1/144 Apex Soyuz Rocket Conversion Update 4

I finally got back to work on the Soyuz model after a bit of a delay. I began by applying primer to the second stage/spacecraft section. I used Tamiya Gray primer. After that cured I masked off everything except the lower section of the second stage and painted that area Vallejo Clear Orange. After a … Continue reading 1/144 Apex Soyuz Rocket Conversion Update 4

Wild Thing Vintage Kit Build Update 6 Final

I haven't done much on this kit lately. If you can call lately 11 months ago! I had many distractions and other life events that caused me to put this project on the back burner. But, last July I did get the nose cone prepared. I cut an access hole in the side of the … Continue reading Wild Thing Vintage Kit Build Update 6 Final

1/144 Apex Soyuz Rocket Conversion Update 3

I've finally had time to get back to this build. Life has been a bit busy the last month or so. In the brief times I've had to work on the model, I've tried to tackle the interstage grid. I wasn't happy with the one that comes in the Apex kit, which has only 8 … Continue reading 1/144 Apex Soyuz Rocket Conversion Update 3

BanDai 1/72 A-Wing Starfighter Final

To complete the model, I painted the base with Tamiya Light Gray Primer. In the future I'll probably add some panel shading on the base, but for now it is fine and matches the other BanDai Star Wars models I've done lately. I did paint the turbo lasers on the tower with Tamiya Metalic Gray. … Continue reading BanDai 1/72 A-Wing Starfighter Final

BanDai 1/72 A-Wing Starfighter Update 1

On with the A-Wing build. There are a few panels on the fuselage and twin tails that are shades of gray. The kit provides decals for those panels and I've used them in the past on other Star Wars builds, but the panels on the tail need to wrap around some curves. I didn't want … Continue reading BanDai 1/72 A-Wing Starfighter Update 1