Icareodesign 1/32 Scale Extra 330-SC
April 18, 2016 in Aviation
Here we go again,
I received this wonderful little kit from Nita at Icaerodesign, It arrived in a really small box, that was filled with the most wonderful Resin castings that I have seen in a long time, not to mention the White metal and Photo etch.
This kit came together really well and I loved the build, the only issue I had was with the 3D printed cockpit frame and the engine mount, this was printed quite rough and it was a real challenge to sand everything smooth for painting.
‘Then every thing went wrong’
I painted the kit in the American Aerobatic team colors and it just didn’t look cool enough,
I stripped all the paint off and started again, I did this 5 TIMES, I did all the masking and painting as there were no decals for the kit, I went through more paint and Tamiya Masking tape than I used on my 1/32 scale B 25, talk about a s****r for punishment, till I had a color scheme that I thought was good enough, I also wanted a really glossy finish, which was quite a job to get, as I have been building models that are weathered and finished with a matt coat.
Well, if I was fortunate to have a Extra 330, and I lived in Switzerland, I would want it painted like this.
Hope you like it.
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