Military Modelling

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Progress after tonight

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This is an ace kit. If it wasn’t for the Wokka, I’d do another one. Really enjoying this build
 
Understatement of the week there …. its bloody good ;)
Thank you, however I am going to revisit the paint chipping on both this and the Wildcat as I am not happy with it.
I didn't want to overdo the chipping on the Val as I think some Jap models are over weathered. But I am not happy with my chipping, I have yet to get to grips with it.
 
The Mrs just said it’s nice to see a plane for a change as she’s sick to death of seeing Land Rovers.

That’s me off - pissed as a twat
 
Ran into the first snag with the Corsair last night. Tamiya have made it so the its possible to fit the cockpit panels or the rudder pedals but not both. I'd been careful to ensure that my changes didn't have any effect on the construction which they don't and had tried the parts for fitting beforehand, just never together. Oh well they'll be a solution in that half bottle of white I left from last night.

For the overall colour I want to us the deep blue and I'm looking for an equivalent that doesn't come in a rattle can. A lot of manufacturers have the pacific colours for Navy and Marines but I've yet to find the blue and I don't fancy decanting a rattle can regardless of how many do it yourself videos there are. Tried once and that was enough.
 
My seatbelts and extra set of 50 cal barrels cane today, so hopefully I can make a bit more progress tonight. The majority of effort seems to be on the cockpit. There’s not much to planes once that’s done apart from painting them is my overall impression. Armour much more interesting in my humble opinion. I’m sure others will have a differing opinion!!
 
My seatbelts and extra set of 50 cal barrels cane today, so hopefully I can make a bit more progress tonight. The majority of effort seems to be on the cockpit. There’s not much to planes once that’s done apart from painting them is my overall impression. Armour much more interesting in my humble opinion. I’m sure others will have a differing opinion!!
armour with interior detail, now there's a model. With planes you do get interiors, engines, colour schemes, decals figures, weathering and Battle damage as an option, Tanks without interior, they are mainly about the tracks and suspension. Horses for Courses, and then there's models of horses.
 
Ran into the first snag with the Corsair last night. Tamiya have made it so the its possible to fit the cockpit panels or the rudder pedals but not both. I'd been careful to ensure that my changes didn't have any effect on the construction which they don't and had tried the parts for fitting beforehand, just never together. Oh well they'll be a solution in that half bottle of white I left from last night.

For the overall colour I want to us the deep blue and I'm looking for an equivalent that doesn't come in a rattle can. A lot of manufacturers have the pacific colours for Navy and Marines but I've yet to find the blue and I don't fancy decanting a rattle can regardless of how many do it yourself videos there are. Tried once and that was enough.
Vallejo's ana623 glossy sea blue is good if you can work their products. It's the one on the far right.
 
armour with interior detail, now there's a model. With planes you do get interiors, engines, colour schemes, decals figures, weathering and Battle damage as an option, Tanks without interior, they are mainly about the tracks and suspension. Horses for Courses, and then there's models of horses.
And you need an engineering degree to put the HGW seatbelts together!
 
Ran into the first snag with the Corsair last night. Tamiya have made it so the its possible to fit the cockpit panels or the rudder pedals but not both. I'd been careful to ensure that my changes didn't have any effect on the construction which they don't and had tried the parts for fitting beforehand, just never together. Oh well they'll be a solution in that half bottle of white I left from last night.

For the overall colour I want to us the deep blue and I'm looking for an equivalent that doesn't come in a rattle can. A lot of manufacturers have the pacific colours for Navy and Marines but I've yet to find the blue and I don't fancy decanting a rattle can regardless of how many do it yourself videos there are. Tried once and that was enough.
You need a fine instrument to carry out the adjustments needed...…… One of these should do the job :)

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Might have finshed the block by the end of the week month, the cones need to be modded as well, not sure about trying to fit boltheads, might just leave it with the reshaping
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And you need an engineering degree to put the HGW seatbelts together!

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Take the precut belt out of the sheet.
  2. Remove the carrier paper.
  3. Thread the belts through the photo etched buckles – use superglue.
  4. Put them into the seat.
  5. Spray with glossy varnish.
  6. Spray with matt varnish.
  7. Impregnate the seat belts with very diluted oil colour (mix of black and brown) > texture highlight.
No good for the blind and fat thumbed amongst us :)
 
You need a fine instrument to carry out the adjustments needed...…… One of these should do the job :)
There are so many etched bits (200+) in the conversion kit for my P-40 that I ordered a book on how to use etched bras, earlier this evening. So that's how it's actually done. The heavy hammer.

Curses, curses.
 
Vallejo's ana623 glossy sea blue is good if you can work their products. It's the one on the far right.
Looks like a decent match and the Air Color stuff is easy to work with. Found a source for it as well as its not in the normal range that most of the shops carry. Its probably a two bottle project and I'm not buying two sets for the one bottle I need. Seems a little darker than the colour on some of the Corsairs flying around these days but a gloss coat should lighten it a bit. I want a museum finish at the end of the day rather than a currently on ops finish.
 
No good for the blind and fat thumbed amongst us :)
I had a go at cloth seatbelts as well; load of tosh. I'm going back to metal and bits of wine bottle tops.

BFO magnifier and a Leica inspection microscope are great aids for the blind. I'm still trying to find out when it was that my eyesight decided to wake up one morning and bugger off. Did we have a disagreement or something? One day, able to count the hairs on small insects at 100 paces, next day taping around with a stick like Blind Pew. House now full of cheapo reading specs of varying strengths.
 
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I had a go at cloth seatbelts as well; load of tosh. I'm going back to metal and bits of wine bottle tops.

BFO magnifier and a Leica inspection microscope are great aids for the blind. I'm still trying to find out when it was that my eyesight decided to wake up one morning and bugger off. Did we have a disagreement or something? One day, able to count the hairs on small insects at 100 paces, next day taping around with a stick like Blind Pew. House now full of cheapo reading specs of varying strengths.
You forgot to mention about the tools growing too big to use after the parts have shrunk overnight :)
 
There are so many etched bits (200+) in the conversion kit for my P-40 that I ordered a book on how to use etched bras, earlier this evening. So that's how it's actually done. The heavy hammer.

Curses, curses.
Now that's a whole different field of modelling, but a bit specialist I feel :)
 

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