Applying dark green and RAF Night to the tail
Welcome back to my blog. Today I will continue with the description of applying the dark green camouflage color to the tail and fuselage and RAF Night to the tail.
The first thing to do was to preshade the surfaces which will be painted dark green.
This is necessary to achieve the same painting result as for the dark earth.
This is how the fuselage looks like after
having finished the preshading:
and from above
The painting of the dark green was done with the same method used for dark earth:
2,5 bar pressure
first coat 50-50 mix original color-thinner
2nd coat 30-70 mix lightened color-thinner to light up panels
3rd coat 20-80 mix original color-thinner to blend the color in
Here are some pictures of the result:
The central fuselage
After everything had dried I removed the masks to see if everything was ok and to compare the results of the 2 colors.
The masks really worked well and there was no paint going under them and there was no paint torn away when removing them.
This is how it looks like without the masks:
Fuselage and tail from above
The result came out as I expected it to be.
The color will change its appearance to the real hue when flat varnish is applied. AK people are really clever!😉
Now I could start painting the RAF Night.
As already stated before this color isn‘t black but a dark bluish grey. Therefore it was possible to use the same application-method as for the brown and green. But I had to be more careful to achieve a similar effect.
I started with the application of the preshading and completely masked the upper side to avoid overspray destroying the applied colors:
Then I airbrushed the original color, lighted up the panels and finally blended everything in. This is how it looks like finished. Taking photos is much more complicated due to the slight differences between the colors:
Left end disk with rudder, outside
Right end disk, outside
This was all for today. Next time I will show you the results of the fuselage painted RAF Night and the application of
the 4 fin-flashes to the end disks with the
replacements I got from TopNotch masks.
Have a nice weekend and see you soon!