Revell/ Matchbox 1/72 Dornier Do28D-2

That’s number three finished! Yet another model I’m not entirely happy with as the decals look awful close up and yet again I had issues with the paint leaving a gritty finish in places, mainly down to the paint drying too fast as it hit the model due to the high temperatures we had inContinue reading “Revell/ Matchbox 1/72 Dornier Do28D-2”

Revell 1/72 Dornier Do28D-2

I put the decals on the model tonight using a mixture of the kit supplied decals and ones by HaHen; The kit decals include all the stencilling as HaHen only supply the codes, crosses and unit badges, another thing to note is that the decals all printed together and you have to cut each oneContinue reading “Revell 1/72 Dornier Do28D-2”

Revell 1/72 Dornier Do28D-2

After touching up a couple of areas, the model got a light overspray of a very thinned basecoat; Looking at the two photo’s there doesn’t seem to be much difference after overspraying but there is. All I need to do now is paint the anti-glare panel on the nose, the leading edges of the wingsContinue reading “Revell 1/72 Dornier Do28D-2”

Getting some paint on the F-104 and Dornier Do28

Tonight I managed to start painting both models and for the Hasegawa F-104 I sprayed the underside with Tamiya TS-11 straight from the can and it looks pretty good so far, for the Dornier I used a Hataka light grey from one of their modern Luftwaffe paint sets. The grey was from the Red rangeContinue reading “Getting some paint on the F-104 and Dornier Do28”

Revell 1/72 Dornier Do28D-2

I’ve undercoated the model with a Humbrol rattle can grey as I needed to see if there were any flaws after all the filling and sanding, fortunately (and to my big surprise) there are only a couple of areas that need attending to. One area is the thin sheet of plastic I put on theContinue reading “Revell 1/72 Dornier Do28D-2”

Revell 1/72 Dornier Do28D-2

After making resin casts of the flap actuator mechanisms, these were sanded down, cleaned up and glued to the underside of the wings. I temporarily fixed the fuel tanks in place and apart from adding a couple of aerials to the fuselage, the model is now ready to be cleaned down and undercoated. It’s notContinue reading “Revell 1/72 Dornier Do28D-2”

Revell 1/72 Dornier Do28D-2

In a previous post I was weighing up the possibility of doing the model as 59+22 as featured on the Prime Portal walkaround. Further reading on the German language walkaround site Scale News revealed (after I hit the translate button) that this particular aircraft was one of 10 fitted with underwing fuel tanks for surveillanceContinue reading “Revell 1/72 Dornier Do28D-2”

Revell 1/72 Dornier Do28D-2

With the ICM ambulance done I’m trying to get this finished before the year is out. I had built the exhausts but Tamiya Extra Thin was too strong for the 5 thou (0.03mm) plastic I had used plus after looking at reference pictures the shape was wrong too; Tonight I removed the exhausts and madeContinue reading “Revell 1/72 Dornier Do28D-2”

Revell 1/72 Dornier Do28

What is it with me and donkey’s years old kits? Although it is in a Revell box, do not be fooled as this is the old Matchbox kit from around 1974 and it really is showing its age. However if you want (like me) a Dornier 28 in your collection then this is the onlyContinue reading “Revell 1/72 Dornier Do28”

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