In the workshop: Supermarine Attacker FB.2 | Trumpeter 1:48 – part three

Hi, All Last few weeks have brought some progress with the jet-Spitfire. The Attacker received some paint, as well as the decals, which turned out to be a nightmare as regards to their application. Any attempts to correct their placement right after their application are almost impossible. The film the decals are printed on is … Continue reading In the workshop: Supermarine Attacker FB.2 | Trumpeter 1:48 – part three

In the workshop: Supermarine Attacker FB.2 | Trumpeter 1:48 – part two

Hi, All Attacker quickly takes its ugly shapes. To get more fine and smooth joints I ended with filling and sanding the top and the bottom of the fuselage... Initially I was hoping, that the fit is perfect OOB, but either it is me, either it is Trumpy's fault, I couldn't make it fit perfectly. … Continue reading In the workshop: Supermarine Attacker FB.2 | Trumpeter 1:48 – part two

In the workshop: Supermarine Attacker FB.2 | Trumpeter 1:48 – part one

Hi All, Decided to start another project (hopefully a quick build), something a little bit different, than usual - a jet airplane. These early jets have always fascinated me: sometimes with strange shapes, strange technical solutions, many dead ends in the aviation technique development. One of such planes is Supermarine Attacker. Who would say that … Continue reading In the workshop: Supermarine Attacker FB.2 | Trumpeter 1:48 – part one

In the workshop: Kawasaki Ki-61-I Hien | ST 28 Hasegawa 1:32 Part 5 – weathering

Hi All, Have just started to apply some weathering. First went a clear cote (Sidolux, a Polish Future), then wash (Deep Grey Panel Liner) and pigments (Gunmetal and Smoke from AK) were applied. This gives a shading effect, probably a little too strong in some places - but that can be easily fixed. Stay tuned 🙂 Best … Continue reading In the workshop: Kawasaki Ki-61-I Hien | ST 28 Hasegawa 1:32 Part 5 – weathering

In the workshop: Ki-61-II Kai | RS Models 1:48 Part. 2 – standing on her wheels

Hi there! Seems that it's the highest time to finish the little Swallow. She's standing on her wheels now, and all that's needed to be done is some detailing: antenna mast and wire, some weathering and final varnish. Undercarriage legs have been reinforced with wire pieces which were glued into the holes drilled in the the legs … Continue reading In the workshop: Ki-61-II Kai | RS Models 1:48 Part. 2 – standing on her wheels

In the workshop: Arsenal VG.36 C1 | Azur 1:48 – Part 3: canopy

Hi All The next step is the canopy. Azur provides us with two vacuum formed canopies, so one has a second chance... but the main problem is that what we get in the box is a VG.33's fuselage and VG.36's canopy, which doesn't fit at all... First I marked the outline of the windshield on the hull. … Continue reading In the workshop: Arsenal VG.36 C1 | Azur 1:48 – Part 3: canopy