cruiz Posted October 11, 2021 Author Share Posted October 11, 2021 Playing with paints After Dave's suggestions, I repainted some parts using a mix of Vallejo's Sea Blue and AMMO's medium blue with a ratio of 3:1; the result is in the flap at right; I liked that much better than my previous mix, which now seems too blue as you can compare on the upper portion of the flap at left. What do you think? The fabric portion on the left flap was pre-shaded with Intermediate blue over my original mix of blue then the color was unified using the new darkest combination. On previous attempts at pre-shading many times I ended up killing the effect when applying the topcoat; this time I'm using Thinner Medium from Vallejo; this gives more control than simply adding thinner because I can regulate the transparency by varying the ratio of Medium and paint while maintaining the paint consistency for airbrushing; I'm still learning how to get the best of it, here are the elevons treated with this technique. In the meantime, I started painting the propeller in white aluminum and then covered it with a mix of black and dark gray, after which I did a light post-shading with dark gray to emulate worn paint; the hub cap is painted red. To further improve the effect of worn paint, I did my first try at the salt technique; airbrushed water over the blades and applied the salt; repeated two more times to increase the surface covered; waited an hour for the water to dry and airbrushed black paint diluted with Thinner Medium. If the result is too subtle, I can make another pass later. The tires got some oils to emulate dust and dirt, I kept building the effect because seemed too subtle, after letting it dry now I think is overdone and plane, what do you think? On another theme, the masks for the insignias arrived during the week (accompanied by the new ICM B-26K) so, I no longer have an excuse for not progressing with this build. Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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