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Canadian BoB Anniversary Hornet 3 weeks 3 days ago #1

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Hi team,

I’m building the 1/72 Hasegawa CF18A in the Battle of Britain 75th Anniversary scheme. I’ve had a bit of an issue with the colour callouts in the instructions.
Below is a pic of the box top and my painted camo using the recommended Mr Color 23 Dark Green and 22 Dark Earth. The brown especially looks nothing like the box top photo.
I suspect Hasegawa got the colour wrong, but is the Mr Color Dark Earth also wrong? To me it is much too “brown”

Here is the result, and I wasn’t happy with it.

The paint mule came out and I eventually found a colour I was happy with....the top of the nacelle is the original recommended colour, and I eventually went with a mixture of 2 of the others, which is the one at the rear of the nacelle.

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I think this is much closer to what I was after. I’ll have to mask and repaint the green too, as I freehanded the brown leavening feathered edges, whereas the actually aircraft has sharp edge camo. Mr Masking Sol R to the rescue, and green coming up tomorrow!
What do you guys think?
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Canadian BoB Anniversary Hornet 3 weeks 3 days ago #2

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Tanja, to my eye, it's the green that's out (way out)... a darker green, like old Humbrol H66 or even a Brunswick Green would correct or at least alter the appearance of the brown tone.

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Canadian BoB Anniversary Hornet 3 weeks 3 days ago #3

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The Canadians sure know how to paint a Hornet!

I have the Canuck decals for this scheme. Tamiya paint mixes are shown if that is any use.

Brown is XF-59 Desert Yellow + %5 Red

Green is XF-61 Dark Green + %5 Black

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Well, it’s all re-masked again for the green....funny the things you feel you have to do at midnight!
I’m going to use the Mr Color Dark Green from their WW2 RAF Late war set. As Ian said, the green they recommended in the instructions just looks wrong. I think Justin’s paint callouts using Tamiya are more realistic.
Good thing lacquers go on so thin.....it’s going to have a few coats of paint, this one!

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New green, new brown. Much happier with these colours.



Some detail and touch up work to do and then on to decals.
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So much better !



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Looks good now! What colours did you end up using or mixing?

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Canadian BoB Anniversary Hornet 3 weeks 1 day ago #8

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Now you’re talking. NICE!

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Canadian BoB Anniversary Hornet 3 weeks 14 hours ago #9

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Justin,
Here are the colours I used. The brown is a 50:50 mix of the two, and the green is from the RAF colours set. It’s numbered C361 and in the past has only been available as part of the box set. I did read recently however that Gunze are going to release some (maybe all) of their box set colours individually.
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For all that I know about Canadian BoB Anniversary Hornet colors you could put on to a pin head and have room for the complete history of Greek mythology. That said, your final colors have a look of correctness, and I like the combination on this AC. Thus if you like then -then they are the correct colors... ...aren't they?

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Decals next. Normally I’d do a gloss clear coat, but after a bit of a rub down with some 8000 grit polishing cloth, I think I’ll skip that as the finish is plenty smooth anyway.

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Yeah, you got this, Tanja.


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Really nice work Tania

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Canadian BoB Anniversary Hornet 2 weeks 2 days ago #14

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That’s looking very smart

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Bit more progress on the Hornet. I’m currently recuperating from a minor knee surgery on Thursday, so have had a good opportunity to get back to the bench.
Over the last couple of days I’ve been flat out with decals. As I mentioned earlier, instead of a clear coat first, I gave the paint a rub down with some 8000 grit polishing cloth. It smoothed everything out very nicely, just taking off the dusty overspray roughness. As the decals went down, I kept hoping I’d not get any silvering. I used Gunze Mr Softer under the decals, then Mr Setter once it was pressed down. They responded well, and despite some big carrier film areas, I think I’ve gotten away without any slivering.
I finished off all the little stencils today, so it will be in the booth for a clear coat tomorrow. Weathering will be minimal as this is a show plane, but as you can see from the photos, the underside especially will benefit from some panel line accents. I’ll leave the topside in Gloss, and then give a satin clear on the underside once the panel lines are done.
The build was “ok” although the fitting could have been better. I’m not happy with the canopy especially. One of the photos looks like there is a gap....there isn’t, it’s just a shadow where the canopy/windscreen don’t align (the other side is fine)
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Really looking good.

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Final detail painting, nav lights etc, done, touch ups complete, and clear gloss done.
I still have some decanted Mr Super Clear UV Cut Gloss that has been in a jar for probably 2 years. I diluted it about 50:50 or maybe a bit more, with Mr Levelling Thinner (MLT) and misted a coat over the decals. After a couple of minutes I laid down a heavier coat, then added some MLT to the remnants in the airbrush cup, gave it a back-flush, then hosed it on.
It has levelled out nicely, with no runs and no adverse effect on the decals. After letting it dry overnight I’ll give it a wee rubdown, then some panel line wash. If that ends up ok, I’ll call it done, so it’s getting close!


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Really coming together nicely Tania. B)

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Hi Tania,

That is really nice! It's all coming together now :woohoo:

So, are you going to chase down all the other Canadian Hornet anniversary schemes now? :cheer:

Man, i need to get a move on with my Canadian Hornets. I have all the schemes, just need to start building Hornets. Got to get motivated and finish the many projects on the bench first :whistle:

Never ceases to amaze me how effective that false canopy is under the nose. For a fleeting split second glimpse it is really disorienting as to which way up the aircraft is! That split second is a long time in modern jet warfare!

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Very nice rendition of this special anniversary color scheme

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