This may be my last update for a little while as I am flying off to Zurich early Saturday.
I have fitted the engine panels, a perfect fit.
I have also painted some of the fittings, including the undercart ready to decal and finish weathering.
The windscreen and rear section of glass are masked and fitted. For some reason I have already primed them...a perfect faultless fit
The gun surrounds have just been pushed in place for now, perfect. They wont need any glue to hold them.
I will be doing a bit of a clean up to get rid of finger grease, sanding rubble etc, then some masking before applying a Stynylrez primer. I probably wont have time to get that done before I go away.
Well, after a week of excessive drinking and eating up the Rhine on this 1:1 model
I am back....
Last night I primed the 1/32 model using Stynylrez black primer as I use the 'black basing' method. It has revealed a few very minor flaws to deal with which should be done tonight ready to apply a base coat.
I love the silky smooth finish with all that beautiful detail brought out....
I have applied the base camo coat in my usual three stage method to get a well modulated appearance. I used AKI Air Series IJN colours, Amber Grey plus, for the cowl, anti-glare Blue Black which was applied as a solid colour. I will add interest to the latter while weathering.
I hope that the photos illustrate the modulation effects - I am pleased with how it looks.
I also decalled and partially weathered the undercart and prop.
next I will be masking and painting the light blue unit markings.
It is my intention to paint most of the markings and use the minimum amount of decals.
I have been removing some of the masking that is not needed any more and then masked up with Tammy tape and Maketar masks to paint the light blue unit markings.
Once sprayed and masks removed, almost no touching up needed.
Tonight I will do the red Hinomaru and other red markings using Maketar masks.