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MarkSH

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  1. Looks fantastic Dermo, the weathering is really effective. A great result.
  2. Evening all, Preparation of the Black Widow for some paint treatments and a lot of masking of bits and bobs continued with the application and sealing of some Vallejo Metal Colour, I used various shades, most of it will be covered up but I just wanted to make sure there was some variation so it doesn't look too uniform or contrived. The metallics have been sealed with a sprayed coat of Klear. the next stage is to apply a couple of coats of AK's Worn Effects solution, I've used it twice before the first time successfully the second not so much so we'll see. Over that will be the Yellow Chromate which will be washed, chipped and scumbled away to expose the metallic as appropriate for the specific area of the airframe and then sealed and the process repeated with the overall black. That's the plan...and you know what they say about plans right! Anyway the progress: The nose hasn't been done in metallic because, well it weren't metallic were it! Perspex apparently. And some of the bits and bobs also sprayed metallic, the engine cowlings are going to be my trial pieces, the cooling flaps are in red so actually the most fiddling about to do the chipping and wear. Cheers Mark.
  3. Evening chaps, A little progress with the Heinkel, I have sprayed my own version mix of a RLM76, Tamiya XF-23 was too blue so I toned it down with some XF-83 medium sea grey purely by eye so RLM aficionados look away now: I then set about having a play with the airbrush and working out how best to achieve the mottling of RLM75 (another homebrew colour...sorry). Surprisingly I found that with a 0.2 nozzle and very thin paint a higher pressure was optimum otherwise it splattered a lot (I'm still learning my way with the airbrush). Overall, I think I have been a bit too subtle but for the purposes of this build I'm happy enough with it. I masked off for the underside 'black', I went for NATO black. Flat Black feels too dark for me at this scale, and besides It'll all be given the usual Oil Paint weathering treatment when sealed with Klear, which in its self will darken the 'black' slightly. The leading edge of the tail was masked with blu-tac to get a soft edge. Cheers, Mark.
  4. Thanks for the comments chaps and glad it "looks real" high praise indeed! The Yellow was applied for a short time only, apparently so 'Grogs' could act as a 'Leader' plane for a daylight raid. The raid in question was on Hitler's retreat near Berchtesgaden. Reading the various reports the bomb load (Airfix BTW from the Bomber Re-supply kit) was 1x4000lb + 4x1000lb + 1x500lb if possible which is what I've tried to suggest. Thanks, Mark.
  5. Lancaster B.Mk.III LM739 'GROGS the SHOT' No. 100 Squadron R.A.F. Elsham Wold April 1945 Here is my entry to the Avro Lancaster STGB, built from the Revell kit with some PE for the interior along with a couple of bits of scratching, replacement resin wheels and gun barrels. I amended the radiator intakes slightly and the same with the wing dihedral. Overall not a bad kit at all but with some contentious shapes here and there; I chose to replace the mid upper turret and fairing with parts from the Airfix 'Dambuster' kit. Weathered with oil paints and Tamiya powders. The build thread is here: And some proper sunshine shots: Thanks for looking and as always comments more than welcome. Cheers, Mark.
  6. Morning all, 'Grogs' be finished and in the gallery. Thanks again to the Hosts et al. A great GB! Cheers, Mark.
  7. Lancaster B.Mk.III LM739 'GROGS the SHOT' No. 100 Squadron R.A.F. Elsham Wold April 1945 Here is my entry to the GB, built from the Revell kit with some PE for the interior along with a couple of bits of scratching, replacement resin wheels and gun barrels. I amended the radiator intakes slightly and the same with the wing dihedral. Overall not a bad kit at all but with some contentious shapes here and there; I chose to replace the mid upper turret and fairing with parts from the Airfix 'Dambuster' kit. Weathered with oil paints and Tamiya powders. The build thread is here: Many thanks to the Host and co-hosts and all the other participants for an excellent and informative GB. Cheers, Mark.
  8. Hi all, Similar progress as with the P-61 did all the masking yesterday and applied the primer this evening: Also a lot of filling and tidying up to do. The scheme I have chosen to do has an all black underside and a mottled top side with very muted national markings with the added bonus of a little bit of red on the spinners, I have no decals for the scheme, so I'm going to try and mask the whole lot...gulp! there aren't that many but its a bit of a departure for me but good practice as I intend to do similar for my BoB 80th GB 1/24 Hurricane. Cheers, Mark.
  9. Evening all, Had a mammoth masking session yesterday and got to prime the P-61 this evening, which showed up a fair bit of remedial work that requires attention: I have decided to use some AK worn effects solution to try and get a the hard working war machine look, so the black primer is a base for some metallics and Yellow chromate which has to be sprayed in the wheel wells anyway. Cheers Mark.
  10. That's a kit and a half, should be fun to watch, the wear and tear in the cockpit is already making it look like a stand out build Paul.
  11. Hello all, Here's my entry another Tamiya 1/48: Haven't decided on which of the schemes to do yet, not that there's much difference between them, but I'm erring toward the box art as I do like a bit of yellow! I have got the Eduard zoom set and that's about it really, looking at the kit its very nice...I don't think it needs much extra at all. Cheers, Mark.
  12. Evening all, Nearly there with the 'Grogs' the basic model is complete all bar some minor detail painting and one of the wingtip lights, I elected to try some white glue instead of the kit parts, but I'm just waiting for the first one to set properly before doing the other. all of the fiddly bits and bobs are fitted, but they're all quite delicate so I'm going to put the model in the display case until I'm ready to take some better photos on the display base: I've added a crew ladder made from plastic rod, and the wire aerials which proved to be a real faff getting into the glasshouse I can tell you! Nearly there! Cheers, Mark.
  13. Yep! all ready to rock and roll, along with the Lancaster, Black Widow, Heinkel 177, a U-boat and two Buccaneers
  14. Afternoon all, Matt coat applied, I used Winsor & Newton Galleria Acrylic, its not let me down so far and sprays really well straight from the bottle. the clear part masking has now been removed: I've added a little more white 'Lead' staining on top of the wings, but a question to the knowledgeable...how much staining was there on the underside of the wings? Presumably more outboard of the outboard nacelles!? ...and she's on her legs....fiddly buggers they were too! and the undercarriage doors more so!! I managed one side before concentration evaporated and decided to take a break and post the images of progress. Cheers, Mark.
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