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George Damian
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Some more experiments with oilsFW-190 D Tamiya 1/48

February 22, 2023 · in Aviation · · 13 · 0.7K

In the never ending search for the elusive realistic and at the same time artistic weathering effects for model airplanes I subjected a D from to some refined techniques.

I went for the RLM 76 Lichtblau - RLM 82 Hellgruen - RLM 81 Braunviolett painting scheme (with the Tamiya recommended mix for RLM 81). After a pin-wash I tried some of the Ammo oilbrushers to simulate shadows along panel lines: cold gray over the RLM 76 and star ship bay sludge over the RLM 82 - RLM 81. The oils were applied with a fine tip brush and then faded with a soft brush, dry. Also tried to improve my photos.

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  1. Great work on this @georgedamian! I really like the finished result. I've been experimenting with oil's as well and it is always a learning experience with each build. You nailed when you said "the never ending search for the elusive realistic and at the same time artistic weathering effects" Beautiful build!

  2. The "oil" technique seems to work wonderfully, George!
    Excellent result!

  3. Looking good. I've always struggled with weathering, and appreciate the fine work of others I see here.

  4. Nice finish on this; vibrant colours

  5. Being colour blind I don’t think I really appreciate these subtle weathering techniques, but the 190 looks pretty good to me.

  6. Nice work, George.

  7. The elusive quest for Artistic results indeed. looks real and beautiful too .
    Well done George

  8. Looks really great, George @georgedamian
    Washes do give it a nice realistic look.

  9. That's a nice looking build, George. It has a nice deep, smooth look. The pics look nice as well.

  10. Looks Cool George, always a bit frightening when you experiment. The results speak for themselves 😊 great finish.

  11. Looks great - another way to control some post-shading! I'm continuing to experiment with oils myself - there seem to be a lot of ways to use them...

  12. Looks great George! I love the Dora and yours is nicely finished. Good job on the photography too, I need to follow your lead and improve mine!

  13. Great results, George. Looks like your patience and methods really paid off, because your model certainly has a very realistic look to it!

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