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Painting the Japanese Patrol Aeronef Moni - Part 2


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9 July 2009page first published

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dampfpanzerwagon Fezian writes:


The model was first spray-painted with a product called Makes Paint Stick, produced by Humbrol, which is intended as a basecoat for garden furniture. I regularly use it as a primer for acrylic paints. The basecoat of grey is Vallejo Game Color Wolf Grey, applied with Klear in three light coats with a medium sable brush, to give a smooth base for subsequent layering.


Shows the main colours added. The hull is Wolf Grey; the deck is Game Color Beasty Brown with some Charred Brown. The tail is an old pot of Legionnaire Flesh from Warzone, and the funnel and guns are Charcoal Black 34B from the Foundry paint system.


The basecoats have now had a wash of Klear, distilled water, and a very small amount of Games Workshop Badab Black wash. This was applied with a large, soft brush, brushed from front to back to stop the wash from 'pooling'. You can see the very subtle shading alongside joints (as well as the very obvious gloss finish).


Between the earlier photo and this one, I have built up the near-white hull colour with a mix of Wolf Grey and Game Color Skull White, highlighting with Skull White and Reeves tube acrylic Titanium White. The deck has Charred Brown stripes, and even some Games Workshop Chaos Black and Charred Brown stripes. The chimney, guns and dark stripe around the wheelhouse are Chaos Black and Charcoal Black, while the red band around the funnel is Game Color Blood Red built up from Games Workshop Nechrite Red Foundation paint. The tail assembly has been highlighted with Coat D'arms Linen and Skull White, applied in stripes. (The reason I have yet to paint the masts is that I have been holding the model by the masts, while painting the hull).