Saturday, 20 July 2019

FV432 & Toon LA-7

The 432 has now had all the small details painted and a very small amount of wear added mostly to the tow rope hangers. I'm not adding anymore chipping or wear to the model for a change. Instead I'll concentrate on adding some nice dust & mud effects later.

The toon plane is also going well with the decals now on. They are quite thick but Daco strong solution ensured they snuggled down nicely.

Friday, 19 July 2019

432 Detail Painting

A little bit more done on the model with the exhaust painted up, the rear reflectors and a start on the filler caps too. I'm currently thinking about how much wear & chipping to add to the model as well.

Thursday, 18 July 2019

More Toon Madness!

I've just realised that I have forgotten to post my other toon build I'm currently working on. I've been having so much fun with it that posting about the build slipped my mind! So here's Tiger models Soviet LA-7 fighter. 

These toon planes have even fewer parts than the tanks so you can get to the fun part of painting even quicker!

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

FV432 Gloss & Decals

I've now added the decals and a little bit of the detail painting after letting the gloss cure for a few days. I used the ones supplied in the conversion as well as some spare extinguisher decals and a couple of tac signs from the trumpeter AS90. And yes the tac signs are slightly wonky but that's intentional after careful study of my refs.

Sunday, 14 July 2019

IPMS Romsey Show 14th July 2019

Today was the third outing of the year for Stonehenge modellers and a local one just down the road in Romsey. However I was sans Brian who is recovering at home after an unexpected trip to hospital last week. The show this year was held at the Crossfield hall in Romsey and this for me proved to be an excellent venue. 

The show was held in the main hall and a side hall with an area for building models manned by models for hero's. It also had an excellent canteen and plenty of room around all the exhibitors and traders. Best of all was plenty of free parking and air conditioning in the main hall, very handy especially as it was very warm today.

So as a singleton exhibitor I was set up nice and quickly which gave me time to get a few pictures for the blog. Once the show was open it quickly became very busy with plenty of visitors through the doors and enjoying the models on display.

As ever it was great to meet up with friends and chat all things modelling and also to meet new people. I was opposite Tangmere sector modellers and enjoyed chatting with them throughout the day. A nice bunch of chaps indeed. I also caught up with a few followers of the blog and was pleased they enjoy my ramblings!

The atmosphere was very relaxed and friendly and the organisation was first class, hats off to IPMS Romsey for putting on an excellent show which was really enjoyable. We'll see you again next year.

And lastly my limited purchases.