F-16C block 50 1:48 Tamiya + Aires, Eduard
This is model of F-16 from Red Flag 15-3 excercies that took part in July 2015, Nevada. Its normal base is Spandahlem in Germany.
F-16s from Spangdahlem are coated with special Have Glass paint having ability to distract radio waves. This coating has completely different characteristic than normal paints. Its rough in touch so it catches a lot of dirt, and degradates in time, and metallic grain it contains, causes very specific, metallic look in sunshine.
The main goal in this model was to reproduce Have Glass painting. I’ve started with metallic base, and then applaying thin layers of base colours mixed with metallic paint. At the phase just before varnishing it looked pretty good. Unfortunately effect was lost after applying clears, decals and weathering. But I’m pretty glad with te fnal outcome after all.
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