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Hunting Swallows

Having decided on the placement of the downed ME, I softened the “earth” by rewetting it and imbedded the nose and engine nacelles to pile up some earth from the “skid”. Removing the aircraft I applied diluted white glue to the “earth” except for the “impact” areas, and the stone formation then applied a mixture of, course and fine grass to the dio.

The “stone formation”, which is a leftover from an old MatchBox kit, was painted neutral gray, then speckled with flat black by racking a stiff brush across the edge of a piece of plastic and letting the drops fall where they may.  A wash of Testor’s earth was then added, and while still wet a light coat of fine grass was added.

About the Author

About Chuck Shanley (CRS)

I've been building kits since about the mid 1950's. I've built all kinds of subjects, but for the past 20 years or so I've seemed to focus mainly on 1/72 Aircraft and Armor. Why 1/72, mainly for space conservation I build alot. I build primarily for my own enjoyment, and Armorama has helped to en...


Chuck gave us a sneak preview of this over on A-UK. Lovely job Chuck! You can almost feel the CRUNCH!! Keep 'em coming. All the best Rowan
FEB 08, 2004 - 07:42 AM
:-) Swallow that, er I mean follow that, great dio, Chuck. Can't wait to see the next one, what about Ar 234s attacking the bridge at Remagen :-) Mal
FEB 08, 2004 - 09:01 AM
No apology public or otherwise needed, Bryan . It takes time to process these things and we all have lives other than Armorama to take care of. (as hard as that may be to believe sometimes) Holdfast - I've given it some thought, I'm just not sure it was serious thought.
FEB 08, 2004 - 01:59 PM
Great job, great to see a dio showing an actual event that happened in WW2. Love the angle of the Mustang, I can hear that Merlin engine giving off that intimidating growl, nice job ,Wingman out.
FEB 10, 2004 - 02:40 AM