More painting done on the Fury. After doing the yellow on the rear deck, I masked that and sprayed an undercoat of gloss black for the Alclad:
Then Alclad "Aluminum" for the rear (fabric covered) part of the fuselage:
And then Alclad "Duralumin" for the front (metal covered) part:
I would have preferred "Polished Aluminum", but don't have any. I at least wanted a contrast.
I then felt that the yellow rear deck looked too smooth since the stringer effect got sanded down during seam clean-up:
I came up with the "clever" idea of masking and spraying a lighter yellow to try and trompe the old oeil into imagining the stringers. I used small plastic rod as masks:
But it seems I didn't make the new yellow contrastive enough with the old, and it really didn't have much effect:
Oh well, nice try. Life's too short to keep whacking at it; I'll simply do better next time.
And then finally, on with the decals:
A few small decals are still needed on the front of the fuselage, but those will wait until I do a semi-matte clear coat over the fabric covered parts.
I also put on the wing and tail decals:
The wing decals were a bit scary from being so big, but worked out fine. The pronounced wing ribs really grabbed the decal so not much repositioning was possible, but fortunately I got them reasonably well placed right off the backing paper. I used MicroSet and MicroSol with the usual good results.
Next I need to put on the little telescopic gun sight and windshield and a few little decals, and then it will be time at last to put all the pieces together.
Thanks for looking!
That looks REALLY sharp. Maybe you could re-mask the deck? Of course, I don't know how painful that was to do. Looks great regardless.
The yellow, silver, bright and colorful markings...a real winner!
Dan From Tacoma, Washington USA