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DVIII progress

I’m getting pretty far along now on this build. The tissue is yellow but once it was doped it was too transparent for my tastes.

I masked it and airbrushed the black stripes but they just looked too clean. In fact the whole plane looked like a new car.

Being a long time model builder for movies I just had to do some hand painting and streaking. I plan to weather it a bit more to looked used in battle wheary.

I still need to either make a prop that looks scale like or order something from George in balsa. I’ve never made my own prop yet but I’m tempted. It takes a 6 inch prop with a recommended 5 degrees of pitch.

I still have to make the machine guns to. But I really happy with this kit and the way it’s looking.


5 Responses to “DVIII progress”


  1. 1 Maciek Cichoń
    March 6, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    Stingy little bee. Yellow is an epic color to paint in all scales and all the models. But it’s rewarding non the less.

  2. 3 Tom Isham
    March 7, 2019 at 3:44 am

    Steve, It is nice to see the build process with the pictures you have posted. I think that is half the fun is the build and how happy you will be when you see what you built, fly rather than a pre-built kit.

  3. March 8, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    Looking fantastic, Steve. You should definitely make your own prop, that sounds right up your alley. 🙂


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