A Corgi BF-110 Gets A Makeover

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A Corgi BF-110 Gets A Makeover

Postby Epap » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:42 pm

Here is another of my recent diecast repaint projects. This time the subject was a spare BF-110C which Corgi put out in a two green splinter scheme with a white nose, circa the Battle of Britain. Unlike kit-makes, where you can pre-shade the various parts before painting to obtain basic weathering effects and panel line highlighting, as well as doing the canopy and other parts piecemeal before assembly, here we are dealing with a completed model. So, obviously, the procedure is different. I thought I'd share pictures of the operation as it unfolded. We start with a picture of the original model:Image
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Re: A Corgi BF-110 Gets A Makeover

Postby Epap » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:44 pm

Now, here's an artist's rendition of the desert BF-110 I wanted to replicate:Image
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Re: A Corgi BF-110 Gets A Makeover

Postby Epap » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:48 pm

Here is the first shot of the model after the markings were sanded down and the first coat of sand and yellow was laid in on the canopy frames, the engine cowls and the vertical stabilizers. The fuselage band has also been applied:Image
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Re: A Corgi BF-110 Gets A Makeover

Postby Epap » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:49 pm

Next, a second coat where needed, plus the light blue/gray has been extended up the sides of the fuselage:Image
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Re: A Corgi BF-110 Gets A Makeover

Postby Epap » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:52 pm

Now, I added the decals:Image
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Re: A Corgi BF-110 Gets A Makeover

Postby Epap » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:52 pm

Then, some mottling:Image
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Re: A Corgi BF-110 Gets A Makeover

Postby Epap » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:55 pm

This was followed by weathering and many small refinements, plus the sanding down of any small paintbrush or other smears, bumps, etc.Image
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Re: A Corgi BF-110 Gets A Makeover

Postby Epap » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:58 pm

The preparation, prior to spraying with Testors Dullcoat to give the model a matt finish, also included darkening the mottles and the upper surface sand, via a wash, using a diluted darker brown solution. Then, the model was masked as a prelude to spraying:Image
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Re: A Corgi BF-110 Gets A Makeover

Postby Epap » Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:00 pm

Finally, some small touches, like painting in the wingtip lights, were added and this is the result:Image
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Re: A Corgi BF-110 Gets A Makeover

Postby Epap » Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:00 pm

Here's another view:Image
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