September, 2014 McKinstry Meeting
Theme: Bug Nite!!
Program: Mark Murray – demo’d how to fill and sand P-51 wings
F-89J Scorpion, 1/72, Academy
Mainly OOB Build
Seat are Tru-detail Resin. Paint is Model Master Aircraft Grey out of the bottle.. Weathered with water colors and a final coat of metalizer Sealer, with a touch of Dullcoat.
P-47D Razorback, 1/48, Revell-Monogram
OOB except for brass blast tubes. Selected only because the markings were “BUGS”. White tail stripes were painted, because the supplied decals were oversize. Testor’s square bottle Olive Drab.
Folland Gnat 1/72 Airfix
OOB build, kit decals were very good. Mfg was Cartograf. Paints: Alclad silver, White and Aluminum. Orange color was a mix of International Orange, with a touch of Insignia Red
A7e Corsair II, 1/48, no Mfg noted.
OOB, except for Resin seats, Eduard Interior Photo-etch. Decals for VA-113 with a bug on it.
Mosquito, 1/48, Tamiya OOB
F/A-18A Hornet, Monogram 1/48th
Model master/ Gunze paints SuperScale decals for VFA-195 Dambusters. Etched metal ladder, canopy detail including mirrors & seat belts. Modified the targeting pod from kit part with vacu-formed clear cover with internal lens from HO accessories. AGM-88s and cluster bombs from Hasegawa weapons set.
Nautilus for the Movie 20, 000 Leagues Under the Sea, 1/144, Pegasus
Artist rendition of the model because of Disney copy write issues. Very nice model, with interior lighting. Paint was Metalizer Burnt Iron; Vinyl base was painted using acrylic paints. Nice big Squid holding the Nautilus. Lots of photo etch. Final comment by Glen was “I HATE PHOTO ETCH”
Battle Star Galatica, 1/1000, Time Slip
Under construction. Resin kit, LED lights for the engine and hanger bays. Initial line shading in progress.
Mosquito, 1/48, Tamiya
Aeromaster decals, Tamiya paints. No other comments
KC-135E, 1/144, Minicraft
Under construction. Thick sprue attachments on the wings, extra work to sand down the remaining sprue connections on the leading edges of the wings. Initial wing fit seems good without any gaps.
P-61 Black widow, 1/48, Monogram
Under Construction. OOB build. So-so kit. Lots of flash to deal with. Interior side panels had a lot of detail. Tail Heavy. Put some weight in the nose, but will have to use a clear tail stand, because I couldn’t get enough weight in the front.
Very tiny brass 1/72 Eduard Piper L-4, showing all spars, etc.
PROGRAM by Mark Murray:
A nice program by Mark Murray featuring how to fill and sand P-51 wings. You might ask why you would want to do that; Mustangs featured a pair of laminar flow wings. Most panels were filled with a putty and sealed. Some lost the filler but most were delivered as described. No kit manufacturer has released a Mustang with the panel lines filled in – leaving that nasty little job up to the discretion of the modeler.