A quick update on the Kingfisher. After adding paint chipping by hand I added blue/teal/green filter washes over the upper surfaces. Filter washes as discussed before start with very small dots of oil paint which is then spread around the surface in a small area with turpentine and excess whisked away with a brush. It breaks up the painted surface.
Here are a few pictures. Next step is to do the same with small dots of white to fade the upper surface and add a sun weathered appearance.
Next I have been spending some time taking a cockpit from and Eduard Bf-110 and converting it into a old Monogram Bf-110. I was amazed how well it fit. Here is what the cokpit from 1967 would look like if I built the kit almost 50 years ago…
And today I have put the Eduard cockpit into the kit and I am amazed at how well it fit. I haven’t closed up the Monogram kit yet but will do that later this evening!
After this, complete gluing the wings of the Monogram kit to the fuselage and I’ll have two kits to paint black; one modern, one from yesteryear.