Seems I've been a rude boy, not saying thanks for the great comments . So many thanks for the great comments chaps ^^
Progress has been a lot slower than I anticipated. Partly because VMS' satin varnish is a lot more matt than I hoped for. Maybe I did something wrong application wise (though I applied it wet as it should be). Anywhoo, I like the look of it, but the matt properties make that you can't do a 'normal' pinwash using capillary action, because that just won't work, it floods the surface. So I had to change my way of working. I painted oil paint on the details and nooks and crannies (sometimes the oil paint was diluted, sometimes it wasn't. Oil paints used were W&N Raw Umber and 502 Abteilung Industrial Earth Then I feathered the edges using a clean brush slightly dampened with thinner. I like the result but it's very time consuming. Also, you can't avoid tide marks of the thinner. It's not really visible on the photos but they are there. I hope further weathering will tone them down. you can notice the effect on the right wing (left on the photo), the other wing hasn't been treated yet. One advantage of this technique is that while removing the oil paint it also acts a bit as a filter. Here's a photo on the underside where the difference is even more noticeable After many hours the initial 'pinwash'/ filter has been done And I dryfitted the undercarriage to make it look like a bird (wheels aren't placed correctly in these photos
Now I need to think of what's next. Some oil dots here and there perhaps?
I can’t help. You are far more advanced than I am.
Just one question, the nose looks a strange green. I am thinking it is a liquid mask. Am I right?
Do you mean the green on the prop hub? It's painted green and the white spinner is a decal. I must say there's some debate on the color of the hub though, some state that it was green, others black, but I opted to use some colour.
Wouts, that's a stunning G-6 you have there! Well done, sir.
"You watch the world exploding every single night Dancing in the sun a newborn in the light, Brothers and their fathers joining hands and make a chain The shadow of the Wicker Man is rising up again......" ------"The Wicker Man", by Iron Maiden
Robbo: yeah oils are great, aren't they? Basically they can simulate pretty much everything. For modelers on a budget they are the first thing one should buy I think. Much cheaper than the bottled products, last longer, much more versatile and so forgiving to use.
Well then. After the oils I decided to do some preshading. Something which I hadn't done before really. In a way quite scary because you can mess up. So, very thin paint (Tamiya Smoke, semi gloss black and Mr. Hobby Cocoa Browns thinned with Mr. Leveling Thinner) was sprayed on seam lines and around details. As well as at the exhaust of the radiotor to simulate oil/smoke. It sure enhanced the 'pin washes' although I sure didn't do a perfect job. I find it hard to control. But, we can hopefully fix that with oil paints later on. The post shade is also way too glossy. I'm not a fan of adding varnish layers on top of my weathering, but I think an application on the center of the underside is needed to tone down the gloss (it's not really clear on the photos)
Next step is adding some paint chips (hopefully I won't get carried away )