All the wings and the body is now painted in their main colour.
There’s a slight difference in the colour on one of the wings and half the body, due to a little mistake I made when mixing the colours. Something I realized too late. I’m not sure if I can correct it without masking and repainting again,which will take some time. Perhaps a light cote of lighter colour will sort it. Otherwise I can pretend that parts have been replaced or repainted.
I’ve also started to paint some of the details.
I’ll add some more details and clean up some minor mistakes. Once that is done I think it’s ready for assembly.
The paint on the Virago consists of a mix between grey and brown, and the only available colours (matching the colour description) I have is Humbrol, which takes a bit longer to dry sometimes. I’m using vaseline as chipping method.
One of the wings before vaseline and 2nd cote of colour.
2 of the wings with 2nd colour painted on the topside.
One of the wings done and unmasked.
I’m quite happy with how it turned out. Gonna go over the chipped areas with a brush later.
Half of the body is also painted.
Next I’ll paint the last wing and the underside of the other two, and paint the 2nd half of the body.
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.