Author Topic: An Old Friend...1/48 Revell P-40B  (Read 3545 times)

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Re: An Old Friend...1/48 Revell P-40B
« Reply #15 on: Wed Aug, 16, 2017, 10:49:AM »
http://www.militarymodelling.com/forums/postings.asp?th=128789

This is the link in their forum to the issue.  I am not a member of the forum there, yet.  Martyn does post the preview of upcoming issues usually about a week or so prior to publication.



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Re: An Old Friend...1/48 Revell P-40B
« Reply #16 on: Mon Aug, 21, 2017, 10:57:PM »
Moving right along with this build. 

First up is to show ....






I did make it through the attachment of the stabilizers.  Once sanded and prepped it was paint time.

After an initial coat of Rustoleum Flat Black the lower fuselage and wings received a bit of Model Master Neutral Gray.



Actually this is after several coats with just minutes between.  Then it is on to the upper fuselage.  First will be a very thinned spray of Model Master #8 Olive Drab.







Next will be to set up for the weathering.  A few coats of the OD to blend things in and then off to bigger and better.


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Re: An Old Friend...1/48 Revell P-40B
« Reply #17 on: Mon Aug, 21, 2017, 11:19:PM »
I just got this kit myself, in the old original Monogram box, off of Yahoo Auctions Japan.

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Re: An Old Friend...1/48 Revell P-40B
« Reply #18 on: Mon Aug, 21, 2017, 11:38:PM »
Looking pretty old and battered there. Good work
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Re: An Old Friend...1/48 Revell P-40B
« Reply #19 on: Tue Aug, 22, 2017, 09:01:AM »
Many many thanks for looking in.




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Re: An Old Friend...1/48 Revell P-40B
« Reply #20 on: Mon Sep, 25, 2017, 11:51:PM »
Folks finally back to give a bit of an update.

First up is to let you know that this has actually progressed quite a bit.  This will show you the first few stages of the painting. 

First was a Flat Black overall coat then into the color.  Model Master Neutral Color was first on the lower sections.  On to the upper, Model Master #8 Olive Drab was the color of choice and the first session saw it mixed with Model Master Flat White.  Eyeballed to the shade I hoped to portray and then sprayed within the panel lines.  Careful but not too worried about overspray.  I did not want to have the quilt look.  Several sessions followed with more and more of the Olive Drab added until I got to a place where I was somewhat happy. 

Several pictures for you.











There will be another quick update soon to show the remainder of the paint sessions.

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Re: An Old Friend...1/48 Revell P-40B
« Reply #21 on: Tue Sep, 26, 2017, 12:14:AM »
Looking pretty good there
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Re: An Old Friend...1/48 Revell P-40B
« Reply #22 on: Tue Sep, 26, 2017, 12:18:AM »
Many thanks.

Ok second part.

After several sessions I was not particularly thrilled with the look and went back and carefully sprayed some Testors Olive Drab from the square bottle to give it a bit of warmth.

A couple of things I am pretty happy with.  The appearance of staining and panel paint fading.










Alrighty then, she is pretty much ready to decal up. 



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Re: An Old Friend...1/48 Revell P-40B
« Reply #23 on: Sat Sep, 30, 2017, 01:44:PM »
Another update.

Decals are on.  Again for this build the markings are not my focus.  This will however be the last update showing what I had planned to show.  After this I go a bit off road. 

The decals went down with no issues.  I used MicroSol to get them to conform and then threw a gloss over the top to seal them in.







Next up is the weathering.

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Re: An Old Friend...1/48 Revell P-40B
« Reply #24 on: Wed Oct, 18, 2017, 11:03:AM »
With the continuing movement forward with the videos on this build it is time to throw out some better, used very loosely, quality images of the weathering.

First up, and each of these will be a kind of summary of what happened.

First the initial process was with a gloss coat I used Titanium White, cheaper oil set, to try to get some streaking and a bit of weather staining on the fuselage.  I also used Burnt Umber, same set, to try to get some distinct staining on the panels of the engine area.  I did not like the way this came out. 

Anyway the pics.






The process is started anyway.  Teaser, a bit of a change in execution is next up.



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Re: An Old Friend...1/48 Revell P-40B
« Reply #25 on: Sat Oct, 21, 2017, 05:14:PM »
Ok for this update let me talk about my methods.

First up for me was a drybrush of Testors Flat Aluminium.  This concentrated on areas I felt and have seen received excess wear and tear on the paint due to crew use or even weathering.  Along those lines I also used my cheap Oil Paint Titanium White with an abused round brush as well as two sizes of flat brush.  I put small dots into the centerish of panels and then worked them into the paint.  Mind you that this is being done over a flat clear layer.  After several passes that encompassed varied panels I came to the decision that one of my more recent investments needed to be used here. 

Recently I purchased four sets of Abteilung 502 Oil Paints.  Beginning with ABT070 Dark Rust I began to play a bit with panel lines.  After just a brief attempt I just had the thought that it didnt look right.  I used a cotton bud to remove most of it and brought out ABT004 Bitume and began to work around some of the lines.  I tried to keep this to where dirt and grime would build up and where the weather would cause streaking.  I did this over several sessions. 

Overall there is several hours of work. 







In the next update I will show what at the time I thought was the weathering finished.


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Re: An Old Friend...1/48 Revell P-40B
« Reply #26 on: Sun Oct, 22, 2017, 01:51:PM »
Definitely liking what I'm seeing
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Re: An Old Friend...1/48 Monogram P-40B
« Reply #27 on: Tue Oct, 24, 2017, 07:40:PM »
I love your finish!  The fading and weathering on the OD is excellent!

This old Monogram kit is one of my favorites, too.  I look forward to seeing your next installment on it.
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Re: An Old Friend...1/48 Revell P-40B
« Reply #28 on: Wed Oct, 25, 2017, 06:00:PM »
Duh!  I just realized-you've got a build blog going at Finescale, too, don't you?  :D
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Re: An Old Friend...1/48 Revell P-40B
« Reply #29 on: Thu Nov, 09, 2017, 12:32:AM »
Sorry guys.  Been a bit out of it for a couple of weeks. 

Baron I do yes.


Ok this is the last, or what I thought was the last, of the weathering.

For this part I did go back over the different panels with the oils again.  This time my main goal was to add a bit of blending.  I did manage to get some better definition on some of the panels and did add some further effects on the panels near the cowl. 












Now following this set of photos this build went quickly.  The small bits went on with little issue other than the canopy.  I will expand on that more on the final update but for now I will leave these with you.


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