Spring 2010 Group Build Under Construction Thread, Pacific Coast Ta 152 in Group Builds; As some of you will remember, I have been wrestling with this one for the group build for some time. ...
Pacific Coast Ta 152
As some of you will remember, I have been wrestling with this one for the group build for some time. I'm now in the finishing stages, so I attach a few pictures of the paint job and progress so far.
I hope to complete by the end of the month.
It hasn't been easy. I chose a particularly difficult model for a beginner and had I known, I'd have picked another.
There was a lot of thick flash around the edges, almost as if the moulds were slightly misaligned and I struggled to make the wing sufaces line up anywhere near each other so lots of (amateurish) filler.
Please comment on progress so far.
Any suggestion on how to fabricate (very simple please) a broken off and lost 20mm cannon barrel would be helpful.
Like a number of you, I needed a lot of external supervision so I took the liberty of enclosing a picture of the build managers, who also contribute much to the lack of time to model!
Thanks in advance for any help/suggestions.
Scale Model Member
It looks to me like you are winning! Easiest way to do a cannon barrel would be with a piece of brass tube of the relevant diameter,most model shops stock it. I'm afraid I can't remember the correct size off the top of my head. I'd do the other side as well,it'll probably look better than the kit ones anyway!
I would defer to your "build managers". I expect that when they say it's Thursday,it's Thursday,even if it's Wednesday.