S-3 Viking update

I finally finished messing about with the cockpit today so after a wash down it will be primed with black then sprayed a light grey and the details painted, THEN I can at last nail the fuselage together. The boarding steps will be down so this area had some detail added such as the electronicsContinue reading “S-3 Viking update”

Italeri S-3 Viking ongoing

Some updates on the (slow) progress of the model.Today I received the Two Mikes resin update set for the S-3B Viking and I’m so glad I did’nt have the fuselage glued together as it requires some hacking to fit new parts. One of the parts is the new APU exhaust on the port fuselage sideContinue reading “Italeri S-3 Viking ongoing”

Trumpeter E-50 with Heimdall turret

I’ve started painting the E-50 after giving it a coat of primer;  The base coat is a mix of Tamiya olive green, cockpit green, yellow and white but please don’t ask what the ratios were as it was just all mixed in until I achieved the shade of green I wanted. The darker green wasContinue reading “Trumpeter E-50 with Heimdall turret”

Italeri S-3 Viking

I know I know! Yes the Fokker D.VIII is ongoing as is the E-50 with Heimdall turret and other bits and pieces but having got the this kit out for another look I just started to do stuff to it and lo and behold it’s off again.The particular aircraft I want to do dates fromContinue reading “Italeri S-3 Viking”

It’s a funny old hobby sometimes…

I was weighing up another project recently invoving a 1/72 Fujimi A-7E to do as a quick build (in between the Fokker D.VIII, E-50 with Heimdall turret, Leopard I etc etc etc) and while looking at bits for the A-7 I came across ESCAPAC seats and included in the list of aircraft that used themContinue reading “It’s a funny old hobby sometimes…”

Dragon Fokker E.V/ D.VIII

Trying to figure out how to hold the wing so that I could paint the upper surface I hit on the idea of using a clamp. I was’nt bothered about losing or smudging the paint on the leading and trailing edges as there would be a white trim around the wing that would cover them.Continue reading “Dragon Fokker E.V/ D.VIII”


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