Marine Art and Maritime Modelmaking

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Tuesday, 28 May 2013

HMS Victory, Airfix 1:100, painting the stern

Below the paintwork on the stern is all but complete
Some final tidying up maybe made when the ship is assembled and washes of acrylic will be added.
Above a detailed shot of the crest on stern, all painted with enamels. These paints are a little tricky to use for detailed work, and need to be thinned to just the right consistency to flow easily.

This photo shows  an earlier stage with the yellow and black nearly completed , just a little snagging required. I used the humrol enamels that came with the kit , spayed on the yellow over a natural wood colour undercoat.Then a diluted black enamel was hand painted over the yellow. It took me 10 hours to get to this stage.

Above shows a close up,it's really tricky getting the finish right on this part of the ship. It's got to be clean cut paintwork at this scale.

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