Three space ships
Revell made this kit many years ago so I was kinda wondering if it was a copy of a real flying airplane. With data written on the kit instructions, it was a real flying machine. I found some photo’s of the real one on the net.
This kit was made in 1/144th scale which turned out just the right size for the model. The photos don’t show that there was any flashing on any of the parts. Another “in-progress” building photo shows that I added lots of “b-b’s” in all 6 nose sections, but that much weight was necessary to hold the models down on their nose gear.
I have used only thin and gap filing super-glue for a couple of decades building my models.
The glue is very friendly to any grit of sandpaper and it accept’s my Tamiya paint’s very well.
After “inspection” I have to re-scribe a few panel lines and make sure that there are no scratches left in the plastic. I sand my models from 320 down to 2000 grit wet/dry 3M sandpaper, using lots of clean water.
More inspection, then if everything meets my demands, all I do is paint my model with my pre-mixed Tamiya X-2 gloss white paint. From the onset of model building in 1984, I never applied a primer coat of paint as it’s a waste of time and material; (paint).
The model was in my clear. plastic case until we moved from Colorado to Irvine, California in 2016. Since then it has been in a semi-clear plastic box.
This is one of my favorite models!
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