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Boeing-Stearman Model 75 Aerobatic Air Devils

1. Cockpit:
First time using PE parts. Worked quite well so far. Also my fist time trying out the chipping technique. Used it for the seats and the cockpit frame. Not that satisfied yet. Next comes the engine.

2. Engine:
Tried different weathering methods on the engine.

3. Fuselage:
Fuselage fitting is ok but not perfect. Next comes the putty and sanding work.

4. Wings:
Attaching the PE on the upper wing was an absolute nightmare. Had to take it off several times and reassemble it. Got bent at the edges.

5. Priming:
Had massive problems with the ammo of mig primer. Neither airbrushing it straight out of the bottle or thinning it down didn't lead to a good result. The color was way to thick so I lost a lot of details I tried to rescribe in the following step.

6. Painting:
The ammo of mig paint was a huge disappointment aswell. The color didn't stick well. Had to paint several layers so the layer is quite thick and uneven. When I sanded it down huge part went off. Didn't manage to get a nice even surface. Painted the leading edges of the wings red as the decals wouldn't cover it. Paint ran under the tape.

7. Varnish:
Used Vallejo Gloss Varnish Spray for the first time. Read afterwards that it need to try for some days. As I applied the decals the water loosed it and the surface went uneven again.

8. Decals:
The decals are just awful. Either they wont stick at all or they stick instandly and can't be removed again. Broke some as I tried to move them in the right place.

9. Weathering:
Made a wash with Tamiya Panel Line Color. The paint stuck itself in the uneven parts of the wings. Couldn' remove it no matter how hard I tried. So it has a kind of dirty look I didn't want to create.

10. Rigging:
Let's not talk about it.. ;)

11. Result:
I made a lot of mistakes and rushed at the end because I wanted to finally finish this project as I wasn' t satisfied with it anymore. It started to go wrong with the priming than the painting and the varnishing. I lost my mojo. So I rushed with the rigging and the weathering was uninspired aswell. But I wont grieve because I learned a lot and gained new experience for example with pe-parts.

Project summary

Subject:
US Civil Air Devils
N4786N
Scale:1:48
Status:Completed
Timeline:Started on April 30, 2019, Finished on December 30, 2019

Project inventory

Full kits
1:48 Stearman Aerobatic Biplane (Revell 85-5269)
 
Stearman Aerobatic Biplane
Revell 1:48
85-5269
2015 | Changed parts
+
Detail and Conversion sets
1:48 PT-17 (Eduard BIG49161)
 
PT-17 Revell
Eduard 1:48
BIG49161
2016 | Changed box
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Colors

I used following colors in this project.

Matt
Acrylic
 
A.MIG-017 Cremeweiss (RAL 9001)
Ammo by Mig Jimenez
17ml
 
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Gloss
Acrylic
 
X-27 Clear Red
Tamiya Paints
23ml
 
+
Clear
Acrylic
 
X-25 Clear Green
Tamiya Paints
23ml
 
+
Metallic
Acrylic
 
X-11 Chrome Silver
Tamiya Paints
23ml
 
+
Matt
Enamel
 
AK 2031 Landing Gear Dust Effect
AK Interactive Air Series
35ml
 
+
Matt
Acrylic
 
71.003 Red RLM23
Vallejo Model Air
17ml
 
+
Metallic
Acrylic
 
77.724 Silver
Vallejo Metal Color
32ml
 
+
Matt
Acrylic
 
70.984 Flat Brown - FS30108 - RAL8011
Vallejo Model Color
17ml
 
+
Gloss
Acrylic
 
28.530 Gloss Varnish
Vallejo
400ml
 
+
Satin
Acrylic
 
AK 2303 Interior Green
AK Interactive Air Series
17ml
 
+
Metallic
Acrylic
 
77.701 Aluminium
Vallejo Metal Color
32ml
 
+
Matt
Acrylic
 
76.550 Chipping Medium
Vallejo
35ml
 
+
Matt
Enamel
 
87131 Panel Line Accent Color (Black)
Tamiya Paints
40ml
 
+
Matt
Acrylic
 
AK 720 Rubber Tires
AK Interactive
17ml
 
+
Metallic
Acrylic
 
77.707 Chrome
Vallejo Metal Color
32ml
 
+
Metallic
Acrylic
 
A.MIG-187 Metal Acrylic Color - Jet Exhaust Burnt Iron
Ammo by Mig Jimenez
17ml
 
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Updated: December 30, 2019

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