On the Bench – Week 40, 2014

Following up on last week’s WIP – interrupted, I made some progress on the M916. Not as much as I would have wanted, but with designing new products for the shop (yes, that’s right, it’s opened!), finishing a quick build (ish) and sanding away on Eduard’s P-38 Pacific Lightning, time was in short supply.

Nonetheless, the cabin is finished. The kit’s instructions are good enough – and what would a resin kit be without a bit of guesswork anyway? Some wires and levers were added to the dashboard, the gauges filled with Kristal Klear (still wet in the pictures, hence the white sheen), the whole lot painted with Tamiya XF-65 “Field Gray”, which I find is a fair match for weathered Forest Green. The seats were painted with Life Color OD 319 and OD Light Mustard.

Oh, and I started the weathering process on the tires. With eleven of them to go, I thought it best to start rather sooner than later…

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