Hi Jimmy, I tore off pieces of sponge in random shapes and sizes, dipped in various wash mixes, rubbed excess off on paper towels and dabbed on. Manipulated and softened effect using a clean piece of sponge.
I treated the upper sides of the wing tanks in the same way as the centreline tank. I still feel these need a little more weathering. Maybe just a little more subtle streaking with a light dusty colour.
Masked off the areas on the rear that will be receiving the metal treatment. Haven't decided exactly which colours I am going to use to achieve the effect I'm after.
In the meantime I sprayed the afterburner cans with Tamiya Dark Iron enamel thinned with Tamiya lacquer thinner. Will drybrush these to achieve the burnished effect and then spray on a lightened mixture of the dark iron in the centres of the segments in a misting fashion.
yeah, ive seen some amazing colours being used by people, but there's also so many variations out there, and I'm guessing with the millions of photos of Phantoms, the lighting has a huge part to play in how the rear section looks. Be keen to see what you come up with mate.
I agree with Grant, that office looks sublime
liking this build a lot
Update In Stash:
Lots of 1/35 Armor mainly WWII German and a few Modern British/American pieces, 1/32 Aircraft and 1/48 Aircraft. Aircraft chosen to replicate RNZAF and RAAF types through the years. Some RAF & USAF types exist also.
I thought that photo looked pretty good on my phone, but it's looking pretty ugly when I see it online. Looking more like I've used a base coat of light blue than duraluminium, lol. Going to try and add some slight heat discolouration with clear blue and maybe brown. I used clear bluet on my 1/48 RF-4E and it looked okay. I really only want a hint of it showing though.
I also did some more work on the horizontal stabilisers. I am pretty happy with how they're looking after I toned down that darker colour with an overspray of the Alclad Duraluminium.
Xtr3me, I just sprayed it really low pressure and made sure not to flood the surface.