Friday, May 17, 2024

Just finished

A couple of items have recently emerged from the workshop with their paint jobs complete. First up is this Hawker Hunter F Mk6.

It's built from the Mistercraft kit, which is a complete dog. It's a reboxing of an early 1990s Polish kit that I mistakenly bought for a bit of relaxing model-building therapy. Unfortunately the parts and the instructions don't match, the decals don't allow you to build all of the variants shown on the box or in the instructions and they were also printed out-of-register.

As a result I decided I'd go for a fictional colour scheme using some decals I had in the spares box.

Our Hunter represents an aircraft of the Andreivian Armenian Republican Air Force in the early 1990s. Note the hand-painted national colours on the rudder.

I drilled a hole in the fuselage and glued in place a rare-earth magnet to allow the Hunter to use one of my home-made flight stands. And five days after I purchased the kit we have another addition to the Andreivian armoury!

Also completed in between sessions on the Hunter was this chap:

He's an old Games Workshop AD&D Hobgoblin. 

He was sculpted by Aly Morrison in the 1980s and he's been half-painted in a drawer since that time. Painted, lacquered and matt-varnished, he'll be going on eBay shortly.


Tales from Shed HQ said...

Hunter looks great considering all the problems you had with it. Nice to see another addition to the Andreivia collection.

Counterpane said...

Cheers Richard!

Steve J. said...

Old kits do have their charm, until you realise how poorly they are moulded and fit together compared to today's superb offerings. Lovely work on the Hunter and this has got me a pondering on some ImagiNations Cold War forces...

Tales from Shed HQ said...

Do it 👍 We've had so many great games based in Andreivia 👍

Counterpane said...

Thanks Steve! As the Shedman says, ImagiNations are great fun!