First attempt at Luftwaffe 'washable winter' camouflage: Eduard 1/48 Bf-109G-2
Faced with the prospect of the Russian winter and without having plans in place for standard camo schemes, the Luftwaffe used a hastily daubed on temporary white paint for its aircraft on the Eastern Front in winter, which wore thin and flaked in layers rapidly leaving an increasing amount of the underlying camouflage pattern showing over time.
As such, I painted a standard factory RLM 74/75 scheme first, then layered on matt white in thin layers over chipping varnish to try and simulate the chalky paint flaking in layers.
I'm not 100% happy with this finish, but it was a fun first attempt with regular paints. Kind of sad that none of the underlying camouflage was visible at all in the end, but ah well. I think next time I might try one of the specially formulated wash-off white paints made by Mig or AK to give a more convincing effect close up.
As usual, short build video here for any interested: https://youtu.be/xuQFTDulqlw
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