Discussion in 'Modelling' started by Half Track, Aug 1, 2017.
Three models that I built,
Nice job. Rich A. in Pa.
Thank you, when I was younger I used to build more than I do now. My patience and steadiness is not what it used to be. Also, I don't always paint true to the real ship or airplane colors depending on degree of difficulty or parts to be painted. As I have room, I usually just order diecasts on-line now.
Beautiful work. Especially like the battleship. Is that the Arizona you got?
Thanks, yes, the Arizona. Two things would have helped make it a bit more authentic, if I had painted a black line above the red paint for the water line, but I would have had to have taped it off again and tried to get the tape straight before I sprayed it with black modeling paint. Some people are good at it but I do not have enough confidence in doing this anymore. Also, the deck should be "wood" color because in those days the decks were wood, mostly, so I understand, to keep the compartments below decks cooler. And then they were hot, I am sure.
I had the paint that would have given it a wood color look, but I didn't feel like taping off all the small things that were molded to the deck before it was glued to the hull. Otherwise, I would have had paint where it shouldn't have been. As far as rigging, I just improvise as I see fit.
Models don't seem to come out of the factory molds like they did years ago. In some instances, I don't think the quality is that good anymore Sometimes it takes a lot of sanding and cutting with a small blade to get the parts to fit correctly. It gives me something to do.
Looks great sir. As a matter of fact, I think that is the exact scale and model I put together in highschool. I had a steadier hand back then and painted in that black line in. Although I choose to paint her with a very light grey paint similar to how she was in the 30s. Love the shadows in the photos of her back then with that paint scheme. I still have that model up on my bookshelf along with the Bismarck. Well, what's left of it after my niece and nephew playing with it over the years....
M4 Sherman 1944, just arrived, diecast model. I am pleased with the detail even though it is only 3.5"
Just a snap-tite plane but I added some paint,
You obviously take great pains in your model-making and painting. Nice to look at. Well done.
Nice. Rich A. in Pa.
Try this one from a different angle.
Oh my, It's like going back in time. I did the PT-109 & USS Arizona way back when...