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 Post subject: Re: 1/350 IJN Hiryu
PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:10 am 
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Good to see you are continuing on this one! :thumbs_up_1:

I would also airbrush after construction.

But I would do the contrary: use very low pressure and thin the paint very much.
This way, you can apply very thin coats of paint. You will need many quick passes (15 to 20 or so?) to cover completely, but exactly this allows a lot of control and prevents you from drowning the detail in paint.

Start with airbrushing the most hidden areas and the most awkward angles. While doing that, you will automatically apply some paint to the adjacent areas too. Then airbrush the rest.

An added benefit to low pressure and high thinning ratio is that the final coat of paint is very thin and smooth.

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 Post subject: Re: 1/350 IJN Hiryu
PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:35 am 
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Thanks for the suggestions to all three of you! I will do testing on this to see which actually works for me with my limited skill set the best. The results you three achieve are obviously good! The question becomes, which of those can this monkey with a model actually make work:).

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Trumpeter San Francisco 1/350
Dutch Harbor PBY 1/350

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 Post subject: Re: 1/350 IJN Hiryu
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:51 am 
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Okay so here is one of the projects that was distracting me but it is done now. Dutch Harbor on 4 June 1942. The day after the attack. Based of a photo.

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