With the cockpit done, it was time to glue it in place and then glue the fuselage halves. Turned out the halves wouldn’t go together as expected. Time to check what’s wrong. I’ve actually put the firewall leaning too much backwards, and after correcting the the fuselage went together very well.
I cleaned up the wing parts and glued them as well as the stabilizors. There’s some minor work to do with the seams, but other than that the plane is ready to be assembled.
Landing gears and some other parts needs to be sorted, and I also need to check that I have the proper colours for this FAA craft.
Time to start my Swedish Secret Santa build. I got this kit on a Swedish forum in a Secret Santa kit exchange.
Weekend edition usally means a somewhat simpler kit with only one decal option and no etch or other extra stuff.
As usual the build starts with the cockpit. I checked the cockpit colour and then painted it interior green. There’s decals provided for the instrument panels, so after giving the panels a clear cote and letting it dry, I could add the decals. I think the colour match is quite nice. I also assembled the fuel tank and engine, and engine cowling.
Next will be to paint some more on the engine, put the last decal in place, assemble the cockpit and then glue the fuselage together.
This is my first Warhammer 40k large Titan model that I’ve built. I think they look cool and wanted to build one for a very long time. I can’t say I know much about them or the 40k world, I just like the looks of figures and stuff.
Anyway, now it’s finished, and here’s some pics!
I’m quite happy with how it turned out! That said, there are things that perhaps could be improved upon, and things I still need to practice. There will be more opportunities in the future to buy and build more both large and small figures. I truly enjoyed builidng and painting this one!
Here’s a pic of most of the plates after painting two layers.
The plates for the plasma guns was glued in place.
Then it was time for some gold paint.
Painting the gold trim took quite some time, but now most of them are done. I thought making the upper body movable would be a fun thing, and after getting a few small magnets, I drilled out holes that snuggly fit the magnets and glued them there.
It actually worked like a charm and there’s no problem lifting the whole Titan in the upper body.
With that done and the trim finally painted, it was time to put on some armour.
I also started painting parts of the body armour.
Left to do is to decide what to write on the banners, and how the eagles should look. I’m thinking of painting the rim of the shield and cogs in gold, and painting the wings in black.
To my surprise I have finished more builds than I expected, even if it was lower than I hoped. Anyway here are some pics of my finished builds.
First up is my 3D printed Angel Knight that I think depicts Arch Angel Michael.
Next is my Airfix – BAE Warrior.
Airfix Bf110E-2 trop was a fu n build.
The BMW 507 Cabrio was partly started and missed a few parts, but turned very satisfying.
F4 Corsair is one of my favorite planes, and this build had been sitting on a shelf for many years before I finally managed to finish it.
Not often that I build ships, but I had this Russian carrier in my stash and thought it would be fun to build.
I more or less speed built this old Airfix Lightning II during a group build.
Tamiya kits are usally very nice to build and this one was no exception. It’s the US M2A1 Scout car in russian lend and lease livery.
The Stuart Honey was also one my builds that I finally finished after it had been sitting on a shelf for quite a while.
My P-47D Thunderbolt was started a few years ago on a yearly weekend build meeting. I did get quite far then, and later discovered that I used the wrong cockpit colour. I had intended another version than the one in the box, but decided to go with that one anyway. The decals wasn’t easy and I ended up hand painting the stripes and checker pattern on the nose.
Last but not least, my Spitfire Mk. XII from Airfix. I think it turned out quite nice. Easy to build with beautiful decals.
That concludes my builds for 2022! I can only hope 2023 will be even better.