All the fuzz around New Year celebration is finally calming down and a bit more time was found for modelling today.
Fishbeds have finally entered my favorite stage – painting and weathering. They were given a coat of Alclad White Primer. I just love this stuff – you apply it in thin layers and it builds up really nice. In the case of Slovak bird, it’s also gonna serve for off-white colour, while it will give a good base for the Egyptian.
Flanker’s clear parts were given a good sanding and polishing treatment today using 600-grit sandpaper followed by Micromesh pads from 3200-12000 grit. A dip in Future floor polish was a must at the end. I planned to make the seatbelts to spice up the seats today but something else took most of my time away. I don’t recall I have ever seen a Su-27UB model that would have a front pit curtain construction included in the kit. Trumpeter kit also lacks this prominent feature and so I was cutting steel wire and plasticart trying to construct something that would at least vaguely resemble the real deal. The construction is still in progress and I hope I will finish it tomorrow.
I also got news, I’ll be soon receiving a new model for SAM build review – a Modelsvit Su-7BM in 1:72 scale. This jet fighter has a special place in my heart. A few years ago I was a member of Czech air museum in Vyskov and took care of one Su-7BM and a Su-7BKL. Here’s the pic of it and as you can see I had a special parking place reserved 😉
Anyhow more on that when I get the kit.
Today’s musical background was courtesy of Joe Bonamassa – a truly talented blues musician!
Looking forward to the Modelsvit Su-7 review. Have a couple of those and will be reading the review to see what to expect.
I was eagerly anticipating this model and the photos I’ve seen so far look promising. It is however a short run model so there might be some fit issues but I’ll see when I get it. Luckily it’s a pretty simple straightforward design.
Started on my Su-7 today and so far it’s an ok fit, as you say it is a short run kit. Filling and sanding looks like will be fairly straight forward as the Su-7 doesn’t have any complicated shapes or impossible to reach areas.
One thing to watch out for so far is by putting the nose leg in very early in the build means there is more chance of breaking it while filling and sanding joins.
I made the mistake of leaving the gear off until the end while building a hobby boss Mi-24. Could not get the gear on once fuselage was assembled.
cool to know. I reckon I will start my Su-7 in a month or so…