This is my second Revell SPAD XIII - its cheap, but oh man the flash, flash, flash.... What was I thinking? But really wanted to do Eddie's aircraft so off we go.
Using Tamiya tape to create the masks for the camo pattern:
Taking full advantage of 'white-basing' to create a faded effect to the paint on the aircraft.
There are lots of different pictures, and drawings, of this aircraft but I liked the ones I've seen that seem to indicate a metallic front end to the aircraft so this is gun metal with PE engine vents.
Thought about using the 'printed wood' paper from the craft store but the raised dials on the IP made that just too difficult to take on at this point.
My first attempt at masking tape seat belts. The seat was painted in wood to start, then over sprayed with copper (yeah, copper!), then hit with a clear flat coat. Black wash applied randomly with a brush, then dry brush with burnt umber, finally a little bit of lightened brown for some highlights. Looks better NOT close-up. That's my story anyway...
Tomorrow looking to lay down the light green, and maybe the dark green. Then on to that really bad propeller....