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  1. Muttley

    F-36 colour

    Help please. Am about to start my F35B, and I know my dire paint collection won't cover it, so need to purchase new paints so may as well get as close to correct as should be What are the best colours for the F-35B? (please don't say Grey 😅) I tend to use Tamiya and Valejo, but if there is a closer match elsewhere I'll entertain it (wine, dancing etc) Thanks
  2. RAF Jugs in Burma and in colour: https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/1060025281 Watch for 'em bombing up using the "Armstrong" method and the shades. No self respecting fighter jock should fly without his shades
  3. MikeC

    Spitfire IIa

    Just to establish what I really love - I could almost build nothing but - I'll start with a Spitfire. The kit is the Revell 1:32 Mk IIa, and I used the MDC correction set, Eduard wheels, MDC harness, and some generic codes to produce a later Mk IIa of no 313 (Czechoslovak) Sqn, RAF Portreath, where the Squadron was based between August and November 1941. The particular aircraft was flown by Fg Off (later Lt Gen) Frantisek Fajtl. http://www.telegraph...isek-Fajtl.html https://en.wikipedia...František_Fajtl The aircraft only joined 313 Sqn on 2 October 1941 following what seem to have been major repairs at AST (http://www.airhistor...tfire/p005.html) I chose this subject because I have considerable interest in the Czechoslovak, Czech and Slovak air arms, and it's a IIa just after colours changed from Dark Earth and Green over Sky to Ocean Grey and Green over Medium Sea Grey. I particularly like this variant of the day fighter scheme, with ocean gey and green, but with the A/A1/B markings. The aircraft was fresh out of repair, so it seems likely she was in the new scheme. So I kept weathering to a minimum, in keeping with the circumstances: in particular there's no gun staining and very little exhaust staining, and underneath just the beginning of the characteristic Spitfire oil stains. I did this one for a group build over on LSP, a tribute to Edgar Brooks, so if you're interested here's the WIP thread. http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=59953&hl= Thanks for looking - comments and constructive criticism welcome.
  4. BAe Hawk T.2, 4 Sqn, RAF As we all know, it is hard to build a glossy black aircraft model that looks really realistic. Gloss feels overdone very quickly, what to do with the panellines, etcetera. When I came across the Hawk T.2 at RIAT 2016 (while enroute to the loo, but that's a different story!) it struck me that the subtle differences in light reflection by the slight deformations in the stressed skin and the rivets visible made the plane look like it was indeed built of different metal panels instead of looking like a glossy black blob.... I had at that time only my iPhone with me as my entering and exiting the mobile loo would be a bit impeeded by carrying a big Nikon... I hope the nuances carry over from iPhone through Photbucket to your computer screen. In any case, for 1/48 and 1/32, trying to replicate stressed skin might be the way to let your model stand out from the crowd! Of course it won't be exactly true to scale, but the finish of a model is all about creating an impression, kind of like the overdone make-up stage-actors wear to create the impression of their person in the theatre! I'll have my work cut out for me when I'll tackle my 1/32 Hawk 128 / T.2! Cheers, Erik
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