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  1. More problems with Flickr, and the arrival of Christmas has caused me to neglect my posts on here. However, I have continued to work on both my builds, and actually finished the Vulcan a couple of weeks ago. So here's a quick recap on the final stages of the build and some finished photos. I decided against adding any further weathering, I previously built a Victor and didn't weather that build so decided the Vulcan should follow suit. I secured the landing gear and doors to the build, which was easy enough and added pitot tubes and final touches. Finally I gave the entire build a
  2. So Google is my friend..... Neutrality stripes is their official name.
  3. Very true, I wonder if they had a term for them or simply called them stripes? Thanks, Michelle
  4. Although I have been lazy with my posts, I have been busy working on the build. I airbrushed the white invasion stripes and nose section, using Vallejo white. This as expected took a few coats to cover the pre-shading, but went smoothly. After sealing it in I remasked and began airbrushing the red. I always forget just how many coats it takes of red to get a nice finish with red. However, after 4 very light coats I was happy with the finish. After unmasking and sealing it in I airbrushed the Olive section on the nose. We are now ready to move onto decals.
  5. I have had a few problems with Flickr recently, and been busy with work and things which is why there have been so few posts. I have however, been working on both my builds, and finally managed to sort flickr. Taking a closer look at the decal sheet and guide I realised the 2's didn't need to go on the aircraft I was building, so I continued applying the decals carefully using the Micro sol, and finally it was complete. My next step is some light weathering, and construction of the landing gear, which I have already painted. Not far off finishing.
  6. I have spent the last few days carefully (and I mean very carefully) sawing off the ends of the tail cap, removing the square ends. This actually took longer than I had hoped, but with care it is now gone. Today I have begun applying decals, using Micro sol as usual. So far the replacement decals have gone on well, although they are very thin so have a tendency to roll and scrunch up if you take you eye off the ball for a second. However, I have now hit a hurdle. The decal sheet wants me to apply number 2 decals to the trailing edges of the wings. There are the correct amount of 2's ho
  7. I have just realised my mistake with the squared tail cap..... And will lop it off later. I will leave the Radome be, as I don't want to mess too much (incase some fatal error occurs). I used Vallejo Silver acrylic, which settled really well on the primes resin. Thanks, Michelle
  8. Been a long while since my last post, but I have been progressing with the build between work and other stuff. Having slowly built up the white top coat I moved on to airbrushing the silver exhausts and the black section on the tail and nose. This all took careful masking. Once this was airbrushed I removed the masking hoping it hadn't bled (which it hadn't) and began sealing in all the paintwork. Nearly there.
  9. Been a while since my last post, but I have been working on the build in dribs and drabs between work and other commitments. So here is an update. I gave the build a coat of Vallejo white primer and once dry preshaded the panel lines. Then I masked it up and began adding some colours. I began by airbrushing the aluminium sections of the aircraft. This sprayed evenly and settled down well. After 2 light coats, I sealed it in with Quick shine gloss. Then I masked her up again and began airbrushing the white sections. These include the invasion stripes on the wings and fuselage.
  10. I have been busy working on the build since my last post, although work has slowed my progress a bit. I began by airbrushing the fuselage interior cockpit green, along with the seat. I also painted the instrument panel, adding details by hand. Once dry I began construction of the cockpit, and once happy with the results secured it into half of the fuselage. I then glued the fuselage halves together, they fitted really well around the interior and so I taped them together and left it to dry. Returning to the build the following day I built the wings, gluing the top sections to th
  11. My next build is Mister Crafts 1:72 P-51B Swiss Mustang. This is the first Mister Craft kit I have built, and all in all it looks pretty good. The box art is simple but effective, inside the box there is a detailed instruction booklet, a with colour depictions of the various schemes you can build, and a small decal sheet. There are 2 grey sprues, with little to no flash and a nice amount of detail. I plan to build it as it comes from the box, with landing gear down. I will be using Vallejo acrylics in place of those recommended, and aim to finish the buil
  12. Oh really, I didnt know that. I have a Heller Corsair in my stash, but have not as yet built one. Should be good, it looks pretty clean (fingers crossed). Thanks again, Michelle
  13. I'm about to start a 1:72 Mister Craft P51-B, Swiss Airforce. I've not built a Mister Craft kit before so I'm looking forward to the challenge. Thank you for your comments, Michelle
  14. Ready for inspection is my 1:72 Revell P-47M Thunderbolt. It is a straight from the box build, using Vallejo acrylics in place of the suggested Revell paints. The build went together really well, and has a nice amount of detailing. I preshaded the panel lines with Dark sea grey, and used black Tamyia Panel Line Accent colour to weather the aircraft. This is the first time I have uses this fully on a build and I'm pretty happy with the results. I hope I have done the build justice, thanks for looking.
  15. Yesterday, I gave the build a coat of Vallejo satin varnish and once dry attached my antenna wire (ultra fine fishing line). With all that done the build was complete. I have really enjoyed building this kit, it went together well and caused little heartache. Mixing the colours as Revell suggests is always a challenge but I'm happy with the results. I will post more photos in the ready for inspection forum, thanks for joining me on the journey.
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