Treehugger Question: What color/hue/shade of wash did you use on the yellow?
19. September, 10:12
Bernhard Schrock Treehugger: a mix of middle grey (50% saturation) and middle brown as base. But I used not overall the same mix to break the uniformity. I used the middle grey here and there a bit lighter grey and here an there a bit darker grey.
19. September, 10:22
Treehugger Re. photo 62. I've ordered one of the second batch of 1:32 Viggen's from JetMads and I strongly suspect the 3d printed parts will require some surface treatment. Although the largest parts are (hollow) resin parts, the tail base is 3d printed. I plan to use liquified vallejo putty, or consider using that, to try level the surface, with minimal sanding, as the liquid putty should self level, but has poor filling quality the more it is thinned. Then I can apply the more liquid'dy putty with a small brush to avoid the mess that one typically gets if just smearing putty onto a model. Casual sanding of a surface is bad for the details and the edges tend to get rounded off if one isn't careful.
20. September, 13:59
Boris Belay Great project and beautiful build ! I like your modifications to FM-2 and then to civilian service. I would only suggest that the seat would gain from being thinned down (or made from photo-etch), but that's a minor detail. The rest is inspiring indeed !
And I didn't know there was a Wildcat group build. I may join with an old project for a yellow-wing F4F-3 (Hobby Boss kit).
Greg Baker Thanks guys! I'm happy with how it turned out (except that the final coat of Future was a bit splotchy). Besides the Tamiya enamels, I think the panel lines worked much better the second time around, because the Academy kit has better details. I haven't quite given up on the chalk wash technique though... it's still got lots of uses I think.