8 - Condor Focke Wulf FW-189
This was built for my first every group build. The theme was Winter Wonderland (had to be a military build), and when I saw this camo on here I really wanted to try it.
The idea, have this FW-189 bursting out of a storm cloud.
The build started and I really wanted to go all out so I added details into the cockpit that would never be seen again, I guess I have the photos to remind myself.
The kit built up really well bar a few misfits here and there.
One of the most tedious parts was masking the canopies, there are so many tiny window panes and its a 1/72 scale so the pieces had to be cut so small.
Then the rest was built up and time for painting - first the camo, then time for those squiggles. I first drew them out in pencil so I had an idea of where I was going. Then for the squiggles I used an empty paint pen, mixed my paint and drew the lines on. What absolute fun.
The bottom of the kit got some serious weathering, I wanted it to look like it had just got out of a fight, and escaped through the storm cloud, so I added some oil marks using oil paints and some mud using Tamiya's weathering products.
Then it was built, but I wanted the storm, so out came the cushion filler, brass rod and glue. I moved it into position and hid the rods with the clouds, sprayed the clouds with some grey and added some lights to get the effect.
And then... I called it done.