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Academy 1/35 Whirbelwind 6 months 3 weeks ago #1

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Hi,

I just finished this Academy kit of The Whirbelwind.



An older kit I think it’s pretty much a copy of the Tamiya kit.. Painted with the new Tamiya lacquers and Ammos whasable white..

Thanks for looking...

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Academy 1/35 Whirbelwind 6 months 3 weeks ago #2

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Nice, the white field paint scheme looks very convincing

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Academy 1/35 Whirbelwind 6 months 3 weeks ago #3

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Academy 1/35 Whirbelwind 6 months 3 weeks ago #4

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Very nice! That weathering looks superb :whistle:

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Academy 1/35 Whirbelwind 6 months 3 weeks ago #5

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Awesome work! Realy great looking model. How did you do the dirt on it?

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Academy 1/35 Whirbelwind 6 months 3 weeks ago #6

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Hi,

The dirt is a couple of things.

First I painted the lower hull on earth paint. Once dry I coated the lower hull in mod podge and the sprinkled the hull in sived garden dirt and secured that with scenic glue made from mod podge and water in a 1:3 mix.

Once that was dry I added the wheels back on and then made a mix out of earth tone pastels and enamel thinners and painted this on liberally.

Once that was dry it possible to knock it back a bit with a stiff brush if desired.

You can get mod podge and pastels at the warehouse. Quite inexpensively...

HTH..

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Academy 1/35 Whirbelwind 6 months 3 weeks ago #7

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Nice paint and weathering.

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Academy 1/35 Whirbelwind 6 months 3 weeks ago #8

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Yes, a rebox of the old Tamiya kit. That’s turned out very well.

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