It’s been a good a good day of progress which I revoking takes me to about 90% complete on this little gem?
First thing was to mask off the whole model less the sponsons and give it a couple of coats of Tamiya Matt clear varnish to get rid of the shine. Not only did it rid the shine but also reacted with the lacquer underneath to give me a milky finish? Now this would normally cause some cussing and obscenities which I’m pretty good at, however the affect has left the sponsons looking faded, weathered and salty, I’m pretty pleased 😂😂😂
After all that, I’ve spent the day painting and adding more details including the tied down fabric covers (tiny circles of painted ripstop sail material, rope things at the stern of the sponsons, one sides Grab ropes (run out of 2mm Heat shrink, more on order!), various bits of detail painting ect. I hope the photos do it justice, but when all is done I shall photograph on water and with a neutral background.
Still need to make up the second motor, paint the coxswain, make the platform for the self righting airbag ect, but we are getting there!