I am currently concentrating on building Fleet Air Arm aircraft from WWII up to today. Mostly in 1:72 but occasionally in 1:48. I also like painting figurines from 70mm up to 1:10th scale busts. Don't expect too much super detailing - I am pretty much an out of the box modeller.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Start of a New Year's Resolution
Make More Models!
I got a nice 1/10 scale bust for Christmas. This one goes with my Afrika Korps Tank Commander. This is the Young Miniatures Luftwaffe Pilot North Africa WWII
I also have the Life Miniatures MG42 Tripod Carrier, Totenkopf Division, Kharkov 1943
Before I start either of these, I am making the new tooling Airfix Hawker Typhoon 1B. This is typical of the latest Airfix kits. It is very nicely moulded with very clear instructions and a nice couple of marking choices.
As you can see, I have got the major parts together. The cockpit is very well detailed but you cannot see much of it once the fuselage is put together. I have made some seat belts from painted masking tape as these can be seen. The joins on the fuselage and the wings needed a tiny run of Vallejo acrylic filler. One great extra provided by Airfix are both gun bays. You have to cut out the panel but this was easy with a sharp scalpel. You also get the folded doors to fix on top of the wing to complete the effect. I have only opened up one bay.
When painted, this will look really good. I am going to try and get this finished before the end of the year to give me a boost for my resolution.