So here’s my take on the Airfix B-25. One of my all-time favourite aircraft. Let’s start with the kit, I could do pages on the fit, the quality of the engineering, the ‘buildability’ etc, etc. So long story short, folks, it’s bl**dy superb – what you see here is precisely what comes in the box, cannot recall enjoying a build as much as I enjoyed this one is many years.
I have tried two new techniques in the build – first time using the marbling technique for adding texture into the paint finish and first time using oil paints to dry-brush and fade the upper panels. First attempts aren’t always successful, so I’ll leave it to you folks to decide how I’ve done.
Not much else to say, the ‘sand’ colour was mixed by eye using ‘Dark Yellow’ and ‘Flesh’ and possibly some luck and / or witchcraft. The Olive Drab had a couple of drops of Tamiya ‘Deep Green’ added and the underside grey is Tamiya’s recent ‘Medium Sea Grey’ which to my eye is closer to the USAAF Neutral Grey. Thanks for taking the time to look and / or comment. Please feel free to hurl abuse, ask a question or make a comment – all welcomed.
AFN, on to the next build (a grey jet). Best from a chilly Middle Earth.
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