MiG-21PF – part 4

Time for some decals!

Those went on very nice! All the stencils feels like a struggle though, taking forever! πŸ™‚

Here some are on, but I still got quite a few to do.

Newly arrived – 30th of may 2023

Yesterday I got a parcel from the hobbyshop, containing glue, colours and stuff that I need.

And today I fetched another parcel containing this little kit! πŸ™‚

Much fuzz about this kit so I just had to have one to see for myself! It’s possible that it’ll move up in my build queue to right after my current three builds.

I think I might post a box peek/review.

MiG-21PF – part 3

After some more painting it looked like this.

I noticed that I needed to do some touching up in some places.

I also noticed a ghost seam on the nose.

I used some sprue glue and then sanded it down and painted it again.

After some more work I was happy with how it looked.

There’s supposed to be red stripes on the rear end of the body, and I thought it was decals.
Turned out I had to paint them. I tried to mask so I could paint the stripes with red, but it was hard to get the thin stripes of tape look straight and parallell.
So I used a different approach, and painted the area where the stripes should go with red, and then cut 5 mm tape stripes and put them in place. In some way it was easier to do like this.

I then painted aluminium again.

I had to touch up some spots where the tape had leaked.

After that was done I removed all masking except on the canopy and then painted a few details here and there. I also did some touching up.

Lastly I painted some covers and pistons for the landing gears and covers.

I got a few more details to paint, then it’s time for decals and final assembly. With four days left on the SIG group build, I’ll hopefully will finish it and perhaps add some weathering too.

New arrival 23rd of may 2023

I ordered this before the weekend build meet we had, in order to have some of the colours I needed, and also to check a few of the books that was recommended.

Now at least I have british interior grey green. I’ll try it out as soon as possible.

Knight Abominant – Chaos knight – Warhammer 40k

I brought this kit to the build weekend just in case I needed something to build while other things was drying or I just got bored! πŸ™‚

I started building the legs and waist.

Then the upper torso. Here test fitted to the leg assembly.

Head and some other parts was assembled. I think that many of them needs to be painted before further assembly, and a few other things needs to be sorted.

I’ll finish the big right arm gun and then build the tentacle left arm. Then I think it’s time for some paint.

P-51D Mustang “Man O War” – Hasegawa 1/32

I started this build for a WW2 based group build on Facebook.
It’s an old kit and it is quite noticable.

It all start with the engine and cockpit.

Then some work with injection pin marks.

IP painted black and guns painted black metal, and more prep made.

Some parts was painted aluminium and some with interior green.

The guns and ammo was assembled to their bays.

IP got some dry brushing and cockpit was painted as some other parts.

Cockpit and engine was installed and fuselage halves was glued together.

The spinner and the tip of the propeller blades was painted.

Here are all the parts, more or less ready for assembly.

Next I’ll paint the propeller blades and tires, and start assembling as much as I can.
The fit on this kit isn’t the best but not the worst either. Totally buildable though.

Moonbus – update 2

I painted primer on the interior. Then I painted the front floor and seats black.

The black floor was masked and then the rear floor was painted aluminium.

Even parts to the landing gear was painted.
I intended to use the same colour to the interior as I’d use for the MiG-21, so here the build takes a leap to the weekend build meet. With the interior walls painted, I also painted the cargo.

A few adjustments left to do, and then the figures needs to be painted before I can close the fuselage.

MiG-21PF – part 2

It seems like I’ve forgot to update the progress of this build.

I painted the engine parts.

Then the engine was assembled.

Not much that will be seen!

Instrument panels added.

Nose weight added,

As I was missing a colour, this was how far I got before my trip to the weekend build meet.

Time to do some of the small parts that needs to be done anyway.

Ejection seat painted.

Missiles and stuff painted.

Once I got the right colour for the wheel wells, I could assemble the plane.

Then it got some paint.

Time to paint the underside and then add some more colour variations.

Model builder summer camp weekend (plastkollo) 18-21th of may 2023

Last week I participated in a yearly model build weekend. This time it started last thursday as that was a holiday here in Sweden. I went by car and picked up a friend on the way. The trip took a little over two hours and the weather was very nice.
We arrived at noon and started packing up our things. Then we all had a quick lunch before we started building.

I brought four models that I’ve had started, that I intended to make as much as possible on while there. The first one was a MiG-21PF in 1/48 by Eduard. The cockpit and quite a few small parts was already done and I was missing a colour for the wheel wells and some other interior parts. Once that colour was painted and dry, I could assemble first the fuselage and then the wings and fins. The fit of the parts on this kit was very nice, and I would consider at least one more, in another scheme. Here’s a pic of the assembled plane with test fitted canopy.

I used some sprue glue on the seams, which was all that was needed to make the seams disappear. I actually managed to get primer on and even some paint later on, but as usual on these meetings I tend to forget to take pics. Here’s a pic of how it looked when I got home.

The next kit was this 32nd scale P-51D Mustang which is an old Hasegawa kit. The fit on this one was not as good. But what to expect on an old kit?
I assembled the cockpit, engine and some other stuff and inserted into the fuselage. I also painted the spinner and yellow propeller tips.

On this I needed to use some putty as sprue glue wouldn’t have been enough. Even here I forgot to take pics.

Here’s a pic taken at home.

The third started kit was this Moon bus from 2001 a space odyssey. That one also needed interior colour that I don’t have but have ordered. Looks like I might get i this week.
Anyway again I borrowed some paint and painted the interior. I also painted the cargo and glued the seats in place. I also assembled all the figures, and will paint them later.

The fourth model was the only one that wasn’t started. The kit is a Warhammer 40k kit called Knight Abominant which is a chaos knight.

Here’s some build pics from the meeting.

More pics will follow soon, I hope!

It was a great fun weekend were I got lots of building done. Other than that we talked, listened to music, talked, ate and slept. Imagine sleeping in a bunk bed in a room together with a bunch of guys snooring away like they got paid for it! πŸ™‚
I also downed a few beers and a few shots. Late evenings and fairly early mornings.
As it happens there will be one more meeting this year in the early fall. Looking forward to it!