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Hasegawa's 32nd scale Bf109 G-14 on the way to wearing RAF colours...

 

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The "RAF Yellow" was mixed from Tamiya's XF-3 Flat Yellow, XF-4 Yellow Green and Gunze's H413 RLM04 acrylics, and sprayed over a mist coat of XF-4.  This helped to minimise the amount of yellow needed to get coverage.

 

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The angled flap surfaces were painted with a dark grey in the hope that they might pick up some extra light when on wheels.

 

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Thanks for looking.  Cheers, Ralph.

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Cheers Gents.

 

Bevan:  yes there is some slight tonal variation in the yellow.  Will enhance it once the roundels have been added.  Not sure how the RAF went about painting the captured stuff, so will keep the weathering on the lighter side.

 

Jeroen:  the "Do not turn" was done with Vallejo and a fine brush.  A friend suggested that it would be easier and perhaps even better-looking if done with a weel-sharpened coloured pencil.  I've never had much luck flattening plastic kit tyres - can't seem to get them even so that the model sits well.  Not a fan of filing flat spots so will live with the "high pressure' hoops.

 

Cheers, Ralph.

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RAF Dark Green and Medium Sea Grey based on Tamiya's acrylic colours.  The MSG was mottled with some XF-19 Sky Grey and some shadows were added using a 70:30 mix of Sky Grey and XF-54 Dark Sea Grey.  The DG was mottled with XF-51 Khaki Drab and then with XF-65 Field Grey.

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35 degrees C and humid.  Perfect for mile-wide overspray to replicate the second repaint before going on display at Farnborough.  Will see whether a filter or two can help blend it to a more acceptable scale look.

 

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First of the markings sprayed using masks by Mal Mayfield at Miracle Paint Masks.

 

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Thanks for looking.  Cheers, Ralph.

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Some progress...

 

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Turned out that the first go at gestimating the marking sizes from the profile artwork came up short.  Mal Mayfield kindly agreed to recut them on new "measurements", so the first ones came off.

 

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Quick fuselage repaint...

 

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One with the new ones...

 

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Reworked wing root areas...

 

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Close to done...

 

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Thanks for looking.  Cheers, Ralph.

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