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It's All in the Details

Updated: Apr 5, 2018

Okay, so this thing is starting to take on a life of its own. The starboard (right wing is complete). I used The Uschi van der Rosten wood grain decals on the bottom half of the wing. The top half will be left open exposing all the goodies inside. Let's look at how I painted the wing.

The wing is molded in clear plastic with a mottled texture to give it a translucent appearance. Unfortunately, I saw a little silvering of the wood grain decals I used (you'll see that later) and I think it was die to this subtle texture. I remedied that (hopefully) by sanding it down with 320, 600, and 1000 grit wet/dry. I then sprayed it with Mr Paint White primer followed by Mr Color #45 Sail lightened with lots of white, and thinned with Sig butyrate thinner.

I sprayed the panel lines with my a little brown added to my "Sail" mixture


I used deep ochre and a little enamel thinner to create the wood grain effect on the inside of the wing and rib.


Here's the painted inside of the wing. I sprayed it with Mr Paint Matte Clear Lacquer after it had thoroughly dried.


I started applying the excellent Uschi van der Rosten wood grain decals to the outside. I cut slightly larger pieces than the panels and then trimmed them using a fresh #11 scalpel blade. This required a really steady hand even when using the panel lines as a guide.


More to come...


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