Miniart 1/35 Lieferwagen Typ 170V

After feeling completely disheartened by my failure to paint the Airfix Hawker Sea Fury and losing confidence in my model making abilities, I gave it all a rest for a few days and did other stuff like play computer games although I soon got tired of those. Chatting about it with my partner today, sheContinue reading “Miniart 1/35 Lieferwagen Typ 170V”

Try something else…

After the disaster with the Airfix Sea Fury and having to strip the model back to bare plastic, I’ve been looking at an alternative paint that works and holds up well to masking tape. Tamiya XF-21 is far too dark and needs substantial amounts of white to get it near the actual colour and seeingContinue reading “Try something else…”

Airfix 1/48 Hawker Sea Fury

Project shelved! After sanding down the affected areas and respraying the model the damage to the underlying paint is too deep to cover so until I can resist the urge to bin it and think of a solution, the model will be put in a box. After spraying and seeing the damage still present IContinue reading “Airfix 1/48 Hawker Sea Fury”

Airfix 1/48 Hawker Sea Fury

After a cup of tea and a think about what to do next with the Sea Fury I thought about spraying the model with Mr Color Levelling Thinner to see if that would smooth it out before choosing the nuclear option of Mr Muscle oven cleaner. In the end I started sanding the rough areasContinue reading “Airfix 1/48 Hawker Sea Fury”

Airfix 1/48 Hawker Sea Fury

I sprayed the final top coat last night but when removing the masking from the undersurfaces, the glue on the masking tape has reacted with the paint; The paint is now completely ruined and will require a complete respray of the undersurfaces OR the model may need to completely stripped and I’ll have start againContinue reading “Airfix 1/48 Hawker Sea Fury”

Hobbyboss 1/35 ZBD-05 and Airfix 1/48 Sea Fury

Painting of the Sea Fury undersides is now done and when the paint has cured I’ll move onto the uppersurfaces. After the initial coat of Sky I sprayed around the panel lines, rivets etc with Tamiya Neutral Grey for a pre-shade then went over them with Sky, spraying a lightened Sky in between the panelContinue reading “Hobbyboss 1/35 ZBD-05 and Airfix 1/48 Sea Fury”

Brengun 1/72 Lockheed C-130 Hercules Wheels. Set Number BRL72147

In an earlier post about a rescued Italeri 1/72 C-130 and having an idea to renovate it after many years, I had a look around to see what aftermarket goodies are available these days for a model of a Herky seeing that when I originally built it there was not a great deal apart fromContinue reading “Brengun 1/72 Lockheed C-130 Hercules Wheels. Set Number BRL72147”

Hobbyboss 1/35 ZBD-05 Amphibious IFV

The model was primed with Games Workshop Chaos Black about a week ago then the first colour (Mr Hobby Aqueous H57) was sprayed on and left to cure for a day or so as in my experience it’s a good idea. This afternoon was spent masking off the grey areas ready for the second colour.Continue reading “Hobbyboss 1/35 ZBD-05 Amphibious IFV”

Trumpeter 1/35 SA-6 Gainful

I added some more details to the cabin bulkhead, the main part being a box with 43 buttons on the front. After making the basic shape from plastic sheet I drew vertical and horizontal lines on the front for the rows of buttons as these had to be straight, after which I drilled a seriesContinue reading “Trumpeter 1/35 SA-6 Gainful”


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