Citroën traction 11CV w/7 Luftwaffe crew figures – Tamiya 1/48

I talked with a friend of mine and he showed me the dio he was working on, and in it there was this Citroën, that I thought looked quite nice. I checked the hobby shop and found this set with car and crew. I thought it could fit well in a dio with a plane.

I started building it on the build weekend the other week. Except for some glimpses in other pics I seem to have forgotten to take proper pics.
So I took a pic of what I had done so far.

I had problems painting with the clear cote at the meeting and it didn’t turn out as I had hoped.
I layed another cote today that is just slightly better.

Hopefully I can polish away some of the blemishes once the paint have cured properly.

Meanwhile I’ll start painting the figures.

My intention is to create a dio with the Fw190 I’m building.

Fw190A-3 – update 3

The parts inside the canopy was assembled.

Tires, gears and some other small parts was painted.

The propeller was masked and painted aluminium.

Then the propeller and hub was assembled.

I made the shoulder belts and glued and painted the sight glass.

Next will be to sort some of the seams, glue the front window and the canopy.
Hopefully I can start priming and painting soon.

Fw190A-3 – update 2

I masked and painted the inside of the canopy and a few other parts.

I think the canopy turned out quite nice.

I made some seat belts from masking tape and painted them.

I’ll do the shoulder belts once the cockpit is in place and I have checked where they’re fastened.
With the cockpit and wheel wells done it was quite easy to assemble the plane.

Fairly easy and quick build so far! I have seams to check and a few more parts to paint and then I can start painting the plane.

Fw190A-3 – Tamiya 1/48

When I got home last sunday the internet was down, which was annoying as it lasted for three days.
One way to pass time is of course to build models and with nothing to do on my computer I could spend more time building models.

As I’m thinking of doing a small dio with the Citroen and figures I bought a while ago, I started building this plane to be part of the dio.

It’s a nice little kit and I got quite far before even taking any pics.

As the cockpit is inserted from the underside, I could glue the fuselage.
The inside of the fuselage, wheel wells, cockpit and landing gear is painted and only need some detailing.

Sd.kfz 222 – part 3

Time to get some paint on.

I’ll check so I haven’t missed any spots. If not, then it’s time for decals.

I also need to get the covers done and the commander painted.

Sd.kfz 222 – part 2

I added parts to the fenders and prepared a few other parts.

Some time later almost all parts was glued in place.

Soon time to get some paint on and also assemble the commander and paint him.

Sd.kfz 222 Leichter panzerspähwagen – Tamiya 1/35

I bought this kit in one of those nostalgic impulses I get when I see kits that I’ve built when I was young. As I’m participating in a WW2 group build and my Mustang just had got some putty on that needed to dry before I can sand it properly, I decided to have a go at this kit.

This is an older kit without PE that comes with the newer ones.

The build starts with the lower hull, and it didn’t take long before I had to use putty on this one as well.

So I just had to let that dry for a while.
Once dry I could continue the build. I mounted the frame and drive line parts, and prepared the wheels for assembly.

Then a while later the wheels was assembled.

I then started gluing parts to the upper hull and preparing parts to the gun.

Then the gun parts got some paint as I need the gun to be painted before proceeding.

Next will be assembly of the gun and getting it in place so the hull parts can be glued together.

F-16C- German AF – update 8

I cut off the bomb holder rack from the pylons, and glued the pylons in place.

Pylons in place
Pylons in place

Struggling with both the airbrushes and Vallejo’s grey primer.

Messy primer
Messy primer

A thorough clean up seemed to have helped the airbrushes, but I kinda gave up on Vallejo’s primer, and used AK’s grey primer instead.

Tried Ak's primer instead
Tried AK’s primer instead

It reavealed a few areas to sort!

Sorting flaws
Sorting flaws

Hopefully, after sorting the flaws, I can use this primer as the light ghost grey for the underside, and then just paint the 2 remaining upper side colours.

F-16C German AF – update 7

I painted the Sidewinders from the Tornado to match the kit ones.

Missiles painted
Missiles painted

In an attempt to solve the missile and missing drop tank problem. I checked my Eurofighter Typhoon kit and found these tanks and pylons. I’ll check if they’re the correct ones.

Typhoon drop tanks
Typhoon drop tanks

The Eurofighter kit also contained a pair of Sidewinder missiles, and compared to the kit ones they are a better match than the Tornado ones.

Eurofighter missiles.
Eurofighter missiler

I think I’ll paint them up and possibly use them instead of the Tonka ones.

F-16C German AF – update 6

Just a small update this time.

I’ve painted covers and landing gear parts with white.

Covers painted white
Covers painted white

Then there was this question about the load out. For some reason Revell have put the wrong missile on the wrong load out point, and also it seems this one should have no bombs. And I who thought that would have looked cool.

Anyway there’s 2 kinds of missiles in the kit, Sidewinders and Sparrows, and only 2 of each.
In reality there should be 4 Sidewinders in total. I’ve painted the ones I have.

Missiles painted
Missiles painted

The 2 other missiles seen in the pic are from my Tornado. Slightly different, but the Tiger meet Tonka don’t use them so i might use them for this kit.

I also should need a pair of fuel tanks instead of the bombs, to go on those pylons. I’ll see if I can scavenge up some.