Cheers guys, I’m still not going to rain on Eduards bonfire, but I’ll take the compliments. Thank you very much!
After putting down the initial coat of primer, I pre-shaded the fuselage and wings with a few different shades of grey, black and white. This is still my favourite method for depicting an older aircraft with varying degrees of sun bleaching and weathering.
I’m using Mig paints for this build and mixing the colours myself.
I was going to cheat and get some camo masks from eBay, but I had a wild weekend in York for my birthday and completely overspent! So I opted for a £1.50 pack of bluetack instead…
That’s the main camo pattern down and I’m happy enough with it. The darker blues aren’t exactly what I had envisaged, but then again they never are when I mix them myself! The finish is pretty smooth but I’m going to give it a final smoothing over with micro mesh when the paint has cured, just to try and keep the clear coat to a minimum.