ok, time for my monthly up date
First up, I thought I'd share a couple of pics of the back drop I made for Mrs E's 40th birthday party!
Masking and spraying
a garage is definitely handy
the finished product
We had lit mirror balls and leds around the outside to complete the effect.
With the dress code as black and white and my wife dressed in blue (think Sin City) it was quite visually effective!
and the cake..
Since then I've managed to put together the Walrus
the kit starts out quite basic with a great big plastic post to support the engine
the top wing then gets glued onto the post sticking out of the top of the engine. You'll notice I've drilled out the fore and aft gunners positions as well.
I decided to cut the post off joining the fuselage and the engine and only attach the engine to the top wing to give a more realistic appearance. I also drilled out the front of the engine's air intake
assembly was then a matter of choosing between the WEM, Eduard and Pontos PE for what I thought gave the best result. I used pliers to twist the propeller to give more of a 3d shape to the blades.
the machine guns have the most impossibly small attachment points-I nearly went cross eyed trying to fit them
Next up I'll be adding paint. I'll be using the venerable old 1/72 Airfix Walrus painting guide from a previous build to hopefully come somewhere close to what was used on board