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PostPosted: Tue 02 May 2006 14:50 pm 
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Sergeant, R.A.F. 1943, The Armed Forces of World War II 271
Hu: 61 Matt Flesh = face
Hu: 34 Matt White = polo neck jumper & trousers
Hu: 31 Matt Slate Grey = v neck jumper
Hu: 62 Matt Leather = boots, flying jacket, flying helmet, seat cushions & gloves
Hu: 83 Matt Ochre = fur lining
Hu: 33 Matt Black = oxygen mask, instrument panel, flight controls, wing leading edges, tail leading edge & propellers
Hu: 11 Metallic Silver = goggles
Hu: 78 Matt Cockpit Green = seats, & cockpit interior
Hu: 116 Matt US Dark Green = depth charges
Hu: 53 Metallic Gunmetal = machine guns & engines
Hu: 24 Matt Trainer Yellow = propeller tips
Hu: 41 Gloss Ivory = instrument dials
Hu: 70 Matt Brick Red = exhausts
Hu: 67 Matt Tank Grey = tyres
Hu: 27002 Metalcote Polished Aluminium = undercarriage & wheel hubs
Hu: 56 Metallic Aluminium = ordinance pylons
Hu: 1321 Clear Red = instrument lights
Hu: 106 Matt Ocean Grey = camouflage
Hu: 30 Matt Dark Green = camouflage
Ha: 1950 Vauxhall Glacier White Spray Paint = over-all exterior
Hu: 130 Satin White = touch ups to Ha: 1950
Hu: 191 Metallic Chrome Silver = light boxes
Hu: 153 Matt Insignia Red = markings on depth charges
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Light grey plastic mouldings with raised rivet detail and some evidence of flash; the transparent mouldings are scratch-free and British markings on the decal sheet are slightly out of register. After painting the small detail whilst on the sprues, I masked the fuselage and sprayed the appropriate components. I found joining the fuselage together awkward. The tail went fine but the nose kept trying to separate, masking tape and lots of finger pressure was employed in an attempt to achieve the correct result. However, I was not altogether happy with the result and the model filler was employed to bridge those gaps. The seams were then sanded and touched up. I had intended to fit the side guns without cementing them, but having fitted the blisters I decided that to do so would be asking for them to be lost, so fixed the guns are, but at least the windows work. To enable the centre wing section to seat-out properly, it was necessary to trim some of the struts. It was also necessary to fill a gap behind the canopy with PVA glue. The remainder of the assembly process was trouble-free and I filled the ladder hole behind the port blister. I tried to keep any touch-up brush painting within defined panel areas, to give the impression of repair work.
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PostPosted: Tue 02 May 2006 18:54 pm 
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The Black Cat.
Painting Profile:
Hu: 33 Matt Black = over-all colour, seat leather, ordinance pylons, instrument panel & controls
Hu: 151 Interior Green = interior surfaces
Hu: 24 Matt Trainer Yellow = propeller tips
Hu: 70 Matt Brick Red = exhausts
Hu: 21 Gloss Black = undercarriage & wheel hubs
Hu: 53 Metallic Gunmetal = machine guns & engines
Hu: 41 Gloss Ivory = instrument dials
Hu: 67 Matt Tank Grey = tyres
Hu: 191 Metallic Chrome Silver = light boxes
Captain, US Army Air Force, 1944, The Armed Forces of World War II 355
Hu: 61 Matt Flesh = face
Hu: 186 Matt German Camouflage Brown = leather flying suit
Hu: 84 Matt Mid Stone = fur lining
Hu: 24 Matt Trainer Yellow = lifejacket
Hu: 10 Gloss Service Brown = boots
Hu: 21 Gloss Black = oxygen mask
Hu: 62 Matt Leather = gloves & flying helmet
Hu: 11 Sliver = goggles
Review:
Light grey plastic mouldings with raised rivet detail and some evidence of flash; the transparent mouldings are scratch-free but the decal sheet is out of register. I sprayed the all the parts except the crew whilst on the sprues using a 150ml Humbrol aerosol, this proved to be insufficient before it ran out and some pieces needed touching up. I also painted the smaller parts before commencing the assembly process. In an attempt to avoid the gap problems experienced with my Coastal Command model, I cemented the interior components in a series of semi-dry steps. The nose turret was glued into the starboard fuselage, and then the port fuselage was joined and held with masking tape until the turret had set. When I attempted the same approach with the cockpit floor, it became evident that this piece was too wide for the interior space, so I trimmed down the floor. When I came to cement the fuselage halves together there was once again a small gap, which could meet with pressure, so I used elastic bands to exert the force whilst the cement set. The seams were much more acceptable on this model and only required a little touching up with paint. My engines and propellers went together beautifully and, with a little trimming of the struts, so did the wing to the fuselage. I filled a small gap at the front of the canopy with PVA glue. The remainder of the assembly process was trouble-free and I filled the ladder hole behind the port blister. When touching up the sprayed paintwork, I tried to paint within marked panels. This was to give the effect of a patched-up aircraft that may previously have suffered battle damage.

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