Ok truth be told I got a little bit sidetracked with this project instead of just finishing off the Lancaster first. I know none of you other gentlemen have never, ever had that happen to you.
So the other project was this
"Du doch nicht" doesn't literally translate well, it does translate (with the intended meaning) as 'certainly not you'. This was the slogan that Germany's second leading ace Ernst Udet (62 confirmed kills) had painted on the elevator of the red D VII that he flew. The Eduard's kit comes with three planes, an Albatros (D.V or D. Va) with three markings. A Foker Dr.I with two marking options and the Foker D.VII with two markings. A resin Udet pilot for the D.VII, a mini Blue Max medal, photo etch and a nice sketch of Udet.
The wood paneling is painted, the base brown is Tru-color natural wood, the grain is Tru-color seasoned brown wood applied using a template from RB Productions. Yes individual panels were painted separately. That was followed by two coats of Tamiya clear yellow and one of clear orange.
The propeller was painted similarly to the fuselage except I used buff for the light base coat, and a home made template.