Thanks for the positive words, it makes up for the effort
@philoticmodeler, yellow decals are trash. I mixed about 70:30 AK RealColor FS16440
:MrColor 329 Yellow. Thinned with RC lacquer thinner, masked with Tamiya tape, then layerly airbrushed. The split edges by the fuselage were a pain
@christian bruer, I am in transition to only use AK RealColor, MrColor and Tamiya colors, as they all thin nicely with RC lacquer thinner which is my fav fluid on the bench recently
I don't know what to do with all the acrylics now
The putty is not at all sticky. It looks a bit oily but is not. It ismore sillyputty than blutac. The slower you work it the easier it goes. Silly
@Augustin Prellezo, I did not have to putty it much. some gaps at the bottom. The panel lines are already recessed and compared to Tamiya Intruder which I built last year, this one has more detail allover. Just the darn Hasegawa decals... I swear I will buy aftermarket next time I build a hasegawa. Anyone know where I can buy Solvaset in Europe?
@Lukasz Glinski, I was surprised myself how technical it turned out
Scribing all the panel lines first with tamiya weird looking scriber - easy does it, on pic#11 you can see some slip-ups
Then using lacquer instead of acrylics which means no primer. After painitng, gloss coat, I used Mr Color gloss thinned with guess what
Then decals. Then one coat of some future knockoff, airbrushed unthinned
Then "AK panel wash for grey" on gray and "Tamiya grey panel liner" on white. Then two coats of Mr Super Clear matt from spray. Really surprised how matt completely covers transition between decal and surface.
I played with Tamiya smoke a bit too much, stay tuned for final pics then judge how Navy never had so durty planes, but it was fun for me
Next gray-over-white project will be Airfix A-4B scooter, I need a break from Hasegawa
Thanks for comments and following.
30. June at 21:19:18