Jump to content

Welcome to Large Scale Modeller: The home of the large scale military model builder. 

Recommended Posts

Welcone to LSM, and WOW! what a nice paint job. Just goes to show with a little talent and some meticulous work you can make a ugly duckling look like a beautiful swan. :unworthy::thumbsup2:

Ron G 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It’s on my list of things to do. I might even attempt a fix like Iain Ogilvie is attempting to develop.  

But your attention to detail on this kit is truly unbelievable. Like I said before, it’s stunning.

With the possible exception of the Lancaster and the C-47, I can’t think of a kit I was looking forward to more than this. The B-24’s never been considered an attractive aircraft, but ooooh what a canvas for budding Rembrandts to practice their skills on.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Gary, welcome to LSM wow what an entrance. The Lib looks beautiful. It’s great to see this behemoth built and finished so flawlessly. Guess to proves to the detractors that this can be built and built superbly.........hope you hang around with us as as Ernie said it’s no pressure, chill place to be.........

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/8/2019 at 8:59 PM, Duncan@BlackMikeModels said:

That is a very special build, very nicely turned out indeed. I'll be back to look at this one again for sure.

Duncan B

Thread creep for a second, welcome abroad Duncan nice to see a familiar face this side. Stay awhile, it’s chilled out and friendly in this corner..........

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/8/2019 at 7:50 PM, Ryan said:

The turret seams look fine and not as noticeable as some thought, same thing with the wing.

I think this is a fine OOB example done with the right hands.

I fully agree. 

Indeed a very impressive built. Well done. Congrats!

 

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Indeed very nicely done.  Makes me want to take mine down from the shelf and start.  I like the NMF and your tutorial on the LSP site is most informative, you may want to post it here as well.  As mentioned by many here, it's nice to see one built and that it isn't the "dog" the rivet counters contend is.  A hearty Bravo Zulu!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks everyone, I wasn't sure if I'd over done it with the places I was posting. So I went back under my rock but if people want to see the tutorial it's here (sorry you may need Farcebook).

The process is really simple.

Step 1 - You airbrush the Alclad Bright Silver Candy Base over the section you want to paint. The Alclad paint is rock solid and was dry to the touch within half an hour.

Step 2 - Mask off random panels, I used Post it Notes as they are very low tack and give a razor sharp edge. I then mix Dark Aluminium or any other of the silver based paints from Alclad with the Alclad base and lightly spray the masked off panels. 
Other panels I've used the metal powders from Uschi van der Rosten and again masked off the panel and using a cotton bud gentle wipe the powder across the the panel. Once it's got a good coat get a clean cotton bud and polish it back to the finish you want.

Step 3 - Spray the model with a gloss clear of your choice, I used Mr Hobby Clear in a rattle can and also Aqua Gloss Clear from Alclad, it really depended on how lazy I felt it doesn't matter as the Panel Line wash doesn't seem to affect the gloss coat.

Step 4 - Literally slap some Panel Line wash (I used a 50/50 mix of 1616 Orange Brown & 1617 Blue Black) slap it on all of the panel lines, rivet lines etc and leave it to dry.

Step 5 - After you've left the Panel wash for half an hour or so (it can be longer, I left one section over night) start to remove it with a dry cotton bud wiping in the direction of airflow over the panel. It's important that it's a dry cotton but and not one with white spirit, thinners etc on. Wiping it dry deposits a patina on the surrounding panel while clearing the excess off. Keep swapping out the cotton buds for clean ones until you're happy with the effect.

Step 6 - Very lightly mist the base coat back over the centres of the panel.

I then sprayed the whole thing with a Matt coat using Testors Dullcote, (this evened out the finish) and depending on whether you want a aged aluminium finish or a high gloss finish you can apply either a full on gloss or as I used a semi gloss on the leading edges and high points that are more likely to get abraded by airflow.

 

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow, great B-24 Gary. I'm hoping to add one to the stash at some point. 

 

Thanks so much for the step by step on how you get a nice bare metal finish. It'll come in handy with my B-25.

Carl

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...