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painting the 1/350 K'tinga
Seahawk
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Posted: Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 05:54 AM UTC
What colors are you using on this kit??
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 08:39 AM UTC
Interesting question.
That ones high on my wish list. Until then I have an old boxing of the AMT kit in the stash. Somewhere.

I was thinking of using a light slate grey, such as Humbrol 31, overall. Then picking out some of the armour panels on the upper hull and wings in shades of darker green. Perhaps a few in red on the undersides. Followed by a dark wash to give it a used and battle worn look. I used a similar approach on the Bird of Prey years ago, just using a grass green as a base.

I'd recommend getting as many photos of the studio models and stills as you can for reference. Don't be surprised if you see a lot of variation in the finishes. I remember seeing some photos of the flagship from ST.VI and it had a lot more red and gold highlights.

Hope it helps. Post plenty of photos of your build too. Would be interested to see how it builds and how you finish it.
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Friday, October 16, 2020 - 05:48 AM UTC
Jeff,

Here's an article I found about the studio model with some photos that might be of help.

K'tinga