Martin von Schreckenstein welcome Roland, Sergej and Piotr! I added some pics documenting the topside painting. the masking was difficult and fruitless. i shall attempt again
9. December, 09:02
Sergej I Martin, I haven't built the HB yet, but versus a Hasegawa, the Academy is top. Maybe you can play with make-ups, oils and so on later, to highlight edges and recover some panel lines... have a break, drink a whiskey and go back to it 👍, it's turning into a nicely weathered cat.
9. December, 10:12
Martin von Schreckenstein Thank you Sergej, many whiskey breaks will be had before i continue🙂 I have doubled down on the hasegawa kits tho. after trying out all the new kits, the gawa ia still ma favourite🙂 guess nothing will break that bias now. i am looking forward to my great wall hobby double build though🙂
9. December, 10:44
Sergej I I bought the GWH Tomcat last week to compare, let's see 🙂 if it's worth 20€ more over Academy.
But the Hasegawa will end up as an in-flight quickbuild...
9. December, 11:13
Daniel Hey Martin, looking really good!
I like the respray mask approach! To get more defined respray areas a trick is to go straight over the masked area with clear orange and/or thinned black for more contrast along the edges from the overspray. This even works if the respray under the mask is of the same color as the rest, the dark frame kinda tricks the eye 🙂. If too much you can easily blend it down with the thinned base color again.
John The Wolfpack! Great paint scheme on early Tomcats...looking forward on seeing how you finish the kit.
Also, I understand how you feel about long projects. I enjoy the building process, but in many cases, I just want to finish the project to move onto something new. Great work so far.