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irishmodeller

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Your making nice progress
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Alright, weekend so progress ...

BTW, thanks everyone for the encouraging comments.

Everything I had planned to do, I was able to do so I am a happy camper ;-)

The cockpit construction is finally finished, this was really quite a bit of work ... Some pictures with and without the boys (who still need love ...)








A pin wash for the inside of the hull and some details painted and drybrushed ...


Worked on the motor as well, dark iron metal colour finish with a engine grime wash. Once this is dry, it will get some highlights with an engine oil wash ...



And finally fuselage and cockpit construction joined. This was pretty fiddly. At first it would not fit correctly when joining the two halfs but the kit is actually so well engineered that the cockpit construction needs to snap into place, I did not even glue it in. I was of course afraid of breaking things but it does require a small amount of force to push it into place. Most importantly, it worked without breaking stuff :-)
The fit is tight however so I am going to give this time to properly bond.




I do have a question ... what is a good brand for brush painting? I tried using the Tamiya paint but that does not really work the way I want it to work, it clutters my brush resulting in not having a fine point anymore ... resulting in mistakes.

Anyway, thanks for watching.

Cheers,
Wim.

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Oh that's an easy fix Chris. You'll need a simple pallet to work off of, but the solution to your problem is simply to thin your paint down. I don't know about you, but credit card companies are always sending me "Sample" cards to get me to sign up with them. Those little cards make great disposable pallets. Just add some dabs of paint to the surface and then drop some thinner on it and mix it up. That way you get to control the thickness of your paint without having to guess at how much thinner the bottle may need. I've thinned some bottles down too much before figuring out how to better control the variables in which I operate.

Give that a try. It may seem like a small thing, but it will give you more control.  [smile]
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You have some really excellent work going on. DETAILS DETAILS! NICE KIT! looking forward to seeing more of this WIP!
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@M.Brindos:
Thanks for the advice, I actually thinned it down a bit with plain water as I was not to keen on using thinners - I was afraid it might ruin the underlying work. I will give it a try though.

@Ted:
Thank you!
It is a really wonderful kit and I would recommend it to anyone. Although I have the PE set by Eduard, I hardly use any of it, the molding is so excellent that it is very easy to bring out the details. And there are a lot of details ... It took me over 20 hours to get the cockpit construction done ... And I am not exactly done :-P

It is a really enjoyable build though, I might even make a second one one of these days. But first let's try to get this one finished in time.

Cheers!
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You have done a great detailing paintwork. Cockpit and engine are beautiful !

Looking forward !
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Before I mess you up with the thinning, if you are using acrylics then water is what you want. Only use paint thinner for enamels. Just clarifying what I said so you don't have to suffer from that mistake. Hopefully I have not already led you astray Wim.
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Well, almost astray [cool] [biggrin] Just joking, I had understood it more like 'use a flow improver' or something of the kind.

I probably should just use a bit more water or maybe luke warm water ... time to experiment I guess. In all honesty, I was also trying to avoid having to go over the same spot more than once ... So, also time to hone my patience and (hopefully) steady hand. If you have never painted figures before, it is quite challenging and at 1/48 they are pretty small. The figures in itself also are quite detailed: boots, gloves, helmet, parachute, parachute straps, buckles, inflatable vest and nearly all of it in a different colour.

I usually try to do a little part of the figures during each session at the bench just to spread the effort out a bit. We'll get it done in the end, only a few minor mistakes to repair (for now [tongue] [wink]. But again, thanks for the good advice.

Next up will be priming the fuselage, wings and the preparations for the rigging. I also picked up a good idea for weathering but I will need to try it out first before I ruin the model ...

Sometimes, the weekend can be far away ...

Cheers,
Wim.

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I do use enamels for most of my blocking, but thin my acrylics down for the shades and details. You can use both Wim. There's no rule that says you have to do it any other way. So yes, work on it to your heart's content and don't rush it. Figures are not that hard after you get used to using the same tricks you use on everything else. Its just a mindset. Once you get it, you get it.  [smile]
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Nice work on this one mate, cockpit came out a treat and looks perfect

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Hi guys, starting to get somewhere, got quite a bit of work in yesterday and today, so here some updates ...

Primed the wings yesterday and some tiny bits and bobs done ...


Finished the engine by adding some engine oil and a tiny bit of rusty pigments ...


Gave the wings a coating with deck tan and mottled it with red brown to simulate the base coating shining through. I also used some AK worn effects to get some wear and tear. Also, all metalic parts were given a metal colour with worn effects sprayed on ...



Worn effects on the wing's underside ... One is a bit too much, I will need to correct that.





Started the first layer for the top of the wings. This is only a first layer as I would like to try to get a bit of shading in. Was a bit too difficult with the mottled pattern ...



You might see the occasional hair floating around on the pictures ... well my cats helped me a lot the past few days. All hairs were caught in time and no cats were hurt.

Thanks for watching!

Cheers,
Wim.

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Great progress! Really fascinating subject and build.
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Thanks all. Doing a lot of new things but loving it.

Wim.

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Its looking the business, well done
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wimve1960

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Life got in the way this weekend so I could not do as much as I had planned but still some progress. The painting stage has started. Upper wings received a second coat, fuselage primed, started with the ordnance and some bits and bobs ...











The result ...


It will probably be a close call to get finished in time but should the deadline be moved by a month, I might get a small diorama in. I have a few things in my stash from which I might use a few things ...




And finally some help writing this post ...


Thanks for watching everyone!!

Cheers,
Wim.

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