Ive been quite a while masking up the panels for the panel shading. Its proving pretty tough, delicate & slow. The alclad after a while began to come off revealing the black primer. Also trying to trace the panel shape & cut it out is pretty tough! I kept the panels pretty random because no two aircraft have the same panel shading (i cant understand why)! I tried following research images & video capture. This is where i am:
This is a colour test using the metalizer paints i have. Alclad and ModelMaster:
The hard part is choosing the right shade. i was thinking of spraying them all dark aluminum OR ...wings dark alum and fuselage stainless steel. The top part behind the canopy will be titanium and jet exhause gun metal.
ANY IDEAS OF WHAT PROPER SHADES TO USE & WHERE?? As i said, each aircraft, every bit of research told a different story