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What’s On The Table?

I have actually started the lower hull of the large transporter, but the weather is so nice, I have been spending more time in the garden drinking Gin and Tonic, or when not drinking Gin and Tonic, going out on the old Ducati.
But some progress is being made…just very slowly…


What’s On The Table?

The upper hull is about done.

The nose cone is removable and reveals…

…an embarkation point for models.

As you can see, I added a few rivets…

…and a missile launch module

The engines will get glued into a fixed position, when they rotate, the paint on the supporting arms gets scratched off as the engine body moves, a pain in the butt.

Looking good, time to start on the lower hull.

Undercoating Nerves

We have had some fantastic weather here in the UK over the May Bank Holiday, this provided the long awaited opportunity to undercoat the rather large GR-75 transport ship conversion.

I have had a grainy undercoating experience in the past when it may have been too damp or cold spray paint. There were no excuses now!

The first thing I had to do was make a large enough box to fit the model into.

I started with the upper hull and the landing struts, all done in Halfords Grey Primer.

After undercoating the lower hull, I masked off the exterior so the interior could be painted white.

So far I have managed to keep all the paint in the box.

It took a few coats to get a decent coverage, but that should do it for the interior.

Now that the outside is all one colour, it is ready for some detail painting.

A few bits were missed or not covered very well, but that will not matter once I get at it with a large brush!

I want to get this finished for a game of Rogue Stars soon so I may have to stop doing other things, like my job…

Final Touches

After a long cold and damp winter, a window of opportunity to undercoat the beast was approaching.

I still had a couple of last gasp decisions to make, I had been undecided on which sort of vertical thrust engine nozzles to use.

In the end I went for the larger of the types I made made.

I also added a recess to the upper hull and a couple of what can be called missiles. Although bits of sprue would be a more accurate description.

With all the engine nozzles finally glued on, it is looking pretty good.

I added more than a few rivets…

I still really like the rear view, the engine configuration looks great.

So now it is ready for undercoating.