Jim J 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.
Derek Jordan @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, 00:55
Derek Jordan This kit is truly spectacular as you'd expect from Tamiya. Thank you all for the kind words.
Derek Jordan @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, 16:45
Alec K 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, 22:36
Derek Jordan @Alec it needs a base coat to be no shinier than a satin, if that helps.
7. October 2019, 13:46
Alec K 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, 00:01
Derek Jordan For that effect it was tiny dabbles of full strength oils, then copious amounts of thinner.