Okay..... This ship building thing is quite demanding.
Over the past couple of days I've learnt that you actually need to be looking at three steps ahead of yourself whilst building the next step in the instructions.
So first things first, I decided to get the rest of the hull properly finished off because its just silly painting a bit here and there... The remainder of the hull was painted in Tamiya XF 83 Medium sea grey, (closest I could match to the revell colour) and then when that was dry, I masked off the hull and painted the bottom bit XF 9 Hull Red.... which now seems a bit darker than what it looks like on the kit box.
After all that, the interior was masked off and the vehicle deck and helicopter pad was sprayed XF 53 Neutral Grey and then the whole shebang was flat cleared.
I did glue a couple more bits on, namely the ladder at the rear of the ship I drilled out the holes on the sides for a bit of interest.
A question on the above photo. Running down the center of the vehicle deck are what I assume to be tie downs? What colour would they be? I'm assuming silver or aluminium? I cant find a clear enough picture of them to tell. Answers on a postcard....
There's lots of bits in various stages of being painted at the mo, so there might be quite a burst in activity in the next couple of days and I'm trying to build things onto the model without snapping off the stuff thats already been put on
And finally, the helicopter....
You can see from the pic below, it kinda sucks
The side doors are solid as well is the little bubble under the nose, and added to that, there aren't any clear piece's for the windscreens. So two choices really, oik the chopper, or spend the next two months rebuilding the doors and chopping out bits here and there.....
I think I might use it, but cover the front completely with a tarp, as if protecting it from the weather. I've seen pics of choppers covered up like that, and it seems a bit pointless having a lovely little heli deck without a heli on it. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
Ok then, I'm basically waiting for stuff to dry, so maybe i'll go start supper before the CO arrives