Thadeus Posted September 7, 2022 Author Share Posted September 7, 2022 Hi there Folks! I've not been feeling like modeling in recent weeks. I've had more of an itch to plan new projects. Only after like third idea I eventually thought I could finish something finally. With no real desire to spray anything, I figured weathering would be fun and productive. So weathering it is! First one to go was the Su-20. I've not found many good pictures of silver Su-20's, so a lot of guesstimating was done. What I kind of regret was not deepening (or not deepening enough) panel lines. Wash just didn't want to set in these panel lines. I had to go over some of them a few times, and even a few got pencil treatment. I've not done something like that it in a long time. I always have a problem with wash for silver colour. Black is too dark, dark gray is too light. The Su-22m4 from Pantera was a bit better. Again, not deep enough panel lines were a problem. I feel that after weathering I've lost the contrast between the two grays. I hope it's just the bad lighting. On the other hand, the Bilek Su-22 had quite deep panel lines. The wash did however kind of flow out of the panel lines. I'm really sensing I can't use Tamiya panel line wash properly. What I did try however, were Ammo enamel washes for desert colours. And frankly, whey were just so easy to use I might get quite a few more. They stayed in the panel lines, wiped quite easilly even with a dry cotton bud, and were a bit more workable with a brush soaked in turpentine. The only problem is, I've used too light colours. But that is all me. And finally, the Su-24 I did last, with a combination of Ammo washes and Tamiya panel line wash. That brown colour might get some more treatment with lighting. The Flogger still awaits some decals... But I still don't feel the colours are "right"... I'm currently going to add most of the sticking out bits - antennae, gear legs etc. After that, I suppose final coat will be in order. Thanks for stopping by! Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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