I started painting an Avenger Strike Fighter for my Son. He does’t like to paint with an airbrush so I have to do that for him. He started to paint the model a while ago by base coating it black. Now it has collected so much dust that I had to clean it first.
On to the model:
The Avenger is a dedicated strike fighter, intended to conduct high-speed, low-level attacks on ground targets, with armoured vehicle formations and high-value strategic assets such as munitions dumps forming its principal prey. The Avenger Strike Fighter boasts firepower that exceeds most other Imperial aircraft of its size, and its particular reputation as a tank-killer is due to the Avenger bolt cannon it carries.
I have to paint it so that it fits to my sons Adeptus Mechanicus army. Pictures of the army will follow once the Avenger is completed.
Here are pictures showing the masking of the cockpit windows:
On the right picture you can see how I applied the masking tape. I cut the shape of the window out of the masking Tape with a very sharp scalpel blade fig. 11.
The first step was then applying a black new undercoat after dusting the model:
In the pictures the undercoat isn’t dry yet but you can see at the tail of the plane that it will be matt after drying.
Next step was to apply primary highlights by applying white to the parts which have to be highlighted later. I forgot to take a picture of the top side of the Avenger sorry:
After drying time I applied a very thin coat of Vallejo neutral grey ( the base color of the plane):
Thats all I did for now. I will show more when I did a little bit more work on it.