D.520 AMS Relief Project – Pt 2
January 17, 2013 in Aviation
I am one of Vic Russell’s partners in the this AMS Relief project. I’m not sure it was entirely effective, in my case…;-), I built this kit when was first released it and I remember it being a ” beer & pretzel” weekend build. For whatever reason, this one fought me hammer and tong through out, but I brought it home in a week after our deadline of the Jan 12, (started the week of 10 December).
As with Vic’s build this is the Tamiya 1/48 Dewoitine D.520 built out of the box. I added a harness to the seat from the old ProModeler Luftwaffe cockpit decal sheet. The markings are from the kit and from AeroMaster D.520 Collection Pt 1 (48-094).
It depicts an aircraft assigned to GC II/7, 2nd Esc in Algeria in July-August 1940. I used Polly Scale French colors for everything but the brown which is LifeColor chocolate. I decided to show the a/c as being used hard in a grungy environment, using Mig Pigments, pastels, and dry brushed aluminum. It came out more intense than I wanted, as I’d expected to lose a lot of the pastels etc when I sealed it, probably didn’t help that all my weathering lately has been on armor.
BTW I just noticed I’d forgotten to paint the tail wheel tire when I took the pictures Oh well you’ll have that..lol
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