Building again.. well kind of!

I know its been a long time since I posted a build update and that’s because it has been a long time since I sat at my bench to work on a build. Hopefully though you have enjoyed my recent book reviews, there will be a couple more reviews of other books coming soon too.

Good news is I have dug the SR-71 out of hiding and started to work on it again so we should see something on that fairly soon.

I hit an issue almost straight away when I noticed the raised detail around the cockpit had being removed during some previous sanding from the last time I worked on her so I was having to reinstate that with a scribe.

Unfortunately I slipped with the scribe due to the curve on fuselage at the front so I have a lovely squint line across it at the moment, no drama I thought, just fill sand and do that area again, only to find out my filler has cured in its tube, obviously the cap wasn’t done up tight enough.

So I am just waiting for fresh filler to be delivered then I will continue where I left off and we can get some pictures up soon. I have also invested in some Dymo tape to use as a guide when I need to scribe panel lines etc in future too!

Scottish National Scale Model Show 2018

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Well what a weekend! This years Scottish National Scale Model Show took place this weekend and what a show it was. This years show was held at its usual venue of the Dewars Centre in Perth and it was the largest model show in Scotland to date.

With approximately 67 exhibitors/demonstrators and 36 traders this puts the show up there amongst some of the biggest in the UK and is a fantastic achievement by the members of the committee who have grown the show into the event it is today.

There was some fantastic displays by clubs and exhibitors alike, the quality of the entrants into the competition this year was really high.

Above is a slideshow of some of my favourite models on display but there were so many fantastic builds on display the slide show last for hours had I included them all!

I will be posting more about the show soon, but I hope you enjoy the images in the mean time.

 

1/72 Airfix Spitfire PRXIX with Resin Camera


A new project begins! So I have been pottering about the bench and started a couple of kits but my heart just wasn’t really in them, a combination of not really being interested in the subject matter and difficulties with the builds meant they stalled. So after my visit to the Scottish Nationals I figured I would just throw myself back into it, I was looking through the stash for something that would be a simple enough task but would still produce a good looking model at the end and I settled on the Airfix 1/72 Spitfire PRXIX. 
I had a couple of resin cameras in the stash that would fit this kit too which I had picked up for about a pound from an online clearance sale so I figure I may as well use one on this build. 

I have decided to go with the Swedish markings for this build, I have a couple of these kits in the stash after picking them up at £2.99 a kit and I am glad I did buy in multiple on this occasion, the kit looks great from what I can see, no flash, nicely engraved detail, although the panel lines may be a little deep its only a small thing that could easily be rectified and for the first time in a long time I find myself looking forward to getting on with the build!