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james84
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Posted: Monday, July 23, 2007 - 03:46 AM UTC
Hello!
I received a RAF Mustang "Hunsdon" as a present. It's the Hasegawa 1:48 kit, and I'll build it when I'll find some time after the holidays.
Being my first ever aircraft in a lot of time, I'm a bit afraid of what I might do.
I'm not afraid of building it because I'm used with other kind of models and I'm good enough, but I have some problems with painting: I don't have an airbrush and I'm compelled to use Tamiya's spray lacquers in order to get the bare metal finish.
Anyway, has anyone built it? How can I carry out the weathering and the washings without harming the paint?
I know these are silly questions for more expert people, but bear it, it's like my first time!
Thanks for any answer!
Giacomo
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Posted: Monday, July 23, 2007 - 04:17 AM UTC
I've not built that particular kit, but have a look at Holdfasts FEATURE ON WASHES, it should give you a good idea on how to do it.
http://aeroscale.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=viewarticle&artid=335&page=1

Note that he suggests using Future / Clear / Klear, what ever the clear floor wax is called where you are, to protect the finish before applying the wash. If you can't find that you can use a clear lacquer coat, but do try to find the Future product.
james84
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Posted: Monday, July 23, 2007 - 05:42 AM UTC
Thanks Chuck!