For all those wishing to paint their finished falcon model, the paint kits are now available online. Please follow the link below to order, or fill out the inserts which will be in the next allocation you receive.
The paints are designed to be used basically “as is”, but as we explain on page 13 of Issue 48, ILM used overlays of various shades and some mixing will be necessary to achieve exactly the same effect.
We will be printing full-size colour paint guides towards the end of the series – as well as the download reference photos.
I so wish 2 cans would have done mine so far. Ive been very careful and apart from repainting 2 sections once i have use 7 of my 10 tins……and i have just been dusting coats for an even finish without compromising the ships details
For those interested in buying the paints individually they are as follows
AS20 Insignia White (spray Can)
XF1 Flat Black
XF2 Flat White
XF3 Flat Yellow
XF7 Flat Red
XF18 Medium Blue
XF33 Neutral Grey
XF64 Red/ Brown
AS27 Gunship Grey
X2 Tamiya fine surface primer
Tamiya paint thinner
I think they add up to under £20.00 but I would check these guys out for paints -> http://www.scalemodelshop.co.uk/paints.html (nope I don’t work for them!)
I also find that they carry some pretty good stock of weathering paints and books on weathering, which although are for military models should work pretty well for this model if you are selective in what you are looking for
I find MIG and AK Interactive paints are the best..