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Trumpeters 132 scale bf-109g2 trop

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    June, 2010
Trumpeters 132 scale bf-109g2 trop
Posted by 5-high on Saturday, September 09, 2017 1:31 AM

Hay guys ..haveing some thoughts on how to recreate the sun bleaching on the upper surface . Painted the holething in black primer. (Black baseing)..technic .any tips on how to pull this off ? 


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    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, September 09, 2017 1:59 AM

A very light off white color, highly thinned and airbrushed onto the upper horizontal surfaces. Very lightly overall, but with heavier applications in the center of panels, working outwards lighter. This is done over decals, all base colors, and washes. It ties everything together and tones it all down.


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  • Member since
    January, 2009
  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Saturday, September 09, 2017 8:12 AM

The method to my the same a the "black-base", then I mottle white, then thin layers of main color. This will give a somewhat blotchy apperence. I proceed with decals and washes. When all is said and done, when it comes time to do the final dull coat...I'll spray the whole thing...then I'll add a little bit of white or light tan (depending on the main colors...white for grey finishes...tan for green finishes), to the dull coat (I am using lacquer clear with enamel paint). The "color" will build up very slowly and is very forgiving. Adding just a little color to the clear helps keep a good spraying consistancy, so it doesn't have to be so thin. Whenever I have tried using very thin paint, I end up with tiny spots and inevitably, I'll end up pushing the trigger a bit too hard and end up with a nasty blemish.

I use the same method (adding dark grey/black/brown to clear flat) to do exhaust staining.

Like anything, try it out on some scrap or "paint mule"

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    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, September 09, 2017 9:41 AM

I have used two methods.  First is the one mentioned above- spraying the top surfaces with a very thin coat of white, with airbrush dialed way back.  The second, used when the finish is not camouflage or complex paint scheme, is to lighten a bit the paint I used on upper surfaces with some white, and then spray this over top surfaces.  In both cases I spray the tops of wing and stab, and top of fuselage, coming slightly around top to upper side areas.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    June, 2010
Posted by 5-high on Friday, October 06, 2017 5:00 PM

Sorry for the late reply .ive been called out of town for work ..thanks guys for all of your ideas ..i.ll try them out when i get back home nearly finnished it off ..but when duty calls i have stop and pack up set it on the sideburner till i get back .



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