This is from the old RPM kit. As I said above, this was for practice for when I get the MENG kit. The first version I did had various errors from the poor instructions. Once I researched photos of the real Renault FT 17s, I saw all of the parts in the wrong places, or backwards etc.
Friday, August 26, 2016
Sunday, August 21, 2016
OK. I finished another Gundam kit. This is still what they call 1/144 scale, but for my purposes is 1/72.
I built the kit out of the box except I actually use glue, paint and occasionally, putty. I do use my own decals from scraps. Most of the Gundam Club just snap them together from the box with whatever colors are appropriately manufactured on the sprues.
Funny thing yesterday at the build that they actually noticed I was using liquid glue. My concoction does usually smell funny.
Vince B. Aug 21. 2016
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
This was an Academy kit. After having done a lot of web searches, I found that I could do just about anything with this subject and it wouldn't be wrong. It makes me feel like doing another one with even more modifications.
I added stowage everywhere that I could find used from web photos. I really liked so many of them had spare tires strapped to the hood or the front grill so I stuffed the center with more stowage.
I used Tamiya tape for all of the stowage straps. I also added components from the MENG modern stowage set which included some nice coolers. I just had to open one up and fill it.
Vince B. Aug 16