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About Shelliecool

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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Over the last week I have airbrushed several light coats of Vallejo Prussian blue. This isn't from the model air range so needs extra thinners as it is rather gloopy. It settled well and evenly. I then moved onto airbrushing the red section on the cowling. It took quite a few coats as you would expect with red but looked pretty good once the masking was off. Then having sealed the paintwork in with Quick shine I began work on the decals. There are not many decals to apply really, and were pretty good quality. I used micro sol as usual which helps the decals soften into place.
  11. Been slowly building up the layers of Vallejo white, still a fee more to go but getting there slowly.
  12. Happy with the resanding and filling to the wing seams, I gave the build several light coats of white primer and moved on to preshading. I am a fan of preshading and it worked well on my Victor, so I mixed up some US Dark Grey and set to work. There are a lot of panel lines on the Vulcan and some of them are very long! Its a painstaking job, but after quite a long time it was complete Once this was dry, I set up the airbrush ready to begin the white top coat. I mixed up some Vallejo white 5:1 and began airbrushing. I plan to spray one side at a time as it is so big and awkward.
  13. With the underside sealed in I began masking up for the camo pattern on top. Revell would have you mix 20% blue with 80% white for the lighter areas. Following the instructions I did so and gave the build a blast. It was simply too light. Basically it looked off white, so I began adding more blue until I had the right kind of contrast, and sprayed again. This time it loomed much better so I stuck with this shade. Once dry I used the original mix to airbrush some highlights and then unmasked the build. Later I sealed it in with Quick shine varnish, next onto the blue.
  14. Once the fuselage halves were glued and secure, I carefully attended the wings and tailplane. The time came to give the build a coat of Vallejo primer. This settled well and once dry I began preshading the panel lines. Yesterday, back after a weeks break, I masked up the build and began airbrushing the Aluminium underside and leading edges of the wings. The paint settled well, but is rather thick meaning my airbrush needed extra cleaning. Today, I have added some darker patches by mixing in a little steel. She is now drying before I seal it in with some Quick shine varnish.
  15. Back to the build after a much needed break in Dorset. I unmasked the areas I had re-sanded, and began the task of spraying some primer over them. So far so good, I will wait for another coat before I assess the seams.
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