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Ryan K

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Re: Skunkworks 1/72 MQ-9 Reaper
« Reply #2 on: Tue 01/12/21 01:41 PM »


The rest of the model might be bad but that rubbed off spot kept nagging me so I fixed good enough.
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Skunkmodels 1/72 MQ-9 Reaper
« Reply #1 on: Mon 01/11/21 05:07 AM »
Based on information from a Mike who gave me the kit at the fall contest (comes with two drones, gave one away to Rob) this is a bird from F Co, 160th SOAR.





To paint a black 160th bird the mix I have seen that looks best is Model Master Helo Drab and Interior Black mixed 1:1. I didn’t have that on hand so I went with Tamiya XF-51 Khaki Drab, XF-85 Dark Rubber and XF-1 Black in a 6/4/3 ratio. I first primed with Tamiya fine white has I thought about using Vallejo paints instead. The wash is MIG pigment mix of 4 colors, adding a little bit of pigment to water mix. I slopped it on, dried it the airbrush and then removed mostly of the mix with a q-tip and an old stiff brush. Went a little fair as I rubbed the paint off the front left. It will look fine in the back of the display case/area that no one else looks at.
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