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World War II: Australia
WWII Aussie aircraft.
Hosted by Rowan Baylis
1/48 Boomerang dual build Special Hobby
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
New York, United States
Joined: December 04, 2010
KitMaker: 11,210 posts
AeroScale: 7,390 posts
Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 11:54 PM UTC
Camo paint scheme and chipping came out very nice. The decals are bringing her to life.

Western Australia, Australia
Joined: May 05, 2006
KitMaker: 900 posts
AeroScale: 200 posts
Posted: Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 01:37 PM UTC
So the gunsight was finally done, 1 resin piece, 1 photoetch piece, and 1 film piece. The film looks like normal overhead transparencies, with black borders printed around the clear area the needs to be cut out. It was quite small and I couldn't cut all the border off while still being able to hold the piece.

That was mounted on the instrument panel before the windshield went on

Also remembered to paint the seatbelts

Added the finale details and some touch up painting to the cockpit

Here you can see the detail that is still visible through the wheel wells...

There will now be a hiatus while I take a break to work on other kits and figure out how to improve the things I didn't quite get right with this kit, before I finish up the CA-13.

I wouldn't class it as difficult but there is quite a bit of work and care required to get the kit finished.
There are also a few things that just aren't right detail wise, especially in the cockpit.

However, overall this is a nice looking kit once complete, and it looks good sitting next to my Aussie spitfires.
Christchurch, New Zealand
Joined: February 01, 2006
KitMaker: 1,673 posts
AeroScale: 1,517 posts
Posted: Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 01:57 PM UTC
Nice work Iain! These short run kits are never easy and require the modeller to often work outside their comfort zone. But they more than any other kit enable us to hone our skills and you've done a smashing job on these two so far.