Craig Buffkin's Lindberg FLEET BOAT
Posted by Mike kozlowski (via Matty) on September 12, 2010, 21:00:09
USN BALAO-class |
by Craig Buffkin
(comments by Mike Kozlowski)
"This is the venerable old Lindberg Fleet Boat kit:
Click on Image to Enlarge...quite likely the oldest plastic model kit still in production, descended from Varney Models' "Fleet Submarine" kit of 1946 (my dad has the Varney PT- even today a nice kit)...It has a saving grace above all others: it is perfect for teaching the Next Generation how to build a ship or sub model...Craig's (kit of this) boat came to him by way of the honorable and generous Matt(y Stein)...
...when you're nine years old, you don't need aftermarket parts or paints matched to 70-year old chips. You can see every detail in your imagination:
Click on Image to EnlargeIt was assembled with basic techniques using CA glue and Squadron filler. A note on the paints: They are rattlecans, but not standard model paints. The gray is Walmart dark gray primer, which comes in very close to USN WWII dark gray, while the red is also Walmart generic dark red.
Craig tried out some very simple drybrushing techniques on the deck and below the limber holes:
Click on Image to EnlargeFor his efforts, Craig pulled a Second Place in Juniors' All Categories at the 2010 IPMS Region 12 show in Sumter, SC last May..."