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Offline JudgeDredd

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Re: Retro Me262 (Completed!)
« Reply #30 on: August 11, 2015, 01:03:37 PM »
ok...I had a bit of a mare with the Vallejo Model Air paints. First time using them my brush got clogged and I panicked and downed tools.

But - I dusted myself off and carried on today.

So this is free hand camo. I prefer that because that's the way it was when I was in. When we were painting wagons, the only thing we masked was glass...everything else was free hand.

However - I'm not overly impressed with the results. I haven't finished yet. For a start, I have to do the blue again to "blend in" and cover where I didn't mask...bummer. On top of that, well...you decide. I'm not incredibly happy - but as a first timer at airbrushing - things can only get better.

I'm still not overly convinced about the Vallejo Model Air...the jury is out









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Re: Retro Me262
« Reply #31 on: August 11, 2015, 01:05:18 PM »
 O0 O0 O0
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Re: Retro Me262
« Reply #32 on: August 11, 2015, 03:38:28 PM »
Since you haven't added the decals yet... could still make it into the BC ME 262.


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Re: Retro Me262
« Reply #33 on: August 12, 2015, 09:19:18 AM »
I think I'll be sticking with the stock decals...though that artwork is fantastic
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Re: Retro Me262
« Reply #34 on: August 14, 2015, 02:44:01 PM »
So - I screwed up in the sense that I either painted in the wrong order or I should've masked...either way, the blue needed touching up.

So here she is prepped to have the blue re-applied


And here she is touched up. I'm rather impressed with my deft touch with the "merging" of the blue and green. However I still have the nose to deal with...for some bizarre reason I painted it black!




Once I touch that nose up, I'm onto the wheels, canopy and bombs. Then it'll be a clear coat followed by the decals and a final covering of clear. I'll likely weather it a bit too.
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Re: Retro Me262
« Reply #35 on: August 15, 2015, 08:45:10 AM »
Getting there. Wheels are on, bombs are on, canopy has been masked and painted and various places touched up.

I'm a bit impressed with the masking. I did not use an Eduard mask...I just did it myself with Tamiya modelling tape.










Next up is a clear coat, decals, another clear coat and weathering
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Re: Retro Me262
« Reply #36 on: August 15, 2015, 01:29:22 PM »
I think you did a good job with painting the camo by hand.  It looks quite good.  O0

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Re: Retro Me262
« Reply #37 on: August 15, 2015, 01:34:16 PM »
ooh...that wasn't by hand - it was airbrushing.

But still...first attempt at straight camo and mixed camo - I was semi impressed  ;D
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Re: Retro Me262
« Reply #38 on: August 15, 2015, 01:40:37 PM »
Here she is sitting on "her own three wheels"...











As it's not a "tail dragger" I was at a loss (as I was as a kid) as to how to get it to sit up....I have used a shed load of "blu-Tack" in the nose wheel section. Had I been prepared, I could've use ball bearings of some sort...but you live and learn.
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Re: Retro Me262
« Reply #39 on: August 16, 2015, 12:11:55 PM »
She's done. Klear applied, decals on and more Klear applied.

I was going to weather - but I'm not sure...I like her.

I was really nervous about doing this model. My daughter had bought it as a special gift for me...it wasn't a lot of money, but she understood the significance of the model and it's age and that was priceless to me. So I was really nervous - first time using an airbrush, first time not using enamels, first time using certain paints (Tamiya and Vallejo Model Air), first time filling and first time sanding.

It's not perfect - but I'm really rather pleased with the result. I hope she is.












Thanks for looking and even being remotely interested  O0
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Re: Retro Me262 COMPLETE!!!
« Reply #40 on: August 16, 2015, 12:40:22 PM »
i think youve done her proud JD

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Re: Retro Me262 COMPLETE!!!
« Reply #41 on: August 16, 2015, 12:41:15 PM »
Terrific!

Were the lowered flaps an option on the model or did you cut them loose?
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Re: Retro Me262 COMPLETE!!!
« Reply #42 on: August 16, 2015, 12:42:33 PM »
Terrific!

Were the lowered flaps an option on the model or did you cut them loose?
They were an option and moveable - but they weren't a good fit (like a lot of the model) so I glued them in the "take-off" position.
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Re: Retro Me262 COMPLETE!!!
« Reply #43 on: August 16, 2015, 12:47:08 PM »
"45 minutes of pooping Tribbles being juggled by a drunken Horta would be better than Season 1 of TNG." - SirAndrewD

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Re: Retro Me262 COMPLETE!!!
« Reply #44 on: August 16, 2015, 01:31:44 PM »
That's the first time you started using acrylic and not enamel paints?  Nice!

I was so glad to be rid of the enamel mess & stench.  I actually like the end texture result of acrylics better too and they're so easy to dilute.  Dunno what you think about aircraft model kits regarding the stuff, but was a big leap when I started painting minis again.