While we were getting ready for a day at Gig Harbor, a nice little bay town across the former Galloping Gertie bridge, I decided to use a small window of time to get caught up on painting.
Most of what was required was natural metal, for which I used Alclad’s White Aluminum. Now that I’ve segregated most of the paints which I bought during some of their paint formulation issues a number of years back, Alclad paint is a joy to airbrush. Covers well, doesn’t require any thinning, and can be masked when it fully cures. This covered landing gear on three Hurricanes and a P-47. I also had two sets of five-spoke early Hurricane wheels in resin, and included those as well.
Next came a quick job: painting the Black anti-glare panel on the Lightning F2A. The paint tried to be a bit contrary by being too thin, but I got that sorted out without too much difficulty.
The final color was White, being used to patch up some overspray on the prototype Yak-130. Once that cures, I’ll be able to start the masking job for the Blue portions of the aircraft.