Done some more yesterday. The outside of my two sections are about ¾’s covered just the fiddly bits around the engines and the gun ports to do. Not much to see on the outside but I think a picture of the inside shows that it is starting to come together.
Some stuff was removed for this photo. Rooms, stairs and walkways that are made but not glued into position yet.
Been trying some more with the new airbrush. Trying to work out the paint scheme for the inside. Couple of pictures of my test piece. Ignore the bottom panel I had a bit of a problem with to much water in the paint at one point and I have yet to fix it. It is a bit raggedy around the edges but this is only a test piece the finished version will be better, I hope.
I now notice in the first picture there is some metalic over spray at various bit as well
ignore those too.
Not sure the paint scheme works. The grey and the aluminium are to close in colour. Not enough contrast in the metal parts. Any ideas?
Why a tan hue James
Finished cladding the cargo bay section in card board
This is not just a pile of junk (though the Mrs might think so)
. This is the bits of card getting held in place while the glue sets
Only this bit on the hanger to do.
Will need to force feed the kids more coco pops as I have run out of card that is the same colour.
Fiddly bit around the engines
Access to the engines.
and a final picture of what the inside looks like now
Some pictures of the tail end.
Parachutes for an emergency
Tail section with the landing strip for the rocket troops. Well it is a pulp Zeppelin
Finished the main bits of cargo bay now. Added all the walkways, railings and stairs.
Finished all the crew cabins. Taken out the beds for painting.
Also started building the crane over the cargo bay
Talking of painting, I have started –
Then some pre shading with black
Well back to more painting
Sorry if I kept anybody waiting.
Not done much still learning how to use an air brush. Took me ages just to do some grey and some lighter grey on top.
The pictures don't show all the mistakes either
Not quite WI (yet) but I have had some interest
Thought I had better keep you up to date.
My brother is off skiving in Tunisia this week so nothing from him. He has more or less finished making the tail section. It is nearly ready for painting.
I have been trying to paint the cargo section and it is taking a lot more time than I had hoped. It is no where near finished yet. I am not to happy with it yet either. I keep noticing bits I have missed. It's that big that you forget which bits you have and haven’t done.
Before he went on holiday my mad brother has even started thinking about what he wants to build for next year. He is wanting to build something big but I think I will stick to small things, 28mm, as I never want to see such a big project again.
Another one on this scale would fill my garage, games room.
Not much to show for my recent efforts. Painting is taking a lot longer than expected. As the saying goes “ a change is as good as a rest” so I have been painting the crew over the week end. Still WIP though so no photos.
My brother has sent me a couple of photos. He was off work yesterday so managed to get some useful work done.
The tail section is now built. On to painting it now.
The outside of this section is also fully covered
My last post I said I was painting some of the crew. Four are old figures shown before
Still WIP. Went on to more important things
Hook on the top of the plane
Winch for the trapeze
Some of the detail for the hanger bay
Two spare MG’s for the plane and an oil can
Have now covered the outside of the cargo bay
Built some bits and pieces for the MG positions but no pictures yet. Did make three more MG’s and some spare ammo cans