Today the corolla has had the primer sprayed on after cleaning up the rest of the kit parts that will not be sprayed white as well. Quite a mega session but with everything primed the build should continue smoothly. A blast of grey on the body shell helped me check for any flaws before finishing off with white primer.
A few days to cure are needed particularly on the body and then I'll sand it back with ultra fine grade sandpapers. This will give me a really good base for the top coats. I've ordered a few paints which I need as well as a lacquer gloss varnish which I think will be fine.
An interesting discussion on the modeller's haven forum recently got me thinking what my 2019 modelling goals are. Well firstly I thought it was time to NOT buy too many kits this year but concentrate on perhaps a few that I really want and will build. I have narrowed it down to these,
Tamiya M3A1 scout car
Tamiya Challenger 1
Hobbyboss Jackal & Coyote (if they are released this year)
Meng Rolls Royce armoured car
Not a massive list but these are the kits I'll definitely acquire, in fact I've just got the M3 so that's one off the list! I will be buying figures and accessories but as usual only when I really need them for a particular project. The stash will also get a vicious cull as I sort the wheat from the chaff, i.e, those that I'll actually build.
I also want to get a new compressor and then there is the man cave makeover to enhance the space available and generally make it a nice place to work. So what I don't spend on kits and what I make selling stuff can all go towards that. A sensible plan I think, lets see how long it lasts shall we?
Here's what I've acquired already this year thanks to xmas amazon gift cards.