fritz44, on 01 January 2016 - 02:45 PM, said:
Looks like a labour of love. The cockpit area looks incredibly detailed. I presume you had to add the paint to the dials?
I remember doing airfix kits when I was a lad, but one of my friends was much more skilled at building and adding the paint than I was, which put me off a bit.
I try to avoid painting the dials on the instrument panels...most companies now supply either, Photo-etched panels, or decals to apply to a plastic IP.
Ancient Ways, on 01 January 2016 - 03:31 PM, said:
I built planes and some cars for years as a kid. A combination of extracurricular activities and trying to be cool means I stopped somewhere around 15 and have never built one since. I would like to get back into it at some point. I preferred wwii era planes although I had some jets and even some sci-fi ships like colonial vipers.
My main interest is WW II aircraft as well. I do cars, tanks, boats also. Star Trek ships, Jets and WW I aircraft as well...Monsters sometimes also!
Lucas, on 01 January 2016 - 03:43 PM, said:
Great stuff OldRushFan !!
This is something I'd love to get back into, as building these models and train sets were a huge enjoyable part of growing up ..
Do like I did! This is my 'Retirement Plan'! some of these models are no longer available they're so old!
Babycat, on 01 January 2016 - 03:47 PM, said:
Are you familiar with AMT, Dragon, Eduard, Encore E Models, Fine Molds, Hasegawa, Heller, Italieri, Monogram, etc?
OH YES!!! I have found most 'over-sea' company's have better molds and such, photo-etching and resin parts are becoming 'ordinary' these days. Tamiya is one of my favorite companies....much better detail and fit.
Tombstone Mountain, on 01 January 2016 - 04:54 PM, said:
Just watched that two days ago!
Crimsonmistymemory, on 01 January 2016 - 07:44 PM, said:
I love building scale models! I have several in partial stages of completion and still new in the box. My favorite type are WWII planes with Sci Fi space ships leading the pack. Jets, ships and cars round out 2nd place. I just don't have the time to fiddle with them at this point in my life. I do have a couple of RC Helicopters and a starter-quad copter (drone) that I have been learning to fly which is great fun. I also do have life size toys that keep me occupied if I have spare time, like my 19' boat & my almost antique truck and car(s)
I'm the same way! 'In process' models are around also! You need to do like I did, make them your "Retirement Plan" ! I like the feeling of accomplishment I get when they're finished!