Hasegawa’s 1/32 P-47D
Hello. I would like to introduce you to Helen Jo of the 356th FS 9th AF.
I wanted to use some of this AK Interactive’s Xtreem Metal for quite a while. I find that is is easy to apply and actually stays put when you prep the surface well. This build took place over the last month and I became readily absorbed in the build and really couldn’t wait until I had it completed. As it sits now I have yet to put the center line tank on and maybe a few bitsey bits as well.
I used various means of weathering as I felt that they all have their specific applications and for me they behave in an expected way during application. For the panel lines I used Faber Castel PITT pens (light gray) and then wiped it away with my finger. Being an India ink based product it also cleans up with water or a slightly dampened paper towel. for the streaking I used a mixture of soft pastels and Humbrol Decal fix. Just scrape the desired color into a small jar and add the decal fix to the powdered scrapings and that will be useful to use for streaking. The fading effects is done by applying Tamiya’s weathering system B and C with a medium small brush and just lightly working the color into the area that you want to weather.
The only thing that I am not totally pleased with is my photography but that comes with time.
Thanks for looking in.
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