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  1. cambridge

    a couple of question about B5N2 Fuchida's color scheme

    applying green over gray would make sense, but usually a paint sticks well over another paint, so green peeling exposing gray i dont really see that happening. but it can be that green peeled off also the gray layer exposing metal. or maybe the upper side is more exposed to sun and rain therefore it weather quite more heavily than the underside. i've found this video, it kinda gives an idea of a weathered b5n2, i'm still convinced it's metal showing under there. also i've discovered a new interesting thing, apparently there was some weathering also on the half wings that were folded as you can see at the start of the video. It's like the wings had 2 different colors, what could that bee? just fading paint? gray? spare half wings from a different plane not being repainted? that's kinda weird and i kinda wanna show that in my model
  2. cambridge

    a couple of question about B5N2 Fuchida's color scheme

    Well i think i will use the pictures as reference, both because i like to make something with an historical verified background and cause i'd like to do some peling on this model that would certain make it more interesting that a flat freshly painted green one so overall you think the most correct interpretation would be underside gray ( let's say tamiya XF-12 ) and overside green ( let's say tamiya xf-11 ) with the peeling revealing a bare metal skin, with no traces of primer. how come the green would peel that much and the gray not?
  3. so, in short, i'm waiting for a hasegawa 1/48 kit to arrive, and i was planning to make it in Mitsuo Fuchida Pearl Harbor color scheme. so, couple of questions: 1 - the underside. according to hasegawa instruction sheet is silver. I've read somewhere that fuchida's plane was all silver during training ( that's why you sometime see the all silver livery depicted ) and overpainted with green for the attack. But i've seen it depicted everywhere with the underside in the usual IJN gray like you have in the zero, plus i've read somewhere akagi planes were all in gray/green camo. So wich one is correct? In the picture ( few and grainy ) it looks like underside is a different more dull color compared to the peeled part, but also the peeled part is in direct light so it could be the result of the shadows. In the pictures also the underside has no peeling at all, so it could be bare silver, but for what i know it could also be that gray paint was less subject to peeling. 2 - the weathering. there are a couple of picture supposedly showing fuchida's plane on the carrier's deck the day of the attack. What's going on there? Its paint is extremely worn. I've heard japanese planes at the end of the war suffered from peeling cause they went short of primer but here we are in 1941. So what's happening there? is that a proof that the plane was bare silver with overpainted green, therefore with no primer it just peeled quickly? i may have some other questions as the discussion comes along but for now i'll focus on these two.
  4. so it's the flat flesh paint, the one used for the skin. My problem is, i can't find a way to use it. it's like it has a thick consistency but a thin pigmentation, so even when applied undiluted it won't stick properly. and when diluted it would just flow away. i try to do coat after coat after coat but i can't ever have a proper uniform finish, both using airbrush or a brush. expecially considering you would like to have best possible control painting tiny details with this paint, it seems impossible to me. should i move to other brands for skin paint ( any suggestion? ) or there's some trick i don't know on how to use this particular paint?
  5. decided i didn't like the rocks, i'm in the middle of replacing the with polystyrene ones that i'm making myself. It's so odd that fake rocks may end up looking more real than actual real rocks
  6. are they the same thing, minus the propellent? i mean, i've used so far Tamiya spray cans, they work good but i don't have control on them and i waste so much paint. i have an old airbrush i can use for priming, i would like to try to airbrush that. I've heard you can decant it and spray it. So the question is, is Decanted tamiya primer the same thing as Tamiya liquid surface primer, or are these two different animals? Do they both need lacquer thinner to be airbrushed with a 0.5 nozzle?
  7. i'm starting to blend in the plane adding details like tail and wing panels and debris and adding sand over its wing, now is darker cause its wet, soaked in water and glue, but it will dry over time. this following is just an experiment fun adding some background to a picture of the model in its current state just to see how it looks
  8. now that you make me think about it i should give a look at the net of the flour strainer
  9. i'm starting to add some detail gluing them to the base end blending them with more sand while i wait to finish the plane itself. once the sand layer is done i've retraced the sand dunes. in the end this is the effect shown in a lowlight i've added some debris, expecially under the nose. I've added soem gears, the parachute and some panels around and started to blend them in with the sand. i feel the sand grain is a bit too big but that's the smallest i've been able to find. I could have used pigments for that but it would have cost a fortune. i'm thinking if i should try to use a mortar to crush it and than filter it and see if i can produce thinner sand and then add another layer over this one. overall this doesn't look that bad in the wide view, but if i shoot some closeup the grains pop up completely out of scale in the end i've got a bag of 5 kg of that sand, i think i've enough to make experiments, i just don't know what can i use to filter it, maybe some old collant or something.
  10. cambridge

    Wingnut Wings Sopwith Dolphin

    a beautiful kit in some expert hands, can't wait to see the final result
  11. so, i've made an even layer of sand, painted the rocks more bright and put the plane. this is still far from being complete but should just give a hint of the final result:
  12. I'm back to work. I've redone the base, this time using Extruded polystyrene. i've used a metal ball to obtain a sand texture and glued rocks over it. Now i need to apply different layers of sands. For the sand i've used "gecko desert sand" that i've found in a pet shop and that looks very good for the project, very fine grain and a good color.
  13. in this picture i see three 1/144 kits by BANDAI: the guy in the middle should be HGUC RX-78-2 Revive. is there any expert in gunpla who can tell me what kits are the guy on the left and the guy on the right?
  14. the one with the "non-modelling related chat" disclaimer? Chat Follow14 Non-Modelling Related Chat
  15. i see there's a generic chat section for non modeling questions, and there are sections for various modelling generes. But let's say i want to ask a generic modelling question, like "what is your favourite modelling brand" "what is the best kit you've built so far" and so on, what is the appropriate section of the forum for that?