Thanks! I’d like a step by step of how you do the masking as that’s where I’d like to end up with my WW1 builds. That tiny outer white wing on the RFC roundels makes me nervous…
Assuming the Cricut can cut that fine, it should be ok. Based on the stuff the long haired colonel indoors cuts out for her projects, I’m pretty confident it will be ok. I’m working the weekend so will have a go early next week.
I just ordered a set of the wire wheels for both the Lancaster and the Minerva. I feel they will be well worth the money when the models are built and on display.
GSM are also offering both an interior & exterior kit for the Lancaster now on their site.
This is my interior and the photos I based it on. I’m sure CSM’s is much better detailed and researched! Does the job when the crew are stood in the doorway though.
It’s a really nice little kit, think you’ll like it.
Your Lancaster came out really well. Does the turret come off to see inside? The figures are a nice addition too.
It can be removed, but I didn’t bother with the turret interior as you can’t see inside it. They moulded the roof hatches shut. Only the small rear turret hatch is separate. And I only think they did that for the Russian version which had a 37mm mounted there. I didn’t quite know how to go about making the rolled ammo belts anyway, so wasn’t going to give myself more work over something I won’t see.
The figures are CSM’s own. They’re nice sculpts and good casts that needed little cleaning up.
Very nice, I presume it is a Lanchester rather than a Lancaster. Looks a nice kit and I like the figures, they give some scale to the model
Yes, quite right. I wish I could say it was the only error I ever made.
More work on the Whippet storage boxes. I have seen some rectangular box missing the inside side. Seemed interesting to replicate.
That is really looking nice. The metal effect on the cowling really looks the part.
Thank you although the heavy lifting on the metal effect is largely courtesy of Alclads!
I’ll have to make friends with my airbrush to be able to use Alclads. They brought some life to your Camel.
That Model T really looks like a Model T. I’ve got two of them in my garage to compare. It is hard to get the shapes right but ICM looks to have got them pretty close.
I finally printed the first part of HMS Jackal, a 1911 destroyer and moved on from learning Blender to getting some actual output. This will be a 1/72 model. The hull is in six parts and 4 are ready to print, bow and stern need a little more work. I don’t know whether I will use this section there is a fault in it, not big but I could reduce it.
Finished detailing the Camel.
Cut masks using the Cricut having measured the decals to ensure sizing and proportions correct. I tried photographing the masks but they don’t show up well. However essentially applied the main mask first without central layers and then laying down the white.
I then added the inner mask representing the blue part of the roundel (also the outermost thin mask for the white on the upper wing roundels). This allowed me to position the masks correctly for the inner white and central red parts. I then removed the outer part and laid down the blue. Lastly I removed the central mask and laid down the red.
Not perfect on the outer white section of the upper wing roundels as that section of the masks were very thin and difficult to position, however overall happy with the result. The tail fin flash was much easier, simply using thin strips of masking tape.
Lastly I added a few of this particular aircraft’s marking specific decals from the kit. @phil2015 let me know if you want the rest of the decals including the roundels for yours.
Also pretty pleased with the wood effect on the front end of the fuselage behind the engine cowling, the wing struts and the propeller.
Looks Awesome Digger.
Wow, that looks really great. My wife doesn’t have a cricut, but she has the competitor’s model. I guess I need to figure out how to use it…
Thanks both. Best gift I ever bought her! fairly simple to use and capable of some fine detailed cutting.