RAF100 GB - Just to see how this works...

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Joined: December 24th, 2005, 1:07 pm

May 14th, 2018, 7:33 pm #21

Saving the original holes of the gear legs... and then make it all look like it is a Tamiya kit feature - that is just so you Massimo 😄 👍

I am happy to see your sharp clean work here again - and from experience I know this is a model that really "eats" shelf space !

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Joined: March 9th, 2008, 11:37 am

May 25th, 2018, 9:32 am #22

I've started the long painting process.

Off-black bottom. It is a very dark grey actually (Tamiya NATO black), followed by random stripes and spots of a very thinned sand and a light drybrush to pop the geodetic structure out.

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The fin flash was painted and all the areas that needed masking, were masked...

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An endless airbrush session, and we are still half the way of the first "color" (calling it "dark earth" is big word...it was Tamiya flat earth, which has a purple cast that I can't believe...)

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In the meanwhile, I printed a camouflage layout to scale, out of which I will obtain accurate masking. I hope.

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Next: dark earth completion, some sand/yellow filters to make it look a more reasonable color, masking and then dark green.
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 3:06 pm

May 25th, 2018, 12:36 pm #23

Very nicely done Massimo on that blackish application👍

Cheers, Vic
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May 27th, 2018, 10:49 pm #24

Love your treatment of the understructure.  Looks just right, Massimo!

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May 28th, 2018, 9:47 am #25

On with paint: here is the completed brown, which I faded with random application of lighter streaks, spots and drybrush. This was followed by a very thinned overcoat of sand, to give the brown a more credible "dark earth" hue. I then applied masks cut from a scale drawing. IMG_8036.JPG

Green applied and weathered the same way as the brown:

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Unmasked and gloss-coated:

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May 31st, 2018, 7:02 am #26

I've always admired your work, Mr. Massimo, a true Michelangelo of Plastic. You have unique subjects and are always so tidy and neat.

One question for you, how did you cut out those wheel wells so easily? You even left the portion with the locating holes! I am impressed.
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May 31st, 2018, 12:32 pm #27

kopperhed wrote: I've always admired your work, Mr. Massimo, a true Michelangelo of Plastic. You have unique subjects and are always so tidy and neat.

One question for you, how did you cut out those wheel wells so easily? You even left the portion with the locating holes! I am impressed.
I started piercing the bottom (better, the ceiling...) of the wheel wells with a fine drill, then started working with a fresh blade, being very careful. Finally, I refined the edges with a file. Nothing that everyone can't do: just be careful. (To be totally honest, I ruined one of the locating holes, which turned out more like a C than an O...)
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June 5th, 2018, 9:34 am #28

...and here we are with the completed item.
Vickers Wellesley Mk I, RAF no. 47 Sqn., Erkowit, Sudan, as it would probably appear when the Squadron first opened the account against Italian forces on 11th june, 1940.

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June 5th, 2018, 12:34 pm #29

Looks great to me! Always liked the odd bomb canisters.
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June 7th, 2018, 9:06 pm #30

Massimo,

Up to your usual awesomeness.  A really cool subject!

Dan
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