Decalling the Heller 1/72 Mirage IV and Miniart 1/35 T-55A

As well as starting on the Matchbox Lightning, yesterday afternoon was also spent applying the decals to the Heller Mirage and Miniart T-55. Regarding the Mirage it will be interesting to see what happens when the final coat of matt varnish is applied as the decals came off the backing paper straight away, indicating thatContinue reading “Decalling the Heller 1/72 Mirage IV and Miniart 1/35 T-55A”

Matchbox 1/72 English Electric Lightning F6

I’ve made a start on this one and the first job was to scribe around the panel lines I wanted to keep before sanding off the raised ones; Seeing as it’s a vintage kit I’ll use some vintage reference too; I thought I had an old Aeroclub Martin Baker Mk.4 ejection seat in the stashContinue reading “Matchbox 1/72 English Electric Lightning F6”

Heller 1/72 Mirage IV

Not long after I sprayed the camo scheme I realised that the colours would more than likely show through the roundels so using a vernier gauge I measured the diameter of the decals then divided by 2 (using a calculator because I was always shit at maths) to find the radius.The vernier was set toContinue reading “Heller 1/72 Mirage IV”

Heller 1/72 Mirage IV

I sprayed the green camouflage and when dry masked off some areas and sprayed them with the green but with some light grey added, also the black anti-glare panel on the nose was masked off and painted.All the masking was removed and the model sprayed overall with Alclad Aqua Gloss varnish ready for the washesContinue reading “Heller 1/72 Mirage IV”

Heller 1/72 Mirage IV

As I’m waiting for the Takom Bergepanther to set for a day or so (the hull and tracks mainly) I’ve pulled this out of the ‘to do’ pile. I sprayed it with Tamiya XF-24 Sea Grey but the finish was terrible due to the paint drying too quick and leaving it with a ‘sandy’ texture,Continue reading “Heller 1/72 Mirage IV”

Matchbox 1/72 English Electric Lightning F6

A good modelling buddy of mine has just completed a 40 year old 1/72 Matchbox kit of a Vickers Wellesley and has made a SUPERB job of it. During a conversation with him via his Facebook post we got talking about Matchbox kits and how some of them were not THAT bad (Except their H.PContinue reading “Matchbox 1/72 English Electric Lightning F6”

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