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Matt Mears
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1/48 Tamiya F-16C Arkansas

December 28, 2012 · in Aviation · · 13 · 1.8K

Hey Guys

latest build, my

Tried my first bleaching affect on the top of the aircraft to give it a weathered look and then put a wash on,

Let me know what you think !



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13 responses

  1. Matt... Please explain your process for the bleaching effect, it looks interesting. Nice model.

  2. Yeah...that's what I was gonna ask about. Turned out nice.

  3. Make that 3 of us, I am unfamiliar but intrigued.

  4. Okay guys, believe it or not, its very very simple,

    add the colour that you used to to the top of you aircraft, and then add a bit of white to it, then go around and pick out some places to give it the bleach affect, on mine as you can see the bleaches are on the inside of the panels, that's where the aircraft gets the bleach affects,

    if you have anymore questions please ask



  5. "...pick out some places to give it the bleach effect..." - THAT'S what we're tryin' to find out, Matty. Just what IS the 'bleach effect' use real bleach or what? Step by step for us dunderheads, ok?

  6. okay haha,

    use the top color you used for your aircraft and then add a bit of white into the airbrush with the top colour,

  7. New name for an old technique, but looks nice. What's next, Matty?

  8. Lovely weathered finish on this one, Matt. One technique to keep in mind for my next US Navy jet.

  9. It's a technique better known these days as "post-shading." You've done a good job with it.

  10. That is a well made model of the F-16. I am from Arkansas and the tail was done by a good friend of mine. His father was a two star and he was the one he told me about his son. I did become a good friend of his and he did fly the F-16C block 32. He told and showed me the changes. He is now a doctor and a father. I am retired and I still do models.

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