Saturday, December 31, 2011

ACW equipment build stage

I wanted to do some carts and limbers and thought that if am going to get the spray gun out and paint mixed then I ought to do it for all my equipment at once.

Hence we have:
- 38 Limbers
- 18 Ammo carts
- 5 Battery wagons
- 2 Ambulances
- 7 wagons (plus another 5 on my desk)
- 4 water carts
- 46 guns of various types

This has been hard labour as approx 50% of the wheels had flash between the spokes.

Base coat on the Galaxy

Did some more on the Galaxys today.  Undercoated and then put on first of the three colour camouflage.

Tomorrow will make up some masks and apply the second colour.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Big Little aircraft

On the Guild Forum they are running a "Wings" speed build.  The idea is that we build / paint something that has a wings theme prior to 2 January.

So I am building my C-5A Galaxy - in 1/300 scale that is.

I have had these for a few years after getting them for a few dollars off ebay.  I have no idea what I would do with them - but they are big and it is good to have big things.

Not hard to build - just some fitting issues and quite a bit of flash to get rid of.  There was a need for a bit of filler - much more needed on the underside, especially around the tail.

Just to show the size - here it is with a prop that was handy (one of the few left from Christmas Day).  Don't forget this is 1/300th scale.

I built this one with the undecarriage up - just tossing up whether I should try and brave the undercarriage build on the other one.