Sunday, August 21, 2016

Commission Work: 1/144 Il-2 Shturmovik

Following up with another commission piece for my previous work on the Flames of War Soviet Tankovy Company is this Battlefront 1/144 scale Il-2 Shturmovik. The client and I agreed on a scheme that would compliment the two-tone camouflage scheme of the tanks, while being suitably different. Oddly, as I was painting the underside of this model, the rear left stabilizer continually warped upward and I tried to solve this by both hot water immersion and clamping, which seemed to help a little. 

Upper surfaces are painted in a hard-edged two-tone camouflage of Burnt Umber and VMC German Camo Dark Green, with lower surfaces painted Reaper Ghost Grey. Bombs are Testors Acryl Green Drab, wingtips are Reaper High Density Candlelight Yellow and the nose is VGC Scarlet Red with a highlight of Flamenco Red. Windows are done via jewel effects of Admiral Blue, Cool Blue, and White flares. Panel lines are P3 Armor Wash and chipping is done using Testors Acryl Steel.

Decals are Battlefront.

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