PAINT SHOP TIME
I’m almost done cutting apart and sanding clean that vacanopy. Yes, it is tedious and one slip of the blade and -uh oh – but so far so good. I did manage to botch the windscreen so I will just use the clear plastic piece which actually looks better. In between the cutting and masking I have started painting this beast.
The other night I finally watched, the 1941 movie “Dive Bomber” that actually has a decent and enjoyable storyline. More important it’s a wealth of visual painting info for the final months of the yellow wing era. Never expected the stars of the movie to be a SBU Vindicator with the Absent Minded, Professor Fred MacMurray as the pilot. Plenty of Devastator action as well.
Using acrylics as usual, I going with Vallejo faded UK P.R.U. Blue for the topside and USN Lt. Grey for the undersides, mixed from Tamiya Sky Grey and flat white. I already preshaded outer wings and then sprayed them with an initial thin coat of blue. I’ll hit them again later. The fuselage and center wing is now primed using Model Master grey primer for the first time. Hope it doesn’t pull up. Tires and landing gear already painted ready for installation.
1. this is the first coat
2. Primed and ready for paint