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Home straight! A bit of detail painting...dull red dope for the gun ports  and also for what I take to be a repair patch on the starboard wing - as per the close up picture of the real thing. I find Tamiya red with a drop of Tamiya red brown does a good job of this over a white base coat...absolutely key for using red or yellow.

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A bit of touching up here and there, and then attaching the small bits...pitot tube, tailwheel and exhausts. These were sprayed with Tamiya gun metal, and then a coat of Mig Ammo exhaust burnt iron, which gives a nice heated treated effect.

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Then up on the undercarriage and a shot of Galleria gloss varnish ready for decals tomorrow. I've posed it the now complete trolley acc for effect. Have also just realised I need to mask and paint the canopy, but a job for tomorrow I think. Looks as though completion and posting for RFI in time for BoB Day on the 15th might be in the cards!

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25 minutes ago, 2996 Victor said:

Gorgeous work, Ralph, really looking forward to seeing the finished results! The trolley acc adds a very interesting extra dimension to the vignette.

 

Cheers,

Mark

Thanks Mark. Really enjoying this project!

Ralph

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Just about there...decals and some light pastel weathering, plus masking and painting the canopy. The plan is to let all this dry tonight, varnish tomorrow and then post the finished model on Wednesday evening. Progress  this evening...

The decals were a combination of kit decals, and Xtradecal codes and serials. Close study of the photo gave a fairly clear indication of the style of the 'U'.

Light pastel weathering underneath to mimic the charateristic weathering from leaking oil...

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Exhaust staining...all a bit glossy at the moment but the Galleria matt varnish will sort that out...great stuff.

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Canopy masked and painted...

 

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And lastly, nothing to with this project but a very exciting visit from the postman with another addition to my collection of Osprey Superbase books,  such that I lusted after-but couldn't afford- while I was at college back in 1990. Have got 15 now, and all the ones I want apart from the book on Edwards, and the last one -which I haven't seen in the flesh - about Hickam. I can see an Esci Canadian F-5a in my future...

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Final installment Wednesday...81 years to the day when L2021 took off for its final sortie.

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And it's never late to mess up...the eagle eyed will note that I have decalled the model as L2021 rather than the correct L2012...a quick bit of judicious sellotape removal of the last two digits and I'll have to sort this out tonight after work!🧐

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4 hours ago, dogsbody said:

Cold Lake is about a 5 hour drive southeast of here.

 

 

 

 

Chris

 

 

 

Just around the corner in Canadian terms. ..I grumble about going 40 mins to get to RAF Lakenheath! Puts things in perpsective!

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14 hours ago, Ralph said:

Light pastel weathering underneath to mimic the charateristic weathering from leaking oil...

maybe too subtle.   This is burnt umber/black oil paint, a little added neat and then streaked with a brush wetted with lighter fuel,   panel line wash is again oil paint, burnt umber/black/white mix to make a dirty mid grey.   Note the oil stains are over the matt coat, as this allows the oily sheen to show.

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14 hours ago, Ralph said:

Exhaust staining...all a bit glossy at the moment but the Galleria matt varnish

try pastel chalk over the final matt coat.  I find W&N Galleria not dead flat, which is fine for airframes,  but exhaust deposits are dead matt,  I once got to climb onto a just landed Hurricane warbird, the pilot said to mind the deposit as it rubs off easily onto clothing,  but was noticeably a surface deposit,  

see here for some period colour  as well as more on the above.

https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235052380-hurricane-airfix-72nd-fabric-wing-mki-oob/page/3/#elControls_3315765_menu

 

HTH

 

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8 hours ago, Troy Smith said:

maybe too subtle.   This is burnt umber/black oil paint, a little added neat and then streaked with a brush wetted with lighter fuel,   panel line wash is again oil paint, burnt umber/black/white mix to make a dirty mid grey.   Note the oil stains are over the matt coat, as this allows the oily sheen to show.

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try pastel chalk over the final matt coat.  I find W&N Galleria not dead flat, which is fine for airframes,  but exhaust deposits are dead matt,  I once got to climb onto a just landed Hurricane warbird, the pilot said to mind the deposit as it rubs off easily onto clothing,  but was noticeably a surface deposit,  

see here for some period colour  as well as more on the above.

https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235052380-hurricane-airfix-72nd-fabric-wing-mki-oob/page/3/#elControls_3315765_menu

 

HTH

 

Many thanks Troy. Have waited for the Galleria to dry ( as you say not dead dead matt but just a sheen that works well for airframes) and gone for a very light weathering-I tend to over do it then regret it!

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And... done! Am not the world's greatest photographer, but it's come up well enough for me. First, the inspiration photo, and one posed  from a similar angle. Will post the full RFI tomorrow.

Thanks for the interest by the by.

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57 minutes ago, Ralph said:

And... done!

Beautiful! Stunning workmanship, excellent finish, Ralph, a fitting tribute to Fighter Command in those dark and desperate days.

 

Cheers,

Mark

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