Amodel An-26 in Polish markings

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    Amodel An-26 in Polish markings

    Post  Scirocco on Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:37 pm

    I was sure that I had posted previously here on the forum some in progress photos of this, but I can't find them if I did! I have been building this for a couple of years at least, and thanks to our Polish friend here on the forum, Jerzy Ciupek, I got some much needed info. I have been mixing the colours for the camo myself, but I am not happy with the green here as I think that it is too light (the shade is much closer than in the photos), so I will add some more chrome green to the mix and respray the whole colour. I have added so of the dark green today but no photos yet, and there is some retouching required. The dark green seems to be a good match for Humbrol no. 3 emerald green.





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    Re: Amodel An-26 in Polish markings

    Post  in nannu pec on Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:53 pm

    This will be such an attractive subject Gordon....
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    Post  skyhigh on Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:34 pm

    This is beautifull Gordon ....and interesting subjects... cheers

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    Re: Amodel An-26 in Polish markings

    Post  slingshot392 on Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:34 am

    This looks pretty good so far, I don't think I have ever heard of this aircraft before?

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    Post  skyhigh on Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:01 pm

    Gordon the colours you used , looks spot on... cheers

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    Post  Ray on Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:32 pm

    For a fleeting moment I thought that green camo was actually patches of green stuff putty after I viewed the first pic Razz

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    Re: Amodel An-26 in Polish markings

    Post  Scirocco on Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:15 pm

    Update: some picture of this An at the moment. Still requires some sanding in some places, and replacing the light green with a darker shade.




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    Re: Amodel An-26 in Polish markings

    Post  bcauchi on Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:56 pm

    Wow man what a cool camo scheme, very nice, plane, nicely built and it is going to look great, i love it!

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    Re: Amodel An-26 in Polish markings

    Post  skyhigh on Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:20 pm

    No Gordon leave the lt green as it is ... and go for some shadeing, it will look better ..go for it Gordon try it ....you will be more satisfied with the finish... cheers

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    Post  slingshot392 on Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:55 pm

    I agree, leave the light green as it is. You could give the whole aircraft a light wash which will help darken the colors as well as weather the aircraft a little bit.

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    Re: Amodel An-26 in Polish markings

    Post  Wayne on Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:52 am

    Nice work so far Gordon, very eye-catching and unusual subject.

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    Re: Amodel An-26 in Polish markings

    Post  matilda on Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:29 pm

    very nice choice.
    beauty of aircraft and plus that skim...
    well done so far, a model is short run, headache of model.

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    Post  Jerzy Ciupek on Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:04 pm

    Very nice Gordon!

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    Re: Amodel An-26 in Polish markings

    Post  Scirocco on Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:03 pm

    Some more update pictures. I airbrushed the light green with a slight brown added to the previous mix, and now I am more satisfied with the tones of the camo scheme. Now starting to mask the leading edges for the aluminium finish, and some black panels next to the exhausts. Some touch ups are still required to the camo colours, mostly on the dark green areas. The nose cone is going to be the same colour as the wheels, as most Russian aricraft, as this is going to be finished as 1406, which seems to have the cone either replaced at some time or something happened and it remained in that colour, although there are photos with the cone in the camo colours as well. The aluminium on the prop blades will be narrower as I mistakenly follow the engraved lines on the kit, and they are way too wide with the real thing.





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    Re: Amodel An-26 in Polish markings

    Post  bcauchi on Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:37 pm

    Lovely work on both models.

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    Post  skyhigh on Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:46 pm

    wow Gordon I love the schemes... cheers

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    Re: Amodel An-26 in Polish markings

    Post  Scirocco on Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:37 pm

    Leading edges and nose cone ready. Now the areas next to the exhausts...




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    Post  Wayne on Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:20 pm

    Looking better by the minute.


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    Re: Amodel An-26 in Polish markings

    Post  bcauchi on Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:07 pm

    What a beauty!

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    Re: Amodel An-26 in Polish markings

    Post  Scirocco on Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:57 pm

    Some more progress....decals applied, though not much on this one, escpecially considering its size, now a panel line wash and weathering, maybe it will be finished after 4 years or so.



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    Post  Jerzy Ciupek on Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:20 pm

    Superbe Gordon! cheers

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    Re: Amodel An-26 in Polish markings

    Post  Scirocco on Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:36 pm

    Now in the final stages. Still needs some aerials and a couple of antennas. There is also a frame on the bulged observation window which is not in the camo colour which I still need to add. There are also two small doors for the main undercarriage which still will not be visible in these views even when added.




    As can be seen in the middle photo, I opted to make the windows from punched plastic sheet instead of Micro Kristal Klear, as the latter tends to dry deep in the holes, even though I thin them from inside to leave a sharp edge as possible. I attached small pieces of Tamiya masking tape to hold them with, then once dry I pulled them off with a pair of tweezers. (Photo cropped and oversharpened!)


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    Re: Amodel An-26 in Polish markings

    Post  Jerzy Ciupek on Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:20 am

    I love it Gordon, great work! But the polish An-26 are semi gloss finished.

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    Re: Amodel An-26 in Polish markings

    Post  Scirocco on Sat Oct 13, 2012 3:15 pm

    Hi Jurek, I have looked through many photos online and in books and thought that they were matt finish! I should have asked you first.

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    Re: Amodel An-26 in Polish markings

    Post  skyhigh on Sat Oct 13, 2012 4:29 pm

    Lovely Gordon ...what a nice model you've made ..brillant my freind..

    As Jurek sad they are semi gloss finished, but for a 1/72 sacle it looks good for me ..may be the sheen you sprayed it's not visible in the photos...





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