My Little Harry Tate completed build blog

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Guys Muchos Gracias...

John R... same exclamation I get when looking in the mirror. Thanks bro.
Fernando... the guns were fun to build... a bit crude best viewed from a safe distance.
Steve... thanks, glad that it has turned out ok. So far it has gone to Shizuoka and back safe.

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Hi Richard
Really enjoying being reminded of just what a superb piece of modelling this was.
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It's about time I continue with this...now where was I...aahhh yes the dreaded masking and pre shading.

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Thin strips of masking tape along the wing ribbing saved time highlighting the raised detail.

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The sponge made it look like I had Danny Welbeck in the back seat...:smiling6:

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Dark pre-shade acted as a base for the engine and exhausts...

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After the paint layers and masking off

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Some silver dry brushing to pick out details on the spring cylinder heads and exhausts.

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I hand painted the silver bidding edge for the pilots cockpit. Effects of the thin masking can be seen here. Weathering comes next...

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Ahhhh, the joys of masking. Well your hard work has paid off in spades. Well done sir. Permission to carry on:smiling5:
 

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Thanks Steve...wait till you see the rigging and figgies. :tongue-out3:

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The struts were next to get attention. I sprayed a base coat of yellow ochre and misted a layer of red brown and concentrated thicker coats to the ends...

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Masking the tips I sprayed nato black for the attachment ends...

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Same was done for the propeller except I emphasised the wood grains with a paint brush...

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On this you will see the slight overlap of the top olive coat surface onto the edges of the underside of the wings...some creepage were attende to later easlily with an eraser.




More to come later. Thanks for looking in.

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Richard.Hi.
Just having a look in, that finish on the propeller is , well stunning to say the least. Beautiful.
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I loved this last time around, my favourite being the figures and camera...nice to see it again.
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Hi guys, John and Tim...you're up and early. Great to show this again although it's a first here. The prop is wierd as I still don't know why the tips are grey in color. Perhaps one of you will know.

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Not that early Richard, ten to nine here LOL. Don’t know about the prop, but perhaps a visibility thing? It wouldn’t shine or reflect where they were trying to look.....
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Hi Tim, could be.
At first I thought they were metal sheaths to protect the blades from being shot off by the Vickers but the Vickers had an actuator rod connected directly to the engine so that possibility was off.

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Richard.
I've seen other planes with tips like that, why I found out was for saftey reasons, so they would show up when running .

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You're probably right John. In WW2 the tips of the blades were painted yellow. :tears-of-joy: These seem overly caucious with some painted almost half of the blade.

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Weathering was achieved with my mix of brown and black watercolour and a dash of detergent.

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Lots of pictures show heavy grime and exhaust deposits on the front and above around the fuel caps.

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