It's been long overdue but I finally have an update on this build. It got to a point where I could no longer continue unless I had a proper workshop set up - there's no way I was gonna use the airbrush anywhere in the house
. This meant that I had to get the garage in order which up to a couple of weeks ago was still a total mess. Boxes full of stuff from when we moved, tiles, tools... the works.
Finally however the job is done, the garage has been somewhat cleaned up and I have created space for the workshop. This allowed me to put up a makeshift bench which will serve it's purpose until I can get a proper one built.
Anyway, back to the Fw. The next job was to put down a light layer of primer, just enough to allow me to spot blemishes in the construction. For this I used Mr Surfacer 1200 thinned down with Mr Colour thinner. I had a bit of problems getting the primer to flow smoothly, the airbrush kept spattering all over the place. After fiddling around with the pressure and paint mixture I got a somewhat better flow but I still wasn't entirely happy. To cut a long story short I went ahead with spraying the model (against my better judgement) and hoped for the best...
After a few minutes the primer was dry enough for me to handle the bird... which was rough to the touch
Not giving in to panic I got hold of some fine sand paper and started smoothing out the finish.
The end result is not as bad as I thought it would be. One good thing is that I was able to spot a couple of blemishes in the construction, especially at the wing roots which I proceeded to correct with some milliput.
I meant to put up a couple of photos but unfortunately my camera (phone) ran out of battery power before I could do so. I will however post some tomorrow and will also bring the model along with me on Wednesday.
The next step is another light coat of primer but not before I get the airbrush to spray correctly
Bench: Bv 141 B, Ju 87 G-2, Macchi C.205, Arado Ar.234
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