WIP Update 2: 1/32 Trumpeter Hellcat in Royal Navy FAA Markings
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This is my second update for this commissioned build. As you can see from the photos the aircraft is mostly fully assembled. This update is focused on painting process. The paint used is Vallejo and Tamiya acrylics. The paint used in the pictured pre-shading process is highly thinned and built up slowly. The final layers applied to each color is also highly thinned. This allows me to slowly build up the paint while controlling how much of the pre-shade shows through. The masking material is a combination of Blu-Tak putty, Tamiya tape, and masking tape.
The last few pictures show my brand new IWATA HP-CS Airbrush. I started the project with my older Grex airbrushed but it broke down. I am glad it did b/c it was frustrating me and this new IWATA works like a dream. I have also included the drawings included with the decal package showing the aircraft being modeled, and finally, the primary paints used for the camo paint and underside.
18 additional images. Click to enlarge.