Arma Hobby 1/72 Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate

The cockpit is done and the fuselage is closed up; The kit decals were used and after the cockpit was sprayed with matt varnish a drop of Tamiya X-22 Clear was put onto each of the instruments to represent the glass. The fit of the fuselage was very good as was the fit of theContinue reading “Arma Hobby 1/72 Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate”

Arma Hobby 1/72 Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate

I’ve built the cockpit and got it painted, decalled and given a sepia wash; The cockpit just needs matt varnishing and some weathering then I can close up the fuselage. Colours used were Tamiya XF-58 Olive green, AS-12 that had been decanted from the rattle can for the seat and either side of the cockpitContinue reading “Arma Hobby 1/72 Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate”

Arma Hobby 1/72 Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate

With the AMT Corvette back in the box I’ve decided to make a start on the Arma Hobby 1/72 Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate; Normally I would build WW2 fighters in 1/48 but after doing the Arma Hobby 1/72 FM-2 Wildcat, I’ve been quite taken with these kits as the Wildcat was a lovely little model. JustContinue reading “Arma Hobby 1/72 Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate”

AMT 1/25 1989 Corvette Convertible

Aaaaand I quit! Time to build something else as the kit really is poor; I glued the bonnet (hood) into place which sort of fitted but took some pressing and pushing (plus superglue) to get it into place; To be honest my enthusiasm for the model has tailed off over the past week but whatContinue reading “AMT 1/25 1989 Corvette Convertible”

AMT 1/25 1989 Corvette Convertible

Just a few more bits to do then I can think about getting some paint on it; One thing I forgot to mention is that the wheels are handed; Also the tyres have arrows on them for the direction so make sure you get them orientated correctly before fitting. Also I had to remove someContinue reading “AMT 1/25 1989 Corvette Convertible”

AMT 1/25 1989 Corvette Convertible

The chassis and engine is done so the build is nearing completion.; I have to say that the kit is very basic as moulding quality is not the best and detailing is poor. For example most model manufacturers give you clear parts for lights etc and with the exception of the rear brake lights theContinue reading “AMT 1/25 1989 Corvette Convertible”

AMT 1/25 1989 Corvette Convertible

For me, one of the annoying things about car kits and a reason I was put off them for years was the parts that are chrome plated. I get the reason why as some parts ARE chrome on real cars and it was difficult to reproduce, unfortunately it was impossible to clean up mould linesContinue reading “AMT 1/25 1989 Corvette Convertible”

AMT 1/25 1989 Corvette Convertible

Seriously??? Two huge locating pins to attach the windscreen (or windshield for my American viewers)…this model is not going to be easy. So far I’ve built the engine but that is hugely simplified so because life is too short, the bonnet (hood) will be glued into place and I’ll concentrate on the exterior as I’mContinue reading “AMT 1/25 1989 Corvette Convertible”

AMT 1/25 1989 Corvette Convertible

Continuing with my toe-in-the-water with model cars, I got this recently; This will be an ongoing project in between all the other stuff I’m currently building (nothing new there then). I thought I would take a look in the box to see what I was letting myself in for as I know AMT kits wereContinue reading “AMT 1/25 1989 Corvette Convertible”

Miniart 1/35 tow truck AA type

The build is now finished so the model will be sprayed with a black basecoat before the top colour goes on; Not the easiest of builds I must say and if you are looking for a quick model to build then choose something else. That is not to say it’s an awful kit, far fromContinue reading “Miniart 1/35 tow truck AA type”

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