With little more than a week left on the Airfix groupbuild, I decided to have a go at this old kit.
As this had to be a fairly quick build, I decided not to put too much attention to details.
I painted the cockpit black and added some green to seat rest, and painted the pilot.
There was a few ejector pin marks to sort, and I also added some weight and painted the inside of the covers.
The fuselage went together well.
I had to tape the front to prevent the white glue from seaping out while drying. I also hade glued wings and prepared the missiles.
I forgot to take a few pics, so after the underside was painted, I masked it for the next colour.
Topside freshly painted
As I’m painting with Humbrol, there’s a bit of drying time between each cote. For some reason I didn’t have the proper colours in any other brand.
Here it is fully painted.
Next will be a clear cote to prepare for the decals.
The inside of the covers was also repainted, as the ejector pin marks showed too much.
I started weathering the tank with oil washes, Vallejo and Lifecolor paints, and Tamiya weathering sets. Building up both dirt, rust and dust.
Quite happy with how it looks so far, but looking at the pics I realise it needs some more in the openings among other places. Maybe some more sand and grime.
Last thing to do is to finish the tank commander. It’s been a while since I started this kit, so I’m not sure which colours I’ve used. Have to do a search for British desert camo during WW2.
On Flory models forum they have a weekend build they call Turkey shoot, and as I just recently joined this is new to me, but I intend to participate with this kit.
As I understand it, this started with the live broadcast yesterday and will end on sunday evening. Let’s see how far I can build until then.