Count Buggula Really nice work on that interior detail - the extra colors on the wires really go a long way. I don't know if it's just the way the camera shows it, but that gloss you're using might be too much - it leaves it looking very plastic. Maybe try a matte finish instead of satin, or find another gloss that doesn't go on so thick?
3. August, 16:14
gorebug Once i'm through with these cans I'll try to pick up some that I can use an airbrush with - should help to get some thinner coats. Also, i think the macro lens and flash in a soft box makes things look a little glossier than what the eye would notice.
4. August, 05:18
Count Buggula Yeah, I wondered if that's the case. Either way, you're doing a great job - way more detail than I put into mine!
I really wish there was a better tooled 1:48 B-25J because I'd love to do it again, and while there's a good B model out there, I'm just not as interested in it for some reason.
4. August, 14:57
Count Buggula Nice work with the putty. I tried that method on my Corsair and really didn't like how it turned out so I redid it holding a stencil 1/2" away from the model. My B-25 was just straight lined tape. Yours turned out really well.
7. August, 17:53
gorebug Thank you for the kind words! I'm pleased with how using the putty turned out, but on one side the line is a bit busier than it probably should be.
Count Buggula Way to go - I just got back into the hobby after almost as long too. You obviously put a lot of work into making that old Revell model look decent. I did a similar thing by building a Revell B-25 with wheels up and swore I'll never do it again. They do a terrible job with the fit of those parts that were very obviously never designed to be built closed.
I hope you stick with building and look forward to seeing what you do with better models and maybe an airbrush! Good luck!
2. August, 21:42
Patrick Hagelstein Welcome back gorebug! Apparently you still have it in you! Enjoy your rekindled interest!
gorebug Thanks guys - I'm having all sorts of fun! I've picked up an airbrush, and a workbench, plus a few more kits and supplies. I've also started that B-25 kit, it's moving right along but agreed it'll be the last of the Revell-Monogram 'classics' for a while.
3. August, 15:21
Count Buggula Cool, it's actually not a terrible kit, aside from the raised panel lines. If it weren't for that I'd be tempted to do it again and see how much better I could do the second time. Just don't try and build it with the wheels up - those doors are a mess and nowhere close to the right size to fit closed. I had to use a lot of putty and it still didn't look great.
I highly recommend buying some pre-cut masks for the glass for that model. It'll save you a ton of time, sweat, and tears. I learned that the hard way. I don't think I'll ever build another model without them again.