Tamiya 1:48 Dewoitine D.520
D.520 of the Regia Aeronautica, 24th Autonomous Fighter Group, Sicily and Southern Italy
This model was built OOB with the additions of Eduard PE seat belts.
I used Polly Scale acrylics and AeroMaster paints; AM RLM 80 olive green on the rudder, PS Italian hazel tan for the upper camo and light blue grey for the underside. Painting applied as per AeroMaster sheet #48-301 call out. For some reason, I had to use a lot of setting solution to get these AM decals to settle down. Chipping was done by applying a light coat of Model Master buffing AL to various spots on the model, spraying the camo color and then peeling it away using masking tape. As is SOP for me, decals were applied on to a gloss coat of Future Floor Wax. Over all dulling of the finish was done using a mix of Acrylic PS Flat and Floquil rail road dust. Exhaust was sprayed with thinned down AM tire black. The panel lines were highlighted with a soft lead drafting pencil.
This is the 4th Tamiya Dewoitine kit I've built-the second in Italian livery. They really are cool little kits. I wanted something fast and easy as for the painting/markings- this paint scheme was different fit that bill.
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