REVELL 1:48th “MEMPHIS BELLE”
Thought i'd try my hand at a larger scale aircraft for a change.
Kit was reasonably cheap (and i found out why) so i decided that this would be a baptism of fire and bought an AIRBRUSH & COMPRESSOR!...always used rattle cans and brushes in the past.
Fit is atrocious, interior detail is none existent, so i'm building this OOB as a "practice makes perfect" project.
Constructive criticism always welcome, but BE NICE. 🙂
I managed to bugger-up my gloss coat, a combination of too thick, too close and too high a pressure.
So, i've started to wet-flat it with 1500, going onto 2000 in an attempt to save this (what is now becoming a) "Love-Hate" model (i've also managed to paint over 2 windows which i thought i'd masked out).
Anyway, after first sanding session with 1500, the newest images show where i've got to.
"The light at the end of the tunnel, is, infact, an EXPRESS TRAIN heading my way!" 🙁
Sanded it ALL down with 2000 grit paper, re-masked the windows (hope i've got 'em all this time). Applied about 5 THIN coats of Vallejo "US Olive Drab" primer, so that should give me a better surface to re-start this "Nemisis" of a model.
36 additional images. Click to enlarge.