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Alistair Gauld
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Airfix 1/72 Tomahawk IIbQuick Build Experiment

April 29, 2020 · in Aviation · · 16 · 1.6K

Hi There,
Whilst working at my usual glacial pace on another build I decided on Monday to see how quickly I could complete a kit using enamels.

This is the result. I have just spent the last two hours trying for the life of me to get the aerial wires on but they refused to stick and if I kept going I would completely ruin the kit.
Short story... No wiring.

Built oob
Painted with Colourcoats Dark Earth, Middle Stone and Azure Blue. Incidentally the first use of the Azure Blue and Middle Stone exactly a year after purchase in Perth.
Finished with W&N Galeria Matt Varnish.
A fun experiment but not one I plan to repeat. There a couple of blemishes that were caused by my haste and i wouldn't want to do that again.

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16 responses

  1. Looks great, Alistair!

  2. Nicely done! Good looking paint scheme.

  3. I have used micro-dots of thin super glue to attach all my wires to models with never a problem. The wire's can be human hair, 0.10" dia white styrene and/or brass wire. The glue works on anything. Rodney

  4. Nice work! It’s nice to get some quick projects done.

  5. Well done Alistair, especially for a quickie.

  6. Looks good. Building fast is definitely NOT my forte!

  7. Looks good, Alistair! Like a previous comment suggested, try some very thin brass wire for the aerial. Then just use a stronger-bond white glue (Elmer's Craft Bond Tacky Glue, Aleene's Tacky Glue) to attach it to the model. Cheers!

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    Felix said on May 1, 2020

    Beautiful build! May i ask, were the colors paintbrushed?

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