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Marcus Vinicius Teixeira Borges
This 1/48 kit has been around for quite some time,and,after getting an old one,I knew it was time to build it and test some techniques…
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Marcus Vinicius Teixeira Borges said on April 11, 2019
First steps were – as usual – assembly of cockpit parts,in this kit a nice surprise
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Next,with no troubles,joining fuselages and wings:
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Then,it was time for the silver undercoat,in this case Humbrol 11:
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The camouflage was a SEA one,using a weathered IJA Brown,by means of Tamiya XF-64 diluted just with common household alcohol and no retarder:
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Afterwards,due to the brown being heavily ‘stiff’ on the Humbrol 11,I began chipping with sticks,hard point tools, and whatever was available to mix a bit those scratches,plus some light sanding,too.The result was this:
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Next camo polishing the brown,as to varnish it in prep to decalling,and then application of the decals and some wash here and there:
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Finally a semi-gloss varnish and I called it a day.Hope you like it!
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Jeff Bailey said on April 11, 2019
Outstanding, Marcus! I really like the Oscar. It’s a fine looking, if early, aircraft.
George Henderson said on April 11, 2019
Very, very nice
Craig Abrahamson said on April 11, 2019
Turned out spectacularly, sir….good job !
Paul van Acker said on April 11, 2019
Love it. Great job
Louis Gardner said on April 12, 2019
I agree with everyone above !!! Well done my friend………..
John Healy said on April 12, 2019
Sharp. Those Nichimo kits always turn out well.
Robert Royes said on April 12, 2019
Jirka Kuchynka said on April 12, 2019
Beautiful, I do not understand why I have not built the model yet
Hans Wilhelm Fischer said on April 12, 2019
Very nice work. Intresting contrast between the heavy weathering of the upper surfaces and nearly no weathering on the lower surfaces and especially the spinner.
Maarten said on April 12, 2019
Greg Kittinger said on April 12, 2019
Michael Paquette said on April 12, 2019
That’s a great looking Oscar that’s seen a lot of use.
bob mack said on April 12, 2019
very nicely done and nichimo
Marcus Vinicius Teixeira Borges said on April 13, 2019
Thank you all for the kind comments!
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