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Monday, January 22, 2018

Paint session (XP-79, Eurofighter)

Things have slowed down in the last couple of weeks on the 72 Land production facility. Not really any reason, just a general lack of oomph which occasionally possesses the ruling elite of the province. In an attempt to counteract this lethargy I forced myself to clear out some items in the paint queue.

First were two virtually complete models (the first of 2018) that needed a sealer coat. The Mitsubishi J8M1 got a matte coat, while the Chipmunk got a more gloss covering.

The Northop XP-79 needed its landing gear doors painted with the exterior Light Grey. I had overlooked them when I painted the exterior.

Finally, the latest Eurofighter (41 Squadron RAF anniversary) got the tail and canards painted Insignia Red. This particular model is likely more masking tape than plastic at present. Once the red paint cures, I’ll mask those bits off (along with the wheel wells) and shoot the overall Barley Grey. Next in the Eurofighter lineup will come the 4 Italian specials featured in a recent Italeri boxing. The Italeri kit isn’t the best – that would be the newest Revell tooling – but in a long lineup of models it probably won’t make much visual difference. 

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