Posted by Matty on June 20, 2011, 21:30:44, in reply to "Work in progress - June 18th/19th"
Those Dragon ship kits are my favorite - the optional/extra PE, hull-bottoms and especially the weapons: they are really encouraging you to save and use a ton of spares, just as you mentioned. And the clear parts (aircraft not shown) - although sorry to hear the clear flight deck doesn't quite work. |
Would you say there's a market for really good, 700-scale USN weapons, to replace the "clunky" ones? (Bear in mind, they would have to be at some kind of sustainable price.)
Hilarious review of the Fujimi 48/TomCat. They really do run the full gamut between excellence and pretty much excrement, don't they?!! Nevertheless, your cockpit (especially) is a Thing of Beauty, as always.
The USMC LAV is also very interesting. I love your scuffed/dirty paint job - and will be very interested to see how you can paint your interior after everything is already assembled. (What do you have a curved-handled brush, or something...?)
Virginia looks like a real nice little build - again, amazing how you (and other guys) can paint everything, without gumming it up - after complete assembly. I'm looking at the diminutive 5-inch guns - on a CA - and realizing they are only for small craft targets: anything larger, or an aircraft, just gets a missile(s) up the a**! Meantime, those 5-inchers are really more like machine-cannon. (Do you know the weight-of-shell-per-minute they can fire now?)
How does the hull-bottom (and also the one for the CVL) look? Again, I love Dragon's optional hull-bottoms - though I was disappointed with the one for their San Diego (CLAA), which I thought looked rather too flat. Again, it almost seems they are deliberately giving the aftermarket guys an opportunity to provide something(s) more accurate. Show us some pics of these hull-bottoms, will you, buddy?
And last (but certainly not least), that 48-scale Hellcat looks to be tasty - my favorite scale, for this type of plane. Will be very interested to see her decaled and weathered/dirtied, or whatever you're going to do to her.
Remarkable. I guess you really do work on 17 models all at the same time! Happy Father's Day/ Summer Solstice, Don!