Friday, 5 March 2010

SM81 Pipistrello

Here's the based and undercoated Scotia SM81 Pipistrello that I'm hoping to tackle this weekend, in an attempt to brush up my painting skills in 1.300th scale. It's a really nice model although not up to the standards of Raiden or Leading Edge. A bit of a classic and the fixed undercarriage and spats are very evocative.

It should paint up well and the mid-earth undercoat has evened out some of the flaws in the casting making it a good base for the sand and spinach camouflage scheme. I vary between light green, light grey and mid-brown for undercoating as they provide a solid base for the pre-dominant shades on WW2 planes. It should be fun to paint up and I'm hoping to get it done by the end of the weekend.

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