ICM 1/48 Dornier Do217J-1/2

After spraying and masking the undersides and fuselage, I sprayed the first top colour (RLM75) today. Because the top colours are darker the panel lines were sprayed with XF-63 German Grey, after which the base colour was over-sprayed to give a pre-shade. The base colour was lightened with Tamiya X-2 and sprayed in between panel lines to enhance the pre-shade.

I know some people hate pre- and post shading on models but I like it.

The model will be masked off tomorrow and the second top colour (RLM74) applied, again using the pre-shading technique as described above. When all that is done and providing the tape hasn’t screwed up the paint, I will give the model a coat of gloss varnish to prepare it for the decalling and weathering washes.

By the way I’m using Tamiya acrylics for the model that I mixed according to some ‘recipe’ I found online and will detail that more in part 3 of the build review for The Modelling News.

Published by andyk21

I've been a modelmaker for a verrry long time and still show no signs of growing out of it after 48 years. I mainly build tanks, aircraft and paint figures but generally do whatever takes my fancy whether it's historical, Science-fiction, a 'what-if' or because it has pretty colours and looks nice. I'm hoping that you find my blog interesting and useful, particularly if building a model that I have built and documented here.

One thought on “ICM 1/48 Dornier Do217J-1/2

  1. Nice work Andy! Looking forward to reading more in TMN.

    On Tue, 11 Aug 2020 at 00:28, Andy King’s Model Blog wrote:

    > andyk21 posted: ” After spraying and masking the undersides and fuselage, > I sprayed the first top colour (RLM75) today. Because the top colours are > darker the panel lines were sprayed with XF-63 German Grey, after which the > base colour was over-sprayed to give a pre-shade” >

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