Well, she's done. Ever had a model that had a cascade of errors? After getting the gold paint on, by accident I touched the fuselage and got a bit of gold flakes on the side. No big deal, right? I had to spray my Savoia S.21 the same colour, so I decided to give it a touch up. For some reason the paint didn't blend properly and I had a couple of greasy/shining spots which were way more visible that the few flecks of gold...
Then, I got the rigging on relatively easily, but not before splattering a few drops of CA glue against the right side of the fuselage. So I had to do a few touch ups again... which resulted in a bit of the masked gold parts to be a little less crisp. Oh well. But then I just HAD to add some light panel washing, didn't i?! Not only did it not work well, it wouldn't wash off and then, it started to take the red paint with it.
So, back to the drawing board and ANOTHER coat of red paint on the left wing tip... which didn't really work because the dark shadows still show through. And to make matters worse, an errant bit of masking tape ripped the round decal off the side!
Luckily with a bit of warm water and some persuasion I was able to get the backwards decal bit off the masking tape and back in position... only now is sevearl chunks. <sigh>
I'm almost scared to give it another dose of Future to seal on the decals. What ELSE could happen?!
18. December 2017, 03:43