Wildcat revisited… Tamiya 1/48
February 9, 2017 in Aviation
This would be one of my earliest Tamiya kits; built, I think, around 1995. I recently read a magazine article by a fellow modeller about his problems with using the right colour for the topsides & the more I looked at mine , the more dissatisfied I became. With nothing to lose I resolved to improve things by doing several light coats of Lifecolor UA038 non specular blue-grey. I took a chance with leaving the decals in place & cleaning off over spray with a cotton bud & thinners (the decals had probably rusted on by now). Applied a fair bit of weathering & was pleasantly surprised with the result & it certainly looks better than before.
Hope you like it!
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