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34 minutes ago, CedB said:

Great tip Giorgio, IF I'd thought about it before applying the paste :( 

What do you mean, that you can't mask and spray on top of the paste? Inquiring minds want to know. .. :)

 

Ciao 

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14 hours ago, perdu said:

Works for me Ced.

And if Airfix says it it has to be RIGHT match.

 

I'm glad you had this one mate, s'lovely.

 

👍

 

Thanks Bill, much appreciated :) 

 

14 hours ago, giemme said:

What do you mean, that you can't mask and spray on top of the paste? Inquiring minds want to know. .. :)

 

Ciao 

Um, er, well, I'm not sure. The paste is wax based and thins with white spirit so I guess, if it's applied thinly so it dries, that it might take paint…

Perhaps after a sealing varnish?

 

Like this one, W&N Satin thinned 50/50 with water as usual:

 

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Trying out the wide angle lens on that one - '0.5 zoom'.

Interesting how much is in focus (or not).

'Normal' top shot:

 

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In retrospect I wish I'd re-scribed the panel lines on the wings. Lesson learned.

 

Now I'd like to tone her down a bit so I'd appreciate some help.

 

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W&N Gouache in the background. @giemme is that like your Tempura? Thinned black wash on the wheels? Or the Nulm Oil (right hand bottle).

@The Spadgent, our Flory wash expert, if I want a toned down effect - which one should I use?

Light, grime, dark dirt, black or, in the little bottle, my mix of light and dark, sort of grey?

 

Better let the varnish dry first…

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Me too Bill - plenty of chances to mess up! :) 

 

While the varnish is drying I've started a WiP for my next build:

 

 

 

Another Helicopter. Should keep hendie happy!

More on the P1127 later, once the advice is in!

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This VTOL thing is looking excellent Ced, I'm so impressed with your roundels, 'mazing stuff there. Now I'm off to the Bleddyvere thread, in fact. I'm already there. :D

Steve.

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2 hours ago, CedB said:

W&N Gouache in the background. @giemme is that like your Tempura?

It's a thicker version of tempera, meaning that it covers more. On metal, a general wash with thinned black tempera works very well for me in toning down and giving depth.

 

Ciao

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Looking good!

 

If you want to tone it down a bit, might I suggest mixing in a slightly brownish grey into your varnish and then varnishing the whole lot? I used to do washes and wipe them off but it was all a bit hit and miss, so I use the varnish method now to get a more even, subtly variegated effect.

 

Regards,

Adrian

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4 hours ago, stevehnz said:

This VTOL thing is looking excellent Ced, I'm so impressed with your roundels, 'mazing stuff there. Now I'm off to the Bleddyvere thread, in fact. I'm already there. :D

Steve.

Thanks Steve, very kind :) 

 

3 hours ago, giemme said:

It's a thicker version of tempera, meaning that it covers more. On metal, a general wash with thinned black tempera works very well for me in toning down and giving depth.

 

Ciao

Thanks Giorgio - I'll have a go (see below) :) 

 

37 minutes ago, AdrianMF said:

Looking good!

 

If you want to tone it down a bit, might I suggest mixing in a slightly brownish grey into your varnish and then varnishing the whole lot? I used to do washes and wipe them off but it was all a bit hit and miss, so I use the varnish method now to get a more even, subtly variegated effect.

 

Regards,

Adrian

Thanks Adrian - good tip :) 

 

 

'Some' weathering.

Black pigment on the 'exhaust guards':

 

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Nulm oil on the wheel and legs, before and after:

 

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Now the nervous bit.

I tried thinned gouache on the 'paste mule' but it just pooled:

 

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The Flory 'grey' mix has been sloshed on and will get wiped later:

 

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22 hours ago, CedB said:

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Airfix research was a bit off when it cam to serial orientation on the port wing. Perhaps hurried to get the P1127 to market while it was still new.

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22 minutes ago, ejboyd5 said:

Airfix research was a bit off when it cam to serial orientation on the port wing. Perhaps hurried to get the P1127 to market while it was still new.

