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)”

ICM 1/48 O-2A (late production)

OK so I said there would be no more updates on this until it is built but I thought some folk may like to see the cockpit before I close it up; I just need to add some seat belts then I can glue the fuselage together. The only additions here so far are theContinue reading “ICM 1/48 O-2A (late production)”

ICM 1/48 Dornier 217J-1/2

YAY I actually finished a model! That wasn’t a bad kit really, quite enjoyable and my first WW2 Luftwaffe subject for quite a while. I’m posting pics here taken with my mobile phone but better ones taken with my DSLR will appear in part 3 of this build on The Modelling News when it isContinue reading “ICM 1/48 Dornier 217J-1/2”

ICM 1/48 Dornier Do217J-1/2

After applying the decals and sealing them in with another coat of Tamiya X-22 gloss varnish, I applied a panel line wash to the model using Mig Productions Dark Brown wash on the top side and PLW Blue Grey on the undersides. Both colours were brushed on, left to dry for an hour or soContinue reading “ICM 1/48 Dornier Do217J-1/2”

ICM 1/48 Dornier 217J-1/2

While I was in the mood I got the decals on tonight too and to be honest they put up a fight as although they are commendably thin, they wanted to curl up on themselves at every opportunity. Even putting the backing sheet onto the model and sliding them off that way, the decals managedContinue reading “ICM 1/48 Dornier 217J-1/2”

ICM 1/48 Dornier 217J-1/2

I had a bit of a setback this week when applying the decals. Starting with the red hatched lines for the wing-walk areas, after struggling to get them straight and off the backing sheet without twisting them I still managed to put them in the wrong place. I had already applied Micro Sol to themContinue reading “ICM 1/48 Dornier 217J-1/2”

ICM 1/48 Dornier Do217J-1/2

I sprayed the top colours tonight and peeled off the masking tape and I’m very glad to say that I had no reaction between paint and tape. I used Tamiya masking tape and although it’s an expensive way of doing it, there was no having to spend hours cleaning off the paint and having toContinue reading “ICM 1/48 Dornier Do217J-1/2”

ICM 1/48 Dornier Do217J-1/2

After spraying and masking the undersides and fuselage, I sprayed the first top colour (RLM75) today. Because the top colours are darker the panel lines were sprayed with XF-63 German Grey, after which the base colour was over-sprayed to give a pre-shade. The base colour was lightened with Tamiya X-2 and sprayed in between panelContinue reading “ICM 1/48 Dornier Do217J-1/2”

ICM 1/48 Dornier Do217J-1/2

After priming the model, painting is now underway; The light blue is RLM76 and because the surface area to cover is big, I mixed up my own using Tamiya XF-23 and X-2 using a mix I found online. With the addition of acrylic retarder the paint went OK to a point but due to itContinue reading “ICM 1/48 Dornier Do217J-1/2”

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