Monday, January 12, 2015

FW190A-5 "Minke Pinke"

Here's another update. After adding another gloss coat to seal the decals in,  I have added a wash to bring out the panel lines and to dirty up the airframe a bit. Next will be another sealing coat to protech the wash. You can now see the tonal variations a bit better in these shots. You will also notice that the paint scheme is not dead flat. I purposely did this as I noted from various reference pictures that these aircraft had a bit of sheen to their camo paint. I wanted to replicate that. Depending on how things go I might leave it as is or add another flat coat to lessen the somewhat satin appearance it has.

FW190A-5 Hans Philipp "Minke Pinke"

Just in case you haven't been checking out this build over on WorldWarII here are some more progress shots of Minke Pinke.

RLM74, 75, 76 sprayed on using Vallejo Air. I used various darkened and lightened shades of each colour to add tonal variation to the paint scheme. This is meant to show how the paint scheme would change in colour as a result of being subjected to the elements. As the rule goes alway work from dark to light colours. Experienced modelers have been doing this for years so my technique is not new. Some call it the 3 layer blend technique but its not new either. It's bit hard to see due to the gloss coat but you can see a better example of what I am talking about by looking at the third picture of the underside of the aircraft. Here you can see a bit the varying colours inside and around the panel lines. I never use paints straight out of the bottle.