Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Afghanistan 2007, EA-6B Prowler

This started off as an A-6 Intruder, but then I left the mostly-completed kit in the sun and it melted. Had this old (1979) Matchbox 1/72 Prowler in stash, close enough. As usual, craftstore acrylic paints mostly brushed on by hand. Masking the dark-brown bits done with local (Ecuador) Play-Doh knockoff. Weathering with finger-applied pastels. Decals from the discard collection. They don't really go together, but I like the look. I left the refueling boom off of the nose. I can't stand that clunky thing.







 

Sunday, April 3, 2022

F4-U Corsair

 Revell's primeval (1970) 1/32 Corsair. Dark blue topsides are airbrushed Testor's Enamel Blue. Middle blue is a mix of craftstore acrylic Midnight Blue and White. Undersides are local spraycan Flat White. Wheel wells' Zinc Chromate Yellow is craftstore acrylic Spanish Olive. Such a pretty thing.






Thursday, March 3, 2022

Central Europe, Spring 1945:

Shrine from scratch using balsa leftovers from plane model. Round base is one plastic bowl piece atop another, sprayed flat black. Local dirt and pampas grass. Russian (well, Soviet) soldier by DML Dragon.










Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Runabout

 This little scooter-craft will be part of a pair of vehicles that will use many bones from a single turkey. 1/35 scale pilot magically makes the whole thing 1/35 scale.












Sunday, January 2, 2022

Crabclaw Scooter

 Another nice set of turkey bones. A mix of Polynesian crabclaw sails and outrigger canoes; offshore catamarans, ideas about whalebones. 1/48 scale helmsman from the junkbox. Two weeks.










Saturday, December 18, 2021

Victor's Rhino

1:1 scale Rhinocerous Beetle. Mylar wings and prop, hardware store spraypaint, assorted bits from the junkbox: