A bit more progress . . .
Earlier this week I slapped the first light coat of dark earth on the Lysander. These are brush painted MM acrylics, slightly watered down with a few drops of tap water. The first coat never looks very good, but with a few thin coats I don't get significant brush strokes. So this is where she stood this morning before I jumped back into working.
Last night I did some surgery on the wing tabs that fit into the top of the canopy. The Lysander has a tubular frame in this area - so the two big fat solid tabs didn't really work (you might be able to make out the solid tabs in the post above this one). So I drilled some holes in them and carved away with an exacto knife. It doesn't look exactly like a Lysander frame, but I think it's an improvement and it seems like it will still hold everything in place.
Then this morning I Painted a few coats of lightened Sky S on the underside, painted the prop and hub, drilled out the end of the exhaust tube, and put on a second coat of dark earth.
The prop needed alot of work. Lots of flash - and each blade had its own unique shape and length ! Some cutting and filing helped make the differences less obvious.
I had to decide where to draw the line between the dark earth and sky sections. The kit didn't come with any painting guide - and the reference photos and other people's builds showed all kinds of different arrangements - so what you see here is just a hodge-podge of the types I've seen.
The RAF Dark Green will go on soon.
Here's where she stands now: