S-3B Viking finally finished

It’s been a long time coming but it’s finally finished. I actually started this project back in 2006 but with the amount of work it was going to need I soon got bored and the project stalled until the middle of last year when I felt the need to finish it. So here it is,Continue reading “S-3B Viking finally finished”

S-3 Viking

As you will recall I had some issues with the large decals breaking on the fin and upper fuselage walkway. The lightning bolt decal was more problematical as the black fin showed through in places plus it would’nt conform to the top (which I knew would be an issue).To seal the decal I sprayed theContinue reading “S-3 Viking”

S-3 Viking; Decals are on

I’ve managed to get the decals on the model yesterday evening and this morning and even these decided to put up a fight. The smaller decals were OK to apply (apart from folding up on themselves a few times) but the main decals for the fin and upper fuselage broke into a couple or moreContinue reading “S-3 Viking; Decals are on”

S-3 Viking painted

Today I got the model painted totally, all it needs next is a coat of gloss varnish ready for the decalling and weathering; After spraying the model with Mr Hobby H308 (FS 36375) it was lightened with white and sprayed with a random mottle pattern in between the panel lines. The two panels behind theContinue reading “S-3 Viking painted”

S-3 Viking, E-50 with Heimdall turret and Jagdtiger

The S-3 has got some paint on it at last! YAY!; The base coat is Mr Hobby FS26375 (2 at the front because it’s semi-gloss). I was aiming for a patchy effect as this aircraft will be weathered, the fin is masked off as this will stay in the black primer along with the cockpitContinue reading “S-3 Viking, E-50 with Heimdall turret and Jagdtiger”

S-3 Viking and Trumpeter E-50 with Heimdall turret

I’m still not happy with the join at the wing root so I’ve filled it again; Instead of using Mr Surfacer 1000 I’ve gone for the 500 grade stuff as it’s thicker so *hopefully* the join will disappear when sanded down.The E-50 has been touched up here and there and I’ve decided on utilising theContinue reading “S-3 Viking and Trumpeter E-50 with Heimdall turret”

S-3 Viking

Further to the mini-disaster with the port wing breaking away from the fuselage, the joint has been filled, sanded, sprayed with primer, filled again, sanded and finally resprayed with primer; And after all that there is STILL a bloody visible line in the joint so another rethink is required about carrying on with it. TheContinue reading “S-3 Viking”

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