Assaulted Douglas Dauntless
This finished build relates back to the Salty Modeller bit i posted a week ago where i was delving into the salt weathering technique. I won’t go back over the process i used here but suffice to say it has been one of the most fun things i have done yet in modelling, really enjoyable to see the results as you move along in the layers of the process.
The Dauntless received an oil wash mix of Umber mixed with white and then a couple of thin coats of Vallejo satin and matt acrylic clear at about 50/50 to finish her off.
I added a quickly whipped up carrier deck section as a base out of some thin balsa cut into 2mm strips with zipties as the tie down sections all glued to a piece of hand sawn mdf lightly sanded and stained. It ain’t great but for a couple of hours work out of things found in the shed i’m more than pleased.
The end result of the Dauntless pleases me as well as i am moving along attempting to learn techniques and striving to outdo myself with every kit instead of just doing the same old thing and building and painting a plane the same way i did the previous one …and the one before that etc. She’s rough as guts as far as realism goes but extremely interesting to look at as far as shelf life goes.
With the lessons learned out of this experiment i will be toning it all down for a crack at something more realistic with the next kit though, enjoy and happy modelling!
(credit to Won-hui Lee and his Enterprise model here https://imodeler.com/2018/01/1-350-cv-6-uss-enterprise-1942-late-version/ that i used as inspiration for my deck colour and whose deck pic i cropped above)
21 additional images. Click to enlarge.