- May 14, 2015
Blimey Robert! Gutted for you mate. I have just been through the entire build again and really appreciate the work and effort your putting in, not just with the build but with thread also, really enjoyable and informative.\ said:Hi all and well disaster really ( I never really thought the deep sea blue sat right with the spitfire and it just looked at me and said I'm not wearing the correct colours ( my error ) so back to stage 1 of the painting process
I have made a good start on the removal with IPA and well it's start again!!
The azure blue is still masked and not damaged ( I'm hoping )
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Just a couple of things I'd like to say which I hope you don't mind, I don't feel like I'm in a place to criticise much as I'm still a relative newbie really. However I have found with the burnt umber washes on the cockpit I use a Windsor and Newton oil which is mixable with water (purchased from the range or hobbycraft I think) I put a tiny dab on a palette and load in the de ionised water so it's a transparent browny water. I then apply these thinly and let them do their thing, if you want it heavier you just build it up and because it's so thin it drys fairly quick. Also with your scheme try thinning the paint down and build the colour up slowly especially with your build specific "overspray", from what it sounds like these weren't done perfect so if it was me I'd probably like to finish it with a washy kind of effect and the original colour almost showing through in places. I would imagine the ground crew trying to get a overspray done with sea air and sand in the air it was not the best conditions to lay paint down and probably a bit of a pain.
Keep going mate