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  • Member since
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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Modified background and new model
Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 10:42 AM

I modified my old airfield background, the one I use for pre-WW1 and WW1 aircraft.  I got it ready for a shot of my recently completed Fokker Eindecker.  This is the Eduard 1:48 kit, the old one, not the new one.  The sky in the old background was very blah, so I did a composite with one of my stock skies and reprinted it.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 10:45 AM

Very nice Don. It would probably look cool as a "antique" B&W  as well.

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  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 1:27 PM

Been thinking of that.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by tankerbuilder on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 9:16 AM

Don ;

Can you do it in a brownish tint when you do ? You know like an old Dageurratype or Sepia toned print ?

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    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 9:28 AM

Nice background, nice model.

Not sure how you did the dimpled/pounded effect on the nose section but it surely does look good.

-Greg

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, June 25, 2015 10:07 AM

I applied flat aluminum first.  Then I used a sharp ended toothpick with end cut to create about 1/16 inch spot.  I detailed now with silver metallic (gloss stuff).  I shake the bottle, then take off cap and sit it upside down on bench.  The layer of paint that remains in cap is just right thickness to dip toothpick in and use toothpick to stamp the paint onto the cowl, sometimes dragging it just slightly.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Thursday, June 25, 2015 10:29 AM

Excellent technique. Thanks for sharing that, Don.

-Greg

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