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Mottling on a bf109g10

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  • Member since
    February, 2018
  • From: New Kent VA, USA
Mottling on a bf109g10
Posted by JJFlyer on Thursday, March 01, 2018 3:53 PM


I just started working on the Revell 1/48 scale bf109 g10 and want to do mottling camo. any tips on doing that without an airbrush?(ideal paint scheme is shown below)


current projects:

1/48 Revell bf109 g10

1/144 Revell Apollo Saturn V 

on deck:

unknown scale Revell sr-71 blackbird

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, March 01, 2018 4:28 PM

You could try a small piece of spoinge and dabbing it on. Just make sure you don't have to much paint on it. Never tried it myself, but have seen it suggested a few times.

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  • Member since
    September, 2013
Posted by blackdog62 on Thursday, March 01, 2018 5:51 PM

I'm with bish on this one. you can even try dabbling your spots while there wet with what ever thinner your paint needs to soften the mottling a bit. 

  • Member since
    April, 2016
  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Thursday, March 01, 2018 6:18 PM

Here's my attempt. I imagined the guy with a large sea sponge and a bucket of paint. Scary, I had some time in this 262 and didn't want to mess it up. Practice, practice with a small coarse brush before trying it on the actual model. I finally got it down fairly well and got after it. On one hand it looks somewhat crude but on the other hand the overall appearance is somewhat striking when viewed overall. You asked, this is how I did it. One of my favorite models actually! There ya go.  Geeked


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    September, 2013
Posted by blackdog62 on Thursday, March 01, 2018 7:18 PM

that's a cool seem. I seen plenty of pics of Luftwaffe done by hand. 1 that comes to mind I believe was the battle of Britain was mottled with a sponge. both complete sides that guy had to have a sore arm after that.

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    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, March 01, 2018 7:31 PM

I used a small piece of a make up sponge to do the camo on this Albatross. I tore off a piece and super glued it to a toothpick with the rough side as my painting surface. I dipped that in paint, dabbed most of it off until I got fainter blotches, then started my camo job. Repeat as needed...


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