Too orangey for you crows

True to my word I have resprayed the Auster Antarctic

A drop of orange in the medium yellow has produced a much more satisfactory hue

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Auster Cam

Some more masking on the Auster AOP

first the wheels (How I love that hole punch)

and then the camouflage pattern on the main body

and a burst of camouflage green

and the camouflage is done

Too yellow?

The Antarctic has been sprayed yellow

although it looks a good coat in the picture I can see some variance so another coat at least will be needed, I am also not sure whether to add a touch of orange next time, it looks a little too yellow at the moment, but I will see how it dries first.

Herculean holes

Now the underside of the Hercules gets masked and sprayed.

the main wheel bays are closed off with their relevant doors. The nose wheel bay is stuffed with kitchen roll

and then it is blasted with neutral grey. Once this has cured I will fit the additional fuel tanks and then give a finishing coat before varnishing and decalling

Herculean wheels

Whilst waiting for the first coats of paint to dry

I have decided to assemble the undercarriage and wheels of the hercules

certainly quite chunky

Spot the difference

Both Austers get a coat of light grey, to prime and cover the differences in filled and scratch built sections

I just have to remember which is which now. Not so difficult as the Antarctic has no prop yet and different legs

Next the base coats. The base camouflage colour of dark earth for the AOP and a white undercoat for the yellow of the Antarctic.

Herculean top

Time to start spraying the main bodies

starting with the Hercules the upper surfaces and sides are sprayed neutral grey, although it is one colour overall, at this size it makes sense to spray it in sections for ease of handling.

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