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  1. The last "shape enhance" actions are made with cold ageing filter, subtle touches into some recesses and wing joints
  2. The thickened light grey mix is spread and feathered over gun bulges, radiator edges and so on to add shape. And thin touches of the samre paint to subtlely simulate scratches.
  3. The light grey mix instead, is used to mark some detail edges, thus adding to shape.
  4. Hi Guys, thanks @ Ian : find all here Now some weathering. Again with SDW shading colors. A light grey mix, and sand. They are left to get thicker into a jar, for a better feathering on small areas. At first sand color is applied and feathered with a brush on tyres edges and wheel covers.
  5. Brush, a water-wet cosmetic sponge and metaliner Simply take some product directly from the bottle, draw lines into the recessed panel lines, and remove the excess with the wet sponge. That's all.
  6. Now the whole receives a thin coat of crystal lock clear varnish as a base for the paneling job.
  7. Thanks Ian Now I wanted to scale down and revive a bit the whole paintjob. Done with an subtle overall airbrushing with tone up filter.
  8. I think that aircraft models need subtlety, and still more for this scale. That's why I prefer to go on with filters.Targets: shape enhance and add depht to colors.At first some LIGHT & FADING 2, from the range filter & wash, was gently airbrushed in the center of downside panels. To keep a coherent and uniform ensemble, it was airbrushed on upper sides too, but just subtlely along panel joints and details A bit more on landing gear, also to desaturate the rubber tyres. A little note : maybe you need to increase monitor lighting, as these are there subtle effects.
  9. Hi Jean, thanks ! Speckles finally made thinning a mix of od and olive green thinned ab. 50% in ethanol. Just a test to try out different methods for this kind of paints into a thin airbrushing. An alternative I'm also testing is the use of unthinned paint at ab. 25-29 psi. Well, I'm not the king of airbrush, but I can say myself satisfied up 'till now
  10. Although there are no specifical colors for aircrafts into the SDW range, they can be easily obtained by mixing. Yellow, ochre and naples for the nose. Blue, neutral grey and white for the underside. Khaki and raw siena for the upperside. A little color-test was made with thinned down paint before actually painting the whole upperside. Then the painting is completed with SDW shading colors thinned with a bit water and a touch of their gloss additive.
  11. Well, we finally have a great culture on messerschmitt slats It seems I'm working in a reverted manner, since I've painted the interiors in a proper color, washed them with a brown-reddish filter, then more details added... Canopy will be left open, just fitted to be hand painted ( i do not like masking) in the interior color. RLM 02 obtaned by a mix of russian green and a somewhat pale dirty grey.
  12. Thank you Marko, the caption said recon camera, and I toook it for good. No other detail found on my books. Never stop learning...
  13. Thank you all for your comments. Slats : probably not directly connected to flaps, but all pictures I have of ground emils with flaps down also show open slats, and so I've made them. Drop shaped camera door : picture (not drawing ) at page 19 of " bf 109 aces of afrika and the mediterranean" shows an e4n of jg 27 with this feature. ( also visible on the net here ) A drawing from Valiant "bf 109 early series", attached drawing sheets at books end, although a drawing is not probative like the picture above.
  14. But, but, but... Lowered flaps on a Messserschmitt also means open slats.... A bit late but the recessed locations were gently scraped with a scalpel blade, then filed until a proper gap was created. Slats made with bent pieces of aluminium shelf (food tools), and raised with a thin plasticard strip
  15. Hi all Sirs, here my latest tiny beast. Absolute love for these new kits from Airfix. I still had no idea on how to proceed, this way I gave a (wrong) paintcoat to the interiors, and closed the fuselage. Then taking things a bit more calm, a bit of putty was thinned in water and spread in 1 to 3 coats into gaps, avoiding overdoing. This way only some cleaning of the excess with ethanol was enough for a neat surface on wing roots. The bomb support provided into the box,cut and resized, is welcome to build the "drop" for a camera equipped machine Cartridge ejectors pierced into the lower wing.