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OMG that IS SMALL! wow.....
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OMG, you have huge lighters in the USA!!!
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OMG, you have huge lighters in the USA!!!


LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!...



Looking great Mike!!

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OMG, you have huge lighters in the USA!!!


yes, they are bigger than a WWI Biplane.

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Well we do have some lighters that are huge, but we really only concentrate on the size of our cars and coffee cups.

I seem to have forgotten how to use my airbrush properly in these few months I've had it packed away. :/

My first try with some MM Israeli Armor Sand didn't go well at all. For some unexplained reason all that would come out was a little spatter of paint, but mostly clear. ???!



It even dried a semi gloss for some reason. Talk about confusion; I sat there looking at my AB as if had been possessed by Poseidon, while scratching my head. I still haven't figured out how I did that.

I cleaned my AB and tried again. This time with a mix of Tamiya Dark Yellow and white. Still had some issues here.



Second cote...



Okay, this will have to do. I cleaned out the AB and pulled out the brushes. I mixed up Tamiya dark Yellow, Tamiya Flat Earth, and lightened it with some more white to get the neutral wood tone for my base color.



Since I am keeping my paints thin so they don't clog up my panel lines, it took more than one session.




I'll be away for most of the day so that should give me plenty of time before digging around for my oils so I can start trying to replicate wood grain. Fortunately I have a sheet of plywood in front of me while I'm working in my Dad's garage, lol. Good reference for what is coming next.

Well that'll be it for now. You guys have a great day, and for us Uhmeri'kins, Have a safe Memorial Day weekend. See ya 'round.  [smile]
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I hate it when my ABs seem to sabotage everything, regardless of how clean they look, etc. good luck with them. Looks like you got on with the project in spite of the AB problems.See you later! have a good Memorial day yourself!
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Well, well, well. I decided to jump into this wood grain idea this morning after feeding the brood some pancakes. This has turned out far better than I expected, as you will see.

I started off my doing a few minor touch-ups with the base color just to get my even tone. Kinda like the color of cardboard, to start. Then I added more Flat Earth to the base color to add my background "wavy" discoloration effect.



Looks like poo, right? Some amateur attempt at painting a tree on plain white paper, lol.

I let that set a while and tried an attempt at trying something different with Watercolor Pencils. That didn't work at all and the results were lousy. Okay, so out with the oils.

Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, and Burnt Umber are my choices for this project. They should blend well and as long as the Yellow Ochre is my main color it should give me the golden glow I'm looking for.


Standard application of randomized spots of paint.

With a flat wide brush (I used a 1/2 inch brush) I blended the oils into the fuselage using front to back strokes. This was my test, and it worked very well. On to the entire fuselage!



The effect is quite pleasing to the eyes and I only wish I had actually scratched out the panel lines so a nice wash would've given some separation to the grain effect. It's pretty cool and my camera doesn't quite do it justice.







I even did a little of this on the propeller and that turned out pretty good too. I'll be embellishing this a little differently later on, but this doesn't look bad at all.



I chose to use the Burnt Sienna mostly for the propeller. This part will be a little darker when I'm done.

Its all sitting under a MM dull cote right now waiting for that paint to dry. It will be at least another 24 hours of curing time before I want to try anything else with the model. I don't want to risk ruining what I've got here. [smile]

I'm surprised at how easy this was to accomplish. I've used oils in this manner before, of course, but never for wood grain. I think I will never be nervous about this process ever again lol.

Happy memorial day. Remember the fallen, for they have died so that we may live on.
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Nice work Michael. Thanks for recording exactly what you did and including the nice pictures.
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Thank you, Ted. This process has been documented so many times already. No harm in showing it here... again lol. I just followed what others have done before me.

Its sittin' purdy under a nice matte coat right now, looking just splendid.  [smile]  I even painted the metal parts of the fuselage already and darkened the propeller a little more. I'm really happy with the results so far.
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Progress is coming along nicely. I'm still having problems getting those front vents to shape up correctly, but I'll get them into shape eventually. Until then I was reminded that I own a pencil and I know how to use it, lol.

That's what I used for the panel line separations on the fuselage.  [smile]



I think this is about it for today.  [smile]
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A pencil makes the lines great! the simplest ideas and techniques work best sometimes.
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The wood turned out great!
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Now, for a very long overdue update.

After a little painting on my M-41 I heard my Albatros calling to me. It needed some attention... and it will still need more. I must have had a few too many cups of coffee as I couldn't keep my hands from jittering and making little errors. I'll make corrections later, but for now I have to put it away. Its time for sleep.

I chose MM Faded O.D. enamel for the left side, Tamiya acrylic Red Brown for the middle, and some artist's Veridian Green acrylic for the right side. They closely matched what I had decided this should look like in my mind. Artist's choice. [wink]

I took each color and added some white for a little modulation to break it up a little, but when I decided to add a panel line wash I had troubles. That's where I think the coffee messed with me the most. Frustrating! As I said, I'll fix that later with a steadier hand... and daylight lol.

Thanks for your interest. Have a good night!

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Great to see her out of the shadows again [smile].

Looking really nice, I'm astound how much details you got going on there, even in 1/48 it's not a big model.

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You guys are rocking the WWI airplanes! nice work, really nice!
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