The things you find (part whatever it is now)

While having a sort out of various boxes of unfinished models, I found these two;

These are US Navy deck tractors found on aircraft carriers and from the Fujimi 1/72 Flight Deck crew sets, one featuring an aircraft tug and the other set came with a fire engine. I had put these together one evening about four years ago, undercoated them then they ended up in a box and forgotten about until today.

Because they are small I decided to spray them and try to get them finished so both tractors received a light overspray of white;

The fire engine got a more solid coat as it is overall white anyway. The tug had the top surfaces sprayed with a light grey (Tamiya LP-34) which were then masked off for the yellow (Tamiya XF-5);

The yellow was sprayed next then the rectangular panel on the rear right of the body was masked and sprayed with Tamiya XF-7 Red;

These now require gloss varnishing for the decals and washes and when done they will be finished with either a matt or semi-matt varnish.

It’s quite nice to get yet another couple of models nearer to the finish line and of course they now need a US Navy aircraft to go with them but that’s for a later time.

I also came across the Tasca 1/35 Luchs that had the basecoat sprayed a year or so ago but yet again it was another project that got shelved, probably due to a loss of interest in WW2 German subjects. I really need to get it done as a couple of things have broken off over time and it would be a shame to bin it so that’s another on the ‘to-do’ list.

All it requires is the camouflage spraying on it and the usual glossing, decals and weathering and I can call it done, meanwhile I have the three trucks to finish first.

Published by andyk21

I've been a modelmaker for a verrry long time and still show no signs of growing out of it after 50 plus years. I mainly build tanks, aircraft and paint figures but generally do whatever takes my fancy whether it's historical, Science-fiction, a 'what-if' or because it has pretty colours and looks nice. I'm hoping that you find my blog interesting and useful, particularly if building a model that I have built and documented here.

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