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Re: From Russia With Love GB (Su-27SM)
« Reply #30 on: February 20, 2016, 12:30:45 PM »
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Re: From Russia With Love GB (Su-27SM)
« Reply #31 on: April 14, 2016, 01:24:05 PM »
Good god...so long since I put this to the side.

In truth I've been worrying about painting - shades, issues with the airbrush etc, etc...but it's just sucked the life out the enjoyment...so I've decided "screw it" and just get the bugger done!

These were actually primed about 2 months ago

I've been fretting over the colour. The instructions say some sort of grey (mix of colours) for the cockpit, but I've seen pictures showing blue - so I was in turmoil over that. Then once I decided I was going to do the blue colour, I started worrying about how I was going to get the right blue...as it is, I still don't, but I'm going to have a trial tonight for the cockpit and behind the cockpit



The cockpit is the standard pit and the standard seat. I had bought resin (which I have never done before) but I thought the standard was better than the resin for both the pit and the seat.
I did use a couple of pieces of the resin for the side panels






And the beautiful weapons this plane holds
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Re: From Russia With Love GB (Su-27SM)
« Reply #32 on: April 14, 2016, 02:04:00 PM »
That Russian Sky Blue color is pretty weird.  Close to a baby blue color, but with a hint of some slight aqua color in it.    ???

Was looking over my paint colors awhile back, also wondering if I could mix something close to it using what I had.  Got some MiG and Sukhoi minis that could use it on the bottom of the aircraft.  May end up just getting a bottle of something very close, if not some actual Russkie Blue, eventually.
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Re: From Russia With Love GB (Su-27SM)
« Reply #33 on: April 14, 2016, 02:28:31 PM »
I've been fretting so much over the colour I decided sod it - I'm putting paint on.

As it happens, I found a colour in my Vallejo and just decided to use that - unblemished. I had trouble with Vallejo paints when I first got them...turns out it may well be my mixing technique. So I mixed the paint with thinner in a cup before putting it in the airbrush...didn't get a blockage.

This is it...no going back. I'm done.  I've never been a "rivet" guy anyway...close enough is generally what I aim for.










And this was "the shade"
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Re: From Russia With Love GB (Su-27SM)
« Reply #34 on: April 14, 2016, 02:38:02 PM »
The Vallejo paints of that sort are thick enough for brush use.  Hell, I slightly thin them even then. 

I'd imagine you need to thin them quite a bit for an airbrush. 

Although much of Vallejo's primer colors seem pre-thinned for air brushes.  I generally use brush-on primer for minis due to widely varying humidity & temp here, and the only Vallejo primer that has been thick enough for that use was a bottle of Black (not the gray or white I've tried).

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Re: From Russia With Love GB (Su-27SM)
« Reply #35 on: April 15, 2016, 01:56:23 AM »
And it starts....

....looking at other images, the colour seems to be a more green/blue - so I may well be revisiting this!!  :-[
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Re: From Russia With Love GB (Su-27SM)
« Reply #36 on: April 15, 2016, 04:28:53 AM »
Maybe this will help:






Here are some Russian WW2 colors for a start (with a link in the image I'm too lazy to type in the url bar):


(above from a thread at https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/threads/russian-interior-design.16187/)


I got to see the interior of a Russian missile boat on display in the Fall River Museum (Battleship Cove, Massachusetts) and remember seeing that the metal surfaces were also painted with that weird blue primer. as opposed to the US ships' green zinc primer.
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Re: From Russia With Love GB (Su-27SM)
« Reply #37 on: April 15, 2016, 06:23:24 AM »
Yeah - it was a similar photo I found - thanks
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Re: From Russia With Love GB (Su-27SM)
« Reply #38 on: April 15, 2016, 07:04:29 AM »
You going to include the duct tape around the bottom of the stick?  ^-^

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Re: From Russia With Love GB (Su-27SM)
« Reply #39 on: April 15, 2016, 11:50:19 AM »
I think I've nailed it.

A mix of Tamiya paints - XF-23 (Light Blue), XF-71 (Cockpit Green) and a touch of X-14 (Sky Blue) - no measurements I'm afraid...I winged it.

What it was...

How it turned out


What it was...

How it turned out



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Re: From Russia With Love GB (Su-27SM)
« Reply #40 on: April 15, 2016, 12:00:06 PM »
Weapons painted in their main colour...touch ups to come (metal/black etc)

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Re: From Russia With Love GB (Su-27SM)
« Reply #41 on: April 15, 2016, 06:52:02 PM »
Looks like you got that Russian Blue color done well.   O0

Especially the way it looks on the top fuselage piece.  Probably brighter light on it in the pic than the others.

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Re: From Russia With Love GB (Su-27SM)
« Reply #42 on: April 16, 2016, 04:03:53 AM »
Thing is, I could've bought a set of Russian aircraft colours...but I thought I'd be tight.

Especially annoying as I love the look of these Russian aircraft, so I'll likely buy a few more!
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Re: From Russia With Love GB (Su-27SM)
« Reply #43 on: April 16, 2016, 04:04:25 AM »
4 holes drilled on each wing and the back end glued on

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Re: From Russia With Love GB (Su-27SM)
« Reply #44 on: April 16, 2016, 04:40:41 AM »
The seat was looking a tad bland, so I put some white tack on it and some "hatching" markings in it...just a wee bit of xtra detail. I tried to put some tape seatbelts on, but my fat fingers won't let me  :'(

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