The wings and stabilizers went on very well and only needed just a little putty to look alright.
I painted the prop blades and canopy frame black.
As the sight was missing (I lost it somehow), I had to make a replacement lookalike.
Then paint it and put it in place.
Looking at the pic I noticed a few mistakes that I need to sort by masking and repainting.
I haven’t decided if I’m going to use the pilot or try to do seat belts. I started painting the pilot. But sitting up late painting figures while tired wasn’t good. I have to do a bit of touch up on the pilot as well.
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! 🙂 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!