Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me
"Wesendorf Field"

Park your aircraft at our Tom Wesendorf Memorial Aerodrome and Poolside Lounge. Share your aircraft builds here.

TOPIC: 1/72 Finnish DH.100 Vampire FB.52

1/72 Finnish DH.100 Vampire FB.52 15 May 2019 16:04 #1

HavLv 13

A fairly quick build. A little negative pre-shading to get some minor tonal variation in the solid finish color.
Nothing fancy, nearly OOB. Just trying to get a little mojo going again.

Kit: Special Hobby #SH72281 "In Northern Skies"
Paint: Testors Model Master/Tamiya
Decals: kit
AM: none
Scratch: wheel chocks






  • helios
  • helios
  • ONLINE
  • Division Commander
    Division Commander
  • Posts: 1637
-Chris S.

On the bench:
1/48 Trumpeter RA-5C Vigilante (USN RVAH-6 USS Kitty Hawk) - Hippy Ed Tribute
1/72 Hasegawa Space Wolf SW-190 (Yuki Kei Special) - Galaxy Far Far Away
1/72 Fujimi RF-4E Phantom II (Luftwaffe RG 51)
1/24 Tamiya Opel Astra V8 DTM - Day At The Races

Last Edit: 16 May 2019 06:24 by helios.
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Finland AF HavLv 13 DH.100 Vampire FB.52 15 May 2019 19:48 #2

Great finish Chris! :thumbups
I told you photobucket sucks...



"If you don't like it why don't you just let it be"
Hank Williams Jr.
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: helios

Finland AF HavLv 13 DH.100 Vampire FB.52 15 May 2019 21:50 #3

looks great!
  • rob hart
  • rob hart
  • OFFLINE
  • Squad Leader
    Squad Leader
  • Posts: 92
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: helios

1/72 Finnish DH.100 Vampire FB.52 16 May 2019 14:55 #4

Very nice finish Chris . What did you use for the finish colors ?

Cheers, Christian B)

The administrator has disabled public write access.

1/72 Finnish DH.100 Vampire FB.52 16 May 2019 15:03 #5

phantom II wrote:
Very nice finish Chris . What did you use for the finish colors ?

Cheers, Christian B)

Thanks. I'll take a look when I get home (I've got the ratios scribbled on the side of the bottle). It was a mix of aluminum, chrome silver, a grey, and white (all Testors MM). A light topcoat over grey primer and a light grey panel highlight.

  • helios
  • helios
  • ONLINE
  • Division Commander
    Division Commander
  • Posts: 1637
-Chris S.

On the bench:
1/48 Trumpeter RA-5C Vigilante (USN RVAH-6 USS Kitty Hawk) - Hippy Ed Tribute
1/72 Hasegawa Space Wolf SW-190 (Yuki Kei Special) - Galaxy Far Far Away
1/72 Fujimi RF-4E Phantom II (Luftwaffe RG 51)
1/24 Tamiya Opel Astra V8 DTM - Day At The Races

Last Edit: 16 May 2019 15:04 by helios.
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Finland AF HavLv 13 DH.100 Vampire FB.52 17 May 2019 00:10 #6

Nice!
  • jeaton01
  • jeaton01
  • OFFLINE
  • Company Commander
    Company Commander
  • Posts: 324
John
My modeling website, lots of build photos.
http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: helios

1/72 Finnish DH.100 Vampire FB.52 17 May 2019 03:52 #7

helios wrote:
phantom II wrote:
Very nice finish Chris . What did you use for the finish colors ?

Cheers, Christian B)

Thanks. I'll take a look when I get home (I've got the ratios scribbled on the side of the bottle). It was a mix of aluminum, chrome silver, a grey, and white (all Testors MM). A light topcoat over grey primer and a light grey panel highlight.

Christian, the mix was 2 parts aluminum, 2 parts chrome silver, 1 part RLM 63, and 1 part insignia white.
  • helios
  • helios
  • ONLINE
  • Division Commander
    Division Commander
  • Posts: 1637
-Chris S.

On the bench:
1/48 Trumpeter RA-5C Vigilante (USN RVAH-6 USS Kitty Hawk) - Hippy Ed Tribute
1/72 Hasegawa Space Wolf SW-190 (Yuki Kei Special) - Galaxy Far Far Away
1/72 Fujimi RF-4E Phantom II (Luftwaffe RG 51)
1/24 Tamiya Opel Astra V8 DTM - Day At The Races

The administrator has disabled public write access.

1/72 Finnish DH.100 Vampire FB.52 17 May 2019 08:31 #8

Most impressive work! I'll have to try your technique and paint mix for my next bare metal finish aircraft.


The administrator has disabled public write access.

1/72 Finnish DH.100 Vampire FB.52 17 May 2019 08:40 #9

The Finnish Vamps were actually painted in aluminum dope. I was trying to get a finish that landed somewhere between aluminum paint and a bare metal finish. I might go w/ a little more white and a little less aluminum next time.

Honestly it was mostly an excuse to play w/ the new scale & paint bottles. :laugh:

  • helios
  • helios
  • ONLINE
  • Division Commander
    Division Commander
  • Posts: 1637
-Chris S.

On the bench:
1/48 Trumpeter RA-5C Vigilante (USN RVAH-6 USS Kitty Hawk) - Hippy Ed Tribute
1/72 Hasegawa Space Wolf SW-190 (Yuki Kei Special) - Galaxy Far Far Away
1/72 Fujimi RF-4E Phantom II (Luftwaffe RG 51)
1/24 Tamiya Opel Astra V8 DTM - Day At The Races

The administrator has disabled public write access.

1/72 Finnish DH.100 Vampire FB.52 18 May 2019 23:38 #10

Thanks Helio. I think I got the gist of it . I don't use that brand of paint but I think I could come up with good substitutes .

I believe this paint was also referred to as high speed silver but it usually looked to be a grayish silver instead .

Cheers, Christian B)

The administrator has disabled public write access.
Time to create page: 0.194 seconds