Although the club is not meeting in March or April, model building goes on! Here are some builds from our active club members that were in progress or completed during March:
Bob Ekstrom completed this model called “Blue Angels Calypso Pass”. There are two 1/72 X-47B Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) painted in Blue Angels colors. The models are from Platz, and the paint was Model Master enamels. The decals were from Cam Pro.
Manny Gutsche continued his build of the Revell 1994 re-issue of the original 1959 issue X-15 model. After assembly of the fuselage and filling the seams with gap-filling super glue followed by wet sanding with 400 grit then 600 grit an initial primer coast is applied to the seam areas. The primer exposed a number of areas that will require additional super-glue application, sanding and primer coat. For painting the model is supported with an old paint brush handle wrapped with tape and wedged in the exhaust nozzle. Loose parts are taped onto card stock or suspended with cloths pins or medical forceps (Poor man’s “paint booth” is office folders laid onto the model project table).
Ethan Idenmill worked on his Conestoga Wagon kit, attaching the wheels and brakes. He finished the 54mm Streets of Laredo Blacksmith figure to go with it. His model of the Yamato 2202 Space Battleship Ginga (Bandai, box-scale) is nearly finished. Finally, he is making progress again on his Tamiya 1/35 M48A3.