I’ve uploaded a video with some tips and a demonstration of how I finish radial engines. For those who have been following the blog for a while, this video features much of the information contained in my Modeling Radial Engines article from last year.
The engine I am finishing comes from the venerable 1/48 Hasegawa F4U-5 kit. Despite that kit getting on in years, the engine features a lot of nice detail at the front of the Corsair. I used it because I wanted to demonstrate how the techniques will work on any kit engine. I kept things basic and there is no aftermarket being used in this video. I only added lead wire for the ignition wires. The rest is paint and a wash. Simple but effective.
I learned a lot after the first video and I thank everyone for their comments. In this one I tried to improve the lighting and sound. I also took care to cut out any parts that dragged.
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