Wpilon I just uploaded an album. It's not going to set the world on fire, but it's loads better than I managed at 14.
7. July, 19:39
Starbase101 Nice, it looks better than mine which is still in the box! I know the kit has fit and accuracy issues, which I've got photoetch and Shapeways parts (plus others) to help remedy...but this is among the earliest kits I built as a kid and looking forward to building it again as an adult (the nostalgia element), even though there are apparently better Arizona kits out there.
Rene MacMeister If it turns out like i have it in mind, it's going to be just WOW, i have begun work on the 200 scale Body, Tumpeter forgot a lot of Details there like the laterlal reinforcements, a friend made me 4 cones for the shaft as they are square and flat and ment to be for radio control, ah well i am already talking to much, stay tuned Dave
Christian Bruer Wow, this kit is an old salt. I remember the box art when I browse the Revell catalogue for nearly 40 years ago. But as my friend Frank Spahr said, give old kits a chance. I'm in and look forward to your progress Ed.
13. February 2015, 17:27
Chris B Looking forward to watching. I have had this kit in my stash since about 1980, probably about time I built it!
16. March 2015, 23:09
Dave Humphreys Watching with interest. Great approach to giving an old kit a chance.
Meanwhile, I added the decals and railings, plus a flat coat (always a good attempt at hiding one´s sins ...) Next would be crewing and rigging the vessel, but I´ll do the rigging first in this case as I don´t yet know how and where the vessel will end up in the dio, and where the crew figures will be needed.
I finally got around to paint the ship today. The monochrome scheme has received some drybrushing, some washing and some accentuation of the deck. I´ll let everything dry now and then revisit it. It´s always difficult to find the right level of weathering and enhancing - I don´t want it to look theatrical, but credible. I used Vallejo´s PU primer, Vallejo ModelAir´s Grey Primer and Intermediate Blue, plus Humbrol thinners and ochre, dark brown and medium grey artist´s oils.
15. June 2013, 10:07
Frank Spahr More progress: Now virtually all subassemblies have been installed. Next will be adding anchor chain, railings, aircraft crane and finally rigging. Oh, and the two itty bitty decals ...
ole moller does the carriage door move?lol,you have nimble fingers,and a master of the metal gear
29. March 2013, 10:47
Frank Spahr Thank you all a lot! The carriage doors may be posed as desired, making them work is for the likes of Jim Baumann!
While waiting for the Vulcan´s glosscoat to dry, I assembled some Alliance MW buildings.
29. March 2013, 13:40
ole moller assembled is totally the wrong word,used voodoo to shrink people to miniature size and make them work like dogs to build the structures,is more like it.OUTSTANDING