Tuesday 27 May 2014

LSSC Maintenance Vietnam

Inspired by a series of photographs online our next project is a pair of LSSC tied up to a makeshift wharf somewhere in Vietnam. As part of this diorama I am mastering some parts to make an engine bay for each boat as well as the insides of the radar antenna.

LSSC engine bay

STAB Boats being serviced and prepared for an upcoming mission

More STAB boats
The Ford 427 engine so far. Here we have:
Block with heads and intake manifold
Water pump
Oil Filter and mount
Starter motor
Plenty more parts to follow including the bell housing, jet pumps and engine bay walls. 
Test assembled Ford 427

Radar internals

Engine bay walls awaiting detail. 

Saturday 3 May 2014

AH-6M 1/35

Ammo box, flex feed chutes. There are parts to feed either 2 mini guns or a mini gun and a GAU-19.

GAU 19 parts
 GAU 19 Assembled


Sunday 27 April 2014

Modern Tool Chest

Our Latest Black Ops creation, it has 3 fully stocked shelves. On sale now.
The kit will also include 2 bonus foolscap folders.






Sunday 9 February 2014

Black Ops Models Drums and Shipping Pallet Step By Step

Black Ops Models kit includes 4 x 200L modern drums and parts to make 1 shipping pallet.

Step 1. After washing the parts thoroughly prime with Tamiya grey primer. Drums are given an uneven coat of XF 9 Hull Red and XF 1 Flat Black.
Step 2. The pallet is sprayed a mix of XF 59 Desert Yellow and XF 66 Light Grey darkened on the underside with XF 1 Flat Black.
Step 3. After a coat of hairspray an uneven coat of H 4 Yellow is applied. A lightened with H 11 Flat White is sprayed on the top of each drum. 
Step 4. With an old toothbrush and warm water the yellow top coat is chipped away.
 Step 5.  Burnt Sienna oil wash.
Step 6. details painted an appropriate rusty colour.
Step 7. Dry brush shipping pallet
 Step 8. Oil streaks added with burnt sienna oil paint. 
Step 9. Drums are glued to the pallet. Simple straps are made from Tamiya tape to represent the strapping coloured with Sharpie markers. Finally leaks are added with Life Colour acrylics painted with a brush.
Completed piece ready to be placed in a Diorama or Vignette.