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Nice to see one of these built already. Spectacular paint work and weathering!
4. October 2019 at 16:12:01
It's a great kit and makes the painting and weathering easy. I hope to have "glamour shots" up this weekend.
4. October 2019 at 16:57:21
Fantastic work! The weathering is outstanding. Judging from your in progress pictures the parts fit really well. Love the color variations in the OD, great job all over! Congrats.
4. October 2019 at 17:27:47
Nulli secundus indeed. With this build you´re the primus! Top job in every aspect.
4. October 2019 at 17:43:18
4. October 2019 at 17:45:18
Marvellous! Great presentation and weathering! Looks like a funny build?
5. October 2019 at 06:09:52
Dude, this is really a great build. After scrolling through the pictures, there are so many nice details. The seat is awesome!
5. October 2019 at 06:20:24
This is an incredible great Lightning. Painting and weathering is perfect. Congratulations mate!
5. October 2019 at 08:42:28
5. October 2019 at 08:44:16
Marvelous job! Superb build, paintwork and weathering. Thanks for sharing the detailed photos. Fantastic work. Congratulations. Did you use the Tamiya decals? Also, I like the stand you use with the three posts.
5. October 2019 at 14:03:33
5. October 2019 at 14:11:52
Absolutely spectacular paint job Derek. Looking at pic 142, can you describe your wing weathering technique?
5. October 2019 at 14:49:06
5. October 2019 at 15:16:54
@Alec K, 142 is showing the beginning of the oil weathering. I have a series of greens, browns and tans that I mixed together and kindof dopple it on the wing. When I have something I like, brush on mineral spirits until it begins to dilute and spread.
6. October 2019 at 00:55:31
This kit is truly spectacular as you'd expect from Tamiya. Thank you all for the kind words.
6. October 2019 at 02:42:02
6. October 2019 at 13:54:03
@Jim J I used the Tamiya decals only when necessary, like for the cockpit (minus the seatbelt). The major markings are all AM.
6. October 2019 at 16:45:13
Thanks for the info Derek. I tried this with oils before with much less success, seems like I need to keep at it.
6. October 2019 at 22:36:12
@Alec it needs a base coat to be no shinier than a satin, if that helps.
7. October 2019 at 13:46:58
Got it, thanks. My issue is probably using the oils too thinned: I would wet the surface and then add thinned oils. Do you apply the oils at full strength (ie undiluted), and then puddle the thinner over?
9. October 2019 at 00:01:36
For that effect it was tiny dabbles of full strength oils, then copious amounts of thinner.
9. October 2019 at 00:37:30
9. October 2019 at 03:48:21
Wonderful photos of a fantastic build. Congrats.
9. October 2019 at 04:45:37
9. October 2019 at 04:50:45
Patrick I also used HGW seatbelts and the Eduard Brassjn wheels intended for the academy kit.
9. October 2019 at 11:51:03
Even then, what an amazingly detailed kit Tamiya brought out! Beautiful and superb what you've done to it!
9. October 2019 at 13:15:00
simply stunning.and weathered to perfection!
9. October 2019 at 13:20:19
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