Beds are great when you can get to sleep ! Been too uncomfortable though, then it got noisy outside, so I gave up, then got embroiled sorting out a load of pesonal cr*p, then finished the BoB Bits installment, then got interupted by vistors, then got past the point of no return, and now I'm b*ll*xed and off to bed !
* 4./KG30 at Aalborg-West, 7.8.40 - 11.8.40.
** 4./KG30 at Stavanger ( 23.5.41 - 16.8.41), and at Banak (16.8.41 - 30.9.41); 6./KG30 to Banak 12.6.41, to Kirkenes 22.6.41, and returned to Stavanger 16.8.41.
And it's as bad with the RAF during the BoB, especially on the occassions when one squadron was using another squadron's aircraft during rotation !
Yep, it happened, 56 Sqn / 249 Sqn being an example. And in at least this case, at least one victory was claimed by a 249 Sqn pilot, whilst flying a 56 sqn Hurricane !
After a long while I regained some of my motivation for modeling again, which coupled with a bit of spare time means I've finally started to work on this model. Not much time for this Group build left, so I'll try to finish this model by the end of November but won't be rushing things to meet the GB deadline at all costs.
Anyway, here are a few photos of progress so far; work on the cockpit and interior done and fuselage halfs glued together. At this point the wings and horizontal tail surfaces are not glued to the fuselage, I only put them in position to see how they fit.
With this model I'm trying the acrylic colors for the first time. Is there something I should especially pay attention to with this type of colors or is it all similar as with enamels (penciling panel lines, weathering, etc)? Looking forward to input from all who have experience in working with acrylics.
I vary between enamels and acrylics. Acryics dry very fast - a plus and minus. Acrylics are good for the water wash-up and thinning, low odour etc but not as good if you are hand-brushing large areas. I find air brushing is more of a challenge with acrylics as they dry in the nozzle and need to be cleaned up a lot if doing large areas. Tougher fro mottling as well.
For flexibility, I like enamels, but hate the stinky thinners and clean-up.
Looking great so far Igor. I like the interior detail. Although I rarely use acrylics, I agree with Andy's comments. Each to their own, but I prefer the wider versatility and durability of enamels. As far as the smell goes, I'd rather put up with that than have plasticised lungs from the acrylic vapour !