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Polikarpov I-16 Type 10
Merlin
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Posted: Monday, September 11, 2006 - 02:35 AM UTC


With the awesome Royal Build I-16 now shipping, I hope this full-build look at the original Type 10 will prove useful to everyone tackling Eduard's lovely little Ishak.

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Thanks!
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Posted: Monday, September 11, 2006 - 04:17 AM UTC
Great build review Rowan.
You say you use oils neat for the "wash", do you add anything to them, like dishwasher liquid or just use them straight from the tube ?
How long does it take to dry ?
I will have to try this technique as the effect you created does look rather good.
Andy
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Posted: Monday, September 11, 2006 - 05:37 AM UTC
Nice review Rowan,
I guess mine will arrive with the revised cowl.
Well hopefully! :-)
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Posted: Monday, September 11, 2006 - 10:21 AM UTC
Hi Rowan!

Great job on both the featu... err... review and the model!

Jean-Luc
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Posted: Monday, September 11, 2006 - 11:20 AM UTC

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...you use oils neat for the "wash", do you add anything to them, like dishwasher liquid or just use them straight from the tube ?
How long does it take to dry ?



Hi Andy

No, I don't add anything to the oils. I simply mix the dirty colour I'm after and apply it along the panel lines with a reasonably small brush.

The crucial thing is to apply the oil paint onto a really good gloss surface. So long as it's gloss, you can wipe away the excess quite easily - I use a cotton bud and paper tissue for this. I work across panel lines, while generally trying to go with the slipstream of a full-sized a/c.

Even with the gloss finish, you'll probably find a degree of staining - but I like the effect, as it breaks up the appearance and gives the look of worn panels. Like any oils, they take a little while to dry. I'd normally put the model on one side for a few days, but I got straight on and applied a Klear/Future coat to the I-16, followed by matt coats. I've just checked it again and there's no sign of any problems (it's been finished almost 2 months), so maybe that's an unnecessary precaution.

This is a technique best practised on an old kit or an unobtrusive area, but I prefer the look to washes, as there's no chance of "tide marks" etc. I use it interiors too:



I hope this helps

Rowan