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noelbarnes last won the day on June 24 2017

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  1. I covered the raw kit in Tamiya Black Panel Line Wash, then dry brushed with Ocean Grey (Humbrol), and then a dry brushed with Model Master Light Sea Grey or some thing similar. I then added a few local washes on panels and the streaking with black and sepia Mig washes. Hope that helps.
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    Arii 1/48 Ki-44 Shoki "Tojo" figher

    Thanks for your comments, see the post above to answer your question.
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    Arii 1/48 Ki-44 Shoki "Tojo" figher

    Hi opus999. I used Alclad's black primer as a base, followed by Polished aluminium. It looked very toy like at that stage. I then coated it in Future to mask up the markings and decals. Anothe coat of Future to seal it all in and then a wash of Tamiya's black panel line wash. Once this was cleaned up, it left a little streaking and some lifted out of the rivets etc, to leave a noticeable, yet faint effect. I would love to do a 1/72 version, I think it would look great. I also have a 1/32 version to do at some point.
  4. Hot on the heels of my Tamiya Raiden, is my 1/48 Tojo from Arii. A simple kit that provided the opportunity to do a natural metal finish and painted markings. The kit decals were unusable, so masks and and some home made decals were the order of the day. It was a fun build. I love the bulky engine, forward angled wings and tiny tail coupled with bright markings on shiny aluminium paint.
  5. That is just stunning Tony. Love it.
  6. This is an excellent kit with loads of detail for it's size. Not sure what scale it is, but it sits about 55mm high. The build took about 20 minutes but all the fun was in the painting. I hand painted the base with Tamiya acrylics in numerous layers of red, clear red, and white. I am very happy with the result.
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    Airfix 1/72 Beaufighter TF MkX

    Hi Dazey. Not too sure about the ensign. I have seen the question raised about a painting where the blue ensign flag was being hoisted by Aussies winning a particular battle during WWI. That sparked a great deal of debate........It's good question though..I had not even considered it. I know not all decal manufacturers get their marking spot on, whether DK have or not I am not sure. I know that the blue ensign is always used on models of this particular airframe as it is a popular subject. The information must be out there somewhere...Cheers.
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    Airfix 1/72 Beaufighter TF MkX

    Hi Dave. Thanks for your comments. Edited all proper now. Cheers.
  9. Here is Airfix's 1/72 Beaufighter straight out of the box. The markings are from DK Decals and depict NE543, UB-E from 455 Sqd RAAF.
  10. A thing of beauty. Brilliant.
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    1\48 F5F Sundowner

  12. Outstanding work. I am loving these aircraft in FAA markings more and more.
  13. Simply stunning. Looks like the real thing.....incredible job.
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    Mitsubishi J2m Raiden.

    Great build Steve. I think the maskol technique has worked a treat. It looks awesome. What a great kit to work on hey? To look at it, you wouldn't think it was a 70's kit.
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    Tamiya 1/48 Raiden.

    Thanks everyone for your comments....in answer to the question about the hairspray chipping technique here is how I do it. You can find videos on youtube that will help too. First I spray my kit or an area of my kit that I want chipped paint on...usually silver. You can seal it in with future if you wish. Second, once the silver is dry, I spray it with a liberal coat of hairspray. Any brand from the shops will do. I have used the same can for about 5 years now....it's good economy. Third, once the hairspray is dry, I then paint the upper layer. I use Tamiya Acrylic, although other acrylics may work too. I read recently that enamels work too. I would experiment first. Fouth, once paint is dry (even touch dry) cover the area you want to chip with water. The water soaks through the paint and activates the hairspray. Finally, using a stiff brush, or a toothpick (cocktail stick) you can scrub and chip away the paint. Take your time...less is more. Once you have chipped the paint to your requirements, varnish to protect the finish. Hope that helps. Cheers Noel.