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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #75 on: July 11, 2017, 02:05:43 PM »
I have sprayed the underside with Gunze Off White which looks very much like CDL. I have also sprayed the top of the wings, tail and fuselage. For this I mixed up my own interpretation of late PC10, I used Gunze H423 RLM83 Dark Green and kept adding small quantities of Gunze H421 RLM81 Brown Violet until I reached the desired colour, ironically it ended up being virtually identical to MRP-253 PC10 late WW1 RAF. The most time consuming part of this process is all the masking that was required, plus doing the PC10 wrap around on the wings and tail. Gunze acrylics spay extremely well and dry in two hours, I thin my Gunze acrylic paints with lacquer thinners.

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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #76 on: July 11, 2017, 02:27:03 PM »
 :)Nice job.
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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #77 on: July 11, 2017, 03:13:53 PM »
Oh, my, Des!  That's gorgeous!  I love the shade of PC10 you came up with, especially against the battleship grey.  What did you use for that?
Cheers,
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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #78 on: July 11, 2017, 03:42:36 PM »
Thanks Bud, the gray I used is Gunze acrylic H334 Barley Gray

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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #79 on: July 11, 2017, 07:31:31 PM »
Wonderful and so crisp and clean. I still have so much to learn from the masters.

I'm now tempted by this kit but my current backlog says hang on a minute mate...

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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #80 on: July 12, 2017, 04:29:40 AM »
Des, that is a nice looking model! And your fantastic engine is hidden :'(
The painting is great, I will follow your next steps and hope to learn something about weathering of that dark green.

Cheers,
Frank

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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #81 on: July 12, 2017, 05:27:13 PM »
Beautifully crisp and clean!

Did you not like the MRP paints then Des?

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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #82 on: July 12, 2017, 11:17:16 PM »
Well Des, I missed looking in a couple of days and you are well on your way to making this a biplane  8) Great results with the cowl panels and your PC 10 looks awesome! Looking forward to the next update!
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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #83 on: July 13, 2017, 02:52:26 PM »
Thanks guys for all your wonderful comments, they are much appreciated.

I fitted the windscreen, the Aldis sight and the observers machine gun, the tail skid is also fitted. Decals have been applied to both sides of the fuselage, the tail and under the bottom wing, the bomb racks are also fited. The entire model still needs a coat of satin clear but this won't happen until the decals have cured.

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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #84 on: July 13, 2017, 05:03:33 PM »
I really like how you build models.
I would call your style, the Admiralty Method, if this name is suitable for aviation. Everything is accurate, clean and very wonderful.

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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #85 on: July 13, 2017, 07:27:45 PM »
Beautiful, Des! So clean it's hard to believe it's a model!

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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #86 on: July 13, 2017, 10:53:52 PM »
In a word Gorgeous! OK a word isn't enough. The FK8 looked great before but the markings have really set it off!
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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #87 on: July 13, 2017, 11:40:17 PM »
+1 (and all of the above).  Truly beautiful Des.

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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #88 on: July 14, 2017, 03:57:02 AM »
Hi Des! This is looking truly Superb! I can only add to all the previous compliments and say it is a clean, crisp beautifully detailed build... real craftsmanship! Regards, Marc

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Re: CSM 1:48 FK.8 Mid Version
« Reply #89 on: July 14, 2017, 08:23:19 AM »
wow spectacular work as per usual des