Painting radial engines?

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  1. BombTaxi

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    Ok folks, I don't think this has been covered here before...

    What are your thoughts on painting the cylinder banks of radial engines? The instructions for my 217 suggest using an 'Engine Grey' shade. Personally, I had imagined something more along the lines of gunmetal drybrushed/washed with black and/or dark grey to simulate dirt, oil and general muck.

    What do you guys do in this situation?

    Thanks in advance

    Rich
     
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    Try to find a pic if the engine.So you won't have any problem.Try to use Google for instance
     
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    Thanks Wurger. I haven't found a good colour pic of the BMW801D 'in service' yet, but I have found an interesting page on the Italian Do217s. Needless to say, it has bee bookmarked for a future return to this kit... :twisted:
     
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    Nice find Spt5.:thumbleft:
     
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    Dagadagadaga...:lol:
     
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    Boom...nich CiÄ™ Romek..:lol:
     
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    Thanks Spit, that is some really good stuff. I was hoping to find a colour pic of the engine on an aircraft in combat service, but I will be able to work from those easily 8)

    Expect an Italian Job sometime in the next decade Wurger :lol:
     
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    Bomb Taxi, my engine for T6G 1/48
     

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    I usually paint the engine gun metal grey and then dry brush silver. Then add a wash of black/brown for dirt and muck.

    Great work spit5 on that engine!
     
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    Great looking engine!
     
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