First model in (mumble) years

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foldart

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It's been many years since I built an aircraft model; I'm doing this one for practice before I help my daughter build a Supernatural Impala. The kit is a Testor's (ex Hawk) 1/72 Corsair F4U. According to many reviews -- and my experience -- this is a crap kit, but it will do for practice; no big loss if I screw it up.

To get a fuzzy line between upper and lower colors (with no airbrush), I used a shadow mask instead of tape:

Corsair_Mask_02b.jpg

That's a couple pieces of bent card stock, standing about 1/16" off the body.

Results:

Corsair_Paint_01b.jpg

Not perfect. Needs a little touch-up, but I think it will do.

The paint scheme is from an alternate reality. As far as I know, no unit flew in these colors . . . but there's no reason they couldn't have. Maybe I can say it's part of a very early Star Wars prequel. Anyone know where I can get a set of Rebel Alliance Starbird decals?
 

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