Revell 1/48 Dornier Do-217E-4

Revell 1/48 Dornier Do-217E-4

Postby DerekF on Sat 03 Jun 2017, 10:05 am

I've had this one in my stash for ages. Built for a few reasons. 1) the box is massive and in a Revell fashion, collapsing under it's own weight and 2) my first attempt with my Iwata airbrush set-up.
It has been a massive learning experience and I know it isn't perfect but I know largely where I went wrong.

Paint thickness is very import as is accurate and secure masking.
German WW2 mottle finishes are difficult.
I should have put the glazing in place first then masked, not added it last etc. etc.

Anyway, it's a lovely kit and quite big when finished. The only bit I had diffulty in was getting the right place for the pilot's armoured seat.
I used Xtracrylix RLM65 on the underside which sprayed beautifully. The green top surfaces were Vallejo RLM72 and 73. The difference is very subtle. The mottle was RLM02 again from Vallejo.
I then sprayed the top in gloss varnish, applied decals then sprayed Vallejo matt varnish which gave a very nice finish.

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Now on to that stash of Fw190s, Bf109s and Me110s :smile: I think an Me262 or Fw190D next.
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Re: Revell 1/48 Dornier Do-217E-4

Postby binbrook87 on Sat 03 Jun 2017, 12:28 pm

Looks great Derek. :up: Have you ditched the hairy stick then?
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Re: Revell 1/48 Dornier Do-217E-4

Postby Jamesv9820 on Sat 03 Jun 2017, 6:55 pm

Looking good Derek. Which brush did you go for?
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Re: Revell 1/48 Dornier Do-217E-4

Postby DerekF on Sat 03 Jun 2017, 9:05 pm

binbrook87 wrote:Looks great Derek. :up: Have you ditched the hairy stick then?


Thanks for that. No, I haven't stopped brush painting its just I have lots of WW2 Lufwaffe models and large 1/72 scale bombers that would be tricky to paint without an airbrush. I'm just finding that when brush painting you have 5 minutes masking to one hours paintiing, its now one hour's masking to 2 minutes paintiing and 10 minutes cleaning up.

Jamesv9820 wrote:Looking good Derek. Which brush did you go for?


Thanks James. I went for the Iwata Revolution CR and a Sparmax TC-610H compressor. I also got one those portable spray booth things which is excellent.

I think I tried to run before I could walk. The next one I'll take a step back and try a simpler scheme.
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Re: Revell 1/48 Dornier Do-217E-4

Postby Craig on Tue 06 Jun 2017, 12:22 pm

Great job and a lot better than my first effort! Good choice on the Revolution CR though I have one too and It's a superb bit of kit.
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Re: Revell 1/48 Dornier Do-217E-4

Postby NIGHTFIGHTER on Sun 16 Jul 2017, 8:02 pm

Great model, I went the other way last week, tried spraying 1/32 spitfire only to find couldn't get the camo right, so went back to the good old paint brush...Trial and error as always!! :facepalm:
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