Category: Build Logs

Something to Wet your Palette

I thought a wet palette was a side effect of eating Salt & Vinegar crisps until I discovered plastic modelling… In this update I have a problem with acrylic paint turning into bogeys, and discover the art of the Wet

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A day in the life of a knob twiddler…

We got red ones, black ones, some as big as your hat… In other words, the 1/12 scale F-16 cockpit is racing along and is not a million miles from completion. Didn’t I say that? 😉 In this update it’s

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The 1/12 F-16 cockpit gets some shiny new ribbons…

I must say I’m really enjoying getting back into my build queue and blowing the dust off some of the items on the shelf of doom! In this update I (literally) blow the dust off the Italeri 1/12 F-16 A

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The Hunter rolls out of the hangar…

Well it’s only been about a year and a half and the Revell 1/32 Hunter F.Mk.6 is done 🙂 Ok, it was my fault that it took so long, partly because I spent ages making seat belts for the cockpit,

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Adding Metal to the Hunter

More progress on the 1/32 Revell Hunter F.Mk.6 This time I’ve added various real metal components to the Hunter including kitchen foil and electrical bootlace ferrules… The drop tanks are painted, weathered and decaled like a mini model kit, and

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The Hunter is nicely painted – better mess it up ;)

The Hunter is coming along in leaps and bounds now… In this update the weathering wash goes on, and them comes off (it’s alright, it was supposed to)… The canopy gets sanded down and re-polished… And various nick-nacks and dooh-dahs

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Did someone say Pfhantom?

That’s right, after a slight delay of 10 months on the shelf of doom, the Pfhantom (I mean Phantom) is back in business! In this update I manage to resurrect the Phantom build and after several good sessions on the

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Decals, decals everywhere!

Oh, yes it’s decal time for the 1/32 Revell Hunter 🙂 My favourite part of any build – decaling. It’s that part of the proceedings where the really hard work is done, and you know that from this point forward things

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It’s very nearly time to decal the Hunter

Oh, yes, not long now, just a few minor jobs and it’ll be time to hit the decaling. In this update there are no major re-sprays (unlike last time), just a few minor touch ups, a few minor tweaks, and a

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No really, I enjoy doing the same job several times!

The Hunter is positively flying along now. Well not literally flying, though it did nearly head out of the window several times during the last update! In this update the camo is applied and the underside, well you will have

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