Flying_Kiwi wrote: Nice man got the perfect covering just the right side of blotchy and qudos for freehanding man, what needle you using?
Its a .21 in a new Badger Renegade Velocity that I got last week. Very impressed by the airbrush, it fits my hand nicely and the spray is beautiful. The trigger is quite firm but that is much between for control. I think I like this one more than the Paasche Talon I have been using.
I was going to freehand the whole camo job but looking at picture the Typhoon has quite a sharp demarcation on the top camo so I eventually went with blu tack. Results below. I'm 90% happy, and once the decals are on and it is post-shaded and faded this will look the part. I'm really pushing through with this one to get it finished for the group build on LSP.
Fine fine work Grant the camo is looking amazing! i love LSP such a great site for inspiration, good luck on the GB
Could i ask you and our fellow modelers a question, what the F@CK is this. i have had a revell Mosquito (48) and an airfix Spitfire (24) and a few others ... cant remember,.. all have this "biscuit formed" rear tire.... is this a modelling thing...? i'm sick of filling these things in and i'm really surprise that the Airfix Tiffie kit has it.
Tail wheel of a real Tiffie
Tailwheel of a Taifun
Tailwheel of a Super Cub
Yep no biscuit type, cameo cream bloody tires there... grinds my gears... /end_of_rant
the Vampire had an anti shimmy nose wheel!!! who knew!
The reason we don't see them on civil taildraggers is because of the anti shimmy torque springs either side of the wheel which is a more common installation.
Seen that assembly 100's of times just didn't put 2 and 2 together to say yep thats for anti shimmy, i had assumed wrongly that maybe it was part of the steering mechanism. Which doesn't make sense as on tail wheels that are castering or fixed.
Flying_Kiwi wrote: sorry for hijacking your thread Grant.
No worries. I didn't know what it was the first time I saw one.
Decal times. Thankfully not too many. The decals looked very thick and scary but actually set down very nicely with an application of micro set. I'l do one more application I think. And then some detail painting/corrections and weathering.
It's actually sponged/brushed on and then abused with a worn fine sanding sponge. Then over the top of that is two coats of salt weathering. I'm keen to finish this one so I can start something else and really beat it up (a 1/35 Mi-24 Hind maybe? ). I got modelling mojo coming out the wazooo at the moment.