RE: PBM Martin Mariner build
Thanks fellas-Military Planes it's great to hear that you might order from Keith-you will enjoy it, if you do so let me know I can share a few things along the way with your build if you would like. Scale only 4 Me to answer your question about panel lines and rivets "I love warbirds" but I haven't brought myself to the scale plateau of 50,000 rivets marked on a fuselage like Norm Cptn NJ. That much time put into a plane would keep me from flying it. I keep it simple. I have built several planes using latex paints over primer and fiberglass using a simple #2 carbon lead pencil with a sharp point to draw the lines! I use flat, rigid or flexable rules for straight lines, masking tape for curved lines, and 1/4" masking tape for compound curved surfaces. Just mark the line right next to the tape with a slight pressure on the pencil toward the tape. If you draw each line with just a little more or less pressure it gives a great effect. If a line is to dark or extends too far you can rease it just a little to adjust for the "look" you desire.Please note the entire plane receives a seal coat of flat finish polyurethane!I have a few photos from yesterdays shading work. Please realize the extra effect on the engine nacelles is due to engine exhaust.