When I started I honestly didn't think it would take 5 months to finish.
Working on the finishing touches, I got the undercarriages on, added the final wires of rigging and was ready for decals...
|Of course you have to get it lined up perfectly.|
|This 9 came out okay, luckily the indian heads all came out great!|
|Actually the 1 was only the black and the outline was done by hand. Also I had to hand paint the stripes as the decal was shredded beyond use. (each one from all three decal sets!)|
|Just to prove I didn't shortcut & finished the bottoms and well.|
So what have I learned from all of this?
- Go ahead and spend the money on a good model kit.
- Don't do more than two at one time. In my life it's very hard to block enough time to get a step done on four models in one sitting; two - chances are good, three - possibly, four - very difficult.
- 1/72 WW I pilots are virtually unavailable. I found the one kit that's out there - only half are in cockpit positions and/or dressed for flying, and some pre-painted ones on e-bay but they were way too expensive.
- Go with products you know, i.e. Gorilla Glue, as opposed to trying something different just to see how it works.
Well that's it! Hope you enjoyed following this build. Leave me some comments.