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Danumurthi Mahendra (mdanumurthi)

Hasegawa AV-8B Harrier II


Eelco Gregoire
That's a very nice model! He looks great.
8 September 2016, 11:51
Soeren .
Very nice indeed
8 September 2016, 11:55
Danumurthi Mahendra
thanks Eelco and Sören
8 September 2016, 12:05
Choppa Nutta
sweet !
8 September 2016, 12:34
Michael Phillips
That is fantastic! The finish is just excellent. Well done!
8 September 2016, 12:54
Nice 👍
8 September 2016, 13:05
Roy McKenzie
stunning finish. I love it.
8 September 2016, 13:49
soheil moghisi
Very nice.
8 September 2016, 14:06
Danumurthi Mahendra
thank you Choppa, Michael, Marko, Roy and Soheil
8 September 2016, 15:00
Bart Goesaert
Simply beautiful.... a pleasure to look at
8 September 2016, 15:04
Christian Ristits
Lot of inspiration for me, thank you for sharing this wonderful work with us!
8 September 2016, 17:19
arne vd burg
Again a wonderful model Danumurthi !
8 September 2016, 18:21
Scott Dutton
What a beautiful job, well done
8 September 2016, 22:14
Danumurthi Mahendra
Thank you Bart, Christian, Arne, and Scott! Glad you like it.
9 September 2016, 08:08
Adam Gudynowski
Good job!
9 September 2016, 08:10
John Dunbar
Stunning!! 👍
9 September 2016, 08:38
Harry Eder
Very good job! 👍 I like this weathered look!
9 September 2016, 09:22
Danumurthi Mahendra
thank you Adam, John, and Harry!
17 September 2016, 04:03
Very Nice!
17 September 2016, 04:05
Cristian Bordina
Great job Dan, fantastic weathering !!!
17 September 2016, 09:16
Andy W.
Well Done, great Work. A beautiful Paintwork
17 September 2016, 11:07
Danumurthi Mahendra
Many thanks for the kind words Glenn, Cristian, and Andy!
21 September 2016, 13:48
Holger Kranich
Danumurthi, i love your painting skills! Your Harrier looks "alive". Especially the heat effekt behind the nozzles! I pull my hat for you.👍😄
21 September 2016, 13:53
Danumurthi Mahendra
thanks Holger. I made two AV-8B in the past and all were "clean" builds. the 3rd I was bored and wanted to make it a "weathered" look this time.
21 September 2016, 14:49
Andy W.
And it turned out really well, chapeau.
Did you used preshading only or was it the dark basecoat method with several lighter shades of grey you prefer. In my last builds i'm slowly starting weathering my models. But i'm still far away from such results.
21 September 2016, 16:37
Danumurthi Mahendra
Hi Andy... thats great. I started weathering my models only as of this year. Before everything was clean. About the AV-8B.. actually its applied AFTER all the painting process is done. I dilluted XF-1 flat black, also X-19 smoke with lots of thinner. And i set my airbrush to spray 20% and compressor to low at 9psi. And then do lots of repeats based on my ref pics.
21 September 2016, 23:35
Danumurthi Mahendra
And, Andy.... if I do a mistake (i.e. too much or too thick).. i would erase it with spraying a thin layer of the base color until got it right. I think i might have used a tiny drop of XF-10 Flat brown in the mix but i dont remember.
21 September 2016, 23:38
Dale Marston
21 September 2016, 23:48
Clifford Keesler
Very nice, I like it a lot.
22 September 2016, 02:19
Andy W.
Thanks for your explanation. There's still a lot of practicing for me, and with your Harrier i got a good reference for the one in my Stash.
22 September 2016, 04:36
Bryn Crandell
WOW! Just amazing!
22 September 2016, 13:09


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1:48 AV -8B Night Attack Harrier II (Hasegawa 07234)1:48 Aircraft Weapons: D (Hasegawa X48-8)

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