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nigel56

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Cheers Simon,

Im trying to finish the canopy for the gun turret tonight as i shall be indisposed for a while.
I noticed that the framework is black, and not blended in with the camo pattern. I thought it was just a shadow, but looking at old photos and museum displays it is jet black. Reminded me of the original Airfix model when they did the black night version and the sprues were molded in black.
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NIgel
Just catching up and enjoying your dual build. Looking real good
Keep 'em coming
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Well canopies done, without any masking. Just my brush and toothpick, and a steady hand.



Just need to give the varnish a light polish and then it's the stencils and decals.



For those that have just looked in....this is 1/72 scale, so these are highly magnified photos.

Thanks, as always, for your views.

Ps, whilst doing the scribing i coughed.
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There's that figure painting skill showing off again Nigel lol. I get nervous when I have to use the picks and I have a hard time keeping my hand steady.

Oh, but the thrill of success!

Well done mate. [biggrin]
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The secret to this is to try and get it right with the brush, and then use a toothpick to scrap off the acrylic to make it as near as possible. Acyrlic paint doesn't stick to clear plastic as it's too smooth.

Sneaky trick that works.
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That's a really impressive bit of freehand painting on those frames Nigel !

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That's a really impressive bit of freehand painting on those frames Nigel !

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Thanks Pete.

Holding your breath while you paint should only be done in small durations, overwise you end up seeing stars floating around and changing colour. It's like being back in the early 70s.
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Lol, Groovy man !

It's definitely not a job to be done after a couple of cups of coffee

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Very impressive freehand work there. Heck, you don't need any stinking masks, free hand the bomber also [smile]



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Looking great as always Nigel and as far as the steady hand painting...for me... out of the question..1 Too old , 2 Too many drugs in the ol days, 3 I like my coffee....[biggrin][tongue][wink]
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Looking great as always Nigel and as far as the steady hand painting...for me... out of the question..1 Too old , 2 Too many drugs in the ol days, 3 I like my coffee....[biggrin][tongue][wink]



+1!
Nice work Nigel and neat trick with the brush/toothpick combo, I'll remember that one cheers. [smile]

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It's an old trick. You are basically using the toothpick as an eraser, and then polish off the area with a dry cotton bud.
It does have it's disadvantages. You need to paint more layers by brush, whereas the AB can do it in two passes and gets it sealed with varnish. By brush you will need a good steady hand to paint the matt varnish on the framework, or, if you are someone that prefers to dip the whole canopy into klear (future) you can do so.

These canopies didn't even need polishing, so they are not going anywhere near the klear! Matt varnish on a brush for me.
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Your doing super work, the new defiant is one of the best kits I've worked on. Is the dornier as good as it?
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Thanks Eoin.

The bomber certainly is as good as the Defiant, same high detail .



Starting to look the part with those decals on.



Masking underway (first time to use these). Quite a job on a small scale, but will allow me to get that cammo on.
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Awesome work on both Nigel. Decals always brings it all together for me anyway. Not having decals on a plane seems like noticing you forgot your watch and then ya feel naked all day lol
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