Saturday 26 February 2011

Photo/diorama runway base

Been meaning to make a small runway base for taking pics of completed aircraft  and finally got round to it tonight, its just some 12mm mdf which i drew then scribed concrete sections in then primed and sprayed two different shades of grey then post shaded with a darker grey yet again. In the piccs the post shading looks really dark so i may lightne it tomorrow. im going to print off a background too that will fit inside my photo studio and hopefully make my photos a bit more interesting.

I should have taken pics as i made this but it not rocket science and only took me a couple of hours to make and most of this time was waiting for the paint to dry.


Ok did a bit more today weathered the surface with some pigments and dulled the surface in places and also added some oil leaks. I think it looks a bit better.

Thursday 17 February 2011

Eduard 1/48 BF110-G4

This is the weekend edition of the kit and from what ive seen so far it looks fine, bit of flash here and there but the details are crisp and well defined.

Bit of progress on the front part of the cockpit.

And a start on the rear section.


Right bit of a jump in progress due to a very stressful couple of days.

Got it altogether now and this is where im up too, kit went together with no major dramas and little filler needed here and there but as said nothing major


I wanted quite happy with the mottling so i resprayed it, you probably cant see much difference but im much happier with it.


Got the canopies sorted again today bit happier this time round, i wasnt happy with the first mask so took it off stripped the paint and redid them. I also attached it to its in flight stand. Just (ha ha just?) got the front antenna and a few bits to attach underneath and shes all done.

Wasnt planning on doing any more tonight but with bugger all on the tv i thought i would go back, got the front antenna sorted and the top wire antenna done too using some cotton thread. The fornt sections were a little tricky to do , but by using superglue and with some tweezers its not too bad.

Finished pics.


Saturday 12 February 2011

Airfix JU 87 "stuka" Double build

I will be modelling these as the 1941 scheme with the yellow cowlings, one will be in flight on a display stand (for a friend as a thankyou) one will be on its landing gear (mine).

Cockpits sprayed up and ready for drybrushing and weathering

Fusalages together and wings attached

Primered and a coat of RLM70

Masked up ready for the rlm71

Camo splinter pattern sprayed on with RLM71

Crew for the inflight Stuka

One sprayed, one masked ready for paint before and after.

Masking tape mayhem.

Both splinter patterns sprayed

Masked off ready for the rlm65 on the undercarriage

Decals applied


Both completed models given a matt varnish