@RougePilot Sorry, I don’t know.
This club explained, they don’t do Show & Tell because it takes too long. They cited an example of 30 models at a meeting taking 1.5 hours to cover.
I talked with the build but mostly about his black roofed Chrysler. Build quality on both was outstanding
Do shows usually display a tag/nameplate for the models?
Yes, they did add info tags, I can recall the builders first name but not the planes name. I think in a few days their newsletter will upload with additional pictures and details. I’ll try to remember to check it and reply back with details.
Can’t recall what it was called, but there was an article in the IPMS mag about building it maybe a year ago. One of those funky interwar racers IIRC.
I believe it’s a
Bugatti 100P Air Racer.
And here’s a kit that was reviewed at AeroScale:
'Bugatti 100 Racer.’
Spent a little time testing
Stencils & Pencils.
After testing discovered if the pencil is very lightly applied on first pass then the mark can be removed with a a little water & with a paint brush.
Decided to commit…
Touched up markings with paint etc and need to tone down the numbers.
Decals on, redone the exhaust.
I started an Airfix P-40B Warhawk. This one will be done in a couple of nights. Enjoyable little kit.
Switched out the narrow saddle for a wider, beach cruiser, saddle on the Mongoose BMX. Also, raised the height a little. Much better now
KS, I gotta’ ask… Did you qualify for BMX Best Trick at the Ventura Summer X-Games this weekend? … Nice plush landings with that new saddle!
I didn’t enter this year because I might have turned out some of those youngsters with my mad skillz
All about that Base, apologies to Megan Trainor.
The stash of bases for the panzer division was down to scraps, so visited Hobby Lobby to restock. Lucked out as they had a 40% off sale.
My amateur attempts after lots of sanding in the garage and moving to the backyard.
Miniwax Dark Walnut
Couple of coats of Miniwax Wipe On Gloss Polyurethane.
After curing for 24 hours will add felt to bottom of base and it’ll be ready to use.
A quick break from 1/35 AFVs and 1/48 aircraft…
Building this very small IBG 1/72 Type 94. Just planning the paint stage, as in this scale, it will be a small challenge!
And a shot next to the scalpel, for relative size comparison
I read an AK(?) guide on watercolor pencils for weathering and details, and they suggested white pencils for chalk markings. Is this a similar technique?
“What color is your Bugatti?”
“I don’t see it.”
“Just look up.”
@RougePilot, I haven’t read any of the AK materials so am unsure.
This was an easy technique, sharpen the pencil so it can mark through a photo-etch stencil that’s taped in place on the model. I made the cross marking that way. Trace back over each leg of the cross four or five times through the stencil. Had to resharpen the pencil a time or two.
For the numbers placed a line of Tamiya tape top and bottom to set guidelines. Measured to make sure the open area between the strips of tape for the numbers was consistently 5mm. Used a temple to lightly sketch the the 1 in the middle and then free handed it. Likewise with the 4’s. Discovered making a “1” and making a “4” are similar.
My first two attempts at “416” was a disaster but the light trace of water color pencil washed off with water. That’s how the tank ended up “414”
Need to practice my “6” tracing skills.
Did you use regular colored pencils? The technique of watercolor pencils from AK feels like it would stick a bit better because of a slightly more oily consistency.
I had color pencils from Hobby Lobby…not sure if they are the same or not.
The AK’s might do better with the oil.
I think that they say any watercolor pencils will do. If your pencils do the job with your technique, though, it might be worthwhile developing it!
Back to the Base-ics today…
Went hog wild deciding to finish ~16 total.
Kali kat didn’t much like this since she isn’t allowed in the garage.
Sand, Pre-stain, stain & gloss etc.
Miscalculated slightly and didn’t quite have room for
#15 so it ended the odd one out.