ok, i should have use more coat, before decalling, and maybe those circles whould have been a lot better. and of course, if the black area would have been in the closer to the fuselage, that would have helped too....
Spanjaard thanks Arash and Enrico. everything was done with Alclad, i should have use more clear to protect it and the weathering would have been lighter. but all in all, i am happy with the final result. i did learn quite a low with this one.
Spanjaard Enrico, i forgot to say that more details about the alclad used can be found in the WIP album, if you are interested. basically is aluminium, airframa aluminium and some touches of manesium and steel. with a base of alclad black primer. alclad works really well, but it is quite unforgiving with surface imperfections. anything there that is not properly sanded and polished will be a lot more visible when you use alclad over it.
22. November 2016, 08:09
Enrico Chiambalero Thanks Spanjaard. I'm planning to do some trials with Alclad, thanks for the explanation. Have you ever tried also AK true metal?
22. November 2016, 08:34
Spanjaard no, never tried AK true metal yet.
i have heard that metal color from Vallejo can be as good as alclad (except the Chrome), with the advantage of being acrylic. but i have not tested them myself.
if you use alclad, my suggestion is to get a good mask, not one of those for dust, but one for chemicals.
22. November 2016, 09:17
gorbygould Beautifully built and painted Spanjaard. It's a pleasure to look at the photos.
Spanjaard thanks Vince. cockpit from aires, have really nice details. but you need to sand a lot to get it to fit correctly. i did not sand enough and then fit of the fuselage halves was not as good as it was without the cockpit inside. for what i am seeing, that is the usual with Aires. good detail, but you have to sand everything a lot. and then, keep sanding a lot more.
Al Nice work; I am the official ruiner of all canopies; very impressed with anyone who can render an airplane that has subtle weathering and the glass looks clean. Perfectly rendered model, seat belts look real.
Gary Dahlström Man, that is handsome. The copy of this kit I have in my stash just went to the bottom of the pile - i couldn't get close to this. Those panel lines are from another world.
My son want's me to build him the Iron Maiden Spitfire. I will be using this thread for inspiration without the chance for direct comparison. A+ work Spanjaard.
26. August, 13:24
Spanjaard thanks for your nice words Gary. if i can give you a suggestion, bring it back tot the top of pile. it is a nice and smooth build (my only trouble was fitting Aires cockpit). it fits like a globe.
panel lines and rivets are very nice and sharp. you only need to do a clear cote after your metal paint of choice, and let it dry, and add a simple wash. I can not remember what product did i use for them but since it was before the NXR disaster, probably was Mig Panel lines. if i were to do them now, no doubt i would use Flory model washes. work like a charm, no danger of damaging anything, and you can remove them with water if you do not like them.