Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Video tutorial: How to paint and weather propeller blades

My latest video shows you how to paint and weather WW2 propeller blades. They don't have to be boring, black and flat. Check out the below reference photo and tell me you aren't inspired:

Amazing weathered propeller blade
I can't remember where I found this online, sorry. But jeez it's cool.

Tell me that isn't the most interesting prop blade you've ever seen! The oil stains, the chipping, the aluminium showing through, the tonal variations - just amazing.

I decided I wanted something like that on my current P-51D Mustang build, so I set out to replicate that look.  The result?

How to paint and weather propeller blades on scale model aircraft

There are a number of techniques involved. I glance over the salt technique fairly quickly, but if you are unfamiliar with it I have done a previous video on it.

Have a look, and please let me know if you think I got close to the weathering in my reference photo. Now I'm looking forward to attaching these blades to the (almost complete) Mustang.

Video is embedded below, but in case it doesn't work here is the link:
How to paint and weather realistic propeller blades on scale model aircraft.



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