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  1. Hi Craig and thank you again for your comments! And thank you for the information about them still being in use. I hadn't realised that! This is pretty much a repeat of my T-34 thread's post: Over this weekend, when it was a little cooler, I managed to get some painting done on both my builds. First - thinned (with water) Humbrol's acrylic, Army Green, 102, was applied over all the upper surfaces with a small flat brush. Once dry, I did my usual overall wash of very, very thinned (again with water) Revell's Gunship Grey acrylic. When this was dry I used a fine pointed brush to apply very, very thinned Revell's acrylic Antracite, in and around all the details. The Gunship Grey tones down the basic overall colour and also gives a bit of an impression of a dusty finish, whereas the Anthracite emphasises the shadow effects. Once fully dry again, I drybrushed all the upper surfaces with a lightened version of the 102 - to which I had added a touch of matt yellow. I use an old flat brush for the dry brushing. This was the result: Next up I need to start adding some of the detailed weathering - plus I need to get all the additional parts painted. Hopefully some cooler weather will be on the way again soon. Comments and suggestions welcome. Kind regards, Stix
  2. Hi Craig and thank you very much, as always for your comments! You mentioned the painting......... Over this weekend, when it was a little cooler, I managed to get some painting done on both my builds. First - thinned (with water) Humbrol's acrylic, Army Green, 102, was applied over all the upper surfaces with a small flat brush. Once dry, I did my usual overall wash of very, very thinned (again with water) Revell's Gunship Grey acrylic. When this was dry I used a fine pointed brush to apply very, very thinned Revell's acrylic Antracite, in and around all the details. The Gunship Grey tones down the basic overall colour and also gives a bit of an impression of a dusty finish, whereas the Anthracite emphasises the shadow effects. Once fully dry again, I drybrushed all the upper surfaces with a lightened version of the 102 - to which I had added a touch of matt yellow. I use an old flat brush for the dry brushing. This was the result: Next up I need to start adding some of the detailed weathering - plus I need to get all the additional parts painted. Hopefully some cooler weather will be on the way again soon. Comments and suggestions welcome. Kind regards, Stix
  3. Hi Ray. This project of yours is obviously taking a lot of work but it still looks to be progressing well and is looking very impressive! Kind regards, Stix
  4. Great to see your are moving ahead with this project now Stu! Lovely progress. Kind regards, Stix
  5. Hi Pat. It's great to see you have managed to get this big kit finished way before the end of this GB. Despite the issues with some of the decals you have done a fantastic job with the old kit. Very well done! It's a superb addition to our Gallery. And thank you very much for building it in this GB! Kind regards, Stix
  6. Hi Ravnos. Great to see you are underway and it's looking good so far! With regards a stand for your model - yes of course - that sounds perfectly acceptable! Kind regards, Stix
  7. No need to apologise Steve - I think a lot of us have been struggling to keep the modelling going for a variety of reasons........yours sounds like a fun reason!! I hope your cats are doing okay. Nice to see you have been able to make some progress with your build though! Kind regards, Stix
  8. Hi Ian. Great to see you here with what sounds like an............'interesting...?' kit! Sounds like you'll have your work cut out! Good luck! Kind regards, Stix
  9. Hi Pete. It's great to see you are going to grace our GB with another fascinating project and it looks like you are off to a great start already - despite it being a bit of a pain! Kind regards, Stix
  10. Hi Steve. Great to see you are building another kit for this GB!! You got a fantastic result with your Russian version in its winter finish! Looking forward to seeing what you do with this latest build of the kit - and it looks like you are off to a good start already! Kind regards, Stix
  11. Good save with the top wing BK! Looking very good in those last two photos! Kind regards, Stix
  12. Hi Alex. Fantastic idea and it really does work with the feathers!! Really brings it to life! Kind regards, Stix
  13. Hi Troy. I totally agree with what @Adrian Hills and @stevej60 have said above! That is all progressing beautifully and I'm pleased you are enjoying the experience! Kind regards, Stix
  14. Hi HP. Well the Spitfire itself is looking awesome - but what a shame about the canopy! Hopefully Airfix will be able to supply a replacement. If I get chance - and I make no promises - I will have a look through my spares box over the weekend - just in case I've got anything that might be a suitable replacement. Kind regards, Stix
  15. Hi 825. Great to see more progress and it's looking good with the transfers on! Hope you find some suitable glazing material. Kind regards, Stix
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