Monday, 28 May 2012

Lindberg 1/72 FW 190 D progress

Hi folks, been doing bits on this one here and there, and suddenly realised I hadn't up dated the build here. The last post I had started on a replacement cowling and done some busy work in the cockpit, well that is all done, pilot is in and cowling is all finished.
Scribed some cooling flaps on the cowling ,and scratched some marks for the radiator. I added some strips just to busy the cowling front up a bit.

Had to add a little strip to the right wing root, as the dihedral was lop sided.

I'll cement the canopy on tonight, and then mask the canopy.
It's been a very enjoyable build so far, I've been looking through Eduard's website at the instruction sheets for their 190's and think I have found a scheme I like, so I'm looking forward to painting time...


Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Hobby Boss - 1/72 Me 262 - decals and done.

Decals went on well, apart from the trailing edge walkways ones, which kept on folding up, and the fuselage stripe, whose edges shattered, so I replaced it with a Revell Me 262 one.

The only other oddity to me is the swastika which comes in two parts and is backwards. Andrew on the UAMF has informed me it's for the German market, and that I am supposed to have put them on upside down. I thought the reverse side would have been all white and never checked ooops. Ah well a good reason to get another one of these kits..

The decals seem a bit bright so they were toned down with some thinned Tamiya deck tan sprayed over them and the high points on the airframe, then a scattering of thinned Tamiya black and brown, and finally a coat of Vallejo satin model air varnish and she's done...