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Basics of R C Model Aircraft Design: Practical Techniques by Andy Lennon, A. Lennon

By Andy Lennon, A. Lennon

First released in version plane information, those acclaimed articles by means of Andy Lennon aid us comprehend aerodynamics and layout fundamentals -- every little thing from easy drag aid options to complicated canard layout. comprises concrete suggestions and lots of sensible examples.

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As the painting progressed, another sponging of green Tamiya acrylic was applied. A final misting of heavily thinned white sealed the vehicle and gave it a more uniform look. Markings Although I didn’t base this kit on any specific vehicle or photograph, I did check my references for extra inspiration, especially for the overall faded worn look and to get an idea of historically correct markings. Eduard’s Express Masks no. XT 027 was used to spray on the tactical numbers. These masks are great and I cannot recommend them enough, especially considering the fact that I deplore using decals of any sort.

This photo shows how a light wash with oils can bring out the finest of features. Another thin coating of the Tamiya XF-13 JA Green was sponged on, prior to another, even thinner base coat of Tamiya XF-57 Buff. Once satisfied with the overall look, it was time to apply a post-shade of Tamiya XF-1 Flat Black and Tamiya XF-64 Red Brown acrylic paints, to bring out some much needed contrast. The base coat From what I can surmise, the actual base colour was pale sand, almost white, and it had some of the original Russian green paint still visible underneath.

Here is the kit front fender after removal. I kept one of the front fender bracings in place, and sanded and scraped off all the bolt detail. 05 styrene sheets to represent the thin metal. Mud, mud and more mud Adding dried, caked-on mud to the inside of the hull, the undersides and the wheels is a great way to improve the overall look of the vehicle, especially since the vehicle is set in a winter environment. The tracks will also be weathered up in this way, a great technique shown to me by my good friend Andrew Dextras.

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