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Cablinius
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PostSubject: I'm rather proud of my first venom...   Mon May 09 2016, 21:36

Hey Guys,

I wanted to share my first venom with you! I'm torn on what to do with the canopy though. Do I tint it or not? If so how and what colour? I've painted the half height one as a bit of practice but might switch to the full cover as it isn't stuck down yet.



What do you guys think?
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PostSubject: Re: I'm rather proud of my first venom...   Tue May 10 2016, 02:26

I've seen a lot of tinted canopies that I thought looked great. I'd planned to tint mine, but when I experimented with it, I found that the tint made it really hard to see the detail I'd painted into the cockpit and controls. In the end, I left mine untinted.

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PostSubject: Re: I'm rather proud of my first venom...   Tue May 10 2016, 02:46

I leave mine untinted too.   If I were going to tint it, I wouldn't paint the pilot and interior at all.

OH. And good job on your venom. you should be proud. Great steady hand you have to do all that edge highlighting.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm rather proud of my first venom...   Tue May 10 2016, 03:02

I tint mine so that people don't notice I was lazy and didn't paint the cockpit. Smile

Looks good by the way.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm rather proud of my first venom...   Tue May 10 2016, 07:46

I was definitely against opaque but as long as clear looks okay, I'll leave it untinted.

Also @Silverglade I actually have really shaky hands but I found that supporting my arm on the desk and painting kind of from my shoulder really helped!
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PostSubject: Re: I'm rather proud of my first venom...   Sun May 15 2016, 22:40

Nice work! Clean lines too. If you do decide to tint it, Tamiya makes a clear blue acrylic that can be airbrushed (although it would be easiest to do this before painting the canopy frame).

Also, if you have a scratch on the clear plastic, you can dip it in 'Future' floor polish (clear acrylic) and it will look a lot more like glass, as well as eliminating the scratch. Something I learned reading military aircraft modeling magazines.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm rather proud of my first venom...   Sun Jul 03 2016, 23:42

Great paint job simple clear colour scheme, I personally would leave it Clear as it compliments the blue. If you had done a dark red the may be a transparent green but your model your choice

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PostSubject: Re: I'm rather proud of my first venom...   Mon Jul 04 2016, 08:10

Thanks for the advice all, I went for clear in the end as I couldn't find a decent way to tint stuff. Plus you can see in the cockpit better. Heres a photo of the finished model with wyches attached (finally got round to it...)

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PostSubject: Re: I'm rather proud of my first venom...   Thu Jul 07 2016, 19:54

How did you get those straight lines from the handle to the nose?? Freehand or with some kind of tool? Looks amazing.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm rather proud of my first venom...   Thu Jul 07 2016, 21:57

I did them freehand. It took some tidying up afterwards but didn't thin any of the paint for it. Made it easier to draw it lightly using just the brush tip. Don't know if that helps...

TL:DR Just the tip, it might help.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm rather proud of my first venom...   Fri Jul 08 2016, 17:05

Ooooh boy that is one sweet venom. I can see you did it freehand since it doesn't have that super flat, sleek coat that an airbrush would give. (Not being critical. It's manlier to do it freehand than with a sissy airbrush)
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PostSubject: Re: I'm rather proud of my first venom...   Fri Jul 08 2016, 18:46

Yeah if I had an airbrush it would have taken less time but I have no space for a compressor or any place to airbrush in so I'll stick to a nice paintbrush Smile
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