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TOPIC: Airfix P-40 Oiled up

Airfix P-40 Oiled up 18 Aug 2019 21:17 #1

I've been itching to try this.



So I grabbed an Airfix P40 from HobbyLobby pretty cheap. Think I've spent more in oils than the kit.
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While I build this I can't get this out of my head.



Which, I think I have the markings for... :bgrin

So I put the cockpit together pretty quickly. Stole some navy seat belts, anyone call me out i'm charging double on next months dues... :ohyeah


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So I started playing with the oils to see how they looked. I had intended to use the metallic for a NMF one day so I thought I'd try out some techniques on some internal and not so internal parts. Started with Abteilung 502
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Maybe I got the wrong one but..as you can see, the pigments are just too big. I tried blending it with their white, no go. Even used their fast dry thinner to say I'm doing it right.

Then I tried the AK Aluminum AK455
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As you can see it's much better, much finer pigments and totally usable for what I want to do.

Then I wanted to press my luck.

I stopped by the Uschi booth at Chattanooga and discussed the powders they have. I had tested on another kit a while back and it just rolled off. They asked if it was a painted surface, it was. They suggested doing to bare plastic. So I stripped the part I'm playing with, cleaned it up well and dipped a Q-Tip in the powder and started rubbin'.

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As you can see, REALLY nice, just too dark for aluminum IMHO.

Oh, and really digging how this is going together so far. Let's see how I can screw it up. :Hiay
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Airfix P-40 Oiled up 18 Aug 2019 21:46 #2

Mine is sitting right next to me now as this is written, boss. 'You doin' the Pearl Harbour one or the Flying Tiger (I am) ?



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Airfix P-40 Oiled up 18 Aug 2019 22:41 #3

OD and Neutral grey is all I have planned right now.
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Airfix P-40 Oiled up 19 Aug 2019 01:00 #4

Excellent... Might I suggest: :evil:

www.hannants.co.uk/product/X48162






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Airfix P-40 Oiled up 19 Aug 2019 03:59 #5

:popcorn
Just keep the oils thin and not chunky...same for pigments.
I would suggest laying down a thin undercoat of acrylic when using oils or pigments though. :good
If you don't do want to have the undercoat then you must lightly sand the surface with a very fine sandpaper to give it 'tooth'

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Airfix P-40 Oiled up 19 Aug 2019 06:54 #6

Brokeneagle wrote:
:popcorn
Just keep the oils thin and not chunky...same for pigments.
I would suggest laying down a thin undercoat of acrylic when using oils or pigments though. :good
If you don't do want to have the undercoat then you must lightly sand the surface with a very fine sandpaper to give it 'tooth'

Ian.

Thanks Ian, PLASMO mentions some surface prep sanding, I thought I would try a primer on a couple of parts to see how that goes.
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Airfix P-40 Oiled up 19 Aug 2019 08:24 #7

YESSSSS!!! :coolio
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Airfix P-40 Oiled up 19 Aug 2019 16:40 #8

Thanks for doing this.
I may tray it out on my next build.
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Airfix P-40 Oiled up 19 Aug 2019 20:48 #9

I am trying Rub N Buff on my mustang as we speak and it's not going to well. A lot of trail and error right now. I did a spitfire with the AK True Metal and it swas okay.
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Will keep you posted on the RubNBuff as I figure out what surface it likes best.

I have that same P-40 kit so I will be taking notes.
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Airfix P-40 Oiled up 19 Aug 2019 20:53 #10

This was a test wing from old B-17 kit with a mix of RunNBuff and some AK True Metal. Mr. Color C2 was base coat. Buffed with dremel then dabbed with more RubNBuff and left alone for that oxidation look.


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Airfix P-40 Oiled up 19 Aug 2019 20:56 #11

Post it up John, would be interesting to see what you're facing.
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Airfix P-40 Oiled up 19 Aug 2019 21:18 #12

Hey I like it, has that look to it that Alclad just doesn't grab. How does it stand up to handling?
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