Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Comments For All

I had inadvertently restricted comments on my blog to google users. Now if anyone wishes to comment they can just hit the comments word below my post and post their comments

Monday, August 29, 2016

1/32 Revell Spitfire MK IIa

I haven't really posted any pics of my work on the Revell Spitfire I have been working on for quite a while. I still haven't progressed past the cockpit but I am hoping to move forward on this build soon. I am presently working on the Cockpit harness and oxygen line. Here are some pics from the build which I am doing over on Large Scale Planes. The pit is just dry fitted in these pictures

Sd.Kfz. 7/1 (early) with Flakvierling 38

Tracks more less complete now. I used Humbrol enamel metalizers black and gun metal. I primed the tracks first with Tamiya Metal primer, sprayed the mixture on then when dry used a Q-Tip and paper towel to buff everything out. Finally I painted the rubber track blocks black. The tracks on the left side are on backward. Oh well. Everything is just dry fitted.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Sd.Kfz. 7/1 (early) with Flak vierling 38

I recently purchased some of the MIG AMMO Dunkelgelb colours, ie. Mid War, DGI and DGIII. I like the colour of the DGIII as it closely resembles the color of the vehicle in the picture I posted previously. I sprayed the paint on but it took a long time to dry which I found unusual. The instruction on the bottle say let dry 24 hours but even after 24 hours it was still a bit tacky to the touch. This was my first time using these paints and I was not expecting that. The paint also dries with a satin finish not dead flat. This is not a problem ad weathering and filters will most likely take this away...I hope.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Sd.Kfz 7/1 (early) with Flak 38.

Repainting of the wheels in Dark Yellow. I wanted to try and replicate the DG 7028 of this period which was getting lighter in colour and I think had a slight tint of pink and crème in it. I used Tamiya's XF60, XF15 and XF57 Buff in  a mixture that I liked. See actual example below.



Monday, August 1, 2016

Sd.Kfz 7/1 (early) with Flak 38

Got one side of the Fruil tracks done. I still have to re-paint the running gear and wheel rims in Dunkelgelb. Things started off slow at first but as I got into it I was able cut my production time in half while doing the tracks. I am almost finish the other side so all in all not to bad of an experience thus far.