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About Vadim

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  1. It's a real pain to paint this crazy canopy without precutted mask... Finally here is the last step
  2. @Val, @The Spadgent, @Squibby Thank you for your kind words. Here are some pictures of "unrealistically" hard weathered Hurricanes These are not pictures of a Sea Hurricane I build. However these give an idea of a way weathering could happen and of those most weathering prone areas...
  3. That's a clever solution for a wood texture. The result is really impressive. I'll take a note if you don't mind
  4. Hi all Today a three additional oil coloures have arrived (blue, yellow, and earth) and finally I can start a weathering... Random oil drops... are blended with a slightly moistured (white spirit) brush: A good colour variation is expected It's still a new technique for me but I like this artistic process. It delivers an element of unpredictability and randomnicity in a final colour appearance.
  5. Hi everyone, I tried to find an answer through the FAQ and other forum areas and didn't find it... Did anyone come across a pinned topic (from old version)?.. I still got some of those pinned topics and can't un-pin them. Are there any solutions? They always come first on top with a green pin symbol... Help me please
  6. Chipping is nearly done. Thanks to a good reference photo the final result should be good. I hope
  7. Phew! Decals are done! Now the most interesting part begins... - weathering :-D
  8. Hi All Here are some photos of sausaging :))) This is all the masking when removed: Now Hurricane is ready for decals. Also I found some good reading about hurri (while reviewing old stock magazines):
  9. Merry Christmas to everyone! Here are some pictures of the progress I made over the last week. All the problematic areas were treated with putty and sanded. A primer was applied: Then I made a pre-shading with black along the panel lines and then some random spots with grey: - In the mean time - propeller was painted: Also, I started to mask a canopy: Finally, I applied first coat of Revell 59 Sky:
  10. Thanks for all the new comments, very much appreciated.
  11. Another short update: It seems that even for stress relief I need some filler and sanding... I always try to do something new and this time it was Vallejo acrylic putty. I have to admit it's quite handy especially on this scale. Easily removed all the excess with wet cloth and it looks great! (it's not an advert ) Now: - all the seams are sanded, - all the gaps are filled and sanded, - cockpit and wheel wells are masked, - panel lines are re-scribed where necessary. Ready for the first coat of primer
  12. The build goes really well. All the parts fit nicely and easy. It is just pure pleasure so far! It looks no filler or sanding is required as wing root connection is nearly perfect: I love my kids' toys I always borrow some foam bricks or prisms to keep my models or its parts in place when necessary:
  13. Great finish. I like tough weathered models and your zero really delivers it. The only thing I would try, while making pictures, to close an apperture as much as possible to have a better depth of field. Alternatively you may use image stacking software. With a bigger dof your model would look like a 1/32 scale because of really great finish.
  14. Thanks for your kind words mate! Yes, you are right, the overall dirty appearance made by oils. However I did it in few steps: panel lines wash, panel fading with oil dots, then stains and leakage, then few oil filters to blend all the effects. I didn't make step by step pictures of each stage, just these two :