Hard to say I'm tired of doing the traditional camo, but I have made a lot of planes with the two-tone camo over the years.
So I've bought some different paint from a local shop, and I'm going to finish this in a slightly brighter way than other Spitfires.
It may not please everyone, it may not even please me! But I'm willing to try and see how big a mistake it might be.
we are usually harder on ourselves than anybody else... so as long as you enjoy doing it the way you want, who cares if other people do not like it?😉 go for it, and have fun 🙂
Thanks! Working on how the paint scheme will look, might have some pictures shortly
The fit of the new kits are actually quite good. The interior fits into place on the fuselage, the notch on the former matches the stringer on the fuselage.
I think this one might have been in storage for a while, one fuselage half was more of a banana than I'd expect!
Initial paint coats added..some more thought to go into this!
What type of paint are you using? They looks like enamels applied with a brush. If so I would suggest 6 thin layers of paint to get an even coat. The trick is to get the consistency of the paint thin but it still should lay down without running.
Brush painting is a art, but once you got it.. my advice masking.. thinish coats, and a flat brush Its how I do mine.
...And Augie does it darn well! (Many envious Scalemates will probably agree!). Nice to see a bit of fun too - we can all take it too seriously sometimes! 👍😉
@Skywalker they're mr hobby metallics, definitely need another couple of coats. I'm going to mask for a boundary colour to straighten them up! Thanks for hints augie I havent been thinning them enough I think. Thanks to you all for stopping by!
Ahh Mr hobby, yes they are a &&^%$ to paint with a brush. They need thinning with MR hobby thinners.
you actually need to go slightly thicker on the paint, but keep it wet on the model so it can self level
Listen to Augie .. she is the hairy stick Master here. no doubt about it
When I get back to painting this one I'll be thinning those paints a lot more to see how the finish goes. Advice is much appreciated.
Dont have mr. Hobby thinners, might risk it with water and see what happens. Learn mistakes by making them!!!
i do not know much about Mr Hobby, but they are acrylic, better than water try some IPA (Isopropil alcohol). 99% pure if you can find it.
and do the experiment in an old discarded model, just in case 🙂
Mr hobby are acrylic, but not water based or IPA based.. they smell of cellulose thinners so be very careful using IPA or water to thin..maybe take some from the pot onto some plastic and test thinning it that way
thanks for the correction Augie 🙂
No worries, I had to play with them after getting some for a F-2 I am gonna build.. right royal pain in the A** to brush with
Oh this does put a different complexion on things, and actually might explain how I havent had a great finish so far! It's great to hear it's not just me....Would white spirits work?
I love this interaction and feedback guys, thank you all!
Will try get some iPA in the pharmacist today too.
IPA works good with Tamiya acrylics for example (for airbrushing at least), but as Augie said, maybe not a good idea with Mr hobby
Hi Brian, try the IPA first see how you get on. Dont mix it into the pot, but take some of the paint out of the pot and try mixing it with ipa.
I've given up on this for now. I just can't get a finish I'm happy with, 2 coats on this since. Chalking up to experience! 🙂
Came back to it to add some white stripes between the colours. That led to another design choice!
That's an interesting effect. I think it is an improvement.
Thanks, Skywalker! The colours definitely needed a boundary.
That's something you don't see every day. Given the Spitfire is the quint essential British Icon, I thought it was a Union Jack themed scheme. Now that would look cool.