I‘ve felt the coldness of my winter – Upon us all, upon us all a little rain must fall – Roden 1/144 Boeing 720 Starship One
This just finished. Well, I’m calling it.
Many, many years ago…1979 I was a young naive Highlander at College in the big city of Edinburgh and on my first weekend there The Playhouse had a late night Friday showing of:-
Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii
The Song Remains the Same
I had to borrow a driving licence from a friend as I was only 17 and Woodstock was an X. That’s an 18 certificate for those young ones amongst you.
Of course this plane was in right at the start of the Zeppelin film.
I spotted the Roden Kit and thought that would look good in the cabinet if I can do it justice and would be a lovely reminder of my younger less cynical days.
The kit was fairly straight forward, some sanding, some filling but nothing too taxing. I did one or two things that I would change. I left the intakes and exhausts off the engines thinking that I could fit them after all the painting easily.
That didn’t work very well as the was filler and sanding involved in the aftermath along with more paint and masking.
But the transfers…Oh Dear Bod…They just disintegrated as soon as you tried to position them let alone manoeuvre them into position.
Out came the Microscale Decal Film…Nope didn’t help. This was the point that I was about a picosecond away from launching it into the bin but decided to soldier on.
So, they were positioned as well as possible and when dry paint was mixed to fill in the gaps.
I managed to get an almost exact match with my paint mix but when it dried it darkened considerably. Next tried a lighter shade but this was also dark and then thought that rather than ruin it all I would give it a clear coat in the hope that it would sort of blend in.
That didn’t quite work but it looks pretty good from two feet out so it’s done.
Lots learned, not to sure if it was fun but I’m glad it’s done.
Thanks for looking.
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