Heller 1/72 Mirage IVP

That’s another off the bench finally and what I would call a four-footer as it will look good from that distance. Lots of niggling little issues with getting this one finished as just as I had predicted the decals ‘silvered’ quite badly and required over painting with the base colour to hide some of it.AtContinue reading “Heller 1/72 Mirage IVP”

Heller 1/72 Mirage IV

Not long after I sprayed the camo scheme I realised that the colours would more than likely show through the roundels so using a vernier gauge I measured the diameter of the decals then divided by 2 (using a calculator because I was always shit at maths) to find the radius.The vernier was set toContinue reading “Heller 1/72 Mirage IV”

Heller 1/72 Mirage IV

I sprayed the green camouflage and when dry masked off some areas and sprayed them with the green but with some light grey added, also the black anti-glare panel on the nose was masked off and painted.All the masking was removed and the model sprayed overall with Alclad Aqua Gloss varnish ready for the washesContinue reading “Heller 1/72 Mirage IV”

Heller 1/72 Mirage IV

As I’m waiting for the Takom Bergepanther to set for a day or so (the hull and tracks mainly) I’ve pulled this out of the ‘to do’ pile. I sprayed it with Tamiya XF-24 Sea Grey but the finish was terrible due to the paint drying too quick and leaving it with a ‘sandy’ texture,Continue reading “Heller 1/72 Mirage IV”

Airfix 1/48 P-51D Mustang and Heller Mirage IV

Having calmed down a bit from the last time I touched this model I decided to give it one more shot so I resprayed the wheel bays then masked them off along with the cockpit.Instead of using Alclad I decided to use a Tamiya rattle-can (AS-12) as recommended by one of my model-making buddies ,Continue reading “Airfix 1/48 P-51D Mustang and Heller Mirage IV”

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