Monday, 25 March 2013


While the EBR-11 is drying out after a bath I refilled the rivets that had been missed on the 1/48 H/gawa F-104. I find that using Mr Surfacer on a primed surface then giving it a rub down with wet and dry after works pretty well as putting it on bare plastic tends to wash out some of the stuff when using a cotton bud and IPA.
Anyway the model is looking a bit distressed at this point but I'll give it another blast of Halfords Plastic Primer this week and it SHOULD be ready for some paint (that's if the bloody weather warms up here in the UK first).

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Hobbyboss 1/35 French EBR-11 built

I've just finished the build so here's a couple of pics;

It just needs a wash to get rid of dust and grease then I can get some paint on it.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

New photographic background

I recently got this new background from Calumet so here's a couple of test pictures;

It is a Cobalt Cloud Graduated PVC Background and is available from It does make the final image look better but it marks VERY easily so if you get one be careful. Also I don't know whether it is suitable for magazine work as designers prefer a single colour but for general use and for my blog it's perfect.