This “Halibag” has been laying around since 2015, when I got back into the hobby in a serious way. Initially, building scale models was a release/reprieve from the endless torrent of ideas for new sci-fi and adventure/comedy novels. It helped me relax, forget about writing, focus and ultimately allowed ideas to brew into something far more palatable. Funnily enough the roles are reversed after taking on Brian D. O’Neill’s 1/48 B-17. Now my writing literally re-energizes the modeling batteries.
That said, there are no pictures of the build or parts. There are, however, build videos and Moje hobby have the sprue layout on their product page. For “Shelf Queen” sake we pick it up as of a week ago… after the dust was cleared away. I hope you enjoy.
The Black had already been painted… please don’t ask, I have no idea why I did that. So the top had to be cleaned with IPA then fresh water, primed and a few coats of Tamiya LP-74 Flat Earth. It’s close enough in tone because we all know those colors were rarely the same from one aircraft to another.
I went with rolling out Blu-Tac to give a slightly soft edge compared to bold lines of just tape. Then a medium coat of AK Real Colors semi-gloss varnish. That will seal it in for masking the engine exhaust rings and then respray the black.
More when completed, thanks Everyone.