After the main painting of the hull was done have I applied a coat of Johnson Klear.
When the gloss coat have got 24 hours to dry properly have I start to apply the decals onto the hull, here is it
the warning line for the Sea Sparrow Launcher,
Next to do after the decals was the weathering I have used
Flory models Dark Dirt Wash and just brushed it onto the hull sides.
The dry wash was then removed with a cloth of kitchen roll in a vertical movement.
To get a bit more weathering have I applied the Flory Rust Wash around some of the details. When I remove the wash have
I use the technique Phil has showed you in some of his stunning builds, before the wash have dried completely, take a
cotton bud and pull the wash in a downward movement to create a illusion of rust streaks.
The rust can look a bit light red but it will darken when the flat varnish is applied.
I discover that I have not check my reference properly, in the stern it should be a opening out to the starboard sponson and
also some kind of exhaust pipe. Only to bite the bullet and fix it
The propellers was painted, first a coat of Alclad Black Gloss Base and next the Polished Brass paint.
Next I continue the work on the aircraft’s for the hangar, I have paint them in different grey shades, maybe not
all the correct shades but I wanted to created some of the used look of navy aircrafts. The painting of all the small details
on the planes was a bit fiddly
And so on with the decals,
and next, the wash. Flory Models Dark Dirt,
The excess is removed with a cotton bud.
The thought of having to paint the canopy frame was not very appealing so I painted the grey color onto a
strip of Tamiya tape and just cut strips of it in the width I needed.
All the aircraft’s has got a coat of Vallejo Flat varnish and after that is the aircraft’s for the hangar finished,
Also the vehicles and the other stuff is done.
The flat varnish is airbrushed onto the hull.
The final result, I have used Vallejo Acrylic Flat Varnish for this.
The platforms in the side of the hull is glued in place.
I painted the propeller shafts with Vallejo Model Air 71062 Aluminium and mounted the propellers and rudders.