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Paul Brown

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I thought Hermes had lost this, after a couple of pokes it was finally delivered.

Paul Brown

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I think it would be a good idea, personally.

Paul Brown

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I'm sure the painted wood surfaces would be subject to water weathering and abrasion, so there's quite a few effects you could try out.

Paul Brown

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Mixing black to darken (or white to lighten) is often not successful at getting a match, because the hue may be shifted by whatever pigments are used in the black. You might try using a darker blue in order to get a match, the next in the range Hu 15 might be the way to go.

Paul Brown

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Concur with Ratch, Higgins LCVPs were essentially contructed from ply, although I think the ramp and various fittings would be metal. I would still suggest there's scope for weathering effects, this is apparent if you do an image search for real life LCVPs. You can learn a lot from the Humbrol videos showcasing their products, hover your mouse cursor ofer Help & Advice, then click on Airfix & Humbrol tips and choose from the video listings. I've found them bery helpful.

Paul Brown

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Sorry James, but I haven't got the faintest clue what you're offended about, I am respectful and resent being accused of being disrespectful. If you would prefer I desist from sharing a knowledge base accumulated over several decades, that can easily be arranged. Others might disagree.

 

Paul Brown

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Huge thanks to Airfix for another superb addition to their range and the excellent photos of the kit on the web site, though a little disappointed and confused that the photos show an example from 149 Squadron which is not included in the kit decals?

 

The kit shown in the workbench article was from a test shot and it was constructed before the kit decals became available.

Paul Brown

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My references indicate that the geodetic structure was painted with silver dope.

 

The interior of the fabric surface appears to be a pinkish colour. This is due to the red dope primer leaching through from the outside in a streaky manner.  You can see this effect in the picture below.

 

Paul Brown

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Waiting for my Wellington to arrive! 

Paul Brown

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There's some very good resources on these pages: http://www.prinzeugen.com/SBOATIND.htm

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