Perhaps you're right! :) 

 

19 minutes ago, busnproplinerfan said:

Been watching this for a while, nice to see the prototype built. No one does that one. Looks good.

Thank you Sir :) 

 

 

Does this look 'toned down' to you?

 

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Just kidding - that's the wash on but, when it's dry, a lot of it will be wiped off again.

Hopefully.

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Wiped off now and I think I'm happy:

 

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I tried a wide angle shot, with flash, and got this:

 

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You can almost imagine that as a real one, in a hanger.

If you squint.

 

RFI tomorrow I think.

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Looks very good Ced. :thumbsup: ... The kestrel at the USAF Museum is in very oxidized aluminum, looks more grey than metal. 
 

https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Visit/Museum-Exhibits/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/195744/hawker-siddeley-xv-6a-kestrel/

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6 hours ago, CedB said:

You can almost imagine that as a real one, in a hanger.

I've left out the squint bit, quite unnecessary to my mind. That is a stunning job Ced & catches the look of the real deal very nicely. :) 

Steve.

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Ced. So sorry I only just saw that you asked me about the Flory. 🤭

She looks great regardless, The toned down frame looks spot on. 👌. Personally I do tend to use Black Flory on silver and NMF models. Most of it gets wiped away but what do stays I think always works better black. Just for the sake of it as you can’t pre shade. (And I do love a pre shade) I post shade silver stuff with light coats of tamiya smoke before the flory but each to their own.

Thanks for another wonderful thread, I’m going to attempt some bench time myself today. Wish me luck. 🤞

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9 hours ago, corsaircorp said:

Great job Ced !!

I missed it completely !!

With such an old kit !! Bravo Man !!

CC

Thanks CC, pleased you like her :)

 

9 hours ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Looks very good Ced. :thumbsup: ... The kestrel at the USAF Museum is in very oxidized aluminum, looks more grey than metal. 
 

https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Visit/Museum-Exhibits/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/195744/hawker-siddeley-xv-6a-kestrel/

Thanks Dennis :) 

I think a number of the survivors got painted and most of the operational Kestrels seem to be the same.

 

9 hours ago, giemme said:

It turned out great in the end - Love that last pic! :clap: :clap:

 

Ciao 

Thanks Giorgio! :) 

 

3 hours ago, stevehnz said:

I've left out the squint bit, quite unnecessary to my mind. That is a stunning job Ced & catches the look of the real deal very nicely. :) 

Steve.

Very kind Steve, thanks a lot :) 

 

2 hours ago, Hamden said:

Stunning result as we've come to expect from you Ced

 

   Stay safe          Roger

Cheers Roger, kind of you :) 

 

33 minutes ago, The Spadgent said:

Ced. So sorry I only just saw that you asked me about the Flory. 🤭

She looks great regardless, The toned down frame looks spot on. 👌. Personally I do tend to use Black Flory on silver and NMF models. Most of it gets wiped away but what do stays I think always works better black. Just for the sake of it as you can’t pre shade. (And I do love a pre shade) I post shade silver stuff with light coats of tamiya smoke before the flory but each to their own.

Thanks for another wonderful thread, I’m going to attempt some bench time myself today. Wish me luck. 🤞

Thanks johnny and not to worry, I'm happy with how she turned out :)

Good luck for today!

 

 

 

She's in the RFI now, here:

 

 

I did try to merge this shot with the picture from Farnborough:

 

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…but my graphic skills weren't up to it, again!

 

As always, thanks to everyone for their help, support and companionship during this build- really appreciated :) 

Special thanks to Bill for the kit and to Frank for providing the missing outriggers - really appreciated.

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Watching this one!  The first one of those I built was, get this, onboard an Air Canada DC8 flying from Heathrow to Toronto. I was 8 yrs old in '68. Can you imagine, sharp knife, tube glue fumes (mixing with other folks' cigarette smoke).

Looking forward to seeing more.

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