Before you go any further, let me say that if read something and roll your eyes with thoughts of “Tell me something I don’t already know for crying out loud!”. Well just recently I met two young men and someone my age who are relatively new to the hobby or the hobby as we know it now. Hence, there’s more explanation in this post. Thanks for understanding and help with fueling their enthusiasm.
Nacelle parts are together yet needing some filler. For places which don’t need rescribing rivets and lines I use 3M Bondo spot glazing putty. Being lacquer based it cures fast within 20 minutes or less (a few hours is best), sands very easily and can be as smooth as glass if you so choose.
Painted up and ready to go on. All these German camouflage colors are easily hand mixed, as they are here, but you can buy AK Real colors and others to get them premixed.
The resin exhausts are fantastic looking, just a shame all that fine pipe work is hidden under the rain shrouds HA HA. Regardless, they’re eye candy better than the plastic.
I’m not one to rust every pipe so all these will get is a light dust of Tamiya weathering master B rust on the bottom.
Stabs, wings and belly got a few coats of Mr. Primer 1000 and lacquer thinner (50/50) then a couple of coats of Tamiya LP-37 light ghost grey. It’s just blue enough to look different from the light grey on the fuselage.
On to masking… UGH! My least favorite task in the hobby yet a necessary one which is made easier, well mostly, by manufacturers making them from die cut hobby tape or vinyl. These Montex inside/outside masks were a help, however, they are missing some inside parts and didn’t separate others on the main canopy. Some spots do need help from a latex masking fluid.
RLM colors painted then engine covers attached… progress! Huge thanks to Sunward Hobbies for supplying some of the paint for this build.
The one piece tail wheel looks awful but nothing a bit of plastic surgery can’t fix. These will be drilled and a metal pin will connect the two. Love my Hobby Elements micro files!!!
That’s it for now Everyone. Next up, Wings and Things.