Having read that Humbrol 93 (Desert Yellow) was a replacement for what should have been Middle Stone (which is actually Humbrol 225), so I thought I'd go with the correct colour. What I wasn't prepared for was how dark 29 Dark Earth was/is, especially compared to the image Airfix had put on the back of the box!
So I pop open my brand new 'tin' of middle stone to find it half empty and thick! Thank god I have a bottle of matt acrylic medium to hand, a good slug of it and a good mix and we were good to go, well nearly. First attempt was still a bit thick but a bit more medium and I was happy.
|Does that look too dark? Or just compared to the Airfix version of the colour scheme!|
Plenty of detail yet to be done on the Tomahawk, but I still managed to spot a bit I missed in the tail. Oh well I'll see if I can cover it with some weathering (something else I haven't properly done before).
|Curse of sticking on a canopy before painti|
Well the Spit looks to have come out a bit better being done second and having the paint that bit thinner, which had the additional benefit of preserving the detail of the panel lines - or was that just the Revell kit versus an Airfix? But as mentioned in an earlier post this was a kit my youngest knocked together some time ago and he stuck the canopy on before painting the pilot or any other internal detail. Oh well perhaps it wont be as noticeable once the canopy frame is painted in.
So overall I'm happy as I've never really done camo schemes on aircraft, I'm mainly used to painting little men. Looking forward to getting the details done and then to try some weathering which I hope will make the difference. Any advice on that would be welcome, products, techniques, what ever.