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Jean-Paul DEWAR
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AMT 1/48 - Douglas P-70 Nighthawk - 6th NFSPort Moresby 1943.

December 20, 2021 · in Aviation · · 32 · 1.3K

Hi all. - My last finished model.

Model AMT - P-70 Nighthawk - Serial Number 39-768 of Detachment A of the 6th NFS, piloted by Lieutenant Fred Secord and based at 3 Miles Airstrip - Port Moresby (New Guinea) in 1943.
The black paint is a house blend of black and gunze midnight blue. Some panels were painted with other shades of black and very dark gray, and everything was ironed with a veil of very thinned house black paint.
The Willys jeep is the and the figures are of different brands.
The base was made with Vallejo products, Pigments, ground garden soil, paint. The vegetation and the bushes come from the brands Mini Natur, Noch etc ...

Make way for photos.

Some photos of the base without the plane and the figures.

Some pictures of the technique I used before passing a last veil of the thinned base paint. I used the 77Propeller brand masks.

I hope you like it.

Thanks for taking the time to watch.


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32 responses

  1. Great job on this build, you have made a great looking P-70. And that is an excellent base for this build.

  2. Nice job! A lot of work went into that with great results.

  3. Wow! Black is hard to pull off

  4. Beautiful work on the airplane, the jeep, the base and the figures. A great diorama

  5. Very sharp work!

  6. A great build and diorama!

  7. You've really brought it to life Jean-Paul.

  8. This Nighthawk and its base look beautiful, Jean-Paul @jipsx
    The home made 'black' looks great.

  9. Excellent diorama, Jean-Paul!
    Everything is perfectly rendered. Love your home made black!
    Well done!

  10. Salut JP, voilà que seulement que je te vois sur ce site, sorry.
    Belle maquette et joli «terrain de jeu» pour l'oiseau de nuit.

  11. @jipsx, very nice work and a very cool diorama too! ?

  12. That looks really good, both diorama and P-70, @jipsx. You really went all out. “Liked”.

  13. Excellent build! Looks fantastic.

  14. A perfect example of how to make black look interesting.

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