My first entry into this competition, is the old ("classic") Tamiya Rufe.
At the time of this build I was trying to simulate a finish that may have been mistaken for the violet colour that had been much debated (and finally denied). I painted the model how I thought it would have been painted when it was in service. Natural metal,red brown primer with a IJN grey top coat. The IJN grey recommended was the early Tamiya acrylic light grey and not the later ash green. The effect under certain light did have a slight violet colour. How it would have worked with the later and better researched colours I dont know, if I ever build another Rufe I will be trying out a heavily weathered IJN green. I think Tamiyas Rufe stands the test of time and is still a very decent kit. Thank you for giving me the chance to show off my build.
- Allan Jeffery -