sense, I've heard that large parts of the UK aren't air conditioned. Meanwhile, we're above 40 for the next couple of weeks here in California.

 

 

 

Matt 

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12 hours ago, monthebiff said:

Looking very nice Iain, not normally an issue in the UK but spraying paint has Ben a bit 9f an issue the last week and definitely over this weekend as we are not set up here for 30 plus temperatures :frantic:

 

Regards. Andy 

Thanks Andy! Plus 30°C, I wish!:clap2::lol: After a decade and a bit in the ME, this cold and wet in NZ goes straight into my bones....but yes, we had a/c in the desert....
Seems like same problems, opposite sides of the coin....

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  • IainM changed the title to 1/32 Fly Hurricane Mk. 2C Night Fighter (Paint)

Finally got a few days of glorious weather, it was time to get back to starting the paint-job on the Hurri!
Using some different mottling/stain masks I had lying around, put down some shades of greys and browns over the silver base (with some chipping fluid sprayed on first)

Staying away from pure blacks, but using base tones of either AK Interactive NATO Black, or Blue Black, mixed with some drops of Royal Blue, or IJN Green, Buff, etc - just to vary the tones of the coats, which were applied very thinly.
I then proceeded to lightly chip the frame, and lightly sanded the raised detail to bring out the silver layer below.

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Here you can see that underlying tonality showing through the topcoat, and the result of the light sanding of the raised detail.
The different tones, etc, are much more visible with the naked eye...

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Port side zoomed in a bit - the tones are more evident in this shot - further weathering plus the addition (in contrast) of the national insignia will tone things down a little.

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On 8/4/2022 at 7:07 PM, Borsos said:

That’s an amazing work on the Hurricane!

Andreas

 

On 8/5/2022 at 1:24 AM, MARU5137 said:

IainM,

OUTSTANDING  work ...

Your Hurricane is looking Top Notch. 

:thumbsup:  :yahoo:

 

On 8/5/2022 at 7:48 AM, TorbenD said:

What a cracker of finish! Beautifully subtle patina and weathering - really showing off those wonderful riveted Fly wings. 

 

Torben

 

18 hours ago, spyrosjzmichos said:

It's turning out very nice Iain!

Lovely work so far!

 

14 hours ago, Scale32 said:

Nailed the black and the fine chipping looks very convincing, well done.

 

Cheers Bevan 

 

11 hours ago, Kagemusha said:

Very nicely done.


Thanks all, comments much appreciated!

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  • IainM changed the title to 1/32 Fly Hurricane Mk. 2C Night Fighter (Markings)

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