[WWI] HMAS Australia
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Tue Oct 2 00:54:08 EDT 2012
To quote Mr. Bean: "Look at all those bits!"
Coming along nicely, Marc!
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2012 18:45:22 -0700
From: marcflake at att.net
To: wwi at wwi-models.org
Subject: [WWI] HMAS Australia
After spraying all the parts overall Tamiya Medium Gray, I brushed on the deck colors. For the wood deck, I used an old stock-piled out-of-production Humbrol paint called Deck Plank. For a while, I couldn't find find anything that approached the look of teak on warships, so I went out and bought up as many tins of Deck Plank as I could. Recently, White Ensign Models has produced a very good color called Teak. But, I've decided to use up these older paints first.
The metal decks should be dark gray. I used Modelmaster Gunship gray. To add a little more diveristy in color tone to the overall model, I paint the bottom of the ship's boats deck plank and the thwarts Humbrol Wood. I also add some canvas coloring -- a light gray to the blast bags on the 12-inch rifles and Humbrol Cream to the canvas covering over the foretop lookout.
When all this dries, I'll finish assembly, then rig it.
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