I’ve heard many praise Hataka colours, but I guess that must be their laquer range they’re talking about. I know acrylic colours have a tedency to clogg up the nozzle after a while. For some reason I thought they were thinned and ready to go, but it clogged up almost instantly.
After cleaning up the airbrush, I diluted the colour and added a few drops of airbrush medium. That made brushing a lot easier and it lasted longer before it clogged the nozzle, calling for another clean up.
After my first go with the second colour, it looked like this.
A bit spotchy and uneven. So I mixed up a new batch and had one more go.
Still a bit uneven, but perhaps acceptable. I might lay another layer.
After a second cote of primer to check the seams, I could start to paint the underside in neutral grey.
This is the first time I use Hataka acrylic colours. I started with the paint directly from the bottle, but it clogged the nozzle pretty fast. After diluting it, it was a lot easier to paint. A good thing with the Hataka paints is that there is a ball that helps when shaking the bottle.
I will mask for the medium green colour and see how that turns out. I’ll try to get softly feathered edges.
This kit have been sitting on the shelf since june. Perhaps I can finish it off this year.
I started with painting the inside of wheel and gun bay covers in zinc chromate yellow.
I realised that maybe not all off them should be yellow, but instead should be in aluminium or silver. Have to check internet and re-paint if neccessary.
I also masked the canopy and front glas. There’s a part for the sliding mechanism that should be glued to the canopy and that also need paint. Have to check which colour it should have, and also which colour it should be behind the seat (under the canopy). I think it might be the body colour.
I also need to check that I have the colours needed to paint 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.