Now nearly all the materials have arrived I can start on the painting of the main parts of the 250 GTO. It’s a long time (20 years or more) since I’ve done any airbrushing, and the old cheap airbrush and compressor were not operable, so I needed replacements. I never was much good at airbrushing, but of course the internet wasn’t available in the way it is now, so I lacked the tutorials and advice which are readily available now. Of course, skill and experience are still needed, and I’m sure I’ll have plenty of problems for quite a while. So far I’ve just applied a mist coat of primer to the main body, which has made me more aware of a seam between the front apron of the model and the main body, so I’ll need to fill this and do a little bit more priming before I can get on to the Ferrari red to see how the colour looks, and I’m sure this will also show up my poor use of the airbrush even more.
The first magnolia is now looking superb – it may even get a bit better, but all too soon the flowers will start falling.
Well, I bought this to spray on the 250 GTO model. It doesn’t look bright enough in the bottle, but I’ll have to see what it is like when I spray it. I have to apply a primer first though.
Model making is being restricted by the fact that I’m still waiting for filler and some paint, so I just built this engine for one of the models – not the Ferrari, though the absence of the exhaust pipes (Is need to paint the base and mount the engine on it to align the pipes) doesn’t give a lot of clues as to what the engine is, and what model it belongs to!
Some of my train model projects are delayed while I wait for a delivery of some filler (though it’s impossible to order essentials like food at present, orders from Amazon another on-line retailers seem completely unaffected) I got out one or two old model kits to do some work on. This is a white metal kit from a long deceased company, and I’m looking forward to building it, though at some time soon I’ll probably need some filler for this too, and it is going to be quite a challenge as I seem to have misplaced the instructions.
Lovely bright weather, and the flowers on the first magnolia will soon be open. Something to cheer us up at this dark time!
Appropriate in the current situation?