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ajcm

Bf 109 F-4 Zvezda 1/48

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Hi Tim, sponge chipping is a technique that I've seen used when people weather AFVs - to my eye it looks like that's what ajcmac has done here (it may not be though!). You get a bit of sponge material, like some packaging material or a makeup sponge, tear a bit off, and dip the ragged edge in paint. Dab it on a bit of paper to get the excess off, then dab it where you want the 'chipping'.

This explains it's use with AFV weathering:

http://migjimenez.bl...ust-stains.html

Thanks for the banner, I have duly pinched it :goodjob:

Chris

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Hi ajcmac

Excellent build so far!

Can you explain how you achieved the chipping/weathering on the engine bearers and cowl?

looks really effective and realistic.......

Many thanks in advance.

Regards

Tim

Tim

As Chris said, I used a sponge.

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I made a mixture of dark brown and black, Vallejo Model Color, wet the sponge with paint, I spent it with kitchen paper to remove the excess and then just apply it.

Regards

ajcmac

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Hi Tim, sponge chipping is a technique that I've seen used when people weather AFVs - to my eye it looks like that's what ajcmac has done here (it may not be though!). You get a bit of sponge material, like some packaging material or a makeup sponge, tear a bit off, and dip the ragged edge in paint. Dab it on a bit of paper to get the excess off, then dab it where you want the 'chipping'.

This explains it's use with AFV weathering:

http://migjimenez.bl...ust-stains.html

Thanks for the banner, I have duly pinched it :goodjob:

Chris

Hi Chris

Thanks for the info and link, will be trying that from now on.....

No problem re the banner, don't forget to check your messages!

Regards

Tim.

Tim

As Chris said, I used a sponge.

Il-2248.jpg

I made a mixture of dark brown and black, Vallejo Model Color, wet the sponge with paint, I spent it with kitchen paper to remove the excess and then just apply it.

Regards

ajcmac

Hi ajcmac

Thanks for confirming the technique, really like they way it's turned out and I will definitely be using that at some point soon.

Are those sponge brushes home made or purchased?

Many thanks in advance.

Tim.

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Hi, very nice work on the pit & firewall/engine mounts ..great weathering.

Andy

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Hi Chris

Thanks for the info and link, will be trying that from now on.....

No problem re the banner, don't forget to check your messages!

Regards

Tim.

Hi ajcmac

Thanks for confirming the technique, really like they way it's turned out and I will definitely be using that at some point soon.

Are those sponge brushes home made or purchased?

Many thanks in advance.

Tim.

Tim

The sponge is the one that comes to protect the electrical equipment.

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Then cut it into pieces.

Regards

ajcmac

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Great job sofar. Thanxs for the sponge tip. You are never to old to learn something from another modeller.

Cheers,

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wow that's coming on great!

If I send you mine, can you do it too! :D

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Magnificent work! I'm enjoying seeing everyone else's models come together as much as my own :)

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Complete engine...

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and I glued all the wings.

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To all the members of this forum a desire for a Merry Christmas.

Best regards.

ajcmac

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Very convincing engine weathering!

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Like the others have said, that is looking superb ajmac, look forwards to the next update :)

Cheers, Stu

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Finally the sheet of decals.

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The chosen scheme.

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Fuselage and wings glued. Have completed the machine guns.

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Missing the dashboard, and of Aires/Quickboost, the correct air intake and the ailerons for this model. Arrives Monday. Then start painting the model.

Regards

ajcmac

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Finally the sheet of decals.

SO how did this great build end?

Gene K

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ajcmac,

Only just saw this BRILLIANT build.. :wow:

It looks AWESOME and every new technique . trick, helpful hint is appreciated.....and the sponge job is very well executed..

EXEMPLARY workmanship.. :mike:

Hope you have this done and its somewhere in the RFI section..

Thanks for your lovely build so far

HOUSTON :popcorn:

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I just came across this thread. Very good work. I am making up the F-2 version for a winter diorama in Russia at present. Carl T

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