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Kit'n'Kaboodle

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Looking good!  [thumb]
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Looking beautiful!
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Looking good[thumb].  May I be as bold, to suggest a tin of Panzer putty or the equivocates for your camo work?
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Thank you guys [thumb]

Thanks for the "Panzer Putty" suggestion Colin, I have  actually got  some but  had forgotten I have it [redface][rolleyes]. I'll have to  try and remember it for the next build I do with a Camo scheme.

Another  quick update, decals are all on and it has had a coat of Tamiya  XF-86 flat varnish ready for the salt weathering.

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Another update soon, thanks for looking [thumb]

Cheers,

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Looking great!!!
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Very nice !!! Love this camo scheme... paint job is beautifull !!!
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Where's the rest of the tail?
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Oh that's all painted etc I just forgot to put it in the pic [wink]

I find it easier to paint the fuselage with the tail planes ( horizontal stabilizers?) left off. Usually no probs unless it needs filler but it seems to be a good fit.

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I hadn't thought of that before. Older kits usually require some kind of filler or sanding lol.
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Where's the rest of the tail?
OH.!!! I didn't even noticed a piece of the tail was missing... It reminds me it is best for me to stay with things that do not have to climb in the air such as tanks or trucks.

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Lol! It's okay to like both, Alain. No harm, no foul lol.
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Hello Guys another update.

Firstly  the tail parts have now been attached [tongue]

Also I have  started the weathering process. Most references pictures I have found of Spitfires in the North African theatre show dusty, faded airframes but the actual paint work appears more or less intact, not overly chipped.
So to try and recreate this I decided to try the salt weathering technique. I did some research before hand  (watched a couple of vids on YouTube [biggrin]) and was ready to go.

For anyone not familiar with this technique basically you wet the model, sprinkle salt onto it (which acts as a mask) and once the salt is dry spray a coat of thinners with a tiny amount of paint added, either white for fading or a darker colour to replicate dirt. Once the thinners have dried brush/wash the salt off to leave a subtle faded/ dirty effect.

Unfortunately things didn't go quite to plan 

20191020_123259.jpg  salty Spitfire before spraying.

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20191021_133211.jpg  After salt removed.

I think I was too heavy  handed spraying on the thinners and it is quite over done [bawl]

To try and knock it back I have lightly sanded some of the worst areas and then given it a coat of Flory wash "grime"

20191022_081925.jpg  Wash on.
20191022_081909.jpg  Wash off.

Once removed it doesn't look quite as stark, I'm going to have a bit of a think about what other weathering I need to do next to try and improve it.

So this is were I am up to, a bit more to go but nearing the finish line.

Another update soon, thanks for looking [thumb]

Geoff.






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Very nice !!! Like the fact you try to experiment some techniques... also have watch some videos about the salt technique but it was used for heavy rust effects... so I'm not surprised it is difficult to achieve a subtle finish... But you tried it and that's really great !!!
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It's always good to try new techniques, as it all adds to the learning curve.  Good effort, and nice recovery.
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Never tried salt weathering technique. will give it ago when I've cracked the hairspray technique.
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