WOW!! Thanks everyone for the kind words, another one? Hang on! I'm havin' too much fun on this one lol.
Ian M i painted the canopy separate mate, just masked it up on both sides. The blue tac trick? Never thought of doing it that way, i'll give it a go next time. (Sorry Ian, it take me all time to write mate and not to call you uncle as i have a uncle who lives in Nykøbing named Ian too lol).
Richy the mottle was all free hand bud, i painted the camo first then i airbrushed the Pale Greyblue. The mottle is sprayed very lightly and in a random squiggley pattern, the more you go to the underside the more the paint goe's on.
Next will be the decals, oh happy days. Have fun, John
John - you are a diamond pal , thankyou for sharing this , I did not have a clue where to start with the mottle , thats what I love about this forum and gb everyone helping each other , already I`ve learnt about pre-shading ie- black lines etc and now mottling etc , then again putting it into practice is a completely different ball game ,
No problem Richy, glad i can help. It may not work for everyone (as they have there own way of doing it) but, if it work's for us "Tankies" then i'm all for it lol.
Well, i made a start on putting the decals on yesterday, made a right ash of it so left it alone. Today is no better but i did rectify the yesterdays problem, the Defense of the Reich band wouldn't do as it was told so i painted it on.
Hi all, thought i'd give the decals another go today and they're still not playing ball. The smaller stencels are ok, it's the bigger ones i'm having problems with. The last one on the underside of the wing would not go down right so it split, had to mask it up and paint it in the end.
It's not finished as yet, the canopy is not glued on because it still needs some small stancels and a matt varnish. Then it's dio time lol, the ICM figures i orderd are nice but i've seen some better ones to go with the Opel Blitz, they are still ICM but in different poses.
Looks great john , very nice work with the masking for the decal you would never know it was even painted , after seeing your problems with the big decals I`ve taken the easy option by doing Teo Nibel`s 190 as it does not use them,
Thanks fellas, i was just lucky the decals was straight lol. Well i've made a start on the Blitz, the interior just needs weathering now. On the truck bed i didn't know how i wanted it, canvas top up or down so i went for both. Going to have milliput on the top of the canvas top at i've cut so it look like it's folded over the top, the frame is some metal i found in the spares box (from the wifes plastic flowers i think!). I forgot, the Opel Blitz is the new Italeri one with the metal chassis (No.6606).
I seem to have missed the updates on this one, sorry John. The 190 looks superb, really nice paint job. The Opel will help show it off nicely. Which figures did you go for in the end? Were you not getting the same set as me?
Graham they are still ICM but it's the one where the pilot is having help with his shute, just been up to the web site i now get my stuff from and they're not showing up. Will post a pic when i get them. (Why i underlined "now" is because i'm still waiting on the RAF figures for my Bf109 build)
Ian i keep on look through all the 190 threads getting useable tips, all the work i've done on this is because of you lot so, thanks to everyone who builds things with wings.
I know the set John, I was wondering which to get when I saw them in the model shop in Wales. In the end I thought I should get them both then I saw the look on SWMBO's face as she was holding the boxes I had picked up so far so I decided on just the one. I may get the others for another build though, the pilot hunkering on the 'chute looks really well animated.
Well Graham, i was thinking (me thinking is trouble) of having the Blitz with the tail board down with the kneeling figure in the back after the 190 as been refitted for another sortie. Should look good me thinks, and trust me to spell "chute" wrong lol.
Got some work done with the milliput today. The Blitz is coming on nicely, and guess who forgot to put the spare wheel in? Thats right me, so i'm going to fit it onto the bed as a field mod. The figures turned up so i'm happy and i'm over the moon with the quality of ICM too.