Lately I have had an interest in WW II gliders. I have not built anything in a while so, I thought I would start with something simple. I believe I built a kit like this when I was a kid. I got it from Sears. I am pondering whether to try to add some cockpit details or throw some seat belts in it and call it a day.
Bill Davis This is a old kit and has a lot of sink holes. I have filled them and will post pictures later.
12. June 2019, 13:26
Matthew A There's less sink holes on that early boxing then some newer ones I've seen
12. June 2019, 13:53
Bill Davis that's why a got one of the older kits. I thought the molds might be in better shape.
12. June 2019, 14:58
Matthew A IWM has some intresting photos https://iwm.org.uk/collections [img1]?_ga=2.31536701.2091697981.1560354909-2111101275.1560354909 [img2]?_ga=2.157890233.2091697981.1560354909-2111101275.1560354909 [img3]?_ga=2.157890233.2091697981.1560354909-2111101275.1560354909 [img4]?_ga=2.157390265.2091697981.1560354909-2111101275.1560354909
Bill Davis Those are some good color photos. Do you notice the brace that goes across the bottom of the canopy? I am going to try and replicate that with .010 wire.
12. June 2019, 17:01
Johan DN I finished this kit last year. Had this kit for 30 years in my stash and I also painted with 30 years old Humbrol paint. I also had paused modelmaking for 30 years. Only problem were the decals. They totally disintegrated.
12. June 2019, 19:24
Matthew A I've put some more reference pictures in my project
12. June 2019, 19:36
Bill Davis Johan , I had doubts about the decals, so I got some new ones by Black Bird.
12. June 2019, 19:41
Bill Davis I have the airframe together, filled and sanded. Now it's time to prime.
Bill Davis Since the Blue Max funny car is nearing completion, I have started working on the Hotspur. It is about ready to paint. Masking off the bottom for the black stripes is going to be challenging.
27. May, 16:16
Bill Davis Well, the Hotspur looks like a yellow belly sapsucker. Most RAF trainers were yellow, and if that was all there was to it, I would be done. The training gliders were yellow with diagonal black stripes. That should be...uh.....fun.