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9 months 3 weeks ago - 9 months 3 weeks ago #121 by KitModellerNZ
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I've been on holiday since 21 Dec and apart from finishing the UH-1H, this is the only modelling I have done - airbrushing black primer onto the ju-88. I am going to give black basing a go



This is the stuff I've used. Doesn't need thinning, although I ran the airbrush at 25psi. It gives a fantastic finish. IMO it shows up any flaws better than grey primer. I am happy to report I found no flaws.

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9 months 3 weeks ago #122 by rwkennard
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Looking good! The 88 looks quite mean in all black paint. Did you have any issues with the primmer? I would like to give that technique a go with build I’m working on at the moment.
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9 months 3 weeks ago #123 by KitModellerNZ
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Hi Richard, no issues with the primer really except for when I went to clean the airbrush with Tamiya's airbrush cleaner and it all turned to gunk. I forgot it was waterbased :silly:

I would recommend cranking up the airbrush to around 25psi as it did clog a bit when I had it down around 20psi.
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9 months 3 weeks ago - 9 months 3 weeks ago #124 by Maarten
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smooth finish on the black primer


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9 months 3 weeks ago #125 by Bishop
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Glad this is moving forward. Looks good under primer so a good start

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8 months 1 week ago - 8 months 1 week ago #126 by KitModellerNZ
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Finally back on the bench, mainly to test a new technique for black basing... rapidly :cheer:

Firstly, IMO, airbrushing a squiggle pattern randomly over a kit still looks too uniform, regardless of how random you try to make it.

And it takes too bloody long on a large kit :lol:

Enter the Scotch Brite mask technique which came about after I had been looking at the like of the Artool FX range of stencils and thought there must be a cheaper way. The results of spraying XF-54 Neutral Grey through the Scotch Brite which is first torn, stretched and torn in half along its horizontal axis.










Further mistings of neutral grey to reduce the contrast;






Custom mix for RLM 65 made up of equal parts of XF-23 and XF-2 (I add an equal amount of Tamiya lacquer thinner to my custom mixes) to this mix I added an equal amount of thinner to the airbrush cup to make it a highly diluted mix. This allows you to build up the topcoat gradually which makes it hard to overdo it and destroy the effect if you get heavy handed with the trigger.

The result so far;



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8 months 1 week ago #127 by rwkennard
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Wow, great tip with the scotch brite! Will come in handy for U.S Navy subjects! Your '88 is looking very good too.
Thanks for sharing.
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8 months 1 week ago - 8 months 1 week ago #128 by KitModellerNZ
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rwkennard wrote: Will come in handy for U.S Navy subjects!


Definitely. I'm going to use it on my CAF CF/A-18 Hornet too, even though I've already spent hours pre-shading it a while back.
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8 months 1 week ago #129 by Nosferatu
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Great Technique there!! I will have to remember that one!
Looking good!

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8 months 1 week ago #130 by PJNZ
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Great stuff!

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8 months 1 week ago - 8 months 1 week ago #131 by Maarten
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I really like the look you created with the scotch brite technique,
i definitely give it a try ,think the effect will look good on my U-boat.
Thanks for sharing

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8 months 1 week ago #132 by Fritz
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Thats looking very nice. That's a very cool technique, I am also keen to give this a try.

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8 months 1 week ago - 8 months 1 week ago #133 by KitModellerNZ
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An hour with the airbrush last night and the RLM 65 is now complete;



I will have a look over it again tonight and see if I need to make any further adjustments. Otherwise it will be onto the next step... which I haven't decided on yet. Might get the crosses masked up and sprayed first.
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8 months 1 week ago #134 by Gary
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Who's RLM 65 are you using?



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8 months 1 week ago #135 by KitModellerNZ
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Gary wrote: Who's RLM 65 are you using?


Equal parts Tamiya XF-23 and XF-2. I found that recipe a while back on a few sites and liked the way it looks.

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8 months 19 hours ago - 8 months 17 hours ago #136 by KitModellerNZ
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With the painting of the undersides completed, I gave the paint a polish with 8000 grit Micro Mesh and then cleaned it down with a rag moistened with white spirits. Firstly because I'm not going to apply clear before I apply the decals and secondly because I want to apply the initial washes without them bleeding into the matt paint too much.






I've finished airbrushing the underside markings. I used the Montex set.

The sequence;














The result;




Airbrakes masked and the end result;






First wash applied - Medium Grey PLW from Ammo's US Navy Jet set This has dirtied things up very slightly;





Before;


After;
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8 months 10 hours ago #137 by Maarten
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7 months 4 weeks ago #138 by Bishop
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Beautiful decals!!!

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7 months 4 weeks ago #139 by Nosferatu
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great stuff! Love using montex masks..not hard when you get the system sorted.

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7 months 3 weeks ago #140 by KitModellerNZ
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Working out the placement of markings and the tedious task of masking up in preparation for the topside camo.





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7 months 2 weeks ago - 7 months 2 weeks ago #141 by KitModellerNZ
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Masking completed and ready for some black primer to cover the blue that's beyond the masking and then some black basing before I start on the camo.

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7 months 2 weeks ago #142 by KitModellerNZ
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Overspray from undersides now covered in black primer. I also primed up an old 1/48 Tamiya kit from the shelf of doom to be used as a paint test mule





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7 months 2 weeks ago - 7 months 2 weeks ago #143 by KitModellerNZ
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Ran a few tests for the RLM 71 on the paint mule last night.

The first was straight over the black basing with the panel lines darkened with Tamiya XF-61 and then highly thinned XF-61 airbrushed over for the top coat;



Photo came out crap, but looks a lot better in the flesh.



Next was highlights of Tamiya XF-78 Wooden Deck Tan applied over the black base, followed by highly diluted coats of XF-61;








I actually though the second test would have given the result I was after, but it actually turned out pretty shit. I was going to run some more tests, but I think I will stick with the first test and post fade or use oil paint rendering.

First test √


Second test X
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7 months 1 week ago - 7 months 1 week ago #144 by KitModellerNZ
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More testing...

This time I tested a mix of 80% XF-61 with 20% of XF-78 Wooden Deck Tan added and thinned 1 part paint to 2 parts thinners. This was applied over 2 different black base effects.

Test 3;





Test 4;





So far I think it's between Test 1 and Test 3 to me.
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7 months 1 week ago #145 by Gary
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To be honest I really like the finish in the first shot, prior to you putting the top coat on lol (Test 3)



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7 months 1 week ago #146 by KitModellerNZ
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Gary wrote: To be honest I really like the finish in the first shot, prior to you putting the top coat on lol (Test 3)


Yeah, me too. With a bit more work that could look fantastic for a heavily faded scheme.

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7 months 1 week ago #147 by KitModellerNZ
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Getting ready for more testing. This time its testing colours to go under the schwarzgrun

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6 months 4 weeks ago #148 by KitModellerNZ
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More testing yesterday and colours for camo now chosen.



Masking and painting of skulls completed. Ready to black base and start on the camo now.










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6 months 3 weeks ago #149 by Bishop
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Very smart decal painting there and a great totenkoff mask to cover the decal for the next overspray

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6 months 3 weeks ago #150 by KitModellerNZ
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Black basing well underway



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