The subject of this group build is the diorama, broadly defined. It is open to any scale, genre, medium, or subject matter: sci-fi, military, non-military, aircraft, ships, tanks, animals, historic scenes... whatever takes your fancy!
So my rail diorama somehow turned into a whole layout. This is my new diorama entry. I've been planning this one for a while but I began it on the weekend. Progress so far is the early stages of a Trumpeter 1/32 Mig-21. I'm going to leave the full nature of this diorama a little mysterious so that you can imagine where it might end up.
(Excuse the crappy phone pics.) The kit is quite nice so far. First up was mixing a cockpit colour. Bugger all of the cockpit will be seen because there will be a pilot in there.
Fritz wrote: Loving it Grant! Can't wait to see this done. Has the kit easy to put together? I have this one in the stash.
It goes together fine. There are gaps here and there especially the underside of the wing fuselage join and the join of the rear half of the fuselage to the forward half. Most of the problems come from the removable rear end I think. The cockpit fits nicely and the front metal landing gear is attached with screws which makes it very strong. The MiG-21 is a very small aircraft compared to the rest of the collection I have. About the same size as the A-4.
More progress. The MiG -21 is a fairly quick build out of the box. I painted and masked the exhaust and then blocked out all the main colours. This will all be freehand I think. Oh, looks like it might be the Iraqi scheme!
Made a start on the Herald. Pretty crappy as expected, but I think this is only the second car kit I've ever built. Would be a fun kit for a kid to put together.
Andrew wrote: I'm not 100% on that cockpit colour just kidding
I'm watching you...................
Hahahahahahaha - I was honestly waiting for someone to say something out of jest I would have if he hadn't
So far so good though mate.
That is an excellent perennial joke nicely done lads, BTW I have gone and bought the model master paint for this, so any comments on my mig's cockpit you can f- off
no seriously do take the piss.... I expect it...
Sorry for the Thread Jack Grant, what a great subject and boy you got that buttoned up quick looks awesome, can't wait to see what you do! That paint job and base looks excellent!