Friday, 2 March 2012

Bag the MiG Update

The rest of the planes for the Bag The MiG mini-project arrived from Tumbling Dice yesterday, including the Il-10m's and the B29's, so I now have everything I need to run all of the scenarios from the TFL specials. I haven't managed to do any more preparation and basing this week as I've been very busy at work and have had three evenings away from the workbench.

However, I'm going to get the rest of the planes sorted this weekend, ready for painting and hope to make a start on that by the end of the weekend too. I'm not going to try anything too fiddly and will be restricting myself to a very limited palette of no more than half a dozen shades. These will be silver for the bare metal, a couple of shades of blue for the canopies, black for some lining out and finally some primary colours for the squadron markings.

It shouldn't take long to get a squadron or two painted up but I'm sure the decals will take up a fair chunk of time, as they're tiny and have to be individually cut from the sheet. I've used Dom's decals many times before but never in 1/600th scale, so it there will probably be some colourful language and a few false starts before I get the hang of it.

1 comment:

  1. Have you considered a two stage bare metal approach? i picked up the suggestion of using GW mithril silver over boltgun metal for bare metal finishes(i think the suggestion may have come from TMP air groups, but it was a while back). I am going to give it ago on myself bare metal finish today.