Wednesday, January 9, 2013

A Gap in the Clouds

Revell 1/48 Mil-24 Hind-D

I was able to get some work done on the Revell 1/48 Mil-24 Hind D that I was building yesterday by painting on a coat of plastic primer then applying the Pylox Cabinet Grey on the bottom half of the Hind.

Revell 1/48 Mil-24 Hind-D
I positively thought that I wouldn't be able to get some painting done yesterday because of the incessant rain. In the afternoon it was drizzling a bit then it stopped. Temperature wasn't cold either and the humidity felt just right for painting.

Revell 1/48 Mil-24 Hind-D

I immediately dashed out of the house with my can of Wins/TOA plastic primer and started spraying on the plastic primer to the model kit.

Revell 1/48 Mil-24 Hind-D

2 hours after that I did a weather check again (by sticking my head out a window *snicker*) and seeing that the weather seemed to be holding, with only slight possibility of rain. I dashed out again from the house with my can of Pylox Cabinet Grey and started spraying away.

Revell 1/48 Mil-24 Hind-D

Today, if God gives me the time, I'm going to mask up the lower half of the fuselage. According to the manual, the lower part and underside of the fuselage of the Hind-D should be colored Light Blue. I don't agree with that color scheme however, hence my use of the grey shade. I've seen some pictures on the internet of Hind-D's and the light grey lower half color works best in my eyes.

Revell 1/48 Mil-24 Hind-D

I still haven't figured out what shade of beige I'm going to be using for the upper half, as well as with the camouflage color. I'll probably use the left over khaki-beige-mahogany paint that I used for the Revell 1/48 Phantom II C/D but will mix in some white to lighten the shade of it.

Yippee I'm going to be airbrushing again! Well, that's if the weather holds.