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M M Build started tonight while the kiddos are at my moms. I thought I would get some preliminary parts together and some painting. Hopefully when my son gets back we can get 2-3 steps put together. My initial thoughts are that its a nice kit with little flash and the ejector marks are well hidden. I am not 100% happy with the ENTIRE kit being in Gulf Blue only because I don't have an airbrush (yet!) and foresee a lot of hand painting. Anything that is black will be hit with a spray can, everything else will be painted by brush. I just have to keep telling myself not to go over the parts I have already painted.

Fit on the engine block/transmission was a little tight. I had to sand down some of the pegs and then after adding cement I filled some small gaps with CA+kicker. I sanded back the lines and after hitting it with base paint it looks good. The instructions call out that it should be chrome, I have a can or chrome from ages ago but also X-11. Not sure if I should hand paint it or try my old spray can, thoughts? Thanks for following along!
11. January at 08:19:33
M M Just some more notes from my captions for posterity. I saw someone on a YouTube video use a piece of string around the inner part of the coils and paint over it. It's quite a bit fiddley but if you get it right it looks nice. One of them looked better than the other. As for the block/transmission combo I hand painted it so the tones match the other parts better.

I found out that it's easy to flood using a spray can. I am using a large krylon flat black and the spray pattern is larger than the Tamiya Cans I have been using. I think I just need to spray from a little farther back. I will strip a few parts and start over with them.
12. January at 17:20:05
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12. January at 17:21:32
M M Had kind of a stressful day today so I decided to do some detail painting. Let's get something strait to start; I suck at brush painting but I really enjoy it. It's very difficult (to look good), it takes a long time but it makes a model look so much better. I also find it relaxing. Anyways I decided to paint the door trim in flat aluminum. The reference photos I am using look like a flat brushed aluminum. I also painted up the dash. I used a silver paint pen for the air vents and then wiped the excess away with a 000 brush to bring back the detail. I also attempted to get the outside of the dials colored silver. That was hard and I got some on the inside but there are decals that go on the inside so hopefully it will be covered up. I also added the red Start/Stop button and the black cigarette lighter plug. As for the seats I put in the insert to see how it looks. It's...OK. I don't like that the top portion is solid chrome, I think it would have looked better to just hit it with my silver paint pen but I'm not sure what I want to do. The center console on my reference photo looks brushed aluminum too with some chrome dials and a black leather arm rest. I put down the flat aluminum color tonight and will detail it up tomorrow. Finally I did a little test fit to see a little progress. My son has been super exited to start putting parts together but we just haven't had a good time yet. As for painting all I have left are a few little odds and ends and then the bottom of the chassis and the shell. I will probably get some parts put together in the coming days and add a few decals to the interior parts. Then the car will be put on hold till the weekend while I work a trip away from home.
15. January at 05:03:48
M M Finally got my kid to start putting plastic together! It was great! It started off hard, I had to get him to settle down because he was so excited. So after some initial hiccups we were under way. After spending days diligently painting I somehow overlooked the exhaust. My kid was bummed because we didn't get to finish the engine today. We had everything ready to go but that and unfortunately it is an integral part of the construction. It goes right in the middle. :? To make it up to him I let him "paint" the exhaust :D.

Once we were done with that I decided to put the decals on the dash and the engine. My kid got a kick watching me put the "stickers" in the water and then put them where they belong. I will be honest this was the first time I ever remember successfully putting on decals. Mind you the last time I did any decals was more than 20 years ago. I used Micro Sol&Set to help me out. I think they came out pretty nice. I JUST NOTICED IN THE PHOTO MY SPEEDO DECAL IS COCK-EYED GRR.

Now the model will be put on hold for a few days while I work out of town. When I come back my goal is to finish the engine, interior and get the body sprayed up. While the body is drying we will have to work on the rest of the running gear, brakes, wheels, ect. I did find a reference photo of the bottom of the chassis so I will have to do some simple detail painting.
16. January at 05:36:16
16. January at 05:38:49
Tom Coming along really nicely. Very cool that the little man is helping! What's the flickr link?
16. January at 05:59:00
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James C Nice!
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Model_Mania Planet Models 1-48 Miles M-35 Libellula - After initial resin construction and vacuformed canopy

Resin loves much that I couldn't move the little wings before they settled in. Next is a slower setting CA to give a guy a fighting chance.

In any case, this is a first for me (resin, vacuformed canopy) far, its looking OK and this resin model (I've seen worse!) really has some nice detail and shows what resin can do.
11. January at 00:06:06
Model_Mania Next, some experimenting with painting resin
11. January at 04:05:39
Gunther tuned in!
11. January at 08:14:50
scalemates Interesting topic
11. January at 14:52:26
Roland Revolvermann Interesting
11. January at 15:08:42
Model_Mania Planet Models 1-48 Miles M-35 Libellula - Bottom yellow painted and masked
16. January at 05:07:53
Daniel Miles M-35 Libellula???
16. January at 05:16:50
Model_Mania Miles M-35 Libellula???

An experimental carrier takeoff and landing aircraft, developed in secret (which pissed off the air ministry!) by an English crew in early WWII times.

Not ever really followed up. The big deal was the rear prop and the big windshield. They were to help with visibility in takeoff and landings from carriers.
16. January at 05:20:37
wilky Your two projects have the same comments.
Glitch or Twilight Zone
16. January at 05:55:36
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Wounded 1 added the GT Resin F-4B F-4C F-4D Phantom II Engine Set [J-79 Short Nozzle] (TAM/REV kit) in 1:32 to his wishlist
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Ride to Live added the Zvezda Medieval Life-Boat in 1:72 to his wishlist
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Ride to Live added the Revell UC-64A Norseman in 1:72 to his wishlist
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