Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Friday, September 29, 2017
Nice model from GWH. The adhesive masks included in the kit are useless but there is no dificult when adding the decals on the wings with Micro-Sol. The canopy needed a lot of masking with masking tape or Bare Metal foil. The main problem in the assembly is the leading edge of the wings because you cannot sand it properly due to the relieve in the upper side of the wings. The best solution is to fill the gap the best you can with very diluted putty and paint the border of the yellow color just over the joint line.
The model is painted with Alclad Aluminium and AMMO acrylic paints. The panelling and soft weathering was made with Panel Line Washes from AMMO. The floats have a little more weathering with Scratches effects, Rainmarks, Engine Grime, and Slimy Grime products, also from AMMO. Hope you like it.
In this volume, we will see the whole process: assembly, painting, weathering and finishing steps on a single model, a 1/48 scale F-16c Block 30:
- Assembly and painting of cockpit.
- Detailing and painting of undercarriage.
- Exterior assembly and detailing.
- Camouflage painting in three colors, with modulation and zenithal light effects.
- Placement of decals and stencils.
- Weathering and dirt effects.
- Nozzle painting.
- Final Steps and weapons
This kit was chosen because it is quite complete, combining interesting detailing, attractive painting, and realistic weathering techniques.
This book is organized in the same fashion as the rest of the Encyclopedia and in the introduction of each successive chapter we will refer to the corresponding section of the Encyclopedia. This way you can look up more examples for each step or effect.
Available in English, Spanish and French. You can get the extra volume individualy or you can purchase the whole Encyclopedia, and get the extra volume for free:
Encyclopedia of Aricraft-AMMO by Mig Jimenez