Preparation This exercise asked me to go off and fine some collections of things in the house and take some photos. There is a list of 10 collections plus any other collections I have. Collect a number of white objects together and place them on a white background. Collect all of the pencils and pens […]
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The first building for the new Norton-in-Hales project. Whilst researching the Scottish Library website I found a map from the late 1890s that highlights the track plan. The small red box below the station building (and above the letter ‘S’) soon turned out, during the course of more research, to be as close to a […]
As I build this X-Wing, I’ve noticed that there’s a lot of areas that are just screaming for additional detail. The Cockpit Missing from the aft section of the cockpit is the canopy actuators. This was easily remedied by re-purposing the speed brake actuators from a 1/32 Hasegawa F-86 kit. Painting and Chipping I started […]
A great offering from Airfix, the Supermarine Spitfire Mk. Ia comes with sharp and detailed tooling despite being made all the way back in 2010.
The plan of doing work on the Boeing Fortress at our club meeting rooms is working well, if I remember that I need to paint some things at home with the airbrush first. The club spray room is in the process of reconstruction and in any case may not have the sort of items I […]
The Tuesday Soviet saw my new Airfix model box for the first time today and most seem to approve. I opened it up and started to study the instructions – fully intending to do most of the building on my Tuesdays to prolong the pleasure. The Airfix instructions are good – I experience little or […]
I’m gonna hang out the washing on the Mildenhall Line…and so on. Dad’s Air Force musters again. Today is washing day for the two new kits – the Grumman TBF-1 and the Boeing Fortress Mk III. I have beautiful weather for it – bone dry and a very modest 27º C temperature in the shed. […]
A gallery showing a single photo of former Models of the Month and other models by our members that have won prizes at our own and other shows. The Model of the Month for July 2018 was a 54mm Art Girona figure of Agamemnon King of the Mycenae. The model is by Paul Seeley. Agamemnon, King of […]
Spray painting the 2nd bridge Because the abutments are progressing I thought I had better get the second of the bridges painted. So, out with the spray booth and a quick coat of Humbrol grey primer.
I still use the drybrushing method of painting rather than the layering or edge highlighting route. The instructions on the box for this model are for layering, but I’d seen people online using the same colours for dry brushing so I went for them. The colours would be: A base coat of Zandri Dust A […]
150ml aerosol spray can of acrylic paint from the Humbrol range. Matt sand. Usage A solvent-based, fast-drying paint developed for use on plastic model kits but which can also be used on other substrates. Matt, Satin, Gloss, Metallic and Clear finishes are available. Substrate A wide range of surfaces including most plastics, wood, glass, ceramics, […]
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I counted up the bottles on my Little Workshop shelf and I now have more masks than Zorro. That’s not counting the tiny rolls of modellers masking tape or the big ones from Bunnings – I’m talking about bottles of goo designed to mask under spray paint. a. Maskol from Humbrol – the heading image. […]
If I want to enjoy myself in the Little Workshop I can either fasten decals on a freshly-painted model or hammer nails into the back of my hand. Some days I am torn in an agony of choice… It was never like this in the old young days – I just found the place on […]
An inveterate visitor to hobby shops in my old age, I am now also a sucker for little vials of chemicals. Whether it is glue, paint, liquid mask, thinners, retarders, or clear coats, I never seem to leave anywhere without bearing away another expensive bottle. And i do mean expensive – At the bottle shop […]