Friday, 26 April 2013

Revell Monogram 1/48 First Lunar Landing

Hi folks,

Well been working on this one for a while now, started it for a group build on UAMF, and got the LM done, and have just finished the base and astronauts to go with it.

Quick box and content view..

The self adhesive foil, I used for the sides of the descent stage, but I found that easter egg foil wrappers stuck on with craft PVA worked better, I could get smaller wrinkles and conform it to small radii, important for the legs and framework. Though the adhesive foil was handy cut into thin strips for the foil bindings on the legs, and the major V support struts.

I replaced the Ascent stage view ports with plasticard, and painted them, rather than using the yellow film supplied.
Modified a couple of antennas, but left fairly much as is the box, there is a good bit of flash and mould misalignment to clean up, but to me a solid little kit.

Some of the references I used:
A fantastic build on Arifix Tribute Forum
Scratch-built LM-5
Project Apollo Archive
My Space Museum

 The base has the shadows mould on and I'm still not sure if I like them or not, but it was enjoyable painting the base and astronaut figures and all the equipment.

 I really enjoyed painting the astronaut figures, painting the visor reflections was fun.
One scratch build was a camera for the front of Neil Armstrong.

and blast off!...

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Revell 1/181 B-36 Peacemaker - Fill and sand cycle..

It is now in the now stuck in the prime fill and sand cycle...
 This is the second round, I've finally figured out how to use the little bottles of Tamiya Fine Surface primer, gave my bottle a good stir and got all the sediment off the bottom and works much better.

They had moulded on the wing walk lines, and I was going to leave but, filled them in.
 The engine pods have taken some work the inlets were much too large, and took some serious sanding to get to blend in.
I've filled the large holes for the support strut.

Next job will be to reshape the propeller spinner, to make it more conical. I've snipped the blades off, and will make some prop blurs for it, so that makes the job easier.


Monday, 15 April 2013

Revell 1/181 B-36 Peacemaker - Canopy and wing gappage

Hi there,

Finally back to this one, I have been building a Revell Monogram 1/48th Lunar module, which has been a nice break from planes, I'll post some piccies soonish.

The B-36 has had it's wing fuselage gaps filled with milliput..
Still need a coat of primer to check any issues.

The blobby boys have been finished and fitted..
Recovered from a CA fogging issue, by dripping some Klear in through the nose and sloshing it around the inside of the canopy, phew..

A bit of filler around the canopy, then on with the clear nose cap, which just had another dip in Klear, as one coat wasn't enough to stop CA fog for the main canopy.