Saturday, September 26, 2015

Finished, but no joy.

I call this one completed. Lots and lots of effort spent, but in the end this model didn't turn out as good as I hoped. Lots of good work is hidden inside cockpit and under hoods. But most visible parts that probably turn people off on it - windows, I couldn't get right. I guess because windows don't look clean, over all model does not look clean also, even though paint, decals and clear coat were done pretty well, imho. Gaps between panels probably make it look even worse. Lessons for next builds are - not to settle for mediocre finishes, especially for windows and continue improving my gluing techniques. Goal of improving parts fit is probably more for MFH. And judging from some of recent 1/12 builds, they have improved quite a bit.

Aoshima F1-GTR long tail build was quite a bit easier and kit just fallen together well. It was less challenging and I put less effort into it. But people still like it more.

1 comment:

  1. Well done and great to see it completed. Sergey i think you are too harsh on yourself, the model looks great and one i would proudly display at a club meet and on my shelf.
    Whats next up?