Hellebore

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Still putting on a show.

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Aubretia

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Engine

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This is the engine of a few days ago, now complete with the radiator and the exhausts, which make it easier to identify (Rover V8, in this case in a Morgan Plus 8).

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Azalea

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First coat

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I have applied a very light coat of Ferrari Red to the 250 GTO. I think I should have applied rather more primer before this, as the paint is very easily damaged, and a few very fine scratch marks are showing, so a bit more sanding is needed. As I suspected, the colour looks a little lighter and less intense than what I think of as Ferrari red. SO some more work is needed before I go on to apply some more top coats. The acrylic paint also seems difficult to get a gloss finish, so I shall probably have to apply a final gloss varnish.

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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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