Kiev carrier build update.

I did some detail painting on deck with white and light gull grey.

Deck details painted
Deck details painted

The planes was also painted.

Planes painted
Planes painted

Propellars and helicopters also got some paint!

Props and helis painted
Props and helis painted

Then it was time to sort the landing gears.

Lots of small landing gears
Lots of small landing gears

The first plane done!

The first one done
The first one done

Then the other 11.

The other 11
The other 11

Lastly details are getting in place on the deck!

Nearly completed
Nearly completed

A few more details to put on the deck and some painting before I can do a clear cote, and then decals.

My American Secret Santa gift

This is a gift that I got from my great friend Kenny Conklin at Hobbylink International, in an exchange we did as I missed the group build.

Boxart
Boxart
Contents
Contents

It was a bit mysterious as the parcel came from Ukraine, and by the looks of it the kit is from Ukraine as well. Will be both interesting and challening to build as I usually don’t build biplanes, due to the rigging! 🙂

Kiev painting update

After masking the deck I could paint some light gull grey on the upper part of the hull.

Light gull grey painted
Light gull grey painted

I didn’t have the “correct” colour for the airplanes, but I picked one I thought was close.

Planes painted blue
Planes painted blue
A dozen planes
A dozen planes

As can be seen, I’ve painted white for the waterline. Then it was masked and a small area was painted IJN light grey.

IJN grey painted
IJN grey painted

Then that area was masked and dark ghost grey was painted. I forgot to take a pic so after that I masked again and painted the bottom black.

Bottom painted black
Bottom painted black

Then it all was unmasked.

Tape removed
Tape removed

I just had to try the buildings on.

Buildings test fit
Builidings test fit

Then again I hade to mask and paint, as I had forgot to paint all areas green.

More green added
More green added

I need to do some touching up and also some detail painting before I can start the final assembly. The planes and helicopters also need to be done.

Secret Santa gift arrived!

Actually I’m participating in two so called Secret Santa group builds. Meaning you exchange gifts with one of the other members in the group. This one is from a Swedish forum.

Secret Santa gift
Secret Santa gift

I can hardly wait to see what’s in it! The fun thing is that it must have been delivered personally to my mailbox, as there are no stamps or anything such!
I’m so looking forward to this! 🙂

Kiev carrier update

With the Scooter done, I could continue with this build!
Masking the helicopter pads wasn’t easy.

Masked and painted
Masked and painted

Then all tape was removed.

Unmasked
Unmasked

I did some touching up and painted the numbers by hand.

Numbers painted
Numbers painted

I need to do some minor touching up, then it’s time for masking again so I can paint the hull and some details on deck.

Sabaton – The Great Show – Cobi stage set

Here’s a few pics of my limited edition set of Sabaton’s stage in Cobi (lego) style.

Boxart
Boxart
Contents
Contents
First section done
First section done
Progress
Progress
The stage taking shape
The stage taking shape
More progress
More progress
Stage done
Stage done
Synth triplane started
Synth triplane started
Triplane done
Tank started
Tank started
Individual working track links
Individual working track links
The finished stage
The finished stage

It was a fun build that took a little while to build! Now it sits in my cabinet! 🙂

Finishing assembly on the Scooter.

With the decals in place and a clear cote for protection, I could start assemble landing gears.

Landing gears assembled
Landing gears assembled
More parts added
More parts added

As can be seen I repainted the air brakes in red.

Airbrakes painted red
Airbrakes painted red

After a while all parts was assembled and it could stand on its own legs.

Everything assembled
Everything assembled

I used oil colours and white spirit to do a wash.

Oil wash
Oil wash

The wash was then wiped off with cotton buds and a little more was added for streaks and general gream. The result will be posted in the finished pics, shortly.

Sabaton – the great show -limited edition box

Today I collected a parcel I’ve been waiting for a while! It looked like this!

Delivery box topside
Delivery box topside
The edge
The edge

The side and the brand might be a clue to the content, but I will reveal what was inside.

Box contents
Box contents

Cobi is a Lego look alike brand and I think the parts fits with each other. This one contains a limited edition of Sabaton’s stage with tank, plane/synth and figures and all!
It also contains a catalouge, a poster and a few stickers. The box also contains 2 DVDs with music and material from their show.

I must say I’m very excited!!! Looking forward to listening and watching the videos and of course building the stage! 🙂 A post with that build will come later!