1:72 Airfix Mustang, 77 Squadron.

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Re: 1:72 Airfix Mustang, 77 Squadron.

Postby thommo » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:51 am

Excellent build. Love Aussie Mustangs!
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Re: 1:72 Airfix Mustang, 77 Squadron.

Postby noelbarnes » Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:18 pm

Fantastic job.
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Re: 1:72 Airfix Mustang, 77 Squadron.

Postby woodziee » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:02 pm

Thanks Thommo and Noel.
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Re: 1:72 Airfix Mustang, 77 Squadron.

Postby jvenables » Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:52 pm

woodziee wrote:With the panel lines I actually use a very sharp HB pencil and a cotton tip. I go along the panel line with the pencil and then rub the cotton tip along the line. A bit primitive, but I find I get the result I want, especially in 1:72 scale. I only do it on a few panels, more so the ones I know that get opened, like engine cowls. I'm not a fan of dark panel washes, and I find with light colored aircraft this method makes it subtle without over doing it.


I'll second that. I generally don't use a panel line wash in 1/72 scale because I reckon it is too much (especially on those models like early "new" Airfix where the panel lines are already deep), but on those odd occasions where it seems warranted, I use a pretty similar method. I use a clutch pencil with a 0.3mm HB or B lead. Also, my preferred choice of media for oil/fuel stains is powdered graphite - it has a slightly "oily" appearance which to my eye, is just like the real thing.
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