Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Part 3 1:32 Trumpeter F4F-4 Wildcat Work in Progress

1:32 Trumpeter F4F-4


Work in Progress Part 3

After a prolonged break due to a poorly laptop and a loss of 'mojo' there is a update on progress.

I'm glad to report that the engine is now finished and weathered. 

I also got the engine mount finished and weathered

Then the whole lot along with the finished cockpit was added to the fuselage.

Finally the fuselage halves where put together.

This project is now on hold as I have to get another build started so that it's ready for a weathering demonstration I have been asked to give at a local model show.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Revell Anakin Skywalker's Eta-2 Actis-class interceptor

Anakin Skywalker's Eta-2 Actis-class interceptor

With the arrival of the new interceptors, Anakin began using this star-fighter instead of his yellow Delta-7B. He flew his Eta-2 in numerous battles during the closing days of the Clone Wars, proving time and again his superiority as a pilot. Often at his side was his former MasterObi-Wan Kenobi, Although he was impressed with Anakin's skill, Obi-Wan often remarked on Anakin's reckless piloting. Obi-Wan and other Jedi were also concerned about Anakin's obsession and possessive attitude toward the ships he had for personal use. Saesee Tiin, however, often encouraged the young Jedi Knight to continue making modifications and enhancements to his ships.

The Invisible Hand was a modified Providence class Star Destroyer and one of General Grievous's flagships and was the command ship for the Battle of Coruscant. It was during this assault that Anakin used his interceptor's weapons to disable the Hand's hangar shields. Anakin with Obi-Wan then crash-landed their ships inside that starship's hangar bay, After a protracted assault fought by Anakin and Obi-Wan the Invisible Hand was destroyed after it plummeted into the atmosphere of Coruscant.

It is from the above engagement that I have based this build.

The kit is Revell's 1:53 offering and is a really simple kit. So much so it is very nearly a snap together kit, but for £5 what more can you ask?  

I have painted it with a mix of Vallejo and AK Interactive paints and weathered with Mig Ammo washes.
The base is a square of MDF donated by Sean of Topnotch Models, again painted using Vallejo and AK Interactive using a screen grab from the Star Wars Film The Revenge of the Sith as a guide. 

Thanks for looking.