March 30, 2016 in Aviation
While recovering from a few major surgeries, I decided it was finally time to pull that B-25 model out of the closet and get to work!
I have to admit my fingers are not as supple as they were in fact I have somewhat severe arthritis in both hands so I had to develop ways to work with the glue and small pieces found in the kit-
The biggest complaint I have with most models is the paint-
I built a spray booth and primed each part after cleaning-
Then applied the matte green paint to most parts-
anything that needed additional paint wad done over the green.
I have to say for a first in 30+ years it came out quite nice!
I guess I could do better, but it was a start!
The bomb doors I left open and fitted inside the plane a wooden square dowel.
Drilled a hole in and put in a really stiff metal rod I found in the basement-
Drilled an award Planck and inserted the wire/plane assembly-
It will tilt and it looks nice-
As I said, it’s a start-
I now use it as a photo-model-
The Burgundy back drop is a velour blanket.
Haven’t figured out how to paint the propeller tips yet, but that will come in time-
I have a B-29 I’m working on now and I’ll post that later-
It’s much larger than this and that’s an issue with presentation and protection from breakage!
Have fun and keep the fingers nimble!