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Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik build – Part 3:Painting

It appears that I neglected to take any pictures of the finished model before painting! I do remember that it built well enough, with no problems. Moving on …

Primer: Tamiya “Fine Surface Primer” (light grey) spray can

Base coat (under side): A mixture of 90% Tamiya acrylics (Tamiya XF-23 “Light Blue”) and 10% Tamiya X-22 Clear in Tamiya lacquer thinner (2:1 paint mixture to thinner) was sprayed on.

Base coat (upper side camouflage colour 1): A mixture of 90% Tamiya acrylics (Tamiya XF-52 “Flat Earth” and Tamiya XF-59 “Desert Yellow” in a 5:1 ratio) and 10% Tamiya X-22 Clear in Tamiya lacquer thinner (2:1 paint mixture to thinner) was sprayed on.

Base coat (upper side camouflage colour 2): A mixture of 90% Tamiya acrylics (Tamiya XF-58 “Olive Green” and Tamiya XF-2 “Flat White” in a 9:1 ratio) and 10% Tamiya X-22 Clear in Tamiya lacquer thinner (2:1 paint mixture to thinner) was sprayed on.

Base coat (upper side camouflage colour 3): A mixture of 90% Tamiya acrylics (Tamiya XF-24 “Dark Grey”) and 10% Tamiya X-22 Clear in Tamiya lacquer thinner (2:1 paint mixture to thinner) was sprayed on.

Details:

  • Tyres: Tamiya XF-85 “Rubber Black”
  • Wheels: Tamiya XF-22 “RLM Grey”
  • Undercarriage and wheel wells: Tamiya XF-22 “RLM Grey”
  • Bombs and rockets: Tamiya XF-1 “Flat Black”, Vallejo Model Color “Old Gold” 70878
  • Propeller: Tamiya XF-1 “Flat Black”, Tamiya XF-7 “Flat Red”, Citadel “Leadbelcher”
  • Machine gun: Tamiya XF-22 “RLM Grey”, Tamiya XF-1 “Flat Black”, Vallejo Model Color “Saddle Brown” 70940,  AMMO “Matt Aluminium” A.MIG-194, Citadel “Mithril Silver”
  • Various other details: Citadel “Leadbelcher”, Vallejo Model Color “Copper” 70999, Vallejo Model Color “Red” 70947, Vallejo Model Color “German Camouflage Bright Green” 70833, Citadel “Mithril Silver”, Vallejo Model Color “Black Grey” 70862.

The paint was protected with a layer of Humbrol Clear gloss varnish, the decals applied and glossed over. The largest decal – the combined star and Russian script – threatened to break apart when placing it. I might have lost half a letter or so on one of the lines, so if it reads weirdly to a Russian speaker – that’s why! Finally, Citadel Purity Seal satin varnish was sprayed on.


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Daimler Dingo Mk II

No unit markings.

Daimler Dingo Mk II build – Part 1:Introduction
Daimler Dingo Mk II build – Part 2:Assembly
Daimler Dingo Mk II build – Part 3:Painting
Daimler Dingo Mk II build – Part 4:Weathering


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Daimler Dingo Mk II build – Part 4:Weathering

  • The exhaust was painted with Lifecolor rust paints.
  • Small amounts of paint chipping using  Vallejo Model Color “German Camouflage Black Brown” 70822, applied by sponge.
  • Washed with AMMO’s “Dark Brown Wash for Green Vehicles wash” (A.MIG-1005).
  • Mig Productions 502 Abteilung “Olive Green” ABT050 was applied in small dots to some of the highest horizontal surfaces and then blended in.
  • Streaks of AK Interactive “Dark Streaking Grime” (AK024) and AMMO “Streaking Grime” (A.MIG-1203) were applied to the vertical and sloping sides and after a while blended with a flat brush dampened with enamel thinner.
  • Some Value Gear stowage items (set #3) were painted (Tamiya XF-62 “Olive Drab”, Tamiya XF-65 “Field Grey”, Tamiya XF-58 “Olive Green”,  Tamiya XF-52 “Flat Earth”, Vallejo Model Color “English Uniform” 70921, Vallejo Panzer Aces “Leather Belt” 312, Vallejo Panzer Aces “Canvas” 314, Vallejo Model Color “Brass” 70810, Vallejo Model Color “Natural Steel” 70864) and added to the vehicle.
  • A 1:1 mixture of Tamiya Acrylic XF-57 “Buff” and Tamiya Acrylic XF-52 “Flat Earth” in Tamiya X-20A thinner (10% paint mixture in thinner) was sprayed on the lower half of the hull, the suspension, wheels and selective parts of the upper hull.
  • Selected parts of the vehicle were dusted with small amounts of a mix of “medium” colour pigments. Tamiya X-20A thinner was then sprayed on to act as fixer.
  • Oil and damp stains were simulated with AK Interactive “Engine Oil” (AK084) and AK Interactive “Fuel Stains” (AK025).
  • Various metal parts were brushed with AK Interactive “Dark Steel” (AK086) pigment.


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Daimler Dingo Mk II build – Part 3:Painting

Primer: Citadel “Chaos Black” spray can

Base coat: A mixture of 90% Tamiya acrylics (ratio 5 parts XF-61 “Dark Green”, 2 parts XF-62 “Olive Drab”, 3 parts XF-3 “Flat Yellow”) and 10% Tamiya X 22 Clear in Tamiya X-20A thinner (2:1 paint mixture to thinner). Even though I subsequently sprayed the highest surfaces with a lightened version of the above mixture it now appears to have been too subtle, as I can see not much gradation in the pictures above! One to remember for the future I think, especially for these smaller scale models, where they can easily become too dark.

I didn’t much like the look of the suggested colour scheme (a green and black “Mickey Mouse” camouflage) so instead went for the above basic green mixture. This meant that to be accurate I couldn’t use the decals provided and as I am not very well set up as a 1/48 vehicle modeller I had no alternatives. So, this is going to look a very generic vehicle in some ways! I do have some stowage items to add and that, together with weathering, will alleviate the monotony a little I hope.

Details:

  • Tyres: Vallejo Model Color “Black Grey” 70862
  • Mirror: Citadel “Mithril Silver”
  • Headlights: Citadel “Mithril Silver”
  • Aerial base: Vallejo Panzer Aces “Dark Rubber” 306
  • Stowage straps: Vallejo Panzer Aces “Canvas” 314

The paint was protected with a layer of Humbrol Clear gloss varnish, followed by spraying with Citadel Purity Seal satin varnish.


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Daimler Dingo Mk II build – Part 2:Assembly

As expected, it went together very easily. I am sure that it could be done in one session if you had the time. Even though the real vehicle is small and this is 1/48 scale, it is still builds into a very compact model.