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Verlinden 120mm Top Gun Pilot
United States
Joined: March 21, 2012
KitMaker: 1 posts
Historicus Forma: 1 posts
Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 06:27 AM UTC
I am building my first resin model and this time its a figurine, Verlinden's 120mm Top Gun Pilot. I am having issues selecting colors for the G-suit. Apparently it is different than the flight suit. I am using Testors Model Master Enamels. I have assembled the figure's body and airbrushed it Testors FS34102, Dark Green. Not sure what to use for the G-suit. I've seen completed models online that looks amazing and I don't know what the modelers did to those models, but they look awesome. I guess its the shadows and highlights and washes they applied. Any help will be most appreciated. Also, I want to apply decals for VF-84 Jolly Rogers, the skull and crossbones squadron. How would I make those if I didn't have any in that scale? Thanks
United States
Joined: September 22, 2010
KitMaker: 102 posts
Historicus Forma: 100 posts
Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 09:35 AM UTC
AS I recall the G-suits were more of a 'sage' greed than an OD green....I still refer painters to the late Robert C. (Bob) Knee's great little softcover book. "Color Theory & Application" unfortunatelt out of print, but could perhaps be found on line (E-Bay) perhaps??? I believe another fellow painter (also an artist) is among the moderators of this group - a chap named Phil Kessling - Phil was the 'back-seater' in an F-14 and an instructor after he left the service - perhaps he could be more specific in the color. As you said youself, highlighting & shading bring a figure tyo life!!!

CB in FL