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With all the preshading complete, the time came to add some colour. I masked up the camo sections and started to mix up some Vallejo white acrylic. Along with red, white is one of my least favourite colours to airbrush! However, I mixed up a ratio of 5:1 and began spraying a light coat. All went well, and it sprayed evenly and settled down.

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Untill I reached the underside of the tail plane, and there the paint left several marks (I'm guessing there is something on the plastic).

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I will let it dry and try not to panic about it, hopefully I will be able to spray over it.......that or sand it down!

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Just daub some red on it later, to look like repairs to the fabric.

 

 

Chris

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I wouldn't be too worried about those spots. It will just look like weathering when you are finished.  

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Back at the build after a long christmas break, and lucky to have received a couple of kits under my tree (most notably.....if in size more than anything an Airfix Victor!). Before my break I airbrushed another coat of white, which covered the marks on the tail. This I then sealed in, and masked up the top of the aircraft ready for some Vallejo Dark Earth. Today I set up the airbrush, mixed some Dark Earth and began spraying the build.

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I'm really happy with the way the paint has settled and the light grey preshading underneath. A happy restart to the build.

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Nice work Shellie - I love the variation :) 

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Since my last post I have given the Wellington another light coat of Dark Earth, this again settled well and I left it to dry before adding highlights.

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Then I mixed a little white into the Dark Earth, and carefully airbrushed some highlights onto the panels.

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I have done this sparingly, and was careful to make sure they are not too much lighter. Next I plan to unmask and then seal it in before starting the Dark Green.

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Once the varnish was dry I masked up the Dark Earth sections, and set to work with the Dark Green. This airbrushed evenly and has settled well, I am now 2 light coats down and pretty happy with it.

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Next I plan to airbrush some highlights on the green and seal it in with Quick shine varnish.

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Looking good can't wait to see the reveal when the masking comes off!

 

  Roger

 

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Me neither :) 

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1 hour ago, Hamden said:

 

Looking good can't wait to see the reveal when the masking comes off!

 

  Roger

 

Fingers crossed it hasn't bled 🤞🤞🤞

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Nice painwork so far Shellie. Hope that Yak-38 lurking on the sideline is going to get resurrected sometime as well.

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12 hours ago, Col. said:

Nice painwork so far Shellie. Hope that Yak-38 lurking on the sideline is going to get resurrected sometime as well.

Thank you, the Yak is my paint tester. I spray that and half a Chinook to test my mix.

 

Thanks,

Michelle

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This is looking very nice indeed. Lovely paint and effects too.  I have this kit in the stash and am grateful for the heads up on the issues, I also have the Revell (ex MPM) mk II on the go at the moment.

All the best

Chris

 

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43 minutes ago, Shelliecool said:

Thank you, the Yak is my paint tester. I spray that and half a Chinook to test my mix.

Thanks,

Michelle

Aww, poor neglected Yak :( Will just have to build my own one some time instead. Is there a story behind the the two paint mules?

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7 hours ago, Col. said:

Aww, poor neglected Yak :( Will just have to build my own one some time instead. Is there a story behind the the two paint mules?

The Chinook kit was given toe with most parts missing, so instead of putting it in a cupboard I decided to use it for airbrushing practice. The Yak was used to practice the hairspray technique. I spray them a little every time I airbrush, so really they are quite loved😁.

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Last night I mixed a little white into the Dark Green and airbrushed some highlights (the lighting makes it look more obvious than it actually is). I have left this to dry and will unmask it and seal it in later.

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With the paint dry, time came to unmask the aircraft. I was relieved to find the paint hadn't bled under the tape and am rather happy with the look of the build so far.

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I then sealed in the paintwork with a coat of Quick shine varnish. On to the undercarriage and props.

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Very nice Shellie, love the finish :) 

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Since my last post I have been working on the undercarriage. This I imagined would be pretty straightforward, however, it doesn't fit very well (or at all into the wheel bays!). With a lot of fiddling around, trying to hold the main strut in place, while making the brace fit (which it doesn't!), I finally got them in place. Once the glue had set I removed them for painting, airbrushing them Vallejo silver.

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I then constructed the wheels and airbrushed the hubs silver. Getting there slowly.

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Since my last post i have spent time airbrushing the tyres on all 3 wheels. The paint settled well but the seam line is still visible😒. Because of this I will sand them down again and repeat the process, hopefully to better effect. I have also airbrush the landing gear doors, inside dark sea grey and outside white.... Thankfully this was pretty straight forward. 

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I have been working away on the seams that were visible on the wheels. This took a lot of sanding, and some filler, and yet more sanding🙄. Finally, I was ready to reapply some colour, and thankfully it has worked! 

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Next I plan to add some weathering and build the undercarriage. 

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Since my last post I have carefully applied the decals to the build. There are very few of these, they are however nice quality. I bedded them in with some micro sol, and left them to dry. 

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Once they are dry I will seal them in and add a dirt wash. 

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That looks rather good! I'm tempted to add a Wellington to my stash (which is not nearly big enough yet...!) and am torn between this kit and the new tool Airfix offering. I think Airfix will win, but I do like this one too.

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2 hours ago, Back in the Saddle said:

That looks rather good! I'm tempted to add a Wellington to my stash (which is not nearly big enough yet...!) and am torn between this kit and the new tool Airfix offering. I think Airfix will win, but I do like this one too.

 

That is the new tool Airfix kit. It's the second release with new nose parts.

 

 

Chris

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