Dean Martin This was my first attempt weathering and I hope it turned out okay. I had a blast building it and trying new techniques. The details on this kit are incredible and I enjoyed putting it together. Now, onto other projects!
Dean Martin Just to let everyone know. I'm not a pro. I don't have years of modeling experience under my belt and I'm not a perfectionist. I have a total of 8 models completed and with each one finished, I find that my skills improve a bit at a time. I can never aspire to some of the craftsmanship displayed on this site nor do I intend to try. But I'm going to have fun doing this anyway. I always welcome suggestions and tips on how to do things better so that I can try to improve. However, I have no intention on seeking aftermarket items or decals. I'm more of an "out of the box" kind of builder. Oh, and I don't use an airbrush. I like using spray cans and hand painting. That's about it really. Thanks for reading this long comment if you've read it to the end.....
12. July, 02:57
Torsten Wendt Fun it's the one and important thing in building models, I'll take a seat and watch
12. July, 06:59
Dean Martin Finished the pre-paint assembly which did not have much. I decided to give it a grey primer followed by a coat of Satin Nickel. Once done, I'll detail with shading the panel lines and adding white to the portals.
13. July, 19:46
Dean Martin Added the final pics of the finished product. Had a blast putting this one together. Even though its a snap kit there is a good amount of detail! Enjoy the pics.
Dean Martin Thanks Francky! I'll see if I can pick that up!
18. May, 14:24
René "Bilbo" Bartholemy Weird, I used a toothpick to scrape off some "frosting" and it worked just fine. I actually use the same "technique" to simulate dust on a windscreen. Sorry it didn't work for you.
18. May, 18:45
Dean Martin That's okay. I'm still learning. From now on I'll just apply Pledge Floor Wax (Future) with a brush on all future models when I require a gloss finish.
18. May, 19:21
Francky some really strange suggestion: it happened to me that a transparent part became "white" after airbrushing it with a clear coat; It was sufficient to paint a bit of the same coat on that part to turn it transparent again; Maybe try this first on a small spot?
19. May, 06:46
Dean Martin I'll give it a try. Can't make it worse, can it?
19. May, 14:07
Nigel "From now on I'll just apply Pledge Floor Wax (Future) with a brush on all future models when I require a gloss finish."
Try masking the clear parts (with e.g. liquid mask or masking tape) before spraying varnish.
Dean Martin So, I bought this one used from someone on a local buy and sell. Silly me, I forgot to check to ensure that the instructions were inside but found out they were missing when I got home. Does anyone know where I can get a PDF copy? There isn't one listed on this site, unfortunately.