Great Wall Hobby FW189 Eagle Owl

May 29, 2019 · in Aviation · · 9 · 2K

Another great kit. Flawless fit, beautifully detailed. I think I overdid the paintwork - I should have scaled down the colours, as I was planning to. I'll probably add a few more details with weathering powders, once the top coat of matt varnish has fully set.

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  1. What a great looking build, my friend...most excellent work!

  2. Looks GREAT, Robert!

    I've heard the phrase "scaling down the colours" but I don't know what is meant.

    • Sometimes 100% accurate colors just don't look right on a smaller subject and need to be adjusted for scale. Think of it as the TLAR method. I learned it from this book which was my builder reference when I started getting semi-serious. (Along with tips from Al Jones and Paul Boyer who used to trek up from Milwaukee for our monthly meetings.)

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    • Here's an article about scale colour, Jeff
      ...and here for aircraft colours.
      Myself, I just paint with what I have unless the subject actually does have signs of spot fading or new paint added, then I'll weather down the original paint and add unalterated "fresh" paint

  3. I like it ! You don't see too many of these built up... yours looks fantastic.

  4. Unusual and unique. First I have seen built. Love it, thanks for sharing.

  5. Fine job on a somewhat complicated kit to build. All good.

  6. Very nice. I didn't realize it was that large

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