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  1. I might follow suit unless I get any other input. Think black might blend in a bit to much with the sights / periscope bits (its to late in the day to figure out the correct terminology)
  2. Morning Folks I've been chipping away at this one on and off. Mix of brush and sponge. Should the padded bit on the commanders hatch be a black leather colour? Been mucking around with the rust colour set on the exhausts, hard to make it out from the phone but think it came out well. Was a bit of faff painting it with everything else glued around it so had to crack out the masking tape. With the exhaust it was initially painted a dark grey, follow by sponging on some off white and then and sponging with dark rust, in both cases used a fine brush to re
  3. Thanks @fmichelsen ! Realised I've not post an update in a few weeks, so grabbed the camera this morning for some progress shots. Done a spot of light chipping and scratches with some brushed on silver. Flat coated and then used some ground up pastel chalk for the exhaust stains. Used a silicon brush to apply the pigments and they'd ended up a bit to dense but not bad. Incidentally I found a set of assorted silicon brushes meant for nail art or such but a lot cheaper than the ones marketed for model making malarkey! Been throwing various
  4. Been a bit more productive with trying to suss out applying mud! The LifeColor mud set arrived and first attempt at just using that set had me here... which is ok, but not quite what I had in mind. So next up, was doing the side. Watched a whole range of vids on YouTube for ideas over the weekend... Started with some Vallejo thick European mud following the suggestions from the others earlier. next I mixed a bit of vallejo dark earth pigment with lifecolor north Europe dry mud along with some Lifecolor south Europe mud paint - the idea of getting a
  5. I have ages ago, can't remember how successful I was. I have recently just picked up a few silicon brushes for pigments on tanks, but could be a good shout for the exhaust stains. I have a feeling last time I tried with them I was a little heavy handed with them! Good idea, thanks
  6. Cheers @PlaStix ! I caved in the end and ordered the LifeColor sets for Mud and Rust. The mud set has arrived so need to grab another other victim kit out and have a bash with it. The rust kit hasn't arrived yet, hopefully it'll turn up tomorrow when I'm not in work so I crack straight on with the tracks. The only vaguely productive thing I've done this week is started to poke a brush around the exhausts with so gray paint in prep for some rust. Aaron
  7. Decals are on now along with panel line washes. Used oils, payne's gray for the blue sections and burnt umber everywhere else. I need to practice mixing different oil colours as the burnt umber looks a tad dark. Do plan on adding a dusty oil wash around the wing roots and underside at some point. Probably another daft question - paynes gray always ends up with a blue hue after diluting (using Winsor Newton) Do I just need to mix a dab of black in with the grey with get the gray to look well gray and not blue gray? The Tamiya decals went on fine. I read a tip somewhere that m
  8. Cheers @thorfinn @Col. ! Few days ago had another stab at the green, decided to go with the airbrush again. I did spend a while playing around with spraying some card and was able to get some nice fine spray lines. When it came to the model again it wasn't quite as successful. Better than last time for sure, but still had the odd paint flood and some splattering / overspray effect around the edges, particularly on the fuselage. All good practice I guess! Should get a coat of Klear on later today and can make a start on painting up some of the r
  9. I'm still debating trying with airbrush. Will need to do a lot of practicing first, this time! I usually just use Klear to varnish, think I've got some tamiya acrylic gloss and some Mig Ammo varnish - but not sure if any of them would hold up to me brush painting mr hobby diluted with Self levelling thinner.
  10. Excellent stuff. Like the look of the scheme, I've got the same set if decals in 1/48 too so will it'll be on my to-do list
  11. Morning Folks I've still been mucking around with my previous Panther build experimenting with mud. The darker stuff is Vallejo Russian thick mud. I've then added some Mig Kursk soil over it in places. With the Kursk I've then tried to blending the edges using some white spirit and a brush. I'd say the contrast between the two shades is too much and I went overboard with the Russian thick mud in the first place! I do have some of the Vallejo European mud, which will hopefully look better when combined with the Kursk? Have had a rummage around and the
  12. *Ding Ding* Round Two Spent yesterday starting the re-spray. Had a lot more success with the mottle coat for the undersides this time around so please with that improvement! Forget to take a photo after blending the blue and it's under masking at the moment. I think the issues I've been having with spraying where due to low pressure and not thinning the paint enough.... Dare I say I'm feeling slightly more confident about taking the olive green later. Annnnd top coat reapplied. With my first attempt I felt the sand brown was too
  13. @PlaStix @Jasper dog Cheers for the pointers chaps. Before I'd seen your comments I had already had a crack at using the thick mud.... thankfully on a old build as I was very liberal with it I'll dig out another old build and have another go but this time being a bit more restrained! Ok, so the tracks are looking like this at the moment. As I'd already primed them brown I lightly sprayed some German grey over them to leave a bit of the brown tones showing through. Next I wanted to add some rust tones, so opted to use some AK weathering pencils that I have.
  14. Not got a great deal done over the past week, in part due to being evicted from the kitchen and needing to set up shop in the spare room and also just throw a strop after stuffing up the camo on my 109 build, starting to get back into the swing of things again. Wheels completed and painted up the various tool bits. Currently pondering on how to paint the tracks. Last kit I used the Ammo dry earth track set and wasn't too happy with the results - if anyone has any pointers for using the set please shout out. I had used the brown primer, then track wash followed by a dry
  15. I've just about stopped sulking now Stripped some more of the gunk off with SLT and re-primed it this afternoon. The finish is still a bit shoddy in places as it didn't strip all the paint. If nothing else it'll be good airbrushing practice rather than a waste of a kit....
  16. Painting was a complete disaster couldn't figure out what I was doing wrong. Had a bit of sheet plastic that I was testing on and thing seemed reasonable. But when it came to painting the 109 couldn't control the paint that we'll. Was shooting at around 10psi with a 0.2 needle. Tried different pressures and paint dilutions. The biggest issue seemed to be that when the paint started to spray it would slightly flood the area creating an obvious circle. The airbrush had been stripped down and cleaned and added a few drops of oil to imp
  17. Cheers folks! The camo was a bit patchy in places so I've neaten it up with a hairy stick and thinned paint. So it's looking a lot better. It's been given a couple of coats of Klear in prep for some washes. The past few days have involved this.... Wheels. Wheels as far as the eye can see.
  18. Evening all Been getting some paint on the Bf 109 over the past few days. Primed with some Mr Mahogany 1000 (had wanted some black primer but wasn't in stock) Underside has been sprayed with Mr Hobby Light Blue H418. Tried doing a mottle coat over the brown primer for some various but wasn't that successful. Top coat was using H066 sandy brown, tried the a mottle coat again and had more luck with some tonal variation. After finishing, felt the H066 looks too dark. Didn't have a vast amount of colours to choose from but mixed some H066 with Tamiya XF60
  19. Ah. I used Tamiya XF-88, should it have been XF-60? Dark Green XF-61 and Red Brown XF-64 were used too. It'll be getting a few washes to bring out the zim texture, so with luck that'll getting it looking a bit closer.
  20. Thanks Andy! Realised I should have typed first successful attempt! It's my 3rd bash at a tri colour, previous goes resulted in resprays and a plain yellow camo.
  21. Quick question, the boundary between the sand and the light blue, should it be a sharp line or feathered slightly? Got the primer on today, so getting closer to having fun with the green splotches
  22. This has been my first attempt at a tri colour camo. Feedback welcome. Had some issues with the spray splattering a little and overspray. Mainly got it corrected and tidied things up with some brushed on thinned yellow.
  23. Oooo, I'll follow along. I've been tempted a few times with this kit. Good work so far on the cockpit
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