Tuesday, 29 March 2016

The Little Details

So over the Easter weekend I managed to grab a couple of short sessions where I could work on some of the more detaily bits of the start of my desert air force.  I wanted to get the nose cones done in red, which is not what Airfix recommend on their box but it's what the majority of images I've seen have and that's good enough for me.

Decided on gunmetal for the exhausts and guns rather than boring black, a bit more metallic than I was perhaps expecting but it should/might dull down with the weathering.

Not perfect I know and I have to make a few touch ups where I've strayed a little, still remembering the best order to paint things I guess.  Another coat of yellow on the prop ends as well.

I know that there probably weren't any mk1 spits in North Africa, especially not with red noses, but as I've said before I don't mind. 

So just touch ups and decals to go.  Oh and that missing wheel and strut from the Tomahawk.


  1. Looking good Andy. Maybe try a light drybrush of flat black or a dark gray to tone the metal down.

    Keep up the good work.

    1. Thanks Paul, gonna try some sort of wash to fade the paintwork as if it's sun bleached and then some weathering and exhaust soot.