AlanG's 1/48 Academy P-38J

AlanG

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Cheers guys. Going to try and highlight some panels with different shades. Not sure it'll work but if i don't try then i won't know :smiling3:
 

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Hi Alan
Great looking metallic finish. I like the Vallejo Metal Color range. For acrylics they are excellent. Interested to see how the panel variation works.
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I've used Duraluminium to 'highlight' the control surfaces, engine panels and a few fuel caps. I've turned off my hobby light because it's to bright and doesn't let you see the effect. I think natural daylight will be the better light to see it in. So sorry for the quality of the light in the pictures.

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Great job on the panels Al , so often we see NMF aircraft that are about fifty different shades of silver with hardly any panels the same colour, very skilful yes but realistic ? Personally i take the same approach as yourself , mainly control surfaces and the odd access panel , unless photos of the real thing show more. Cheers tony
 

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Cheers Tony. I did consider doing a few more panels but as this is my first attempt at a NMF i thought i'd just keep it simple for now
 

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Looking very nice Al. I think I sprayed mine the same paint. Like you, I also discovered getting a decent pic of a nmf is really difficult.
 

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Hi Alan
That is very effective :thumb2:
- often we see NMF aircraft that are about fifty different shades of silver with hardly any panels the same colour, very skilful yes but realistic ?
Totally agree. I saw a large scale plane on a club table at Telford which looked like a patchwork quilt. Very neatly done but not realistic.
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Very nice work Alan looking very good indeed.
 

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Cheers Tony & Joe. Getting there. Still really impressed with the Vallejo Metal color paints. Brush on easily too
 
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