Masterbox Zombie figures

I’m still at a crossroads with the hobby especially after the latest disaster with the Airfix C-47 and I’m very wary of starting another build until I get back my ability and/or confidence to airbrush models. I’m still capable (I think) of using a brush to paint with so I’ve come back to this setContinue reading “Masterbox Zombie figures”

Airfix C-47; Scratch another model and file under B (for bin)

I give up! The model has been niggling me since I started but after giving it a coat of matt varnish it has showed up just how rough the finish is, plus for some unexplained reason the areas that I used Johnsons Kleer for the decals are really prominent and something that has NEVER happenedContinue reading “Airfix C-47; Scratch another model and file under B (for bin)”

Airfix C-47; Decals going on but…..

One of the problems with white decals is that they can be transparent and if I had remembered this I would have made a mask for the national insignia and painted the areas beforehand. Because I had forgot this happened; You can clearly see the black of the invasion stripes showing through so the twoContinue reading “Airfix C-47; Decals going on but…..”

Airfix C-47; Stripey!

The invasion stripes are now painted, all I have to do is mask them off again and respray the green base coat as the stripes on the top of the wings and upper fuselage on this particular aircraft were overpainted pretty soon after D-Day; As with the white, the black (Tamiya XF-1) was toned downContinue reading “Airfix C-47; Stripey!”

Airfix C-47; Finally the base colours are on

After rubbing down the model with micromesh I resprayed it and this time put a couple of drops of acrylic retarder in the mix, after which the paint sprayed much better. Again I used a mix of Tamiya Olive Green and Flat Earth but don’t ask me in what ratio as I just added brownContinue reading “Airfix C-47; Finally the base colours are on”

Airfix C-47; Painting it (or attempting to)

Obviously it’s going to be one of THOSE models. I sprayed the undersides without any issues, masked the model then applied the top colour. I was’nt happy with the mix of paint (Tamiya XF-62 Olive Drab and XF-52 Flat Earth) plus the paint had gone grainy on the wing roots. I gave the model aContinue reading “Airfix C-47; Painting it (or attempting to)”


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