Wednesday, December 2, 2020

F-15 Eagle

1/72 Revell kit from 1975. 45 years later, it's finally built. This is the so-called 'lizard' camouflage from NATO in the 1990s (I think). As usual, craftstore acrylics, mostly airbrushed. First pic is an actual plane, followed by my color-mixing sheet.























Panzer IV/70 (V), Winter 1944-5

I finished this diorama in February 2001. Tamiya 1/35 kit, Dragon and Tamiya figures. It was demolished during the Ecuador move and rebuilt. Some shots predate the move, some after restoration.










Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf L

This diorama predates my marriage, so it must be about 35 years old. Russian winter of 1942-43. It was destroyed during the move to Ecuador, but restoring it was not too big a deal:

 














T-34/85 1/35

 Zvezda kit with Tamiya figures. Uniforms were painted with multiple washes of craftstore acylics, from tan to olive drab. This dio is about 20 years old. Russians (well, Soviets) in the spring-summer of 1944: 










Tuesday, December 1, 2020

P-12

Cuenca Ecuador, 1/32 Hasegawa Boeing P-12 from the 1970s. Craftstore acrylic Blue, Testor's Yellow enamel, airbrushed. Homemade seat belts. I expected I could find some piano wire for the bracing, but couldn't. Then considered some very thin vermicelli, but it was too thick. Wound up using stretched sprue. It was not fun. 








Morse Scout, finished.

 This is a flying kit. But I like to see the structure, so I didn't skin it with tissue. It hangs on the wall as a static model.








Morse Scout (in progress)

 Guillow's ancient pre-lasercut kit of the Robert Morse Scout. I like to see the structure, so I left the tissue-paper skin off: 



First balsa kit in over 50 years, having a great time. Ecuador essentials: outdoor modeling; pizza boxes glued together to make a pinnable surface; Testor's paint bottles make sure bits are orthogonal; locally made 'Panama' hat lets me stay alive, while the sun provides excellent illumination.