It has been a LOOOOOOOONG time since I started a build thread on here, but I have not been idle. Just the time needed build, and take photos, and upload said photos to some hosting site, and start a thread, and write in said thread, and add said photos... it's just been a little more than I can handle lately.
That said, I am in the midst of a project that I'd like to share with y'all (ummmm... there's no cowboy smiley?? Awwwww man.....)
Anyways... I'm currently finishing up a number of things, but have also started the Hobbycraft MK I Vampire in 1/48.
First let me say: I KNOW!! I read a bunch of threads on this kit - I know that the wings are goofed up. I know that the shape of the nose is wrong. I know the fuselage is too short. I know the booms are too thin. I know the stabilizers are too small. I know the landing gear struts are too long.
And I don't really care. Well, I mean, I do care, but not enough to try to fix any of these problems (except for the wings - I did pay attention to ensure they don't droop). This is an inexpensive kit of a neat subject, so I'm more interested in the fun of the build rather than in getting every detail correct.
So, lets turn to the build, shall we?
The pit is... sparse. I have great reference photos that would make adding extra detail pretty easy... but I opted not too. I simply painted up what was there from the kit. I drybrushed and picked out some of the detail on the IP, as well as adding future for the glass on the instruments.
But this is what I realized pretty quickly - despite the size of the canopy, you can't see diddly when it is in place. Hobbycraft opted to cast the canopy as a single piece, and I decided not to try to open it.
The only exceptions I made were to add some crude harnesses and I did dress up the gunsight a little - I added a few "knobs" with 1/35 rivets, and replaced the grey plastic "site" with a clear piece.
The fuselage is all buttoned up and the wings attached, but I don't have that pic uploaded, so.... you'll just have to wait.
Last Edit: Apr 12, 2017 21:02:00 GMT -5 by bbrowniii