Fin-flashes and RAF Night for the fuselage
Welcome back to my blog.
This time I will show you how I applied the RAF Night to the fuselage and airbrushed the fin-flashes to the tail.
I will start with the painting of the fuselage in RAF Night.
First step was to mask the finished camouflage on the top of the fuselage with masking-tape:
Next came the preshading of the panel-lines. One may ask why I didn’t do it together with the preshading of the top fuselage. The simple answer is that I tested and decided this when I painted RAF Night to the tail and found out that it is possible to airbrush with preshading.
This is the result:
Then I applied the RAF Night with the same method as described in my last post.
Here are some pictures of the result.
It came out as I expected it to be:
Left central fuselage
Left forward fuselage
Right central fuselage
Right forward fuselage
And here are some pictures from the underside:
Aft bomb bay
Forward bomb bay
view of the complete bottom
After having finished the painting I moved over to the application of the 4 fin-flashes.
As already stated there are only 2 included in the TopNotch-Set and they have the wrong shape. Sean from TopNotch provided me with corrected masks in huge quantities. Thanks again Sean.
First I applied the outside mask and then masked all the remaining areas:
Then I started with the white stripe in the center followed by the red and finally by the blue area. The colors I used were:
Tamiya flat white (XF-2)
Tamiya royal blue (X-3) lightened with a few drops of Tamiya flat white to come close to WW II roundel blue
Gunze Brown (H7)
This is how it looked like after these steps:
After removal of the masks I realized some small overspray which I had to correct. In the same session I also lightened the blue and the red.
This is how it looks like finished:
This was all for today.
In the next post I will describe how I applied the roundels and the markings for Guy Gibsons personal aircraft to the fuselage which was challenging in some aspects.
I wish you a nice weekend and hope to
see you soon again in my blog.