Looks fantastic Bill! So the bits you painted up look great, how did the mdf take to the paint? Was it a few layers or were you able to get it with just one coat - and did you use a spray can or brush?
Hi Ivor, no worries with the paint. One layer of undercoat, then paint. I'm hopelessly old school, so it's brush all the way with me. I use gesso to undercoat. I am a bit worried about how brushwork will look on the larger surfaces though, so I'll see how I go.
Perhaps watered down stippling will work better than broad brush strokes for such areas? Just a thought of course, and your painting has always been great anyway so fear not :P
Yes, I've been doing stippling on the bits I've done so far (cockpit interior), so that will continue. You just have to be patient, not rush it!
Wow! The detail is amazing!
It sure is Gordon! Loving it.
Thanks Phil! It is a glorious kit.
Good to see you still plugging at this Bill, it really is a very detailed kit.
It definitely is, Frank! I generally do 10 minutes a day. Not a lot, but keeps it moving along.
Everyone needs a spaceship. This is shaping up nicely, the toilet looks great. Not much space for cargo, I suspect low volume high value contraband in this vessel's future!
Hi Ragsta, yes, if you do sci fi, you ought to have one. And yes, all the cargo will be tucked away under floorboards or behind walls!
You serious? Finally someone thought about toilets! I'm officially in love with this model.
Yes, it's such a cool detail!
Very cool update series. Hope you stick with it. I believe you can get gesso in a spray can. Sounds like a pain to hand paint what is a primer/sealer layer.
Thanks Dave, I'm enjoying nibbling away at and posting the updates too. Hopefully it will give a good sense of what's involved in the build and all the nifty things in the kit. It's a bit too late for me to spray the interior, but that is probably the wise way to go with the exterior!