Initial Painting, Masking, Dry Brushing
Today was spent finishing the initial air brushing and interior detail painting.
The wheel hubs are already painted, so the hubs are masked to paint the tires.
After the jump, today’s work.
It took me quite some time to find a way of painting wheels and tires that works for me. What I’ve settled in on is a circle template and circle cut knife to cut masks from Tamiya tape.
For much smaller circles I use a micro punch and die set to make the mask.
The second round of air brushing. Black on the propeller blades, tires and radio box.
Fine details are now painted for the interior. Since I’ll be doing the canopy closed up this is a fairly simple treatment.
The instrument panel got the most attention with individual dials picked out via a white colored pencil. Then a small drop of clear gloss lacquer was applied to each instrument face. This is a good enough approximation for a closed up cockpit!
Now its time for some dry brushing. An old brush with small amounts of medium grey paint is brushed across most of the painted surfaces. The tires got the treatment with grey and brown to look like they’ve seen service at a poorly prepared airfield.
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