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Revell 1/32 Ju88A-1 8 months 6 hours ago #121

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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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Revell 1/32 Ju88A-1 8 months 5 hours ago #122

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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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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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Revell 1/32 Ju88A-1 8 months 41 minutes ago #124

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smooth finish on the black primer

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Revell 1/32 Ju88A-1 7 months 4 weeks ago #125

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Glad this is moving forward. Looks good under primer so a good start

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Revell 1/32 Ju88A-1 6 months 1 week ago #126

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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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Revell 1/32 Ju88A-1 6 months 1 week ago #127

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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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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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Revell 1/32 Ju88A-1 6 months 1 week ago #129

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Great Technique there!! I will have to remember that one!
Looking good!
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Great stuff!

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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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Revell 1/32 Ju88A-1 6 months 1 week ago #132

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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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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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Revell 1/32 Ju88A-1 6 months 1 week ago #134

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Who's RLM 65 are you using?

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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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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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Revell 1/32 Ju88A-1 6 months 4 days ago #137

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Beautiful decals!!!

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Revell 1/32 Ju88A-1 6 months 3 days ago #139

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great stuff! Love using montex masks..not hard when you get the system sorted.
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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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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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Revell 1/32 Ju88A-1 5 months 3 weeks ago #142

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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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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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Revell 1/32 Ju88A-1 5 months 1 week ago #144

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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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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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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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Getting ready for more testing. This time its testing colours to go under the schwarzgrun

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Revell 1/32 Ju88A-1 5 months 3 days ago #148

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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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Very smart decal painting there and a great totenkoff mask to cover the decal for the next overspray
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Black basing well underway



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