Ready for painting

 

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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.

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Fully in flower

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The first magnolia is now looking superb – it may even get a bit better, but all too soon the flowers will start falling.

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Ferrari Red?

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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.

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Engine

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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!

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Ferrari 250 GTO

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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.

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Blue sky and magnolia

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Lovely bright weather, and the flowers on the first magnolia will soon be open. Something to cheer us up at this dark time!

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Red for danger

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Appropriate in the current situation?

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