So after another plastic kit induced heart flutter at the end of this week I decided it was time to start one from the shed. It must be around 26 years since my last kit (at the tender age of around 14 I suspect), and with quite a few vehicles bought waiting for the WWII project I thought it best to revisit some of the old skills and tools needed.
I'd "started" (ie painted the cockpit) of a Revell 1:72 RAF P-51 Mustang III (kit code 04167) a few years ago, so could launch straight in.
Early impressions? Well the set plastic was much thinner (with more flash) than I remembered, but the assembly was simpler and better fitting than several kits I had as a lad. Also I'd bought some glue (Revell Universal Liquid glue Contacta Special) on a naive assumption that if it had a brush it was good old liquid poly. This stuff is more the old glue from the tube I remember, but with a brush. So thicker than expected with a bit of stringing if you're not careful. Might make an effort to look out some thinner liquid poly before embarking on my panzers!
|End of first session|