Hasegawa 1/72 F-104G

It’s taken a while but all the stencil decals have finally been applied to the model; Originally I wasn’t going to bother putting the stencils on the underside but AMS (Advanced Modellers Syndrome) said otherwise. All I need to do is give it another layer of gloss varnish to seal the decals in then IContinue reading “Hasegawa 1/72 F-104G”

Revell 1/72 Dornier 28 & Hasegawa 1/72 F-104G

With the ICM 1/48 O-2A getting close to being finished I’ve put these two back on the bench with a view to getting them both done. Progress on the F-104 is slow due to the sheer amount of stencils that have to be applied but it’s getting there, the Dornier 28 I’m not so sureContinue reading “Revell 1/72 Dornier 28 & Hasegawa 1/72 F-104G”

ICM 1/48 O-2A (late production)

Despite the very warm weather here in the UK at the moment, I managed to finish spraying the O-2 and it is now ready for gloss varnishing. The grey needed a very light sanding as some areas dried to a gritty finish, once done the model was resprayed but with the addition of Tamiya lacquerContinue reading “ICM 1/48 O-2A (late production)”

ICM 1/48 O-2A (late production)

I sprayed the model with a base coat of Tamiya LP-3 from their lacquer range today and even on quite a warm day here in the UK it sprayed very nicely; The base coat threw up a couple of small issues such as the fit of the windscreen and the joint down the centre ofContinue reading “ICM 1/48 O-2A (late production)”

ICM 1/48 O-2A (Late Production)

I managed to finish the build tonight so after a wipe over with IPA, this will be ready for masking and painting. Not a bad little kit really, just a few niggling bits such as joints that needed filling especially the underside of the cockpit, around the nose and the underside of the wing roots.Continue reading “ICM 1/48 O-2A (Late Production)”

Something radically different

Last weekend I attended the American Classic Car Show at Tatton Park here in the UK (coincidentally it was the 4th July too) with my partner and family members. It was lovely to see the American cars but what caught my eye the most were the two Kenworth trucks there; These trucks have always beenContinue reading “Something radically different”

Italeri 1/35 T-34/85 Korean War

That’s that one finished! On this one I decided to push myself more on the weathering as I wanted to try out some techniques that featured in an article by Joaquin Garcia Gazquez in Model Military Int’l magazine, specifically using pigment powders mixed with acrylic gel. Also I wanted to try out snow effects tooContinue reading “Italeri 1/35 T-34/85 Korean War”


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