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Re: FW200C-3 Condor. 1/72 Trumpeter kit

Postby steve131 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:49 pm

Great work so far , masks good idea. 8-)
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Re: FW200C-3 Condor. 1/72 Trumpeter kit

Postby casper » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:46 pm

Great work Mark :)
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Re: FW200C-3 Condor. 1/72 Trumpeter kit

Postby Mark » Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:52 pm

Even with the Eduard masks, it still took me two evenings!!

ImageIMG_3864 by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

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You apply liquid mask inside the border for the bulbous windows.

ImageIMG_3867 by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

Foam was used to mask the engines and u/c bays.

ImageIMG_3880 by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

I used wet tissue for the tricky area, masking the open window where the gun sticks out. The yellow strip is also painted. There is actually a decal for this, but I decided to paint it so it's the same colour as the wing tip yellow. As usual with yellow, you need a white undercoat, then about 4 coats of yellow.

ImageIMG_3881 by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

The yellow underside to the wing tip.

ImageIMG_3879 by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

Now I will leave the paint to harden for a few days, mask the yellow, and spray the underside.

Not looking forward to masking the underside - there's a lot of area to cover!
Not looking forward to masking the camp pattern either. It's a big area, and no straight lines!! (unless somebody knows of a version with a splinter pattern ?)
In fact, to be honest, I don't really enjoy masking.....
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Re: FW200C-3 Condor. 1/72 Trumpeter kit

Postby steve131 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:51 pm

Not a masking fan myself especially when it bleeds after your hard work :angry-banghead: . Great yellow work :clap:
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Postby royjess » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:55 am

You have a lot of patience masking those windows, I just would give up masking after a few minutes
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Re: FW200C-3 Condor. 1/72 Trumpeter kit

Postby Mark » Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:10 am

I'd have got fed up if it wasn't for the pre-cut Eduard masks. A few pounds well spent!
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Re: FW200C-3 Condor. 1/72 Trumpeter kit

Postby snapdragon » Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:44 am

Mark, both splinter pattern and non splinter pattern were used on these aircraft. Your choice.

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Re: FW200C-3 Condor. 1/72 Trumpeter kit

Postby Mark » Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:34 pm

Thanks James. I have the right paints. I shall have a Google for suitable references.
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Re: FW200C-3 Condor. 1/72 Trumpeter kit

Postby Mark » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:51 am

Masking hell!! I really don't enjoy masking the underside of aircraft (hence I don't build too many aircraft!)

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Without wishing to state the obvious, the yellow was masked, then the light blue sprayed and left to harden. Now the underside is being masked in preparation for the lighter green. Obviously followed by yet more masking, and the darker green. I shall be so hacked off if the paint comes off with the tape!!
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Re: FW200C-3 Condor. 1/72 Trumpeter kit

Postby snapdragon » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:08 am

This is looking really good, Mark. I'm dealing with a shed load of Ammo at the moment which is slowing me down.

I agree that painting can be a frustrating process and when I mask I always take the tape and stick it to my hand first to remove some of the glue and with panel lines on aircraft use a cocktail stick, suitably altered to make sure that the tape gets in there and there's no bleeding.

It's the painting which brings these things to life and the longest part of the build. As you have to give primer and paints long enough to settle, cure and harden. There's less opportunity then for the stuff to come off the plastic.

Will you be doing a hard line splinter pattern or a late war hand done soft edge?

Use the lighter green as the upper surface base coat. Makes things so much easier.

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Re: FW200C-3 Condor. 1/72 Trumpeter kit

Postby Mark » Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:40 pm

Thanks James. I'm going for a hard edged camo. Not sure if it will be a straight line splinter, or the wavy line shown on the painting guide yet.

When painting, I always work from lightest to darkest.
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Re: FW200C-3 Condor. 1/72 Trumpeter kit

Postby wingnut2 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:08 pm

Hi Mark, what a "behemoth" of a build, that has been some masking job "to boot" :clap: :clap: good to see you have your "colours" right :laughing-rolling: sorry I could not resist ;) ;)
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