Arma Hobby 1/72 FM-2 Wildcat

Having decided that the base colour was too orange, I oversprayed it with Tamiya XF-3 Yellow. When done I removed the home made masks and gave the Wildcat and ICM OV-10 a coat of gloss varnish each;

I used Tamiya X-22 Clear for both with the varnish sprayed on in sections quite quickly then followed up with an overspray of Mr. Hobby Self Levelling Thinner. This reconstitutes the varnish and smooths it out, leaving a really good shine. Previously I’ve sprayed X-22 quite lightly and it seemed to take forever to get a decent gloss finish so by working in sections, laying the X-22 down as a ‘wet coat’ then following up with SLT it really does make a difference.

Both models will be left to cure overnight now and hopefully I can start the decalling and weathering process on both.

Published by andyk21

I've been a modelmaker for a verrry long time and still show no signs of growing out of it after 50 plus 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.

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