1/48 Tamiya FW-190 D – swapped experiments
The first idea with this kit was to repeat the experiment with the painting masks for insignia, which proved to be a total failure. I painted the propeller spinner white, then applied the mask for the spiral, sprayed it dark green – the paint got under the mask. My bad. Painted the whole spinner dark green and then tried the decal spiral – no success. That was it, no spiral for the spinner.
That was the moment when I changed the experiment, put aside the paint masks for another occasion and opted for the kit decals. I am not a big fan of weathering, but this time I tried some AK pencils along the panel lines. It looks dirty to me, but I guess this is what weathering is about. Still have to build another FW-190 D, I really like the RLM-82 green and the slick aggressive lines of this fighter.
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