The main emphasis of black 13´s finish is, of course, the dirt and mud stains. Black 13 slithered over the frozen ground so I decided to add mud stains to the lower engine cowling, center fuselage, and lower wing surfaces with successively less mud staining towards the wing tips and rear fuselage.
Photos of bent propeller blades revealed that the paintwork on the concave inner side of the bending chips due to the compression of the paintwork. On the convex outside of the bending, the paintwork remains almost undamaged due to its ductility.
|13 Brass barrels for the MG131.|
|14 Heavily weathered and cracked insignias achieved by |
brushing on solvents, carefully ...!