Dragon's 1/72 scale
Refinished by Chris Wauchop
images & text by Brett Green
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One of Chris Wauchop's regular clients approached him recently
with a bag full of die-cast, pre-painted aircraft and armour models.
Chris's mission, should he have chosen to accepted it, was to
weather these models.
The second of these die-casts was Dragon's 1/72 scale Tiger II.
This is a very nice kit indeed, with few compromises considering its
mass-produced heritage. The most noticeable issue is the plug behind
the hull machine gun.
The paint job was not as convincing as the rest of the model
though, so Chris decided to completely repaint it.
model was sprayed with a combination of the Testor Aztek A470
airbrush, and the new metal body Aztek airbrush. Tamiya paints were
used to spray the camouflage pattern and the "ambush scheme" spots
freehand. Let me tell you, those spots are small in 1/72 scale!
Grime and streaks were added with a thin mix of brown and black
in th cup of the airbrush.
The kit markings stayed in place throughout the repainting. In
fact, they had a vinyl-like texture, so any overspray was easily
wiped off with a Q-Tip and alcohol.
Chris certainly achieved a splendid result from this inexpensive
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|Modelling the F4U
Osprey Modelling 24
Author: Brett Green
US Price: $17.99
UK Price: £12.99
Publish Date: October 10, 2005
Details: 80 pages; ISBN: 1841768804
Model Painted by Chris Wauchop
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