06 February 2014

Avenger Strike Fighter (Part 4)

Well I got home a bit early last night and was able to get a bit more hobby time in than normal.  I painted up all the angels / plates / recesses prior to applying the first layer of color.  This is something new for me, but I had seen it done on a number of model airplanes, and thought I would give it a try.  Basically you highlight all those parts in black, ensuring to get down into the crevices and rivet holes (I missed a few...). 

Once you've got that done the idea is that you would apply a base coat, (here I applied a grey base coat to the fuselage and wings, but will spray the engines black at a later date) and after that you color in the dark edges.  Tape off the areas you don't want to get any paint and there you go. 

  As you can see above I forgot to take a picture of the step before this, as the model is now taped off for the blue sides, and no longer for the bottom.  In the pictures below you can see how the pre-shading came out under the grey paint. 
 It's a bit lighter than I would have preferred (or the grey was darker) but in the grand scheme of things I can live with it and it wasn't very hard to do anyways.
Now, it's on to spraying the next color on the sides of the fuselage and vertical stabilizers.


  1. Still loving this. Have done the 'really dark lines before the basecoat' thing on a couple of Chimera and the effect is quite subtle (it won't come out with my photography) but I think it's worth doing.

  2. Thanks! I've really enjoyed trying out this wy of shading if nor nothing else because it's new for me. I'll try to have the next update out in the next day or three.

  3. Wow - looks good!

    I'd missed the previous posts, so when I saw the first picture I thought you'd veered into Aeronautica Imperialis (or whatever it's called)