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billbuck

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Hi. Having seen Bobby's review of Vallejo's Metal colours I intend to use one for the HSS underside of my Revell Hawker Hunter build. 2 questions.
1) Which of the Vallejo metal range do people think is closest match for RAF high speed silver? Looking at several reviews I'm tempted by Dull Aluminium.
2) As it's recommended to put a coat of gloss black primer down first, would people say the undersides area is a good candidate for black basing, or should I stick to pre shading? This will mean a coat of aluminium before and after the pre shading. I'm asking as the recessed panel lines on the revell 1 32 hunter are quite shallow and black basing sounds like it should involve less layers of paint.
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I'm not sure which "silver" is the best one for your plane. I will be beginning to use some black basing in my current and future projects. You could probably get away with just a shiny black primer coat and then put the silver over that. I would not do the silver/black/silver routine.
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M.Brindos

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Vallejo's metal series Chrome is a good candidate for high speed silver.

If you want a shiny reflective finish, lay down a gloss black. For varied panels alternate between flat and gloss. You'll get some interesting results with that simple trick.

If you must do any shading, try post shading with Tamiya smoke mixed with clear.

I don't really know for sure about some of the tricks out there. Honestly I have yet to master a silver finish of any sort. There are more prep stages when you want a great silver finish that I keep trying to avoid and it's made my silver finishes quite mediocre at best.

But I do know what happens when you spray silver over a gloss vs matte black.
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TedUSA

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Good tips! Thanks!
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