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Hasegawa Nakajima Ki-84.

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Your Tony is looking really good (so does the Ki 84)

Keep the tempo mate, you’re nearly there !

Hubert

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The day is wet and I hope it reaches the fires.

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Last night I sat and had loads of fun blending pastels and seeing how far I can go. I have been mixing pastels in all kinds of ways using the colour guide.

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Last night I spent 4 hours carefully studying photos of Franks and Tonys. I copied directly from photos. Not from one aircraft but from a collection. Every bit is actual weathering.

All weathering is by pastels and Prisma and AK pencils. I prefer the Prisma due to being strong. I love AKs but they break, I can no longer use the smoke pencil. I have to lighten the gun smoke. You can see how it is way too dark. 

This is an experiment. Trying not to use an airbrshush.

(It is interesting to learn how people think about their models. For example, I was talking to a modeller in a store. He told me he doesn't like weathering because he will buy the model once and doesn't want the danger of ruining it. Fair enough. Me, I don't care.)

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Wow Dale, both are very good ! You are much better than you think you are. You nailed it......harv :151_41_44_712.09472830013627761..:popcorn:

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Thanks Harv. We Aussies are a little self deprecating towards ourselves. It is our culture. This differs from America which lacks this. In general Americans are positive towards themselve. And very hard working. Where as me, an Aussie would rather watch the cricket. :D

Oh and drink beer while watching the cricket. :wine:

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15 hours ago, harv said:

Wow Dale, both are very good ! You are much better than you think you are. You nailed it......harv :151_41_44_712.09472830013627761..:popcorn:

I absolutely agree 100% , this is coming along wonderfully, I can see I really need to step out of MY comfort zone, I really like whats going on here.... and Harv is right, you are way better than you think....

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Dale, those look fantastic! The paint finish on both is very sharp, weathering is extremely well done. Just the right amount for my taste. 

 

Tim

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That really does look VERY good Dale. 

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I spent a littlle time working on the weathering this evening.  I have been working with pastels and chalk dust over my bench. Must tidy in the morning.

I am really enjoying these builds.

 

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I can see why you enjoy this... the blending is coming along really smoothly, Mate......  how or what did you do to tone down the 'roundels' ?

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Looking great! I never stop to think, but back in WW2, Aussies were under real threat from Japanese. I imagine if some old timers might see your aircraft, they might go sound the air raid siren!

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Thanks guys. 

Yes indeed Australia was in incredible danger. The sinking of HMS Repulse and Prince of Wales came as a huge shock and blow. Darwin was bombed 67 times. 

You may enjoy the book, 44 days. There is a documentary on YouTube called 44 days. You should watch it. One small RAAF squadron flying P-40s held off the Japanese for 44 days until allied forces came to help. 

I will fond the link and post it after I have a shower. Sunday morning here and I plan to model all day. 

I have food and supplies. Modelling ALL day.

How cool is that!

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I don't know much about Japanese fighters , but that weathering is right in my alley. Well done Dale ! :unworthy:

Cheers

Martin

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