Martin von Schreckenstein Welcome gentlemen! I have fixed the green parts and used metal paste on most of the surface. There was just no time for pictures. It looks nice though!
26. March 2019, 09:09
Matthew A Wow I knew the cockpit was good, I didn't know it was THAT good.
26. March 2019, 11:37
Martin von Schreckenstein Yes, it is funny to me that they made a resin cockpit for this. You can not get much better than what is in the box.
26. March 2019, 14:07
Martin von Schreckenstein added pictures of the first layer of paint. this is the light worn original factory scheme sans the green. The original green does not seem to be on this aircraft at all save for a few almost completely faded spots.
Martin von Schreckenstein Added another few layers. I must be very careful when weathering now. Ripping everything off down to the metal base is more common than expected. Also: welcome and thank you Soheil and Ben.
Martin von Schreckenstein I am mostly done with the colors. There is some parts that hardly look perfect but I did not want to push my luck and risking ripping off what I already have so this is the state I will work with. All is sealed under a glossy coat for practical reasons, the plane will now be sprayed with flat finish and glossy parts will be highlighted using a brush. As could be seen, only limited use of washes was necessary (mostly on the underside). I will try to make a stencil for the nose number as it would have to be weathered as well and I do not want to waste a decal on that.
10. April 2019, 08:11
Slavo Hazucha This is most impressive, especially in 1:72! Do I get it right that you put on all color coats bottom-to-top, then sanded away through the layers to the desired level? What tools/grain etc... did you use - I need to do something roughly similar on a future build and this result is very convincing!
10. April 2019, 09:56
Martin von Schreckenstein Thank you Slavo. It went: paint-scratching-sanding-varnish to seal. That was repeated for each color separately (light faded blue, dark new blue, light faded brown, light faded green, dark new brown, dark new green). The sandpaper I used was a worn 400 grit and new 400 grit. 400Grit is a little rough though, using 600 and a little patience could be more time consuming for better results I think. Great restraint will be needed and prepare to be fixing disasters all the time (now that I think of it, I am not sure about the grit numbers, I will check later)
10. April 2019, 10:07
Slavo Hazucha Thanks a lot, sounds like a few evenings spent in the cycle Good luck on the finishing steps!
10. April 2019, 11:54
Martin von Schreckenstein the masking tape is off! Happy with the surface reflectiveness now. next stop are the stencil decals, hope they do not mess it up too much