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    Default How To Painting FLIK 41J

    Several people commented on how nice my Flik 41J came out and I thought I would share what I did. It was very easy and it would be a great first conversion for someone to try.

    I started by buying 5 Albatros D.III Gruber. They are available on the Aerodrome.

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    Great plane but I do not like the wing edge and edge of the tail that are yellow. I started by painting over these using Vallejo 099 Ger. Ext. Dark Green and 084 Uniform Green mixed 50/50. This covered a multitude of sins.

    To paint over the decal on the wooed I used Vallejo 125 Desert Yellow. It was a perfect match and when I hit it with a gloss coat it blended in perfectly.

    For decal I went to Miscmini and ordered their Albatross D.III FLIK.41J 1/144 Scale Decals. They are gorgeous.

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    These went on with very little effort.

    The one good thing is if you don't have a Brumowski and don't want to pay what they are going for on PayPal you can paint one of the Grubers red and use the Brumowski decals on the sheet.

    Lastly I hit them with a coat of Lusterless Flat Lacquer Clear Coat Testors to finish them off.

    I think the results speak for themselves.

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    Last edited by rhodie80; 03-12-2019 at 17:02.


    Here's to them what are like us. Damn few and they're all dead.

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    Nice work there. How did you manage to paint those edges without the paint getting on the underside of the wings?

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    I did get a few spots underneath and used 007 Pale Sand to touch it up.


    Here's to them what are like us. Damn few and they're all dead.

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    Lovely work. Thanks for passing on what you did.

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    Nice work Jim, very helpful.
    If people don't have a Brumowski they could simply re-work MvR's D.III with the same decals (adding the yellow swirls first if bothered)

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Gorgeous in pictures, Jim - even moreso gaming with them on the table this past Saturday

    Keep 'em coming!

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Excellent tips, there, Jim!
    Particularly the colour matching.

    I'll do mine to your formula, at some point in the distant future!

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    Great info Jim. I have the same decal set to do likewise. Nice not to have to reinvent the wheel myself with the color matching.



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