Special Hobby 1/72 Short Sunderland Mk.V
A marathon run at this one as it was started on Christmas Eve last year.
As with all Special Hobby kits there are foibles and challenges but the major issues with this build were entirely of my own making.
I had got her to the stage that i was starting to do some weathering on the fuselage but on June 17th I had an entirely avoidable accident with thinners resulting in the last two pictures above.
Resisting the urge to launch it straight into the bin I decided to see if it was salvageable.
Special Hobby came to the rescue with Decals and I got another masking set for the canopy.
Once everything arrived she was stripped back and restarted.
Primed with Tamiya Neutral Grey,
Painted with ColourCoats Interior Grey Green, Extra Dark Sea Grey, Tamiya Nato Black, Flat White, Buff, Medium Sea Grey, Royal Light Grey, Flat Aluminium, Gun Metal, Dark Iron, Clear Red, Clear Green and Revell Aluminium Enamel when I ran out of Tamiya.
Washed with Flory Dark Dirt, a mix of Flory Grey and Ultimate White.
Oil work with various Windsor & Newton and Abteilung 502.
Finished with Windsor & Newton Matt and Satin varnishes.
Rigged with Uschi Van Der Rosten Fine Rigging.
Thanks for looking,
14 additional images. Click to enlarge.