Meng T-90- Close but no cigar for 2014

Well I NEARLY got something finished for 2014 lol! At least the T-90 now has the tracks on and just needs a few things doing here and there and then I can call it done; I hope that the photo’s I’ve posted have been of help to others building the Meng T-90, obviously there areContinue reading “Meng T-90- Close but no cigar for 2014”

Meng T-90-Starting the weathering

The oil paint process worked in a fashion but I was’nt entirely happy as the white spirit was dragging off the acrylic matt varnish plus I’ve altered the sand colour too much in places, anyway it’s onto the pigments and to begin with I’ve given the whole model a dusty look with Mig’s ‘Dry Mud’;Continue reading “Meng T-90-Starting the weathering”

Meng T-90-Back to it

After the decal issue with the Eduard Albatros I’ve decided to rescue the T-90 from the Shelf-of-Doom instead. I got as far as the intial wash of dark brown and matt varnishing but that’s where the build stalled earlier this year so after seeing the beautiful T-90 by Abilio Grajera it gave me an incentiveContinue reading “Meng T-90-Back to it”

Albatros update-that’s all folks!

I attempted to put the decals on today but they broke up after being in the water; I also inadvertantly ripped off half of one of the underwing crosses while handling the model so I removed the other cross before it set.So that’s that for my attempt to finish something before the year ends asContinue reading “Albatros update-that’s all folks!”

Another Albatros update

I painted the undersides with a 1:1 of Tamiya XF-23 and XF-2 then masked off the wing ribs with tape cut into 1mm wide strips; I  lightened the mix again and sprayed in between the ribs then removed the tape; Hopefully it gives the effect of  fabric stretched over wing ribs (it looks better thanContinue reading “Another Albatros update”

With 13 days to go until 2015….

It’s become painfully obvious that I have not finished a THING this year, in fact the last model I did finish was back in November 2013 (the Spanish Civil War T-26). This has been due mainly to work being done on the house, full time employment and random bouts of apathy, so in a (quiteContinue reading “With 13 days to go until 2015….”

SS-23-Soldering etchy bits

There is a narrow strip that runs along the lower hull sides and it’s made up of sections so figuring out that cyano glue would never hold it together I decided to solder the sections instead. Thankfully this has worked so YAY for me :o) The sections each have a right-angle so this was doneContinue reading “SS-23-Soldering etchy bits”


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