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johnnytodd

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Brewster Buffalo in 1/56 scale
« on: October 18, 2017, 08:45:09 AM »
Busy autumn equals slow model progress.  Anyway this was started back in September and just finished this week.  Still on track to complete 12 models for 2017 (this is #11)


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Re: Brewster Buffalo in 1/56 scale
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2017, 08:50:39 AM »
Excellent workmanship John. You have talent. I love your work.

Lou

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Re: Brewster Buffalo in 1/56 scale
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2017, 01:11:14 PM »

 Nicely done!

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Re: Brewster Buffalo in 1/56 scale
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2017, 05:00:02 AM »
Excellent workmanship!
Do you hand paint the whole fuselage?
How do you do the lettering?
Harv

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Re: Brewster Buffalo in 1/56 scale
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2017, 11:03:36 AM »
Hi Harv,  The fuselage is airbrushed where the blue meets the grey, otherwise everything is hand painted - no decals.

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Re: Brewster Buffalo in 1/56 scale
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2017, 11:42:08 AM »
I wish I could paint like that. On your next project, give us a stroke by stroke tutorial on how you did it.

Lou

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Re: Brewster Buffalo in 1/56 scale
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2017, 12:49:52 PM »
I've been thinking about getting an airbrush? Any pros and cons you can offer?
Harv

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Re: Brewster Buffalo in 1/56 scale
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2017, 02:03:14 PM »
I have one but rarely use one on my wooden projects.

Lou

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Re: Brewster Buffalo in 1/56 scale
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2017, 04:09:01 PM »
Next project I'll give step by step painting progress.

Aichi Val is already underway!

Airbrush & compressor was a gift from wife a few years ago - I don't think it was too expensive - maybe $125.  It sat in the box until just this spring when I finally bit the bullet and tried to learn a new skill.... it's been frustrating how many pitfalls I encounter:  clogs, spitting, puddling etc.  more mistakes than success!  but it can give that fade transition and occasionally I achieve a decent spot cammo...  now attempting to produce a narrow line...

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Re: Brewster Buffalo in 1/56 scale
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2017, 04:49:22 AM »
I gave up on narrow lines. I use rolled masking tape to give a soft edge or just mask as per normal. I fine that I could not master the fine detail work you see on other models. I just use it as I would us a spray can but now have the selection of many more colours. I use acrylic with a few drops of alcohol and it does well for me.

Lou

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Re: Brewster Buffalo in 1/56 scale
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2017, 05:24:07 AM »
Good info, thanks. I’m trying to keep it simple for now, but I think it could be a useful tool. Right now I would be happy to have more time to dedicate to my models. My wife tells me I have too many sticks and not enough fire. My Bearcat is ready for paint, so this will be my first fully painted model.