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#1 petr-pb

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 07:48 AM

Hello,

With the new Airfix Zero finally available in our model shops it was impossible to resist, so I immediately bought one.
Decided to build it plain OOB, no improvements at all, just for relax in the evenings over cutting mat.

Nevertheless, I used the cockpit as testing ground for my first experiments with salt / mascol chipping techniques. And am not sure it went ok.

It should be in this camouflage:
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taken from the Rising Decals sheet:
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Regards


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Posted 15 November 2011 - 08:20 AM

I wouldn't be too hard on yourself, the level of detail you've acheived certainly looks very good from here! If this is what you can do with the cockpit parts, I'm looking forward to seeing this one progress.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 08:21 AM

Blimey, that is an impressive amount of work in such a small model! Looks good to me.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 04:08 PM

Oh, thanks, but the level of detail is made by Airfix design guys. The cockpit is much better than in Hasegawa kit.

Today´s progress - drybrushing with some light yellowish green mix:

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 04:32 PM

Very impressive.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 09:36 PM

My last today´s post - decals applied at the dashboard (Cartograph needed extra-strog solution "Hypersol") and some cockpit details picked out in various colours.

So, for now, good night :sleeping:

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 07:38 AM

Looking good! That cockpit is far more detailed than the Hasegawa Zeroes, and the instrument panel decal looks really good..more than adequate for 1/72.

I'll definitely have to pick one of these up! I wonder if Airfix might consider doing an A6M5 at some point..although come to think of it, they'd need completely new wings, fuselage, and engine cowl. Probably more effort than they'd want to go to for this line.

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 07:35 AM

Some progress today, first coats of Tamiya colours, thinned with Tamiya Lacquer thinner with few drops of X-22 Clear varnich. Each layer softly polished with a piece of cotton wool.

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 10:27 AM

Love your painting technique, need to get a few oils and practice

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 01:24 PM

Very nice work on the cockpit and an interesting start to the exterior colour. Will be tuned in to see how it turns out .

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 02:48 PM

Thanks a lot :-)

Today´s photos - camoulfage is finaly finished, XF49+XF21, lightened a bit with XF55 Deck Tan (especially on fabric covered areas).

All tamiya acrylic colours were thinned using Lacquer Thinner which gave the best result, but smelt horribly.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 06:56 AM

Now, with the Blue-Black cowling and some decals applied, it looks like an aeroplane at last.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 07:47 AM

Now this is looking good! Fantastic paint effect, very subtle and makes it look just right.

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 11:41 AM

Now this is looking good! Fantastic paint effect, very subtle and makes it look just right.

Mark.


You are very kind, Mark, thank you.

Today, two photos made in the day light. Quite different than previous ones made in artificial light.
Camouflage colour "faded" a bit in comparison with the FAOW art work.


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Posted 08 December 2011 - 06:40 PM

The quality of your work makes this look as if it is in a larger scale than 72nd Petr and I can't wait to start my kit now having been inspired by you. Well done on such excellent paintwork.

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 09:25 PM

Minor progress, decals are completed, now some experiments with shade of oil colour washes. Darker mix of oils on the undersurfaces now, on the uppersurfaces it should be some less prominent shade.

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 11:40 PM

Oils now finished, matt (or semi-gloss) varnish next time...

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 11:49 PM

Looks amazing - just hope I can make mine look this good. One question though, how/with what did you mask the canopy? Not an easy one to do, with all those internal curves on the frames!

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 01:12 PM

You are far too kind, thank you.

Canopy masking was quite simple thanks to raised canopy frames, so windows were covered with masking fluid applied carefully with wooden toothpick. Honestly, I wouldn´t mask this canopy with tape just because of those internal curves.

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 10:51 PM

to all Britmodellers - Happy New Year!

And a bit of progress for today.

Propeller - Alclad Aluminium on the front side, back side oversprayed with matt black and then carefully sanded off at the tips:
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Lower surface is semi matt:
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Upper surface is dead matt and oversprayed with heavily dilluted tamiya XF-55 deck tan to simulate sun bleached effect:
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Control surfaces on the tail and wing got some dry brush with Naples Yellow oil colour:
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