Thursday, 20 June 2013

Bag the Hun Operation Bodenplatte [27]


Before and After...not that you'd notice the difference!
Arrggh!!

I knew I was going to have some problems with bare metal finish aircraft but this is really winding me up. I had a go at a test model this evening, in an attempt to blackline the control surfaces and paint in the canopy. The end result is definately sub-standard and does not bode well for the remainder of the P51's.

I think my decision to use an ink wash over the bare metal was, in retrospect, a mistake. It just makes them look 'grubby' rather than defining the panels or adding detail. I'm also crap at lining out, even though I invested in some new brushes a few weeks ago.

I'm hoping the decal will lift the overall effect and make up for some very dodgy painting!

3 comments:

  1. Still look good Jim. Though agree not much difference...

    Gary

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  2. I have done a lot of bare metal MiG's in 1:600 and i am no genius at black lining. I have recently taken to using Army painter dark shade with a brush along the lines, and using a slightlyly darker silver mix to tidy up around the panel lines afterwards.

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