On the Workbench — Prototypes

A naked metal Tupolev and an Ilyushin overfly an undercoated Japanese vessel
A naked metal Tupolev and an Ilyushin overfly an undercoated Japanese vessel

Doing some prototype testing. Thought I’d start with the two biggest aircraft and see how the basing and painting would go.

I think future aircraft will be on sightly shorter stands — still thinking about that though!

2 thoughts on “On the Workbench — Prototypes

  1. Doug 5 December 2013 / 3:24 pm

    Tsk tsk.. some molding lines still evident on the destroyer. (Much too close-up to be forgiving..) probably not such a big deal with your painting style, but using washes they would show up badly. And yes, I would use shorter stands for the A/C


    • Thomo the Lost 5 December 2013 / 3:40 pm

      Yeah – the Japanese ships did require a fair bit of clean up – however not being short sighted like you but rather long sighted, when I stand across the other side of the room to look at the ships I say “mould lines? What mould lines?” 😛

      I think shortening their height will make them a little more stable too. I’m actually thinking of 2cm stand height for helos and 4 cm for aeroplanes and maybe just a little higher for patrol aircraft – Orion, Neptune, the Badger and the Il-38 … just thinking at the moment mind 🙂

      Still not sure what to do with then missiles yet.


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