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Saturday, 24 July 2010

Break it down and build it up

Well, it's amazing what 15 minutes and a jar of paint stripper will do. Russell was pretty soon down to its component parts. I found it quite intriguing watching all the previous liveries come through as each layer was stripped back.

But that was the easy bit! But it's not a complex kit so, after about an hour with a soldering iron, most of the kit was back together again. Even better it was back together in much better condition than when I first built it over 10 years ago. I think I must have chucked it together with superglue in about 5 minutes flat. This time it's all square, well held together, and without all the odd little gaps that were in it before.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

I'm back

OK, so I might have been quiet for a little while but that's because, well, I haven't done anything. No real excuses but after a few months in Iraq with work and a house move I just sort of drifted away from modelling for a bit but no more.

The odd thing is that when I start digging my stuff out I couldn't quite remember where I'd got with everything. As a result the first stage was a bit of housekeeping with the paint stripper and cellulose thinners. So the airbrush is now working, teh Chivers Russell is now in its component parts, and some older kits are being reviewed. Hopefully I'll be able to come up with a proper plan of action soon and there'll be some visible progress to stick up here!