Zoukei Mura Hs129B-2/ RIII, 1/32 scale.

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Glad it worked Barry. I enjoy your big plane builds. Looking good as always. Interesting thoughts on black primer.
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No problem at all Barry, glad I could help.

I've only made four planes since coming back to the hobby, all at 1/72, and only the last three were done using an airbrush. I tried the black basing on the last one, a 110, after seeing it demonstrated on a YouTube channel and I have to say I was blown away by how simple and yet effective it was.

I'm not saying it's impossible to get it wrong but if a novice like me could achieve the effect I did on the first attempt, then it's got to be pretty special. I'm certainly going to give it a go on the next plane I do and I'm currently trying it on a 1/72 Cromwell, as you will see from my most recent thread.
 

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No problem at all Barry, glad I could help.

I've only made four planes since coming back to the hobby, all at 1/72, and only the last three were done using an airbrush. I tried the black basing on the last one, a 110, after seeing it demonstrated on a YouTube channel and I have to say I was blown away by how simple and yet effective it was.

I'm not saying it's impossible to get it wrong but if a novice like me could achieve the effect I did on the first attempt, then it's got to be pretty special. I'm certainly going to give it a go on the next plane I do and I'm currently trying it on a 1/72 Cromwell, as you will see from my most recent thread.
Spot on. The sheer simplicity and effectiveness of the method makes me wonder why more don't do it. I will take a look at your build.
 

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After final treatment of any seam lines or other issues shown up by the primer I applied a final black primer coat.

I have decided to change the normal painting order and spray the RLM78 underside before spraying the RLM02 wheel wells. I decided that masking around the wheel well would be easier.

Here is how she looks now
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I will paint the RLM02 next then the white nose and wing tips.

I have also painted some other parts, still to be weathered.

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Coming on nicely Barry.
 

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I have had a good session today.

Yesterday I painted most of the white sections on the underside. The rear white band can wait until a later stage. I also painted the wheel wells RLM02 and did a little detail hand painting on the bottom. Weathering is still needed in these areas. I also attached the wheels.

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Today I masked off areas to enable me to spray the first top camo colour RLM79

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Here is how she looks now. I think I need to spray some areas with a lightened RLM79 to represent sun fading. The black basing helps with some contrast.

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Tomorrow I will spray RLM80 freehand after some post-shading.
 

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Coming on very nicely indeed Barry.

ATB.

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I have been spraying the mottle freehand. This particular scheme is an easy one to do, just wind down the pressure, set the limiter at the back of the airbrush, test and spray away. It is particularly easy when using high quality MRP lacquers that are ideal for low pressures, they really make a big difference specially given that you don’t have any tip drying issues to worry about. The biggest problem was restraint, avoiding over doing it!

Here is how she looks.
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I will be masking for the white band and the white area on the nose next, then it will be time to try out the 1 Man Army paint masks for the first time painting the markings.
 

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Coming on nicely Barry!
 

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Hi Barry
Really neat camo painting. Masking of the white areas has worked well.
Jim
 
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