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

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Hi Barry
Very interesting. Certainly looks as if you have things under control and sprayed markings almost always look better than decals.
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Having corrected the underwing black cross, it was easy enough. I have got on with the rest of the markings. The most notable element of this is in respect of the minor marking like walk lines. 1 Man Army are the only company, as far as I know, who produce all the stencilling.

Walk line decals can be a real problem to lay down specially on large scale kits and when they are a complex shape. Even if you get them in position, after lots of fiddling, you often get silvering at least in some places and often need to do multiple coats of solution to settle them.

I found these masks really easy to lay down in position, much easier than decals as they hold together. Much quicker too.

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Here they are in position.

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I have a couple of areas to touch up but, they look great.
 

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Hi Barry
Oh yes those lines are neat - definitely a vast improvement over decals.
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Simply outstanding.... Those masks are great. Even at 1/72 I struggled a bit with these sorts of markings.

Great work Barry. Keep it up.
 

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I have finished the markings. I did use a few decals, for the dials on the inner engine covers, the triangles, the insignia on the nose. Right now I have applied some decal solution which will dry off overnight. Tomorrow I will start the weathering process.

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Looking really great, love this aircraft, love your interpretation!
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I have done an overall coat of gloss varnish. With lacquer varnishes, over lacquer paints, you need to apply it in very light mist coats over several passes. Whatever you do it is important not to lay down a heavy wet coat or you are asking for trouble.

As the next process is quite aggressive I will leave the varnish to cure for several hours. Normally you are set to go within 30 minutes with lacquers. Next I will be applying enamel washes, it is the removal of surplus with white spirit that is aggressive.

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Hi Barry
Looking superb. Really like the camo. Is there nothing less aggressive than white spirit for manipulating the enamel wash?
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Hi Barry
Looking superb. Really like the camo. Is there nothing less aggressive than white spirit for manipulating the enamel wash?
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I am not sure. I have tried odourless thinners but I did not find a difference. It is not a problem though. Just a few hours of curing…
 

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Ive never had that issue with Sansodor low odour thinners Barry. Which type are you using?
 

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That is looking sharp Barry. The masked markings are great but those walk way markings are excellent.
 

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The state of your work space! Sort it out Barry. There needs to be spills, used paper towels and tools everywhere.

Your Henschel is coming along very nicely, great attention to detail. Looking forward to seeing the weathering.
 

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My first matt coat now done. I actually used the MRP Semi-Matt as I find it gives the perfect surface for the next weathering processes. The final Matt coat will be a full matt and will done after streaking and applying exhaust smoke.

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I have done some pigment weathering, streaking with weathering pencils and sprayed exhaust soot. That was followed by a final matt coat.

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Now into the final steps starting with the application of metal powders, oil and kerosene leaks and then until final fittings. I might even get it finished tomorrow, definitely by Friday.
 

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A quick peek at the completed model. I will do a separate completed thread tomorrow using my new photo booth…

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This model is not the easiest but it is certainly not a hard build. This one really want to come together and is a real pleasure start to finish.
 

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Hi Barry
I enjoyed following the build. The first in the new model room :thumb2: I look forward to the photos tomorrow.
Jim
 
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