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[WIP] Albion 3-Point Refueller, 1/48, Airfix, 2018

Very good modern kit from Battle of Britain: Ready For Battle set.

The Albion 3-Point Refueller

Not much information available online about this machines. Refuellers like this were in use with the RAF during the Battle of Britain. Apparently having 3 fuel hoses cut down the refuelling time.

Model quality

Almost no flash, great detailed instructions, excellent fit, good decals. Just perfect.

Build notes

The build was straightforward, no fit issues at all.

This time I tried to do interesting varied coat of rust colours, partially to get some experience with my new Iwata Evolution airbrush.

rust coat

Then I applied AMMO Heavy Chipping medium, and a base coat of AMMO Mig Khaki Green #3 (A.MIG-113). After some considerations I decided to try and do camouflage for the first time. I used BlueTack to mask semi-random pattern based on paintings in kit instructions, and airbrushed it with AMMO Dark Green (A.MIG-915) from RAF colours set.

I’m quite pleased with the result, looks good enough for me.

camo

Once the camo was done I wetted the surface and chipped the paint with a stiff brush, then used a piece of kitchen sponge and AMMO Chipping (A.MIG-044) colour to add chips on the edges.

Applied decals over gloss coat, then airbrushed Tamiya XF-86 Flat Clear.

decals 1 decals 2

To be continued…