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Tamiya D.520 Project
« on: December 18, 2014, 12:26:21 AM »
It's time for me to unwind and build something that does not require much thinking on my part. This Tamiya Dewoitine will be completely out-of-box and it is a pleasure to assemble so far! I'm not certain of paint scheme yet, but am leaning toward either a Luftwaffe trainer or French machine from 1944/45.
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Re: Tamiya D.520 Project
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2014, 07:08:33 AM »
Lovely plane and there is few schemes from late war :)

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Re: Tamiya D.520 Project
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2014, 12:14:47 PM »
Yes, and that is my problem, though it is a good one.... I can't decide between one of the many Luftwaffe training schemes or one from the Doret unit.

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Re: Tamiya D.520 Project
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2014, 05:08:11 PM »
It's a nice kit indeed.
For the deco, both are interresting so I can't help you to decide... ;)

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Re: Tamiya D.520 Project
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2014, 04:25:49 AM »
Still I can't decide on the scheme......I've also got a couple of early war markings that would be nice, but I'm unsure about getting the colors correct.

This is one of the nicest fitting models I've built in a long time--very little filler needed!
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/D520Fuselage001_zps1077e730.jpg
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Re: Tamiya D.520 Project
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2014, 08:34:43 AM »
Interior is simple and nice and whole build advanced great!!!

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Re: Tamiya D.520 Project
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2014, 01:54:12 PM »
Nice! :-ok

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Re: Tamiya D.520 Project
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2014, 10:20:32 PM »
This is a great kit, and don't have a doubt the result will be great also !

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Re: Tamiya D.520 Project
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2014, 03:49:37 PM »
Thanks, friends!

Just small progress, I've been neglecting my workbench lately. The rudder stripes are sprayed and the first coat of underside is applied. Obviously, I've decided (finally) on a French scheme. I still have two options for final finish that I may just flip a coin to decide.......
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Re: Tamiya D.520 Project
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2014, 03:55:06 PM »
Very correct colors, clean and nice work :) :-ok

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Re: Tamiya D.520 Project
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2014, 06:34:25 PM »
:-ok

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Re: Tamiya D.520 Project
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2014, 03:57:55 AM »
I've decided (finally) on an early-war D.520 for this first one. I can see later on picking up at least one or two more of these great kits just for the relaxation of it! So, I did some web-searching and research on the colors and mixed up these. I don't know if they're accurate exactly......
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Re: Tamiya D.520 Project
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2014, 07:16:58 AM »
About the colors, no need to search, we are only one to publish original colors, here you are scans of the original French chart:

http://www.letletlet-warplanes.com/2011/10/19/french-colors-by-agama/

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Re: Tamiya D.520 Project
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2014, 03:07:08 PM »
Yes, I used this reference but the green I changed to more khaki.... Hard to get perfect with different monitors, but it will darken some with clear coat.

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Re: Tamiya D.520 Project
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2014, 04:05:05 PM »
You did the best you could, no worry ;)