Well, here it is more than a month later and I finally had time to actually work on something; thanks to Hobby Day Weekend. Here's my latest.
I tried getting further along on several models, starting with the Russian glider. I managed to get it sanded down now, eliminating a lot of seams and issues:
I got the wings and wheels on this bird now:
Later I added more Mr. Surfacer to the wing roots and sanded it down. This bird is ready for paint now.
After that, I decided to get caught up on some armor. The MAN Pershing tractor-trailer was advanced a bit when I got the missile cradle done on the trailer:
The missile is removable for painting. I also completed all the assembly on the tractor. This is now ready for paint:
This is looking good so far:
Now I wanted to advance my BMP-3 Early a little more. I finished up the wheels, sprockets and tracks as well as the interior:
Then I completed most of the upper hull and snapped it down on top, then added the turret to see how it looks:
After this, I decided the M-1114 Humvee languished long enough. I pushed ahead on this one, finishing the main body and part of the roof:
After dry fitting the roof, I saw where other issues were going to happen:
Yeah, that's back on the box for now...
Moving on, I got the wheels and sprockets on the Nagmachon in preparation for the tracks:
Afterward, I added the doghouse after installing the armored glass to it. I also 'primered' the wheels in preparation for the vinyl tracks as recommended so the vinyl doesn't melt the wheels:
After this is gonna be a bunch of photo-etch and then some paint, some weathering, and then more photo-etch screens all over this. Fun times ahead!
For a little break, I decided to work more on my 1/24 scale Coke truck. First, I had some ejector pin marks to fill:
I don't know how much of that will be able to be seen, but I still want it looking good enough. Later I added the fenders to the main floor of this truck. The hood piece is only dry-fit to this:
Time to wait on that again....
After this, I wanted something simple, easy and fun. So, remember that Bobcat kit of the airfield support vehicles I got? I pulled that out and got the vehicles all built. They are snap together so I can disassemble them as needed to paint details. For now though, I just played!
Here's the Fire Truck:
Later I realized that the hose nozzle was not attached to the roof so I drilled the hole and added it.
Here's the Fuel truck:
Yes, there is glass for the windows; I just left it off for painting purposes.
Here are the two together, you can see the nozzle on the roof of the fire truck now:
After that was the baggage handling tractor and trailer with the generator trailer:
Here's the full set all together:
BTW, there's figures with this set too....
After all this, I decided it was time to move on and get my church built. Remember the cross I bought for this? Well, I decided to cement it directly to the original tiny cross so I could use the support for the new cross:
Now this will fit well on the church:
And it does look good! I like this very much:
Later on I painted all the white trim around the windows, doors and ledges:
Later I'll get the cornerstones and then try to figure out how to do the stone walls and roof.
Well, that completes this small update. Maybe I'll be able to get more done later, but I'm thinking it might be another month! Regardless, enjoy the tour and thanks for looking in!