Arma Hobby 1/72 FM-2 Wildcat

Having decided that the base colour was too orange, I oversprayed it with Tamiya XF-3 Yellow. When done I removed the home made masks and gave the Wildcat and ICM OV-10 a coat of gloss varnish each; I used Tamiya X-22 Clear for both with the varnish sprayed on in sections quite quickly then followedContinue reading “Arma Hobby 1/72 FM-2 Wildcat”

Arma Hobby 1/72 FM-2 Wildcat

Before spraying the model I made masks for the national insignia. As I don’t have the use of a mask cutting machine, I had to do it the old-fashioned way using a compass cutter, straight edge and scalpel, using a vernier gauge to measure the circumference; I TH I then sprayed around the ailerons, elevators,Continue reading “Arma Hobby 1/72 FM-2 Wildcat”

ICM 1/48 OV-10A Bronco

The colour scheme has now been sprayed and apart from a couple of areas where the white has crept under the masking tape on the wings and the external fuel tank spraying silver, the model just requires a gloss coat of varnish for the decals and weathering; This is marking option 2 in the instructionsContinue reading “ICM 1/48 OV-10A Bronco”

Arma Hobby 1/72 FM-2 Wildcat

With the model assembled I gave it a primer coat of white from a rattle can; Now I’m not sure whether it’s my modelling abilities but there was a prominent step between the wings and fuselage; My theory is that the wings are just that little bit thicker than the wing roots on the fuselageContinue reading “Arma Hobby 1/72 FM-2 Wildcat”

ICM 1/48 OV-10A Bronco

Time to get this one finished as it has been hanging around for a couple of months; After spraying the model all over with black from a rattle can, the undersides have had an initial patchy spray with Mr Hobby Color H332 Light Aircraft Grey then I’ll put a coat of H311 FS36622 Grey overContinue reading “ICM 1/48 OV-10A Bronco”

Arma Hobbies 1/72 FM-2 Wildcat

I glued the wings on the other day and probably due to my ‘stellar’ modelling skills, I was left with gaps either side at the wing roots. To avoid destroying the surface detail, I used AK grey putty (which is acrylic) to fill the gaps then cleaned them up with IPA. When that was doneContinue reading “Arma Hobbies 1/72 FM-2 Wildcat”

Arma Hobby 1/72 FM-2 Wildcat

I had a good modelling session this morning and got the cockpit and main gear bay painted, weathered and matt varnished. All that is required is a drop of gloss varnish on the instrument dials and I can close up the fuselage; The Eduard etch came pre-painted and was about 10 shades lighter than theContinue reading “Arma Hobby 1/72 FM-2 Wildcat”

Arma Hobby 1/72 FM-2 Wildcat

On a Facebook page I like called The Interesting Modelling Company, they are having ‘Arma April’ that started today so I chose the 1/72 FM-2 Wildcat to build. Now usually it takes me a month to just open a kit box but I made a start on it this afternoon and incredibly I have aContinue reading “Arma Hobby 1/72 FM-2 Wildcat”

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