Modeling themes and ideas
Modelling themes on the cheap could suit as a title as well.
In the over the 3 or so years since taking this hobby up again, I had a lot of unfinished builds. This while trying to get skill and to feel which Themes suit my interest. I came up with inexpensive kits I had acquired on eBay for starters. They are good learners and make great display models on the cheap.
The Do-335 is An ancient Revell kit. It missed the rear prop which I made out of recycled packaging. The paint came out way to clean that I “aged “ it with water color pencils.
The Martlet is Airfix vintage. The Decals are horrible but I went with what I could save.
Paints are Ammo acrylic.
I Like planes off the ground but with landing gear out. ( too many breaks on my display shelf ! )
I put a cylinder cut out of a chop stick under the Dornier and mounted it on a piece of Walnut meant for the fireplace.
The French tanks are Matchbox, a Heller Bréguet 393 with Italeri ruins. They are to be a diorama for France 1940. The Bréguet is to be in Belgian Markings though never delivered and last seen at Tours France in June 1940.
All 3 are off the bench and represent the 3 themes that I am drawn to.
Land War Europe 1939-45
The Battle of The Atlantic, Air component 1939-45
And German experimental weapons .
I wanted to post something prior to leaving . First assignment touring since The Awful Covid situation. I always look forward to modelling when I get back home and is sort of a Mantra when I try to clear my Head thinking of what to do next.
…Definitely making acrylic Covers to fight off all the Dust
Thanks for looking at an amateurs work in progress.
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