Tuesday, March 20, 2012

I knew I should have hand painted the Grey!

So I spent all evening masking up the Gannet. I then gave it a few coats of Extra Dark Sea Grey and what happened? - loads of seepage etc. I never seem to be able to get masking to work properly.

Now I have to go around touching up all of the dodgy bits when I could have painted the thing by hand in half the time - and with a couple of hand coats of Model Air plus a few coats of Klear, no one would have known the difference.

Here is where I am at the moment.

Excuse the dodgy photo. I am still using my iPad as my flash gun still doesn't work - getting close is difficult on the iPad as you don't get any real feedback regarding focus. Apart from that the photos have been good.  As you can see, there is a lack of accuracy around the wing roots and I seem to have scratched the tail planes when removing the masking.

Here, if you look carefully, you can see the bleeding that happened under the masking on the under wing grey stripes.

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