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Swiss Vampire - 1/48 Wells Props Models F.1 3D Printed Conversion


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So this is what happens when I get an idea in my head and get carried away.

 

I had a look at an "in-box" review of Airfix's new tool Vampire and realised it was designed in such a way that would make a conversion really easy. I bought myself a kit and prepared my CAD mouse.

 

Being fairly organised, I have a spreadsheet with all the kits I plan to build, needless to say, this was not on that list - but I've really enjoyed both the CAD, 3D printing and the kit itself.

 

I decided I wanted something a bit different for the colour scheme, so I chose the Swiss markings (and I'm glad I did). It was brush painted with Hataka Medium Sea Grey on top and Ztracrylic PRU blue beneath, the Swiss cross markings were masked and the decals came from spares. Weathered using Mig Panel Line Wash.

 

I've tried a couple new techniques; firstly, I bought an airbrush, so the satin varnish is airbrushed and, secondly, I am now taking photos using my airbrush spray booth and a big bit of blue-grey card - I'm very happy pleased with the overall result :)

 

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Thanks for looking - and these conversions are available to purchase from me!

Ben

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Looks very well finished. The colour scheme is interesting, the national markings striking. Would have been nice to see a low angle or two to show off those lovely blue undersides.

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  • wellsprop changed the title to Swiss Vampire - 1/48 Wells Props Models F.1 3D Printed Conversion
On 09/02/2022 at 11:29, Maginot said:

Looks very well finished. The colour scheme is interesting, the national markings striking. Would have been nice to see a low angle or two to show off those lovely blue undersides.

 

Just added a couple photos showing the undersides :)

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