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Tonight I repaired the scratches:

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and decided to bring a little more life to the sand by filling the panels with a slightly lighter shade of the sand and blend it in:

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Now it looks the way I wanted it and I can move over to the green color.

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6 hours ago, KevinM said:

Starting to look the part Kai!:unworthy:

Thank you Kevin! 

6 hours ago, harv said:

Excellent dude !!....harv :popcorn:

Thanks Harv!

1 hour ago, GazzaS said:

Definite improvement, Kai.  A little variation goes a long way.

Thank you Gary. Thought it was necessary because the first result didn’t please me.

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Tonight I finished the preparation for the 2 other camouflage colors. Needed one package of (reusable) Blue Tack (can open a store with the other 3 I bought ;)) and lots of masking tape:

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I also prepared the painting instructions regarding the colors and their demarcation line. G/Gr=Green and Br=Brown:

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Now I can start the painting.

 

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Tonight I started with the green color. 
Did some preshading before applying it:

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And then I applied the first layer of green:65A92751-3263-4C2A-953D-A68425A173BD.thumb.jpeg.809712dddb400aa86fadd2812317aa67.jpeg

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Next step will be to bring life to the green with a lighter shade and blending in. 

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Looking good Kai. I found it particular difficult to work with blue tack or Panzer Putty worms for demarcation. It proved hard to me, to get the borders consistent. Might be easier with a huge plane like your Mirage, as it's absolutely necessary to keep the same AB angle at all times, to get it right.

Cheers Rob

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11 hours ago, Peterpools said:

Kai

Sweet - super progress on the cammo. Your Blu tack/worm cammo looks right on. Nice going.

Keep 'em comin

Peter 

Thank you Peter! Hope the nice going will go on…

2 hours ago, DocRob said:

Looking good Kai. I found it particular difficult to work with blue tack or Panzer Putty worms for demarcation. It proved hard to me, to get the borders consistent. Might be easier with a huge plane like your Mirage, as it's absolutely necessary to keep the same AB angle at all times, to get it right.

Cheers Rob

That’s completely right Rob! It took more than 2 hours to apply the green. 
You always have to take care of the correct airbrush angle and control the demarcation line. Maybe next time I‘ll try to airbrush freehand.

2 hours ago, GazzaS said:

That green looks great, Kai.   I imagine you'll be looking forward to the last color and peeling off all of that tape. 

Thanks Gary. This is the moment I‘m really waiting for…

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Completely agree that masking with 'worms' is a lot harder then meets the eye. 

A few years back, I enjoyed building this 1/48th scale Kfir and spent a lot more time then I ever thought masking with blue tack. I discovered the key for me was to make the worms as thin as practical and consistency in thickness. Applying them was another story as the thinner I made them, the more they wanted to stretch. 

I do have a question regarding the Kfir - what what are the stripes for on the inner leading edges?

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Keep 'em comin

Peter

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8 hours ago, Peterpools said:

Completely agree that masking with 'worms' is a lot harder then meets the eye. 

A few years back, I enjoyed building this 1/48th scale Kfir and spent a lot more time then I ever thought masking with blue tack. I discovered the key for me was to make the worms as thin as practical and consistency in thickness. Applying them was another story as the thinner I made them, the more they wanted to stretch. 

I do have a question regarding the Kfir - what what are the stripes for on the inner leading edges?

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Keep 'em comin

Peter

Completely agree Peter! 


Your Kfir is really looking stunning. The Israeli 3-tone camouflage is so nice as the SEA-scheme of the Air Force! You captured the look perfectly! 

I tried to find out what the meaning of the white stripes on the slats is, but nobody knew so far. Will go on investigating. Maybe Someone here knows? 
 

6 minutes ago, GusMac said:

Great work on the cammo Kai. Looks like you're getting through as much Kabuki tape as I have been. :D

Thanks and you‘re right Gus! Still need some more when it comes to the brown and I have to cover the green where necessary…

BTW: When will we see the next update of your beauty?

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