A little (or maybe too much) weathering on my P-51B

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A little (or maybe too much) weathering on my P-51B

Joined: January 11th, 2012, 3:27 pm

September 28th, 2013, 12:50 pm #1

Hi guys,

Some weeks ago I posted pics of my first model - the 1/48 Tamiya P-51B.

I now applied some chalk to mark the panel lines. Guess I have overdone it a bit and could have used a better (darker) chalk color.

But nevertheless I think it makes the model look better.

What do you think?





I am looking forward to work on my next one´s.

Cheers,
Michael
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Joined: March 19th, 2007, 9:06 am

September 28th, 2013, 4:55 pm #2

Looks OK, kind of looks dusty, like it's in a hot dry climate. The one thing you have to watch for when you want to weather a model, something that is often missed by a lot of modellers, is you have to weather the whole a/c or it just looks odd. In your case those tires would only look right in a rain storm. Overall pretty good work for your first finish.

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Joined: January 11th, 2012, 3:27 pm

September 28th, 2013, 5:06 pm #3

appreciate your feedback.

Saw that too with the tires and added some "dirt" as well.

I also reduced the effect a bit and it looks better now.

Looking forward to finish my other models.

Cheers,
Michael
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Joined: September 14th, 2005, 5:37 pm

September 28th, 2013, 10:18 pm #4

Hi guys,

Some weeks ago I posted pics of my first model - the 1/48 Tamiya P-51B.

I now applied some chalk to mark the panel lines. Guess I have overdone it a bit and could have used a better (darker) chalk color.

But nevertheless I think it makes the model look better.

What do you think?





I am looking forward to work on my next one´s.

Cheers,
Michael
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Joined: May 19th, 2013, 3:26 pm

September 29th, 2013, 3:46 am #5

Hi guys,

Some weeks ago I posted pics of my first model - the 1/48 Tamiya P-51B.

I now applied some chalk to mark the panel lines. Guess I have overdone it a bit and could have used a better (darker) chalk color.

But nevertheless I think it makes the model look better.

What do you think?





I am looking forward to work on my next one´s.

Cheers,
Michael
if you could and make the tires a little dirty. After following your posts I was expecting a lot worse from the sound of them yet you pulled if off quite well-and it isn't easy to do! Yes, it may be a little heavy in places but I really like it and think you did a great job! Next model you will know what to do and not to do right? Great job. This is one thing I admire about you is your desire to try something new. Keep it up it as it looks like you are on the path to being a fantastic modeler! Keep experimenting and asking questions too! I'll help when I can!

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Joined: March 6th, 2005, 3:23 am

September 29th, 2013, 3:48 am #6

Hi guys,

Some weeks ago I posted pics of my first model - the 1/48 Tamiya P-51B.

I now applied some chalk to mark the panel lines. Guess I have overdone it a bit and could have used a better (darker) chalk color.

But nevertheless I think it makes the model look better.

What do you think?





I am looking forward to work on my next one´s.

Cheers,
Michael
Nice thing about Chalk, is you wash some off with a brush. Its all about if your happy with it, and congratulate you on a Fine Fist Model. Looking fwd to you next one
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