Mechanic for scale.
Front wing and chassis.
Luke and Biggs in Star Wars (1977).
I planned for a bold black front but the intake scoop got in the way of that design. The black chassis makes up for it, though.
Masking the model was tricky as I'd never done anything this complex and I was a little worried the tape might peel the white paint off since I sprayed that with hairspray to ease in chipping later on.
The colour is exactly what I want and it looks great right now...BUT will the tape wreck everything when it comes off? Was there any bleeding underneath the tape? Did I even mask everything properly?
Let's have a look...
Subtler chipping up top.
The heavy (perhaps overdone) chipping on the bottom of the vehicle will be partially hidden under some dust and other weathering...plus, it won't be seen clearly anyway, so I'm not worried about my heavy-handedness here.
Airbrushed with some dark grey craft paint then dry-brushed with chrome silver. The parachute and eight exhaust pipes will go on that vertical surface. The silver on that hood intake needs a black wash...
The next post will deal with attaching all my parts to this fuselage (wheels, chassis, windshield, exhaust pipes, parachute), adding a few decals, and setting up the mechanics in a nice little vignette.
On to PART THREE.