SW – Virago – unmasking and some more painting

Now I’ve unmasked the wings, and will later mask the painted areas, which will require thin stripes of masking tape to cover the edges and pattern on the wings.

Unmasked Virago wings
Unmasked after painting first colour.

I’ve also masked and painted some black on some areas of the body.

Some areas painted black
Some areas painted black.

Once the wings are masked, both the body and the wings will be painted in the same colour. I just hope there will be a visible difference.

SW Virago – masking and painting the wings

After quite some tedious masking, I could mix and paint the first colour, one side at the time.

I might need to do a 2nd layer before removing the tape and start masking for the next colour. The body and engine still needs to be painted, which will be the next step after the wings are done.

Star Wars – Shadows of the Empire – Virago – AMT 1/60

This build was originally started in 2012 and main body and ‘wings’ was assembled and partially painted with dark gray as a base colour. This colour will be visible when the chipping is done.

When picking up the build I finished the base colour paint job, and started masking for the first colour. So far I’ve only masked one of the wings as masking them was quite tedious.

Star Wars Virago, base colour painted
Base colour painted.
Star Wars Virago, first wing masked
First wing masked.

P-47D Thunderbolt – Academy 1/48

This build was started on a yearly build-weekend held a bit outside Gothenburg. During that weekend I managed to come quite far and got the main body and wings assembled.

Once I got home the build continued and I’ve painted propeller, wheels and landing gear. I’ve also dipped the canopy parts in Johnson Pledge.

I’ll mask the canopies and prepare for primer as soon as the canopy is in place. It seems like I need to get some new paint for the zinc chromate areas, and I will order that and some other colours asap.

The kit box art