Demo Builds

It looks like somebody, at some time, pointed a can of Pactra’s Panzer Yellow and gave this kit a sort-of half-hearted spray. Not really enough to paint it, and not really enough to to NOT paint it. When I bought the kit I didn’t know about this coat of “primer” but now it reminds me …

Continue reading A-20 Part 1

I know I’m not exactly providing a step-by-step guide here, and I feel bad about that. But we’re a little beyond that now, so let’s move on. Here’s the state of play. We have a model of a U.S. Navy fighter plane of the last world war in 1/72 scale. I painted the underside with …

Continue reading Photo Realism: Hellcat Part 7

  After five coats of paint, we’re getting close to something that looks good.  I think a sixth coat is required and I’ll add that after this gets a chance to cure for a day. I’d like to point out that the idea that five coats of paint will fill all panel lines and leave …

Continue reading Five Coats: Hellcat Part 6

Now hear this. Looking at the bottom of the Hellcat, you notice one thing. That’s alotta white. White paint is supposed to be yet another bug-bear for brushpainters, and is supposed to send me crying for my airbrush. Not so fast. In this photo, which I’ll reproduce here in addition to the wonderful Cinerama version …

Continue reading Hellcat Part 3

I was posting my “Gallery II” post when a thought struck me (and almost knocked me down I’m so sensitive). Why do I ALWAYS give so much undue credit to the kit maker? The kit maker didn’t make the model, I did. I’m going to make a point of not ALWAYS referring to the kit …

Continue reading Hellcat Part 2

Is it Hobbyboss or Hobby Boss? I’m officially declaring “who cares?” and throwing a burial shroud over the whole thing. Unfortunately, I can’t flip from one crazy name to the other without goofing up some kind of search engine. So excuse me for a minute while I google…   Huh. It’s Hobbyboss. Who knew? Anyway, …

Continue reading Hobbyboss Hellcat Part 1