Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Just how stupid can I get?

The Cutlass is nearly finished. All the decals are on and the undercarriage has been installed. It is a tail sitter but I knew that as I was going to fix it on a carrier deck base. The model has been finished in Alclad Aluminium and was looking almost done with no silly errors.

However, in the process of finishing, I had scraped the non-masked areas of the canopy so I needed to touch the Alclad up. I put some masking tape around the canopy and did the touch up. Forgetting, of course, that I hadn't put a coat of klear over the model to protect the decals. When I took the making tape off, some of the star and bars decal plus some unit marking came with it!

Yet another model trashed - unless I can source some aftermarket unit marking which would seem unlikely!

Here it is in all it's glory.

3 comments:

Carlos said...

David, it happens other than that little problem the model looks really good... i'm not a aircraft modeler but if I could make one that good I'd be happy!

It's all part of the learning process.

Congratulations and keep at it!

Carlos said...

David, it happens other than that little problem the model looks really good... i'm not a aircraft modeler but if I could make one that good I'd be happy!

It's all part of the learning process.

Congratulations and keep at it!

Carlos said...

David, it happens other than that little problem the model looks really good... i'm not a aircraft modeler but if I could make one that good I'd be happy!

It's all part of the learning process.

Congratulations and keep at it!