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PostPosted: November 15th, 2017, 4:20 pm 
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hi Stu. Really nice work you've done on the Venture and Hurricane cockpits. Impressive what a little bit of drybrushing (done right) can do.

Amazing how many modelers get this simple process wrong.


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Nicely done, Stu. Dry brushing is indeed very effective at making detail jump out. I think where modellers often go wrong is in applying too much paint, the brush should be almost dry, and/or using a colour that is too strong a contrast to the base colour - being subtle with the effect is the key IMHO, I tend to follow the old Shep Paine dictum of when a contrast can first be discerned stop.

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Thanks guys! I think sometimes I put more effort into the cockpit areas than I do the rest of the model but this is a part of the build that I really enjoy. :grin:

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Wings attached on the Spitfire and Hurricane.

I’m happy with the Spitfire wing. Despite having to use filler around all the joins it was quite easy.
ImageDSC_0865 by Stuart Smith, on Flickr

ImageDSC_0866 by Stuart Smith, on Flickr


The Hurricane on the other hand has caused a few issues. The wing comes in 5 pieces. The outer wing pieces attach top to bottom and then there is a middle piece that goes under the fuselage.
ImageDSC_0868 by Stuart Smith, on Flickr

ImageDSC_0869 by Stuart Smith, on Flickr

I attached the middle piece first, followed by the outer wing pieces that I had already glued together. This resulted in a gap on top that had to be filled and I don’t think I got the alignment quite right either. It took a lot of filling and sanding to get things to look ok. Then I had to fill and sand again when the gap opened up.

It was a bit frustrating – not sure what to think about it really. Perhaps I should have approached the assembly a bit differently? :???:

Then to further frustrate things, having painted all the vertical canopy frames I removed the mask and a lot of the paint lifted straight off. So now I’m having to repaint these by hand which isn’t easy because they are so thin.

Oh well, this is how it goes sometimes, I’m over this part and now its time to get on with the build – I’m almost at the main painting stage! :)

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This is great looking construction work on this pair, Stu, despite that more complex Hurricane wing trying to throw a spanner in the works! With canopy frames, I rarely mask in the smaller scales and usually free hand paint with a brush (I airbrush all of the main paint) and tidy up with a cocktail stick. In larger scales, 1/48th and above, I will mask as the frames are of a size that brush marks can be more apparent.

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Well tidy indeed.


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Cheers guys,

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ShaunW wrote:
This is great looking construction work on this pair, Stu, despite that more complex Hurricane wing trying to throw a spanner in the works! With canopy frames, I rarely mask in the smaller scales and usually free hand paint with a brush (I airbrush all of the main paint) and tidy up with a cocktail stick. In larger scales, 1/48th and above, I will mask as the frames are of a size that brush marks can be more apparent.


Hi Shaun, I think the problem here is that the frames are really thin and that curve around the top of the canopy didn't seem to like the paint either. Anyway, I'll get there in the end. Its just going to take some careful painting by hand.

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Have you tried painting thin strips of Scotch tape and then using them to cover the canopy frames? It can work really well especially on thin frames that don't like paint!

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iggie wrote:
Have you tried painting thin strips of Scotch tape and then using them to cover the canopy frames? It can work really well especially on thin frames that don't like paint!


Thats a good idea - I may have to try that one. Thanks for the tip iggie !

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No worries Stu
Paint the tape first, then cut into the required widths

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