Anyway, on with the modelling. I've finished the Eduard MiG-21 (see the whole article here: http://www.scalemodellingnow.com/). What a fabulous kit, great fit, lovely detail and the schemes are almost endless. I went with an Iraqi aircraft as this is the sort of thing we were trained to deal with when I flew the Tornado F3 on operations enforcing the Iraqi no fly zone.
I've also finished another tank, this time the Hobby Boss M26 Pershing. This was my first 1:35 scale job and my first US tank. I wanted to achieve a dusty look simulating a vehicle from the summer in Korea. I'm still getting to grips with AFV modelling and I'm quite pleased with how it turned out. Again the article is on http://www.scalemodellingnow.com/.
I've also just finished the Special Hobby P-40F/L combo kit, well, the F version anyway. Once again this one is for Geoff at SMN and will start in the magazine soon. It's a nice kit but is a challenge in places being of limited run nature
That's the past, now the present. I'm doing the Revell Hawk, this time for Jay at SAM magazine. I suppose I ought to do a Royal Navy aircraft from Naval Flying Standards Flight as I flew them with this unit for my second tour. However, it's quite hard making a gloss black model look like an aeroplane not a toy so I'm going to go with an air defence grey machine from 19(R) Sqn I flew in flying training.
The future. I'm doing a couple of things next, the Cyber hobby Bf 109E-4 1:32, a special super detailed project which I'm going to keep a secret and something just for me. Making models for magazines has great advantages, it pays, you get free kits but it can be a chore sometimes having to stop what you are doing to take photos. It can really interrupt the flow so I'm going to make a model purely for me. Sometimes the batteries need charging and for me, just building a kit with no distractions is just the ticket.
Until next time.