Airfix C-47 rework

The model has been filled where needed, sanded down, cleaned up and has just been sprayed with primer. Unfortunately while shaking the can of Games Workshop white I managed to break the nozzle off completely which rendered the can unusable so I’ve had to use Halfords white primer instead. I’ve always had reservations about usingContinue reading “Airfix C-47 rework”

Airfix C-47; Scratch another model and file under B (for bin)

I give up! The model has been niggling me since I started but after giving it a coat of matt varnish it has showed up just how rough the finish is, plus for some unexplained reason the areas that I used Johnsons Kleer for the decals are really prominent and something that has NEVER happenedContinue reading “Airfix C-47; Scratch another model and file under B (for bin)”

Airfix C-47; Decals going on but…..

One of the problems with white decals is that they can be transparent and if I had remembered this I would have made a mask for the national insignia and painted the areas beforehand. Because I had forgot this happened; You can clearly see the black of the invasion stripes showing through so the twoContinue reading “Airfix C-47; Decals going on but…..”

Airfix C-47; Stripey!

The invasion stripes are now painted, all I have to do is mask them off again and respray the green base coat as the stripes on the top of the wings and upper fuselage on this particular aircraft were overpainted pretty soon after D-Day; As with the white, the black (Tamiya XF-1) was toned downContinue reading “Airfix C-47; Stripey!”

Airfix C-47; Finally the base colours are on

After rubbing down the model with micromesh I resprayed it and this time put a couple of drops of acrylic retarder in the mix, after which the paint sprayed much better. Again I used a mix of Tamiya Olive Green and Flat Earth but don’t ask me in what ratio as I just added brownContinue reading “Airfix C-47; Finally the base colours are on”

Airfix C-47; Painting it (or attempting to)

Obviously it’s going to be one of THOSE models. I sprayed the undersides without any issues, masked the model then applied the top colour. I was’nt happy with the mix of paint (Tamiya XF-62 Olive Drab and XF-52 Flat Earth) plus the paint had gone grainy on the wing roots. I gave the model aContinue reading “Airfix C-47; Painting it (or attempting to)”

Airfix C-47; Priming the thing

As I predicted in the earlier post the wing roots look a mess after priming the model so I’m going to have to think about how to rectify them without destroying the surface detail; Fortunately the fuselage joints are better;  The favourite solution (at the moment) is to mask off the wings and fuselage butContinue reading “Airfix C-47; Priming the thing”

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