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  1. thanks John I know what you mean about being impatient, when I start thinking about "the next build" I know that I have to be careful that I either "rush" the current model or think to myself "that's close enough" and then regret not giving it my full attention. rgds John(shortCummins)
  2. thanks Chaps this is (more or less) the first time I've attempted multi-layer chipping and I'm really enjoying the effect. what surprised me is that leaving it overnight made the chipping "easier" I assumed that you needed to apply the water (to reactivate the hairspray) ASAP? perhaps its something to do with lacquer vs acrylic paint? rgds John(shortCummins)
  3. Shadows were added to the rudder and flaps, I masked the ribs… …and then some highly thinned 80-20 MRP-205 “eggplant” dark grey was used to simulate shadows. The “shadows” for the wing sections and elevators will be applied after the insignia. Next adding the flaps and painting the walkways. until next time as always, any suggestions, criticisms or comments will be gratefully received. rgds John(shortCummins)
  4. So I had planned to paint the insignia using some Montex masks that I’d used for a previous build, being made from vinyl they can be re-used, however for some reason I didn’t save the “outer” mask for the stars so I’ve ordered a set from Hannants and I’ll tackle them when they arrive. Re-looking at some of my reference photo’s I noticed that the rudder appears quite a bit lighter, presumably the canvas(?) causes the paint to wear/fade differently to the aluminium, so I masked the area and gave it a thin coat of a MRP-004 white MRP-136 intermediate blue 60%-40% mix… …I also used the same mix for the underwings and flaps. Whilst I had the intermediate blue to hand I used some liquid mask to mask out the rear of the camo’ and filled it in with the colour. Next I’ll be adding some shadows and highlights to these areas. until next time as always, any suggestions, criticisms or comments will be gratefully received. rgds John(shortCummins)
  5. thanks Chaps I may have gone a little too far with the chipping however, some reference photos I've seen... ...suggest to me that these aircraft really did get "lived in" rgds John(shortCummins)
  6. Removing the mask(s) revealed quite a nice semi-soft demarcation between the blues. I need to “fix” the rear part of the intermediate blue, under the horizontal stabilisers, I’ll look at them later in the build. The sea blue was chipped to reveal both zinc-chromate and salmon pink primer and in some instances the aluminium airframe. I removed the cowl and cowl-flaps for ease. Next I’ll painting the insignia. until next time as always, any suggestions, criticisms or comments will be gratefully received. rgds John(shortCummins)
  7. thanks John I'll be adding shadows and highlights (for the rudder) so they shouldn't be quite as stark as they are currently but hopefully will still be noticeably different? rgds John(shortCummins)
  8. The canvas areas of the wing and elevators were masked and given a light thinned coat of MRP-136 intermediate blue. This mixture was also used to add some highlight and the base for some fuel stains.. MRP-014 sea blue was added to the mixture and “dotted” over the wings. A thinned 80/20 Mr Levelling/MRP-014 was then misted over the wings. Next I’ll be chipping the sea blue. until next time as always, any suggestions, criticisms or comments will be gratefully received. rgds John(shortCummins)
  9. thanks James I don't have a decent light source to enable the subtleties of the paint to show as the do "in real life" but I'm pleased with the effect that I see (so far) rgds John(shortCummins)
  10. Hairspray was applied before the marble layer using most of the same colours, minus the browns, that I'd used for the intermediate blue… MRP-059 RLM66 MRP-114 extra dark sea grey MRP-205 eggplant dark grey MRP-366 dark grey …plus: MRP-024 sea blue ANA623, ANA606 (US Navy 1942-1955) The marble layer was then blended with a thinned coat of MRP-237 sea blue FS35042 - ANA607 Next I’ll be attempting some ost-shading. until next time as always, any suggestions, criticisms or comments will be gratefully received. rgds John(shortCummins)
  11. For the intermediate layer I’m not going to use any hairspray, I have however dabbed on, with a sponge, some masking fluid along area’s that I think would receive most wear. A marble layer of several MRP colours was made, colours used: MRP-059 RLM66 MRP-114 extra dark sea grey MRP-159 chocolate MRP-205 eggplant dark grey MRP-275 6K Russian AFV brown MRP-366 dark grey I’ll be using the same colours for the dark blue so I’ve started the marble layer for that colours as well. The final part of the marble layer was made using MRP-136 intermediate blue. MRP-136 was then used to blend the colours. Next I’ll be adding the sea blue. until next time as always, any suggestions, criticisms or comments will be gratefully received. rgds John(shortCummins)
  12. thanks James timing is tricky as you only have a finite time while the hairspray is active, at least with having to resort to xtra muscle, so being 3 colours has required a bit of head scratching. rgds John(shortCummins)
  13. Before starting on the blue(s) I chipped the white underside. Next I’ll be starting on the intermediate blue camo’. until next time as always, any suggestions, criticisms or comments will be gratefully received. rgds John(shortCummins)
  14. Before I add any paint I used some PVA glue to temporarily fix the engine cowl to the airframe to insure consistency of the camo' patten. As I’m a fan of black-basing I would “normally” be applying the camo’ colours over a darker base, this time it’ll be interesting to see how they come out over the pink and zinc? White is the first colour that I’ll be applying for the tri-colour camo’. I’ll be using MRP-135 insignia white, a very slightly off-white, as the main colour rather than MRP-004 white which I think would be too bright for the “well used” aircraft I want to depict. I will still create a “marble” layer, this will be blended with MRP-135, different panels and other areas were given various colours to try and give some colour variation. The marble layer completed with MRP-135 insignia white… …and finally blended with MRP-135 mixed 40-60 with Unicorn tears (Mr Color levelling thinner) Next I’ll be chipping this white camo’. until next time as always, any suggestions, criticisms or comments will be gratefully received. rgds John(shortCummins)
  15. thanks Chuuurles its a shame 99% of it will be covered up, hopefully the "top" layer chipping looks something like I have "in my mind", we'll see rgds John(shortCummins)
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