I have ordered the Eduard fabric seatbelt set, Model Master MG 15 barrels and Montex canopy and insignia masks (because I ain't hand cutting masks for this one)
I'm thinking of making my own decals for the instrument dials (unfortunately Revell didn't think to include them on their decal sheet) and wooden floor section because I think it will look more authentic than if I was to try and paint it.
More work on the seats last night as well as the port side of the cockpit. Will have to scratch build a couple of the levers due to the kit parts being deformed. Have created some wood panel decals and will draw up the instrument dials soon. The aftermarket parts arrived from BNA this morning.
Haven't touched this for over a week. My next decal project is underway, I've been updating products on my new Facebook page and I just haven't been in the mood to build after long hours at work. Last night I decided to crack on with the undercarriage and wingtips. The pieces fit really nicely.
I've always found the massive wheels on these bombers quite comical
Finally got some paint on her! The result of 45 minutes of spraying a base coat of German grey. Next I will apply Tamiya dark grey to add some variation. Although similar to the German grey, I'm hoping the subtle difference will be noticeable.
I might knock up the harnesses next to get them out of the way. That will take a solid few hours. Doing them at once should make it quicker than doing them here and there though.
No more progress made last night. I got distracted watching Will Pattison's youtube channel. Have been watching his channel for a couple of weeks now and recommend checking it out for easy to follow tips and techniques.
Really happy with the way these decals have turned out. Instead of airbrushing a grey lighter than the base colour over panels, I'm using AK's Dark Grey Fading oil paint to create variation as you can see in the pic. The leather cushion is Pebeo Van Dyck brown oil.
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Spent a couple of hours today painting up the control column